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Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | | Comedy | 22 September 1995 (USA)
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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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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Bud Boomer is leading the American invasion into Canada. Just as soon as he can find it. 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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Kanadská slanina  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,349 (USA) (25 September 1995)

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$178,104 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Moore wrote the screenplay during the first Gulf War, in reaction to what he felt was the US government's manipulation of the media in supporting Operation Desert Storm. See more »

Goofs

Just as Honey finishes disabling the Hacker Hellstorm, the camera cuts briefly to a clock that stops at "0:08" after a computer falls over and explodes. The camera cuts to the War room's countdown display, which shows the countdown stopped at "T-0:00.8", 0.72 seconds later than the Hellstorm's clock. See more »

Quotes

Smiley: When have you ever heard anyone say, "Honey, lets stay in and order Canadian food"?
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Set Decorator Carol Lavoie is credited as Set Director. See more »

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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Born In The U.S.A.
Written and Published by Bruce Springsteen
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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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