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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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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)

Gross:

$178,104 (USA)
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A deleted scene featured James Belushi and Mary Charlotte Wilcox as Canadian border guards wearing beaver hats. They improvised the entire scene. Afterward, Belushi, a relative newcomer to the comedy scene, told comedy veteran Wilcox (whom he didn't recognize) "You're kind of funny" and that she should try to get into comedy. See more »

Goofs

During the opening suicide attempt, Roy-Boy has a strip of duct tape over his mouth and another around his wrists. After climbing over the guardrail at Niagara Falls, the duct tape is gone from both his mouth and wrists. See more »

Quotes

U.S. President: I want to say to Prime Minister MacDonald: Surrender her pronto, or we'll level Toronto.
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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 Hogan's Heroes (1965) See more »

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Blowin' In The Wind
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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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