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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.

Director:

Michael Moore

Writer:

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
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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Taglines:

Help America fight the Canadians See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The final note in the credits, "To Johnny LaRue - thanks to you, we got our crane shot", is a reference to one of John Candy's recurring characters on SCTV Channel (1983) . See more »

Goofs

The motorcade at the beginning, which is supposed to be in Niagara Falls, passes Dofasco Steel, on Ottawa Street in Hamilton, Ontario. The factory shot from across the water is Stelco Steel, Dofasco's neighbor. See more »

Quotes

Boomer: Y'know, it's a free country. If he doesn't like it here, he can swim across the river to Canada. Lotta work there.
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Crazy Credits

No Canadians were harmed during this production. See more »

Connections

References Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

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Cryin' Shame
Written by David Wells, Rod Auger, and C. J. Roberts
Performed by CJ Leftus
Courtesy of Max T Music
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Better than I expected
14 May 2019 | by OrangieTooDopeSee all my reviews

I assumed this would be terrible because I never heard of it but it had some funny moments. I only watched it because of Candy but he's not really the star. If I had known Alda was in it and Moore wrote it, I definitely wouldn't have watched it. Glad I did.


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