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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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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)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Set Decorator Carol Lavoie is credited as Set Director. See more »


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User Reviews

Brilliant satire
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a collection of comic satires directed at American values. It should not be offensive to either Canadians or Americans, unless they have either really thin skin or are completely missing the point. People are surprised now (years after it was made) that this is a Michael Moore film. He should do more of these stories rather than his documentaries, because people can follow his stories better than his disjointed, rambling documentaries. Viewers who are offended by this are missing the picture; it's a looks at America's anxieties and obsessions, American politics, and it has some great comedic lines and characters. Steven Wright, Dan Aykroyd, and other comedians make cameos.

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