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Canadian Bacon
Canadian Bacon
Actors: John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Kevin Pollak, Rip Torn
Director: Michael Moore
Genres: Comedy, Sports
PG     2001     1hr 31min

"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! ...  more »


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Actors: John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Kevin Pollak, Rip Torn
Director: Michael Moore
Creators: Michael Moore, David Brown, Freddy De Mann, Gregory Goodman, Kathleen Glynn, Louis G. Friedman
Genres: Comedy, Sports
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Hockey
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/22/2001
Original Release Date: 09/22/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 09/22/1995
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

More! A hidden gem.
isala | Fairbanks, Alaska,, US | 10/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Excellent satire
anderix | Washington, DC | 04/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
Good comedy; satire on American "hatred" for Canada
Carl Johnson | 11/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"'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."
An underappreciated gem
E. PEPKE | Tallahassee, Florida United States | 08/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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."