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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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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

Mad Dog Vachon: the thug who arm wrestles with Rhea Perlman in a bar. Vachon was a hugely popular professional wrestler for over 40 years. See more »

Goofs

In the campfire scene, Boomer, Roy Boy and Kabral are discussing movies and the recurring plot element about the fact that 'the black guy dies' and they mention several examples like Jurassic Park, Unforgiven, The Dirty Dozen, Witness and Alien. The problem with those examples (although accurate in this sense) is the fact Kabral says that the black guy always dies first, and in those movies they're not the first ones to die. However, he got it right with The Shining and Forrest Gump. See more »

Quotes

Edwin S. Simon, NBS News Anchor: The Canadians. They walk among us. William Shatner. Michael J. Fox. Monty Hall. Mike Meyers. Alex Trebek. All of them Canadians. All of them here.
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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 Hogan's Heroes (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Ashes. . .I Fall Down
Written by Eric Phillips
Performed by Naked Earth
Courtesy of PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. and Big Viking Music
Under license from PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
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The joke is on you...

I don't usually write reviews, but I feel compelled. Just read through the user comments on Canadian Bacon here and I'm chuckleing. Not only is this movie subtly hilarious, its nearly perfect as so many people are only contributing to the joke.

I recall sitting in a hostel in Switzerland on a trip across Europe, and listening to two American guys drinking and talking to two Austrailians. They were telling them about this hilarious movie called Canadian Bacon that did such a great job of making fun of how stupid and dumb Canadians are.

Which only makes the movie better, because it is so obviously, once you are in the know, a satire of America and particularly it's arrogant/ignorant (take your pick) stereotypes of Canada.

Truly, with every scathing review stating "This movie is a waste of time as it makes obvious stabs at Canada. That country should be insulted and the joke gets old." No, the joke only gets better with every American reviewer who doesn't get it, pushing it that much closer to a truly inspired masterpiece.


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