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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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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)

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$178,104 (USA)
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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 »

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Sheriff Boomer sprays French translations onto the side of his truck. In the next shot, the truck has only English. See more »

Quotes

Candy Striper at Canadan Hospital: Oh we're not doctors. We're candy stripers! Our universal health care system has determined that you don't actually need a doctor until...
Candy Striper at Canadan Hospital: ...2006!
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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 »

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

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Oklahoma
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Published by Williamson Music
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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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