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9 items from 2012


Remix: POTUSes — Movie Presidents of the United States

6 November 2012 10:31 AM, PST | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

In a perfect video to watch on Election Day — or really any day for that matter — video mixologists Wreck & Salvage have put together an astounding compendium of clips of U.S. presidents from sci-fi flicks, comedies, drama, action movies and more. If you have trouble matching each Potus with each movie, below is a handy guide provided by W&S of the 51 films they’ve cribbed from.

The clips, of course, aren’t strung together willy-nilly. There’s a definite arc, flow and rhythm that provide a quasi narrative. Most movie presidents are there to deliver the “oh shit” news to the country — aliens are going to kill us all, an asteroid is going to kill us all, the economy’s in the toilet, all plant life is dying, etc. You know the “oh shit” news is coming when you hear the clichéd refrain, “Good evening, my fellow Americans.” (Actually, »

- Mike Everleth

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Blame Canada: The 5 greatest pop culture insults to America's hat

12 October 2012 10:55 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It takes a lot to anger agreeable Canadians — but when Ben Affleck’s Argo premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month, the movie managed to do just that.

Argo tells the true story of how six American citizens were successfully rescued from Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. Canucks were mildly upset to find that the film paints the CIA as heroes while downplaying the role of Canadians stationed at their Iranian embassy, which sheltered the Americans for months. Director Affleck took their criticism to heart, adding a new postscript to the film that specifies that the CIA’s involvement »

- Hillary Busis

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Top 10 Actors Who Almost Voiced Disney Animated Characters

28 September 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

 

Before the advent of Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios was the leader in quality family entertainment. Now that they're both a part of the same company, it's even better. But back then, the Disney Company attempted to differentiate their movies by asking different famous actors to come in and perform their characters in a film. Inspired by Robin Williams' fantastic performance as the Genie in Aladdin, Disney Feature Animation (at the time) decided to get more ambitious with their casting. These are ten actors who were asked to be a part of a film and never got to make it; either due to scheduling conflicts, money issues or even death!

10. Joe Pesci as Mushu in Mulan

In a weird form of typecasting, Academy Award-winner Joe Pesci was originally cast as the little dragon, Mushu. After a few tries at the character, the filmmakers just felt his voice wasn't appropriate »

- Zack Parks

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"Bomb Girls" recap (1.3): "To Catch a Thief"

26 September 2012 8:52 AM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

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Welcome back to Bomb Girls, where the only thing hotter than Betty is the — just kidding nothing is hotter than Betty.

I have to admit, in the first two episodes of this show, I was a little troubled by my dislike for all the male characters. Had I finally become one of those man-hating lesbians I’d heard so much about? Or possibly, had the writers of this show? Then I thought about it and realized a: television writers took the same classes I did in college and devote a great deal of time and thought to their work. And b: the men of Victory Munitions are not equally awful. And readers, I must like y’all a whole lot, because I made you a chart about it.

As you can see from my research, the men of Bomb Girls are only sympathetic to »

- Elaine Atwell

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Harley Pasternak Blogs: Ten Seemingly Healthy Foods to Avoid

22 August 2012 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Last week, one of my clients walked into my gym with a giant yogurt parfait. As the client proudly listed the ingredients of what they believed was a healthy breakfast, I calculated how many hundreds of calories and grams of sugar and fat that this far-from-healthy meal contained - and how much extra cardio I was going to make them do as a result - and broke the news. This parfait is a Calorie Bomb! Between the high-fat yogurt, sugar and oil-laden granola, my client was shocked to find out they had just consumed close to 1000 calories, most of which »

- Harley Pasternak

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"The Real L Word" recap: Episode 304 – "Scissor Sisters"

3 August 2012 7:46 AM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

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Last episode we learned that everyone hates each other. One of Hunter Valentine’s tour legs looked like it could have ended up as a main attraction on Pay Per View, and a scene at Here Lounge involving the entire Los Angeles cast minus Cory and Kaci turned into Lord of the Flies. As this season progresses the cast will only become more incestuous, and more alliances and conflicts will come to light – so here are a couple of charts to get you started.

First, the Real L Word: Season 3 incest chart.

And now, the Real L Word: Season 3 beef chart.

Scabies! Repulsion! Heartache! As you can see, love is a battlefield.

Also in the last episode Romi continued to make no sense whatsoever while recounting her dating history. You might have blocked out the previous seasons as a defense mechanism, »

- gracechu

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Extended Thoughts on ‘Cool Runnings’

21 April 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cool Runnings

Directed by Jon Turteltaub

Written by Lynn Siefert, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg, and Michael Ritchie

Starring John Candy, Doug E. Doug, Malik Yoba, Leon Robinson, Rawle D. Lewis

Throughout my lifetime, there have been a number of heartbreaking deaths in popular culture. I won’t rank them in terms of least to most heartbreaking, for myriad reasons, but one of the saddest has always been John Candy passing away in 1994. I was sad about this at age 9 even though, looking at his filmography, I can’t imagine I would’ve seen most of the movies Candy was known for when he passed on. Certainly, I saw Home Alone and The Rescuers Down Under as a kid, but I didn’t see most of his movies—Canadian Bacon, Stripes, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles—until after he passed away. But even as a child, I »

- Josh Spiegel

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Kevin Smith Signs Sh*t In NYC

24 March 2012 11:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We here at Wamg are massive fans of Kevin Smith. Out of all of us, I’m definitely the biggest. Don’t believe me? Here’s the last article I posted on this site – 37 Reasons (in a row) Why Kevin Smith Should Present Stuck Like Chuck. As the title suggests, it is a list of 37 reasons why the new label created by Smodcast Pictures & Phase 4 Films should release my no-budget directorial debut. While caked in self-promotion, the article is fairly light-hearted and actually does offer some insights into the world of indie film. The day after I posted it, I received an email from Phase 4 requesting a screener. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. I immediately sent a DVD their way and have been playing the waiting game since.

And with that bit of backstory established, we can move on to the meat of the article…

Tuesday March 20th »

- Jerry Cavallaro

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'The Bachelor' premiere: Jenna the Overanalyst vs. Monica - it is On

2 January 2012 7:06 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

It's here, y'all. "The Bachelor" is back on our television screens. Who's excited?! (Also: No spoilers in the comments please).

Things kick off with a montage of Ben doing outdoorsy things on his winery, then Chris Harrison (how I've missed you) gives us an intro and away we go. 

Highlights of the girls' introduction montage include:

Lindzi claims she was once broken up with via text that read, "Babe, welcome to Dumpsville ... population You." I don't believe that actually happened, just for the record.Amber T. is from Nebraska and can shoot skeet and go bow hunting, which is pretty awesome. I'm not a hunter, per se, but I like it that she can do that. She also is familiar with Rocky Mountain oysters, which makes me hope with all my heart that Ben has to go to her hometown.Brunette Kacie is one of the prettiest girls, to me. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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