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Canadian Bacon -- 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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22 September 1995 (USA) See more »
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It Gets Lonely at the Top, When There's No More Butt to Kick. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Candy ... Sheriff Bud Boomer

Alan Alda ... President of the United States

Rhea Perlman ... Honey

Kevin Pollak ... Stu Smiley

Rip Torn ... General Dick Panzer

Kevin J. O'Connor ... Roy Boy

Bill Nunn ... Kabral

G.D. Spradlin ... R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)

Steven Wright ... Niagara Mountie

James Belushi ... Charles Jackal (as Jim Belushi)
Brad Sullivan ... Gus

Stanley Anderson ... Edwin S. Simon

Richard Council ... Russian President

Wallace Shawn ... Canadian Prime Minister
Michael Copeman ... Panzer's Aide

Bruce Hunter ... President's Aide
Beth Amos ... Ruthie
Jack Mather ... Pops
Kenner Ames ... Mountie Sergeant
Roger Dunn ... Mountie Major

Natalie Rose ... Toronto Kid
Michael Woods ... State Trooper #1
Matt Cooke ... State Trooper #2
Barbara Schroeder ... Newswoman
Tara Meyer ... Candy Striper #1
Fab Filippo ... Candy Striper #2
Carlton Watson ... Clarence Thomason
Stan Coles ... Secretary of State

Adrian Hough ... Russian Aide
Bryan Armstrong ... Auctioneer
Kelsey Binder Moore ... Ice Cream Girl #1
Leah Binder Moore ... Ice Cream Girl #2
Wally Bolland ... Special Ops Soldier

Markus Parilo ... Omega Force Leader (as Marcos Parilo)
Jim Czarnecki ... Snake
Tony Proffer ... Dell
Ben Hamper ... Redneck Guy #1

Michael Moore ... Redneck Guy #2
Linda Genovesi ... Polite Canadian Woman
Sheila Gray ... Hacker Hellstorm (voice)

Dana Brooks ... Paulette Kalin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dan Aykroyd ... OPP Officer (uncredited)

Gordon Michael Woolvett ... Male Candy Striper (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Moore 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Moore (written by)

Produced by
Stuart M. Besser .... line producer
David Brown .... producer
Freddy De Mann .... executive producer (as Freddy DeMann)
Kathleen Glynn .... co-producer
Gregory Goodman .... producer: re-shoots
Terry Miller .... associate producer
Michael Moore .... producer
Ron Rotholz .... producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... executive producer
Louis G. Friedman .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Peter Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Haskell Wexler 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Berenbaum 
Wendey Stanzler 
 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
 
Art Direction by
Tamara Deverell 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Lavoie 
 
Costume Design by
Kathleen Glynn 
 
Makeup Department
Dee Dee Altamura .... makeup artist: additional photography
Carol Marinoff .... assistant hair stylist
Theo Mayes .... hair stylist: additional photography
Teresa Robinson .... assistant makeup artist
Katherine Southern .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gerry Arbeid .... production manager
Scott Carleton .... post-production supervisor: Propaganda Films
Tim Clawson .... executive in charge of production: Propaganda Films
Chris Danton .... unit production manager
David Gaines .... post-production supervisor
Monica Glanert .... assistant production manager (as Monika Glanert)
Alexandra White .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Penny Charter .... third assistant director
Walter Gasparovic .... second assistant director
Grant Lucibello .... third assistant director
David McAree .... first assistant director: second unit
Cathie McGaw .... second assistant director: second unit
Terry Miller .... first assistant director
Derek Brady .... first assistant director: additional filming (uncredited)
Branko Racki .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tom Alway .... assistant set decorator
John Bannister .... scenic artist
Kelly Brine .... storyboard artist
Ken Clark .... assistant property master
Tom Coulter .... buyer
Joe Curtin .... construction coordinator
John Flynn .... stand-by painter
Ian Fraser .... head carpenter
Christopher Geggie .... property master
Paul Harding .... props buyer
Mun Ying Kwun .... third assistant art director
Sabri Lariani .... carpenter
Patrick McCaffery .... carpenter (as Pat McCaffery)
Neil Morfitt .... assistant art director (as Nell Morfitt)
Sheri O'Rourke .... buyer
Denis Perrier .... second carpenter
Jeff Balsmeyer .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer (as Bo Biggart)
Tammy Blake .... sound assistant
Ted Clark .... sound recordist
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor
Patricia Conaway Lamberti .... sound assistant (as Patricia Conway)
Keith Culbertson .... sound recordist (as Keith Cultherbert)
Douglas Ganton .... production sound mixer
Harry Higgins .... sound recordist
Victor Iorillo .... sound effects editor
Jerry Jacobson .... dialogue editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor
Ken Miller .... dialogue editor
Patrick O'Sullivan .... sound effects editor
Cindy Rabideau .... sound effects editor
Karin Roulo .... adr mixer (as Karen Roulo)
Karin Roulo .... foley mixer (as Karen Roulo)
Robert Scherer .... cable (as Robert F. Scherer)
Joe Schwartz .... sound assistant
Pat Somerset .... adr editor
Lauren Stephens .... dialogue editor (as Laureen Stephens)
Rich Steven .... dialogue editor (as Rich Stevens)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording engineer
Daniel Tripoli .... sound effects editor (as Dan Tripoli)
Reynald Trudel .... boom operator
Chris James .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Hall .... special effects coordinator
Arthur Langevin .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Lloyd Adams .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Lloyd Adams .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... key stunt rigger
Marco Bianco .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt actor: Omega Force (as Shelly Cook)
Shelley Cook .... stunts (as Shelly Cook)
Rick Forsayeth .... stunt actor: Omega Force (as Rick Forsyth)
Rick Forsayeth .... stunts (as Rick Forsyth)
Ted Hanlan .... stunt actor: Omega Force (as Ted Hanlin)
Ted Hanlan .... stunts (as Ted Hanlin)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Steve Lucescu .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunt actor: Omega Force (as Dwyne McClean)
Dwayne McLean .... stunts (as Dwyne McClean)
Billy Oliver .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Rick Parker .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt actor: Omega Force (as Ed Queffelec)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (as Ed Queffelec)
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
Robert Racki .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Robert Racki .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunt actor: Omega Force (as Brian Renfro)
Bryan Renfro .... stunts (as Brian Renfro)
Paul Rutledge .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
Helen Scott .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Helen Scott .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt actor: Omega Force
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunt actor: Omega Force
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts
Robert Thomas .... stunt actor: Omega Force
Robert Thomas .... stunts
Ron Van Hart .... stunt actor: Omega Force (as Ron Vanhart)
Ron Van Hart .... stunts (as Ron Vanhart)
Andy Gill .... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Robert Racki .... stunt coordinator: second unit (uncredited)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jayson Clute .... video playback operator
Yvonne Collins .... second assistant camera
Ciaran Copelin .... second assistant camera
Gary Deneault .... lighting technician: Canada
Morris Flam .... chief lighting technician
Neil Gover .... assistant lighting technician
Tony Guerin .... first assistant camera
Francis Kenny .... director of photography: second unit
Cal Kohne .... rigging grip
James Kohne .... grip
Jim MacCammon .... rigging gaffer (as J.N. 'Mac' MacCammon)
Brian Montague .... electrician
Harald Ortenburger .... camera operator
Rafy .... still photographer: production stills
Herb Reischl Sr. .... generator operator
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Robert Rice .... best boy grip
Tauqir Shah .... camera trainee
Randy Tambling .... key grip (as Randal Tambling)
Matt Tundo .... director of photography: second unit
Brian Woodroof .... electrician
David J. Woods .... video playback operator
Ron Yolevsky .... grip
Dennis Boni .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Andy Langevin .... best boy: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Deirdre Bowen .... casting: Toronto (as Deidre Bowen)
Gabriela Leff .... casting assistant: New York
Scott Mansfield .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim W. Chow .... costume sewer (as Kim Chow)
Jay Du Boisson .... assistant costume designer (as Jay Duboisson)
Michele Harney .... costume designer: Canada
Erla Lank .... wardrobe mistress
Morganne Newson .... assistant wardrobe mistress (as Ann Tree Newson)
Silvio Scarano .... dresser: John Candy
Andre Schulz .... dresser
 
Editorial Department
Dale Caldwell .... color timer
Corina Dennison .... post-production intern
Earl Dittebrandt .... apprentice film editor
Gail DuFosse .... assistant film editor (as Gail duFosse)
Ray Filippazzo .... post-production intern (as Ray Filapazzo)
Carl Graham .... assistant film editor
David Leonard .... assistant film editor
Gary Levy .... assistant film editor
Geraldine Peroni .... additional editor
Joseph Jett Sally .... assistant film editor (as Jett Sally)
Boyd Steer .... negative cutter
Michelle Zechowski .... post-production intern (as Michelle Zachowski)
David Axelrad .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Doug Cawker .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor
Emilie A. Bernstein .... orchestrator (as Emille Bernstein)
Keith Grant .... score recording engineer
Jill Meyers .... music clearances
Nicholas Meyers .... music editor
Jody Silverman .... music clearances (as Jody B. Silverman)
Lori Slomka .... music editor (as Lori Slovka)
George A. Martin .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Wilfred Bell .... transportation coordinator (as Wilf Bell)
Pat Brennan .... driver
John Cocks .... driver
Wally Dibacco .... driver (as Walter Dibacco)
Ray Gabourie .... driver
Tim Hilts .... driver
Bill Jackson .... driver captain (as Bill B.J. Jackson)
Bill Leeking .... head driver
Kenny Pearce .... driver (as Ken Pearce)
Doug Perry .... driver
Harry Ross .... driver
Grant Volkers .... picture car coordinator
Kevin Wilson .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Bart Bedford .... stand-in
Rod Birleson .... consultant
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... post-production accountant (as Karen Wheeler)
Rick Coulter .... stand-in
Clare Cullen .... receptionist
Jim Czarnecki .... second unit coordinator
Bob France .... stand-in
Aine Furey .... location manager (as Onya Furey)
Bobbie Gardner .... unit nurse (as Bobbi Gardiner)
Jeremy Gauthier .... assistant location manager
Linda George .... stand-in
Kathleen Glynn .... title designer
Kit Golden .... assistant: David Brown
Greg Goodman .... second unit coordinator
Tina Grewal .... production coordinator
Ben Hamper .... consultant
Peter Heller .... head of development: Propaganda Films
David A. Hill .... boat wrangler: Niagara Falls
Wesley B. Hill .... boat wrangler: Niagara Falls
Al Hirvela .... consultant (as Alan Hirvela)
Ellen Hofstadter .... accounting supervisor: Propaganda Films
Craig Jackson .... production assistant
Chris Kelly .... production consultant
Michael Kuhn .... big cheese
Linda Lockett .... production secretary
Ted MacKinney .... chief financial officer: Propaganda Films
Earl Mallia .... stand-in
Caedmon Malowany .... location production assistant
Rafal Mickiewicz .... stand-in
Leorra Newman .... clearance coordinator
Andrew Nicholson .... assistant production accountant (as David Andrew Nicholson)
Petra Polonio .... unit nurse
Brian Ravok .... video coordinator
Wendy Rowland .... assistant: Michael Moore
Rebecca Ruddle .... production assistant
Mia Sheard .... assistant: Kathleen Glynn
Geoffrey Smither .... location manager
Megan Sparks .... assistant: Ron Rotholz
Jim Sternberg .... production accountant
Jim Tauber .... president: Propaganda Films
Linda Terrio .... stand-in
Robert Wiggins .... liaison: Niagara Falls
Robert Wilhelm .... consultant
Mimi Wolch .... script supervisor
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer (uncredited)
Randy Kennedy .... assistant location manager: second unit (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bill Berry .... special thanks
Steve Binder .... special thanks
Robert Bookman .... special thanks
Peter Buck .... special thanks
John Candy .... in memory of
Paul Coangelo .... special thanks
David Daugherty .... special thanks
Barbara K. Deans .... acknowledgment: Montreal skyline stock photos provided by
Bertis Downs .... special thanks
Kathleen Egan .... special thanks
Deana Elwell .... special thanks (as Deanna Elwell)
Rick Finkelstein .... special thanks
Dolores Glynn .... special thanks
Donna Glynn .... special thanks
James Glynn .... special thanks (as Jim)
Peter D. Graves .... special thanks (as Peter Graves)
Jefferson Holt .... special thanks
Ray Hubley .... special thanks
Jerry Kupfer .... special thanks
Madonna .... special thanks
Jay Maloney .... special thanks
Mike Mills .... special thanks
Frank Moore .... special thanks (as Frank)
Veronica Moore .... special thanks
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks
Bill Pankow .... special thanks
Aline Perry .... special thanks
M. Pinder .... acknowledgment: Ottawa skyline stock photos provided by
Karen Proffer .... special thanks
Dale Ringlein .... special thanks
Malcolm Ritchie .... special thanks
Ira Schreck .... special thanks
Terry W. Self .... acknowledgment: Toronto skyline stock photos provided by
Susan Shorey .... special thanks
Bruce Springsteen .... special thanks
Ken Starr .... special thanks
Michael Stevenson .... special thanks
Michael Stipe .... special thanks
Stewart Till .... special thanks
William J. Wall .... dedicatee
Mark Wolfe .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG for mild language and violence
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91 min
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Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Finland:K-3 (2004) | Finland:K-8 (1995) | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | UK:PG | USA:PG (NO. 33582)
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Michael Moore was turned down by 47 different film companies before Madonna's Maverick Productions picked up the option.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the campfire scene, Boomer, Roy Boy and Kabral are discussing movies and the recurring plot element about the fact that 'the black guy dies' and they mention several examples like Jurassic Park, Unforgiven, The Dirty Dozen, Witness and Alien. The problem with those examples (although accurate in this sense) is the fact Kabral says that the black guy always dies first, and in those movies they're not the first ones to die. However, he got it right with The Shining and Forrest Gump.See more »
Quotes:
[TV Announcer describes the Canadian National Tower in Toronto]
Edwin S. Simon, NBS News Anchor:It is the height of six American football fields, or five Canadian football fields. As if Canadian football really counts.
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References A Hole in the Head (1959)See more »
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48 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant Satire, 24 March 2005
Author: Wulfstan10 from United States

While it had some flaws, mostly in some incomplete development of themes and failing to make full use of the story's potential, this is a brilliantly funny satire that mostly succeeds wonderfully on many levels.

The idea to have the US pick on Canada, internationally one of the world's least offensive and bellicose countries is itself brilliant. It wonderfully picks on the US, and more generally, on any rather belligerent nation that likes to throw its weight around and create excuses for doing so.

It also picks on the use of propaganda and even on mass media and mass mob hysteria. This is especially true in the way the film portrays how the American media discusses Canada and how some members of the public react, so that the whole idea spins out of control of those who began it for their own personal reasons. I was barely able to breath with laughter throughout the whole period when the US was flashing its propaganda about Canada and showing how threatening they are, especially how they claimed the Canadians were "infiltrating" American society and were "massing" on the border. This is wonderful satire on sensationalist news stations and their willingness to use information in a wildly inaccurate and misleading manner in order to rile people up.

The film picks on everyone involved, Canadian and American alike. It attacks the stereotypes of both, highlighting their differences yet also attacking the misconceptions about both peoples. To have a number of Canadians in the film is another flash of inspiration, too, since there are Canadians playing comically stereotypical (i.e., polite, white bread, well-spoken) Canadians and Canadians playing comically stereotypical (i.e., redneck, belligerent, crude) Americans. It adds to the irony since one of the American's propaganda tools is that there are Canadian actors everywhere in the US as such integral parts of the American entertainment industry that they are taken for Americans, and lo and behold, here some are playing various people in this film.

Some parts of the film were simply silly, with jokes that were more gags rather than actually furthering the satire and points of the movie, and this is a weak spot. While some were funny and worked, others were a bit inane and the film would have been more successful had they stuck to developing the real themes and satire of the film, which are what make it great.

Anyway, despite some weak points, this film is a brilliant satire that contains a number of parts that are utterly hilarious. It did not fulfill its full potential, but it is not too far below perfect and the good parts are really, really good.

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