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"Surrender pronto, or we'll level Toronto!" Writer/director Michael Moore (Roger and Me) serves up a "delightfully ludicrous" (Sight and Sound) political send-up brimming with madcap hilarity and side-splitting slapstick! Starring legendary funnyman John Candy, as well as Rhea Perlman, Alan Alda, Kevin Pollak, Rip Torn and Steven Wright, Canadian Bacon is one "funny, acidic satire" (Variety)! Faced with sagging approval ratings and disgruntled arms manufacturers, the U.S. President (Alda) decides to cook up a new Cold War with Canada! And after a flood ofmedia propaganda, Americans waste no time in "patriotically" burning their ice skates and swearing off maple syrup. But when bumbling U.S. sheriff Boomer (Candy) and his hair-trigger deputy Honey (Perlman) decide to take matters into their own hands and lead a preemptive strike, they soon find themselves embroiled in a hilarious international incident that's too close for comfort, eh!

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  • Actors: John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Kevin Pollak, Rip Torn
  • Directors: Michael Moore
  • Writers: Michael Moore
  • Producers: Michael Moore, David Brown, Freddy De Mann, Gregory Goodman, Kathleen Glynn
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000059TG8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,447 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Canadian Bacon" on IMDb

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By isala on October 23, 2004
Format: DVD
Canadian Bacon is Moore's only non-documentary. It is still a scathing attack on US presidential politics. It was made during the Clinton administration (and republican critisism of Moore was notably absent), but does well apply to the present situation. I just hope Moore's prophesies turn in!

There are some absolutley hilarious moments like when the 'invaders' have to paint there anti-Canadian grafitti in both French and English, or (my favourite) when they only know the first line of 'Born in the USA.'

This film deserves more attention.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By E. PEPKE on August 15, 2003
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Moore may have been trying to produce liberal commentary, but as Spike Lee with Bamboozled, he got caught up in the form and managed to produce an excellent satire that skewers everybody. From the machinations of Alan Alda as the President of the U.S. to the homage to Life of Brian where a Canadian policeman makes the American invaders translate the insults painted on their truck into French to please the Quebecois, to the invaders pushing through a crowd of Canadians who apologize to being in the way to Rhea Perlman delivering the line "Canuck Central," this is the ultimate send-up of all Canadian stereotypes of America and American stereotypes of Canada.
It doesn't hurt that Candy is from the Toronto Second City troupe, and even Rhea Perlman out-Andrea-Martins the original. Kevin Pollak, in his own cubicle-farm way, works as well as George C. Scott in Dr. Strangelove.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By "anderix" on April 1, 2004
Format: DVD
I've read some bad reviews for this film. I think it's probably because some people just had different expectations from it. It is an excellent political satire, with a strong statement, which makes you laugh and think at the same time. If that's what you are looking for, if you like "Wag the Dog" and "Doctor Strangelove", then you'll probably like this one as well!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Steve Diben on March 12, 2003
Format: DVD
I found this movie to be rather hilarious in a political sense when I first saw it, but now the current situation with Bush and the US just adds onto it's charm.
Dubya, like Alda in the movie, tries to draw attention away from domestic problems by creating a war (Iraq) just as Alda does with Canada. You'd think that Michael Moore is a prophet by seeing this movie today.
Anyway, great movie for those that like satrical comedies and have an interest in politics. John Candy does a great job and the movie is one of the most under-rated of all time.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Carl Johnson on August 20, 2000
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Maybe I live too close to the Canadian border, but I thought this was an incisive and hilarious look at the end of the cold war and our relations with our forgotten neighbor to the north. John Candy is perfect in his role as a jingoistic sheriff determined to save us from the Canadian menace. Kevin Pollak is Kevin Pollak, but he does it well. This was the first film in which Alan Alda redeemed himself to me ("Flirting with Disaster" was the second). I find most of Michael Moore's stuff too precious and uncomplicated, but in going to fiction, he's able to show that there are multiple sides to a complicated story like the end of the arms race, and he pokes tremendous fun at our complete unfamiliarity with Canada.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 12, 2002
Format: DVD
'Canadian Bacon' is a pretty funny movie with quite a few funny lines and some great casting and acting. The best part of the movie is what some people just don't understand and hate it for -- this isn't an anti-Canadian movie; it's a movie that pokes fun at the almost "playful" hatred Americans have for Canada, making America look like the idiots. At that, it does a good job. It also has one of my favorite lines ever-- "There's a time for thinking, and a time for action. And this, gentlemen, is no time for thinking!"
Overall, it's a fun movie that won't disappoint if you like John Candy and think the hatred Americans pretend to have for Canadians is just silly.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mike Moore on October 18, 2002
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I wasn't surprised to read the so-called "professional" critics blast this movie, they should get real jobs in the first place. I also wasn't surprised to see most of the "real" people who reviewed this movie loved it, as I also thought it was hilarious. Matter of fact, I only read the reviews of those who DIDN'T like it as I couldn't figure out why anyone wouldn't...but I think I have. If you check out the unfavorable reviews, you will see they were all written by people who take themselves way too seriously! How can you expect someone like that to like such a funny movie? 'Canadian Bacon' goes over their heads, the subtle humor is lost on them and they can never laugh at themselves. Did anyone notice that all the Americans are played by Canadians? John Candy, Alan Alda, etc. What a great way to poke fun at Americans poking fun at the Canadians! I am sure the same people that didn't get this movie are the same ones that realize that the so-called "racist" scenes in 'Blazing Saddles' are actually anti-racist. And what is so remarkable is that both Michael Moore and Mel Brooks can send a message to the world through very funny movies. This is pure genius!
'Canadian Bacon' isn't a movie you want to rent, it is a movie you want to own. Why? Because you have to watch it over and over again to catch all the subtleties, as they are hard to catch when you are laughing your ... off. Of course, you have to be able to laugh in the first place!
And by the way, I am not related to the Michael Moore who made this movie!
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