In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
Sheriff Bud Boomer pronounces "Toronto" like a native of the city (tuh-RON-oh), as opposed to most non-natives (tuh-RON-toh). The actor who plays the role, John Candy, was born and raised in Toronto. See more »
Attention, please. Attention, please. This is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Would you come down from the tower, please.
If you say "please" one more time, I'm gonna let you have it!
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End credits close with: To Johnny LaRue- thanks to you, we got our crane shot. See more »
Written by Gene MacLellan (as Gene MacLellan)
Performed by Anne Murray
Used by permission of Beechwood Music Corp.
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada
Under license from CEMA Special Markets See more »
...or a facsimile thereof, minus the black humor, add stupid jokes about Canadians and a happy ending, and you've got Canadian Bacon. Seduced yet? Hey, I liked Strangelove the first time around. The scene of the gluttonous Russian officials and the war-room scenes are lifted right out of the former. Canadian Bacon makes all the obvious Canadian/American jokes (Canadians are naive country cousins, Americans are violent, Russians are coarse, etc). Derivative and tiresome.
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