Canadian Bacon Movie Review 1994

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Regrettably amateurish satire (with some sharp observations) serves as the feature film debut for Moore, who irritated many with "Roger & Me." Title refers to the military code name for a campaign to whip up anti-Canadian hysteria and justify a U.S. invasion of its neighbor to the north. Evil political advisor Pollak convinces well-meaning but inept President Alda that it's just the thing to get the presidential popularity up and those defense industries humming. Ugly Americans abound, at expense of polite Canadians, eh? Filmed in Toronto, which is shown to good advantage. Candy in one of last roles is the superpatriotic sheriff of Niagara Falls, New York.


USA Home Entertainment, 1 W. Forest, Englewood, NJ 07631-4004, Phone: (201)871-1000, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Satire & Parody, Politics, Canada, Canadian Mounties
Michael Moore
Alan Alda, Kevin Pollak, John Candy, Rhea Perlman, Rip Torn, Bill Nunn, Kevin J. O'Connor, Steven Wright, G.D. Spradlin, James Belushi, Wallace Shawn, Dan Aykroyd
Haskell Wexler
Michael Moore
Elmer Bernstein, Peter Bernstein
Michael Moore
David Brown, Michael Moore, Ron Rotholz, Steve Golin, Freddy Demann, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Polygram, Maverick Pictures, Propaganda Films, MGM Home Entertainment

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