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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


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

Filming Locations:


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 final note in the credits, "To Johnny LaRue - thanks to you, we got our crane shot", is a reference to one of John Candy's recurring characters on SCTV Channel (1983) . See more »


Boomer, Roy Boy, and Kabral are shown having to camp out for a night traveling from Niagara Falls to Toronto, and drive along rural roads to get there. The two cities are actually connected by freeways traveling through densely-populated areas, and can be driven in a couple hours. See more »


U.S. President: You sold control of American missiles to a foreign country?
R.J. Hacker, President of Hacker Dynamics: If you can call Canada foreign.
Smiley: Or a country.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to my grandfather, William J. Wall, a Canadian who came to America, and loved going to the movies. See more »


Edited from WarGames (1983) See more »


Ballad Of The Green Beret
Written by Barry Sadler and Robin Moore
Published by Music, Music, Music, Inc.
Performed by Barry Sadler
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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User Reviews

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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