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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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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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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Alan Alda plays an unpopular president who is advised by his most loyal advisor to declare war (against Canada) in order to be more popular with population. Alda would later play an advisor in Murder at 1600 (1997) who pressures an unpopular president to get into a conflict (this time in Korea). See more »

Goofs

When they begin the hate campaign against Canada, they show someone sharpening skates like you would a knife or other edged tool. Skates are sharpened by squaring the blade (more or less...there's a slight concavity to perfectly sharpened skates) so that it puts extreme pressure on the ice as opposed to cutting it, with a sharp edge on either side for control. See more »

Quotes

Boomer: There it is, men. Toronto.
Roy Boy: It's beautiful. Like no other city I've ever seen. It's like Albany. Only cleaner.
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Set Decorator Carol Lavoie is credited as Set Director. See more »

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References Hogan's Heroes (1965) 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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Brilliant satire
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a collection of comic satires directed at American values. It should not be offensive to either Canadians or Americans, unless they have either really thin skin or are completely missing the point. People are surprised now (years after it was made) that this is a Michael Moore film. He should do more of these stories rather than his documentaries, because people can follow his stories better than his disjointed, rambling documentaries. Viewers who are offended by this are missing the picture; it's a looks at America's anxieties and obsessions, American politics, and it has some great comedic lines and characters. Steven Wright, Dan Aykroyd, and other comedians make cameos.


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