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Canadian Bacon (1995)

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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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President of the United States
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Stu Smiley
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Kabral
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R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
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Niagara Mountie
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Charles Jackal (as Jim Belushi)
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Gus
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Edwin S. Simon
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Russian President
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Canadian Prime Minister
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Panzer's Aide
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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>

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It Gets Lonely at the Top, When There's No More Butt to Kick. See more »

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Rated PG for mild language and violence | See all certifications »
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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kanadiko bacon  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$178,104 (USA)
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Michael Moore wrote the screenplay during the first Gulf War, in reaction to what he felt was the US government's manipulation of the media in supporting Operation Desert Storm. See more »

Goofs

The helicopter that brings the Russian president to the White House has U.S. markings on the side, and a Canadian registration number on the belly. U.S. registrations begin with N, Canadian ones begin with C. See more »

Quotes

[while in a tank, driving through a "Welcome to Mexico" sign]
Gus: Ha ha ha, there it is! Like I care!
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Set Decorator Carol Lavoie is credited as Set Director. See more »

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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Written by Kevn Kinney (as Kevin Kinney) and Tim Neilson
Performed by Drivin' 'N' Cryin' (as Drivin' 'N Cryin')
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc. and Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
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The joke is on you...
21 March 2002 | by (Parts Unknown) – See all my reviews

I don't usually write reviews, but I feel compelled. Just read through the user comments on Canadian Bacon here and I'm chuckleing. Not only is this movie subtly hilarious, its nearly perfect as so many people are only contributing to the joke.

I recall sitting in a hostel in Switzerland on a trip across Europe, and listening to two American guys drinking and talking to two Austrailians. They were telling them about this hilarious movie called Canadian Bacon that did such a great job of making fun of how stupid and dumb Canadians are.

Which only makes the movie better, because it is so obviously, once you are in the know, a satire of America and particularly it's arrogant/ignorant (take your pick) stereotypes of Canada.

Truly, with every scathing review stating "This movie is a waste of time as it makes obvious stabs at Canada. That country should be insulted and the joke gets old." No, the joke only gets better with every American reviewer who doesn't get it, pushing it that much closer to a truly inspired masterpiece.


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