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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 »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In one scene, the characters played by John Candy, Bill Nunn and Kevin J. O'Connor sit around a campfire and discuss films in which black characters are killed before their white co-stars. O'Connor mentions Forrest Gump (1994), which was released six months after principal photography on "Bacon" was completed, and four months after Candy's death. The line was looped in after the scene was shot. See more »

Goofs

Sheriff Bud Boomer (John Candy) and friends are driving a commandeered garbage truck, and are stopped by a Canadian motorcycle cop (Dan Ackroyd). In a hilarious scene, the officer insists they reiterate all the derisive spray-painted graffiti with the French equivalent, since Canada is bilingual. Once they're back on the road, "USA all the way" (on the front bumper) is missing the French version. Later, when the truck arrives in Toronto, it is there. See more »

Quotes

Roy Boy: Are you sure we're in Canada?
Honey: You smell anything?
Roy Boy: No.
Honey: Exactly. Canada!
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Crazy Credits

End credits close with: To Johnny LaRue- thanks to you, we got our crane shot. See more »

Connections

References The Green Berets (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

High Hopes
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Published by Maraville Music Corp.
Performed by John Candy, Kevin J. O'Connor and Rhea Perlman (uncredited)
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American president starts cold war with Canada to boost popularity ratings
1 March 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this movie started out good.the premise is funny and original.there are some very funny scenes.but about halfway through it loses steam.maybe it's because the novelty wore off and the jokes were no longer funny.Michael Moore directed this film and has a good cast to work with,including Alan Alda, Kevin Pollak,Rhea Perlman,Rip Torn and the late,great John Candy.the movie should have worked,and it does for awhile,like i said.i lost interest about halfway through,and by the time it was over,i was paying pretty much no attention to it.as a result,and based on the original premise and funny 1st half,the most i can give "Canadian Bacon" is 6/10.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canadian Bacon 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, 24 September 1995

Gross USA:

$163,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$163,971
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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