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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.

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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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Bud Boomer is leading the American invasion into Canada. Just as soon as he can find it. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

First and only (to date, September 2018) dramatic and non-documentary film of Michael Moore as a director. See more »

Goofs

When they begin the hate campaign against Canada, they show someone sharpening skates like you would a knife or other edged tool. Skates are sharpened by squaring the blade (more or less...there's a slight concavity to perfectly sharpened skates) so that it puts extreme pressure on the ice as opposed to cutting it, with a sharp edge on either side for control. See more »

Quotes

Edwin S. Simon, NBS News Anchor: Think of your children pledging allegiance to the maple leaf. Mayonnaise on everything. Winter 11 months of the year. Anne Murray - all day, every day.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to my grandfather, William J. Wall, a Canadian who came to America, and loved going to the movies. See more »

Connections

References The Dudley Do-Right Show (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

God Bless America Again
Written by Bobby Bare and Boyce Hawkins
Used by permission of ATV Music Corp.
Performed by Tex Ritter
Courtesy of Liberty Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Somebody has a great understanding of culture
20 December 2003 | by mikekandersonSee all my reviews

As a person who has spent half his life on each side of the 49th parallel, I was delightfully impressed with this movie. There were countless cultural statements and innuendos that were absolutely hilarious. I can certainly see how someone unfamiliar with Canadian tradition and culture might not 'get' this movie. However, if you've lived in, visited, or known someone from Canada, this movie will provide non-stop laughs. Canada was certainly slapped in the face a number of times, but the balance was fair, with the Canadians scoring a number of blows against the Americans. Definitely worth the watch if you've got ties to Canada, otherwise it may seem silly and pointless.


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