Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  22 September 1995 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
Niagara Mountie
Charles Jackal (as Jim Belushi)
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 <>

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Help America fight the Canadians 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:

Kanadiko bacon  »

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)


$178,104 (USA)

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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 »


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 »


Smiley: When have you ever heard anyone say, "Honey, lets stay in and order Canadian food"?
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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 »


Edited from WarGames (1983) See more »


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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User Reviews

Probably Much Funnier Today than in 1995
3 September 2004 | by (Michigan City, Indiana, United States of America) – See all my reviews

I remember hearing poor reviews from Siskel and Ebert for this film when it came out. And I see what they meant, as I watch it today. It's not as snappy as it could have been, but there are some extremely funny lines. And it's especially timely to see the news anchors and "journalists" jumping on the hate-Canada bandwagon, because they still do that today, and seeing how ridiculous the arguments are against Canada makes one think about the dubious arguments made against other countries by our "journalists."

Kevin Pollack is really funny, as is John Candy. Rhea Pearlman is overly "quirky," in my view, but otherwise, I think it really rings true today. It's worth a rental!

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