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Canadian Bacon (1995)

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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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Michael Moore

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Michael Moore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Jim Belushi ... Charles Jackal
Brad Sullivan ... Gus
Stanley Anderson ... Edwin S. Simon
Richard Council ... Russian President
Wallace Shawn ... Canadian Prime Minister
Michael Copeman ... Panzer's Aide
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kanadská slanina See more »

Filming Locations:

Pickering, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,349, 25 September 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$178,104
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the odd little "inside" jokes is the title: "Canadian Bacon" is an American term. According to the American Pork Producers Association, the name was coined to designate that style of bacon which was, many years ago, imported from Canada because such a cut was not produced in the U.S. at the time. Canadians generally call such bacon "back bacon". See more »

Goofs

In the movie the Mounties, wearing red uniforms, are on patrol in Niagra Falls, but the RCMP does not police in Ontario and they wear the red dress uniform for ceremony only, not for regular duty. See more »

Quotes

Boomer: If life hands you a lemon, you gotta crush it into lemonade.
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Crazy Credits

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


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High Hopes
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Published by Maraville Music Corp.
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Probably Much Funnier Today than in 1995
3 September 2004 | by dawn_millsap_elnaggarSee 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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