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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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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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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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It Gets Lonely at the Top, When There's No More Butt to Kick. See more »

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Rated PG for mild language and violence | See all certifications »
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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kanadiko bacon  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$178,104 (USA)
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Trivia

One of the odd little "inside" jokes is the title: "Canadian Bacon" is an American term. According to the American Pork Producers Association, the name was coined to designate that style of bacon which was, many years ago, imported from Canada because such a cut was not produced in the U.S. at the time. Canadians generally call such bacon "back bacon". See more »

Goofs

Sheriff Bud Boomer pronounces "Toronto" like a native of the city (tuh-RON-oh), as opposed to most non-natives (tuh-RON-toh). The actor who plays the role, John Candy, was born and raised in Toronto. See more »

Quotes

RCMP Officer at Headquarters: I don't know what you're talking aboot, eh?
Kabral: Aboot! It's ABOUT! And what's with this 'eh' business?
Roy Boy: [pointing a gun] We have ways of making you pronounce the letter O, pal.
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Set Decorator Carol Lavoie is credited as Set Director. See more »

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References Unforgiven (1992) See more »

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Cryin' Shame
Written by David Wells, Rod Auger, and C. J. Roberts
Performed by CJ Leftus
Courtesy of Max T Music
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Brilliantly Funny Film On Canada/Us Quirks
17 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

First of all I'd like to correct those who have claimed this film was written by a Canadian. Michael Moore wrote, produced and directed this film and he was born in Flint, Michigan. In fact his much acclaimed earlier film Roger & Me was all about his hometown and its unfortunate plight.

With that out of the way I'd like to say that Michael Moore did a wonderful job capturing the humour in the quirky traits and differences that separate Canadians and Americans whether that be Canada's pride for hockey and their beer or America's ignorance of Canada as a whole. The film is filled with funny little political hints and satire of the typical Moore fashion that helped make his last film Bowling For Columbine the best selling documentary of all time.

This movie is not a documentary but rather a witty story that brings forth the same concept of a president creating a fake conflict to boost poll ratings that Wagging The Dog was to later use more seriously.

Some of the comments made in this film show eerie foreshadowing to what has happened in the world since it was produced.

No matter what your motivation for watching this film you can expect to get the same formula of political commentary delivered with wit and humour that you get in all of Michael Moore's Films, TV Shows, and novels.


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