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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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R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
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Niagara Mountie
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Edwin S. Simon
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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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Help America fight the Canadians See more »

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

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Kanadiko bacon  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$178,104 (USA)
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Trivia

Mad Dog Vachon:  the thug who arm wrestles with Rhea Perlman in a bar. Vachon was a hugely popular professional wrestler for over 40 years. See more »

Goofs

The helicopter that brings the Russian president to the White House has U.S. markings on the side, and a Canadian registration number on the belly. U.S. registrations begin with N, Canadian ones begin with C. See more »

Quotes

Roy Boy: I want to call the American embassy!
Boomer: All I said was "Canadian beer sucks!"
[riot intensifies]
Kabral: People! People! Can't we all just get along?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Friend From Quebec
Written by Don Ralph
Published by Stingy Brim Music
Performed by Life In A Blender
Courtesy of Fang Records
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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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