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Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | | Comedy | 22 September 1995 (USA)
2:05 | Trailer
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
Niagara Mountie
Charles Jackal
Brad Sullivan ...
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 <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Bud Boomer is leading the American invasion into Canada. Just as soon as he can find it. 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:

Jon kyandi no dai shingeki  »

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)


$178,104 (USA)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Prime Minister's name comes from two Canadian PMs. See more »


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


Russian President: Mr. President, please. Is this why you called us here? We already gave up! You won! We are too busy trying to perfect universal indoor plumbing!
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Crazy Credits

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


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


High Hopes
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Published by Maraville Music Corp.
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User Reviews

Probably Much Funnier Today than in 1995
3 September 2004 | by (Michigan City, Indiana, United States of America) – See all my reviews

I remember hearing poor reviews from Siskel and Ebert for this film when it came out. And I see what they meant, as I watch it today. It's not as snappy as it could have been, but there are some extremely funny lines. And it's especially timely to see the news anchors and "journalists" jumping on the hate-Canada bandwagon, because they still do that today, and seeing how ridiculous the arguments are against Canada makes one think about the dubious arguments made against other countries by our "journalists."

Kevin Pollack is really funny, as is John Candy. Rhea Pearlman is overly "quirky," in my view, but otherwise, I think it really rings true today. It's worth a rental!

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