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Canadian Bacon (1995)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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President of the United States
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Stu Smiley
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Kabral
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R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
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Niagara Mountie
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Charles Jackal (as Jim Belushi)
Brad Sullivan ...
Gus
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Edwin S. Simon
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Russian President
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Canadian Prime Minister
Michael Copeman ...
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kanadiko bacon  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$178,104 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, the characters played by John Candy, Bill Nunn and Kevin J. O'Connor sit around a campfire and discuss films in which black characters are killed before their white co-stars. O'Connor mentions Forrest Gump (1994), which was released six months after principal photography on "Bacon" was completed, and four months after Candy's death. The line was looped in after the scene was shot. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

Set Decorator Carol Lavoie is credited as Set Director. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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Ashes. . .I Fall Down
Written by Eric Phillips
Performed by Naked Earth
Courtesy of PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. and Big Viking Music
Under license from PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
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Not great but it has some excellent moments
20 July 2000 | by (Fredericton, NB, Canada) – See all my reviews

John Candy was and still is one of my favorite comedians. He knew the art of comedy...and it didn't have to be laced with profanity.

One of the reviews suggest it is offensive to Canadians...what??????

In the film Canadians are portrayed as polite, clean and somewhat naive...Americans are portrayed as violent, dirty and somewhat naive.

For every joke aimed at Canadians is aimed back at Americans...that's what makes the film funny though...it is much like the actual relationship between the countries.

For Canadians...hearing John Candy respond to the capital of Canada being Ottawa was priceless..."What do you think were stupid?", hilarious. :)

Also funny...the streets of Toronto being bare!! Toronto is the 5th largest city in North America. Suddenly...everyone disappears...

Candy will be missed! RIP John!


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