CANADIAN BACON (Theatrical Release USA 1995)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Canadian Bacon—fresh and original—holds its comedy almost to its conclusion. As the film gets closer to an Armageddon scenario, the movie’s generally comedic stance comes to a grinding halt due to the gravity of the situation. The ending scenes should have been rewritten to keep the comedic pace rising to a crescendo. That one factor would have pushed this movie to the top as a piece to be appreciated through several viewings. Overall, the film is worth a watch and creates genuine chuckles throughout until nearing its conclusion.

Storyline

It’s the United States versus Canada in this political comedy.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Michael Moore for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Freddy De Mann and Sigurjon Sighvatsson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sheriff Bud Boomer (John Candy), President of the United States (Alan Alda), Honey (Rhea Perlman), Stu Smiley (Kevin Pollak), General Dick Panzer (Rip Torn), Roy Boy (Kevin J. O’Connor), R.J. Hacker (G.D. Spradlin), Niagra Mountie (Steven Wright), Charles Jackal (Jim Belushi), Gus (Brad Sullivan), Edwin S. Simon (Stanley Anderson), and Kabral (Bill Nunn).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s good comedy that has a fresh approach to rivalry between countries and the length politicians could go to in order to establish political wins.

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