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Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | | Comedy | 22 September 1995 (USA)
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The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada.






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Cast overview, first billed only:
R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
Niagara Mountie
Charles Jackal
Brad Sullivan ...
Edwin S. Simon
Russian President
Canadian Prime Minister
Panzer's Aide


The US economy is in a rut, and so is the president's approval rating. What we need is a good war, but the Russians aren't interested. Hey -- how about that big polite country to the north? Niagara Falls Sheriff Bud B. Boomer takes this all a bit too seriously, though. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Help America fight the Canadians See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jon kyandi no dai shingeki  »

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)


$178,104 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Prime Minister's name comes from two Canadian PMs. See more »


When Honey is making the CN Tower out of mashed potatoes, the antenna disappears from the top between shots. See more »


[Highway patrolman tells Boomer why his graffiti must be in both English and French]
Highway Patrolman: Le Quebecois.
Boomer: Huh?
Highway Patrolman: You know. Wine drinkers. Pea soup eaters. French Canadians!
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Crazy Credits

No Canadians were harmed during this production. See more »


References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »


Cryin' Shame
Written by David Wells, Rod Auger, and C. J. Roberts
Performed by CJ Leftus
Courtesy of Max T Music
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Somebody has a great understanding of culture
20 December 2003 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

As a person who has spent half his life on each side of the 49th parallel, I was delightfully impressed with this movie. There were countless cultural statements and innuendos that were absolutely hilarious. I can certainly see how someone unfamiliar with Canadian tradition and culture might not 'get' this movie. However, if you've lived in, visited, or known someone from Canada, this movie will provide non-stop laughs. Canada was certainly slapped in the face a number of times, but the balance was fair, with the Canadians scoring a number of blows against the Americans. Definitely worth the watch if you've got ties to Canada, otherwise it may seem silly and pointless.

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