6.0/10
15,215
119 user 25 critic

Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | | Comedy | 22 September 1995 (USA)
Trailer
2:03 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
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
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Wagons East (1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi
The Big One (1997)
Documentary | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America.

Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Michael Moore, Elaine Bly, Dan Burns
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty
Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts
Delirious (1991)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz
Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Levy
Stars: John Candy, Jim Belushi, Cybill Shepherd
Hostage for a Day (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Warren Kooey is a man who's tired of his current life; a witch of a wife, a boss who complains about everything he does and looses his lifesavings (stolen by the wife). He has only one ... See full summary »

Director: John Candy
Stars: George Wendt, John Vernon, Robin Duke
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Footage from Michael Moore's 60-city tour of college campuses and other venues showcases what the filmmaker calls "the birth of a new political generation."

Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Michael Moore, Eddie Vedder, Robert Ellis Orrall
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy
Roger & Me (1989)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy
Uncle Buck (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bachelor and all-round slob Buck babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Director: John Hughes
Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It Gets Lonely at the Top, When There's No More Butt to Kick. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,349, 24 September 1995

Gross USA:

$163,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$163,971
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While discussing which black men got to drive with their white counterparts, Bud, Roy Boy, and Kabral reference characters from movies "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "Lethal Weapon" (1987), and "48 Hours" (1982). However, the actors they attribute to each film are incorrect. 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

Boomer: I'll tell ya another thing: their beer sucks!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Toy Never Played With
Written by Kevn Kinney (as Kevin Kinney) and Tim Neilson
Performed by Drivin' 'N' Cryin' (as Drivin' 'N Cryin')
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc. and Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

One trick pony that outstays it's welcome
10 August 2002 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The President of America's ratings have dropped. What he really needs to do is get a war to get his popularity up. However the usual bad guys aren't interested so he decides to start a talking war against Canada. Using the media to stir up anti-Canadian feeling his popularity rises but a group of American citizens take it too far and prepare for invasion.

Michael Moore is a rare talent and many of his programmes and films could be used as a model for anyone wanted to do satire and be both political and funny at the same time. When he's on form he puts our own Mark Thomas into the shade. However with this film he can't take a really good idea and make it last for 90 minutes. Most scenes with the President and his media war with Canada is really sharp and really funny – just like Moore at his best.

However it's the rest of the film outside of this one point that fails. It is just a rambling comedy that doesn't have anything to say or do. Moore is a little lost and it lacks bite and, sadly, laughs. The cast try hard and Candy is watchable if not at his best. Alda is good but a bit too light and friendly to be the president. The rest of the cast are amusing in different ways – Torn, Pollack, Nunn, Spadlin, Wright, Belushi etc are all good.

Overall Moore lacks his usual bite and this one good idea is lost in a film when really it could have been a good 15 minute sketch. The media war is funny and, post 9/11, is quite sharp even though it is a little too light, but outside of that the comments, ideas and laughs dry up.


9 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 119 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed