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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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Charles Jackal (as Jim Belushi)
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Edwin S. Simon
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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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Bud Boomer is leading the American invasion into Canada. Just as soon as he can find it. See more »

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

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,349 (USA) (25 September 1995)

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$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 »

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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 »

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General Panzer: Why don't we just go up there with a strike force and knock out their infrastructure quicker than you can say collateral damage?
Smiley: No!
U.S. President: Oh no, no.
General Panzer: Why not?
U.S. President: Yeah, yeah, why not?
Smiley: Because a war with Canada would be over in a matter of days. Do you remember Grenada? They didn't even wake Reagan up.
General Panzer: Didn't have to.
Smiley: And all we found there were a bunch of rich American med school rejects and a couple Cuban construction workers
General Panzer: That's liberal bullshit! Cuba had a division in there.
Smiley: What about Panama? A ...
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Crazy Credits

End credits close with: To Johnny LaRue- thanks to you, we got our crane shot. See more »

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References The Dudley Do-Right Show (1969) See more »

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Born In The U.S.A.
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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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