Anthentar wrote:I wonder, has anyone here ever seen Canadian Bacon? It's one of John Candy's movies and a very special one indeed. It's set in America just after the Cold War ended. The president doesn't think it's fair that all of his predicessors had the Russians to blame everything on while he gets slammed for everything.
He decides to try and get the Cold War going again, but when the Russians refuse (telling him not to be a sore winner), he turns on the first country to come up on the radar... Canada. John Candy (playing an American living in Fort Niagara) and his friends are caught up in this fiasco thinking that they are the first line of defence for the USA.
It includes such memorable moments as the public service announcment explaining that due to the increase in suicides after the weapons plant shut down, police are being offered bonuses: $50 for everyone they convince not to jump and $100 for every body they haul out of the river. Oh, and the garbage raid when Candy and his buddies cross the Niagara and start spreading garbage all over the Canadian beaches under the watch of two mounties on horses who sit there arguing about the proper pronounciation of their threats
"She's been moved to the capital."
"I see, Toronto it is then."
"No. The capital is Ottawa."
Oh yes!! Canadian Bacon is one of my favorite movies!
"Toronto is the capital of Canada?! Do we look that stupid?!"
Yeah, the $100 for every body they pulled out of the water. They stand there yelling "Jump! Jump!"
I like all of the John Candy movies. Uncle Buck is another that is very entertaining. Love the scene with the birthday pancake the size of the table.
Armed and Dangerous.
Planes Trains and Automobiles is a little more serious and a good movie.
Summer Rental- some very funny scenes.
Hmm- can't think of the others.