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Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | | Comedy | 22 September 1995 (USA)
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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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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Surrender pronto, or we'll level Toronto! See more »

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

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,349 (USA) (25 September 1995)

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$178,104 (USA)
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Trivia

First and only (to date, June 2013) dramatic and non-documentary film of Michael Moore as a director. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[the Mountie explains that Honey has been taken to the capital]
Boomer: The capital Toronto.
RCMP Officer at Headquarters: No, the capital of Canada is Ottawa.
Boomer: Yeah, right. Do we look that stupid? Ottawa!
Roy Boy: Nice try, Dudley.
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Set Decorator Carol Lavoie is credited as Set Director. See more »

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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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Snowbird
Written by Gene MacLellan (as Gene MacLellan)
Performed by Anne Murray
Used by permission of Beechwood Music Corp.
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Anne Murray, all day, every day
22 January 2003 | by (DeKalb, IL USA) – See all my reviews

Dear Canadians who were offended by this movie,

Please reference dictionary definitions of "satire" and "irony".

I watched this movie for the first time on Sunday, and watched it again this morning. Moore's a genius.

I thought the funniest moment was when the president called Clark MacDonald, the prime minister, to plead with him to shut off the Hacker Hellstorm, and was forced to speak stilted French with the prime minister's French-Canadian wife as the clock ticked down.

Even if you can't see the irony in Americans not knowing that Ottawa's the capital of Canada, or the Americans being glad to leave the clean, non-odorous, Canada for the polluted, smoke-stack befouled America, didn't you chuckle a little when Honey looked out the hospital window and upon seeing a blizzard and a guy with a sled, exclaimed "Ottawa!" ?

Oh, the "aboot" joke, IMHO, could have been left out, but the scene where Boomer was forced to add French translations of his illiterate English insults had me rolling on the floor.

I even like Neil Young.


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