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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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R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
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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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Kanadská slanina  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$178,104 (USA)
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Michael Moore was turned down by 47 different film companies before Madonna's Maverick Productions picked up the option. See more »

Goofs

In the campfire scene, Boomer, Roy Boy and Kabral are discussing movies and the recurring plot element about the fact that 'the black guy dies' and they mention several examples like Jurassic Park, Unforgiven, The Dirty Dozen, Witness and Alien. The problem with those examples (although accurate in this sense) is the fact Kabral says that the black guy always dies first, and in those movies they're not the first ones to die. However, he got it right with The Shining and Forrest Gump. See more »

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Gus: Canadians are always dreaming up a lotta ways to ruin our lives. The metric system, for the love of God! Celsius! Neil Young!
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This film is dedicated to my grandfather, William J. Wall, a Canadian who came to America, and loved going to the movies. See more »

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References Alien (1979) 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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