Canadian Bacon

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Canadian Bacon (1995)

Canadian Bacon is a 1995 comedy written, directed, and produced by Michael Moore, who is better known for his controversial documentaries. The cast includes John Candy, Alan Alda, Kevin Pollak, Rip Torn, Rhea Perlman and G.D. Spradlin. The film is thus far the only work of fiction directed by Moore (although his critics may say it's just the only one advertised as such) and was the last film role John Candy completed before his death. Ironically, much of the filming was done in Canada, thus sending American jobs across the border to save money.


The following weapons were used in the film Canadian Bacon:

Contents


Handguns

Colt Python

Sheriff Bud Boomer (John Candy) and his friend Roy Boy (Kevin J. O'Connor) carry Colt Pythons.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
Bud Boomer with his Python in a bar.
Roy Boy with a Python in the end credits

Colt Trooper Mk III

Honey (Rhea Perlman) is seen cleaning a Colt Trooper Mk III as the first anti-Canadian propaganda messages come on.

Colt Trooper Mark III with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Honey cleaning her Colt Trooper Mk III.

Glock 17

The sidearm of Omega Force appears to be the Glock 17

Glock 17 1st Generation - 9x19mm
A member of Omega Force points his Glock at the mountie. (Steven Wright)

Submachine Guns

Daisy Softair Model 15 MP-5K

Omega Force carries what appears to be toy MP5Ks. These might be Daisy Softair Model 15 MP-5Ks.

Daisy Airsoft Model 14 MP5K
Omega Force is unable to make it all the way up the CN Tower. (But Bud Boomer can?)

Shotguns

Mossberg 500

Bud Boomer is armed with a Mossberg 500 when he is guarding the hydroelectric plant.

Mossberg 500 with high-capacity magazine tube - 12 gauge
Bud takes cover when he sees the "Canadians" infiltrate the plant.
Bud confronts Gus (Brad Sullivan), the leader of the "Canadians."

Winchester Model 1200

Kabral (Bill Nunn) is armed with a Winchester Model 1200 slug gun.

Winchester Model 1200 Deer Slug - 12 gauge
The barrel of the Winchester Model 1200 is seen in the upper right in the rear.

Mossberg 500

Roy Boy (Kevin J. O'Connor) is armed with a Mossberg 500 while guarding the hydroelectric plant.

Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 gauge. This is the most commonly produced version of the 500 series today.
Roy Boy (Kevin J. O'Connor) with his Mossberg 500. The distinctive tube nut is visible.
Roy Boy with his Mossberg 500.

MagTech MT 586

A citizen is armed with a MagTech MT 586.

MagTech MT 586.jpg
A citizen is armed with a MagTech MT 586.

Double Barreled Shotgun

A citizen is armed with a Double Barreled Shotgun while confiscating Canadian contraband. (In this case, ice skates.)

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
CB double 01.jpg

Rifles

M16A1

M16A1 rifles are plentiful in this film, either in the hands of actors, extras, or just in the background.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A citizen guarding the bowling alley inspects bags.
Roy Boy with an M16A1 with a 20-round magazine.
Colt M16A1 with A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Movie/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available.
M16A1s with A2 handguards at the Hacker plant.

M16 w/M203

Honey is armed with an M16 with an M203 grenade launcher.

M16A1 (5.56x45mm) with M203 grenade launcher 40x46mm
Honey with her M16 w/M203. Her rifle also has an Elbit Falcon red dot sight, but disappears in later scenes.
Honey at the base of the CN Tower. Her rifle has a 30 round magazine, and from the shape of the trigger guard on the M203, it's clear it's not a Cobray 37mm Launcher.
Once Honey gets to the top of the CN Tower, her rifle has a drum magazine, and for some reason, a belt of ammunition.
Honey blazes away with her rifle, one of the few times a weapon is actually fired on camera in the film.

AK variant

When the citizens of Niagara Falls are issued weapons, some receive AK-47 variants.

Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
The lady on the left has an AK variant. It's not close enough to see details, all that's evident is that there's a folding stock.
The lady on the right has an AK variant.

Ruger Mini-14

Honey uses a customized Ruger Mini-14 to shoot Roy Boy in order to keep him from killing himself.

Blued Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Honey's Mini-14 with a barrel shroud and scope.
A closer shot of the receiver.

Machine Guns

Browning M2

An Browning M2 is mounted on a Lynx reconnaissance vehicle, a smaller reconnaissance variant of the M113 APC that was adopted by the Canadian Army. (The movie was filmed in Canada.)

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
CB M2 01.jpg
CB M2 02.jpg

Heavy Weapons

M136 AT4

Various characters have M136 AT4 rocket launchers.

M136 AT4 Anti-Tank recoilless launcher - 84mm
AT4 on a rack at the Hacker plant. The plant is closing, and the weapons are being auctioned off.
Honey cleaning her AT4.

M72 LAW

Various characters have M72 LAW rocket launchers.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
Roy Boy with a LAW rocket launcher while Kabral has an AT4.
Now Kabral has a LAW.

SPG-9 Recoilless Rifle

One of the weapons being auctioned off at the Hacker plant is a SPG-9 recoilless rifle. Once it's sold to Roy Boy, it morphs into a Stinger missile launcher.

SPG-9 recoilless rifle - 73mm
Odd that an American weapons plant would be producing Soviet-bloc heavy weapons...

FIM-92A Stinger

Roy Boy buy a FIM-92A Stinger at the Hacker plant auction, and accidentally fires it at the president.

FIM-92A Stinger - 70mm
In Michael Moore's world, anyone can buy an anti-aircraft missile at an auction.
CB Stinger 02.jpg

Other

M24 Chaffee light tank

Once his dreams of going to war with Canada are shattered, Gus (Brad Sullivan) decides to single-handedly attack our neighbors to the South in a M24 Chaffee Light Tank.

CB M24 01.jpg

Unknown Revolver

Honey has an unidentified revolver tucked into the back of her skirt as she escapes the Canadian hospital. This is not the Colt Trooper Mk III from earlier, as the grips are different.

CB revolver 01.jpg


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