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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)
Charles Jackal
Canadian Prime Minister
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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kanadská slanina  »

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,349, 25 September 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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U.S. President: It's time to turn off that war machine, and turn on our children.
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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 »


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Anne Murray, all day, every day
22 January 2003 | by 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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