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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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Surrender pronto, or we'll level Toronto! See more »

Genres:

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

The American President is never given a name. See more »

Goofs

Boomer, Roy Boy, and Kabral are shown having to camp out for a night traveling from Niagara Falls to Toronto, and drive along rural roads to get there. The two cities are actually connected by freeways traveling through densely-populated areas, and can be driven in a couple hours. See more »

Quotes

Highway Patrolman: Ah, Americans. Welcome to Ontario, sportsman's paradise!
Boomer: Isn't it though.
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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 Unforgiven (1992) 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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The View From Canada
10 February 2005 | by RockBiterSee all my reviews

As a Canadian, I laughed my head off for the first 2/3 of this movie and after that I stopped but only because it started to fall apart NOT because any material in it was offensive. The jabs at BOTH countries was excellent. I also live near the Falls and got a blast out of the "plungers" into the river. Funniest parts: -Jim Belushi announcing that Canada has massed 90% of its population along the border in obvious preparation for an attack. -Boomer and Honey and everyone insulting Canadian beer at a hockey game and causing a riot. -Stephen Wright as an RCMP officer in parade dress getting punched and stating, "That was totally unnecessary." -argument about Toronto or Ottawa being the capital of Canada -the deployment of Omega Force in spite of Rip Torn's mentioning of its strict prohibition against Caucasians according to the Helms Amendment -the "Summit Thingy" between Alan Alda and the Russians and their obsession with MTV and "what's that other one? VH-1!" -the "Canada Desk" at the CIA.

Also, at the hospital, Honey getting a get-well card from Gordon Lightfoot and looking out the window, seeing a blizzard and dog-sleds and muttering, "Ottawa." under her breath. Moore SCORES!!! ALL the clichés and satires are perfect on both sides of the border.


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