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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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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?


This is Michael Moore's first and (as of Jun 2013) only non documentary film. See more »


When approaching Toronto, the view of the skyline is from Toronto Island, which is not accessible by road. See more »


U.S. President: It's time to turn off that war machine, and turn on our children.
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Crazy Credits

No Canadians were harmed during this production. See more »


References Hogan's Heroes (1965) See more »


Written by Bobby Russell
Published by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of ERG
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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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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