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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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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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Bud Boomer is leading the American invasion into Canada. Just as soon as he can find it. See more »

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

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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 »

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

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General Panzer: Let me level with you, sir. I would destroy any nation - even my own - if my president gave the order.
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No Canadians were harmed during this production. See more »

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References Flying Leathernecks (1951) See more »

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Honey
Written by Bobby Russell
Published by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of ERG
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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