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Canadian Bacon

Canadian Bacon is a 1995 comedy/satire, and the only film written, directed and produced by Michael Moore billed as a work of fiction. It was the last film released to star John Candy. A U.S. president (played by Alan Alda), faced with falling public opinion ratings, decides to go to war to distract voters (especially one Larry Rathbun) from domestic troubles and invigorate the economy, a plan supported by his National Security Advisor Stuart Smiley (played by Kevin Pollack) and General Dick Panzer (Rip Torn [also relating to Rathbun]). The problem with this plan is that with the demise of the Soviet Union, there's no one left to go to war with. But some brainstorming by Smiley leads to an attempt to start a cold war with Canada ("everyone hates Canadians"), using media manipulation as the main tool to stoke the passions of the US public. Unfortunately, a local sheriff, Bud B. Boomer (John Candy, a Canadian in real life), in a town along the US/Canada border, takes it a bit further. ...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Canadian Bacon. You should replace/update it...