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Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | | Comedy | 22 September 1995 (USA)
2:05 | Trailer
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?


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 »


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 »


Roy Boy: You ever see The Dirty Dozen?
Boomer: That was a cool movie.
Roy Boy: Man, that was real cool.
Boomer: Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine...
Kabral: Jim Brown.
Roy Boy: Uh, Telly Savalas, Clint Walker...
Kabral: Jim Brown.
Boomer: Trini Lopez!
Roy Boy: Cool.
Kabral: Trini Lopez? I never could figure that one out, man. What in the hell was he doing in The Dirty Dozen, man? If I was putting together a group of murderers and cutthroats, Trini Lopez would not be in the starting lineup.
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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 »


References Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) See more »


Toy Never Played With
Written by Kevn Kinney (as Kevin Kinney) and Tim Neilson
Performed by Drivin' 'N' Cryin' (as Drivin' 'N Cryin')
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc. and Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
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User Reviews

Somebody has a great understanding of culture
20 December 2003 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

As a person who has spent half his life on each side of the 49th parallel, I was delightfully impressed with this movie. There were countless cultural statements and innuendos that were absolutely hilarious. I can certainly see how someone unfamiliar with Canadian tradition and culture might not 'get' this movie. However, if you've lived in, visited, or known someone from Canada, this movie will provide non-stop laughs. Canada was certainly slapped in the face a number of times, but the balance was fair, with the Canadians scoring a number of blows against the Americans. Definitely worth the watch if you've got ties to Canada, otherwise it may seem silly and pointless.

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