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Castle in the Sky (1986)
"Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta" (original title)

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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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Sheeta (voice)
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Pazu (voice)
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Dola (voice)
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Muska (voice)
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Uncle Pom (voice)
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General (voice)
John Hostetter ...
Boss (voice)
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Charles (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Henri (voice)
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Young Sheeta / Madge / Additional Voices (voice)
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Henri (1989 Dub) / Old Engineer (1989 Dub) / Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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2 August 1986 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,315,182 (France) (17 January 2003)

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$3,048,494 (France) (31 January 2003)
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Trivia

Hayao Miyazaki:  [Pigs]  A pig is seen being shooed out of a little girl's house. See more »

Goofs

The colour of the hand-cannon shells that Dola gives Pazu alternates. The case of the shells is red, and the cap is gold, but later on the case becomes gold, and the cap red. See more »

Quotes

Henri: [Pazu has just returned home; he is about to open the door when suddenly hands reach out to grab him] Well! Ahoy there, matey!
Pazu: Ahh! What's going on?
[he is thrown into his house; cut to Pazu struggling as Henri ties him up]
Henri: Stop wriggling, ya little worm!
Dola: [seated at the dinner table, noisily munching on a steak] Welcome home, sonny!
Pazu: [as Henri pulls a bound Pazu to the wall] Get out! Get out, or I'll throw you out! This is MY house!
Dola: [disdainfully] Oh, ya can't scare me! You can't even protect one ...
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The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more »

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Pretty damned amazing
25 May 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Thanks to the success of SPIRITED AWAY, I was recently able to obtain this title. In fact, thanks to SPIRITED, it is now available just about anywhere videos are sold, along with PRINCESS MONONOKE and KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE. (The warm and fuzzy MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO remains widely available, of course.) This one is a bit different, being a sci-fi adventure, but it retains many of the themes close to the director's heart so that it bears close ties to some of his other works. While not his best work by any means (that honor would fall to PRINCESS and SPIRITED), this is well worth viewing at least once, and possibly a second and third time. Kids of course will watch it over and over again. The music is by far the best of any of his existing films. It absolutely soars. (No pun intended, for those familiar with the plot.)


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