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

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  2 August 1986 (Japan)
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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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Eddie Frierson ...
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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Box Office

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$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:  [flying]  As the title suggests, the castle of Laputa flies. Numerous flying contraptions feature in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Muska is announcing his rise in rank and plan to the soldiers, he is shown from the side wearing his red uniform, but the next shot from just in front of him shows it changed to green before it's shown afterward, always red. See more »

Quotes

[soldiers observe the blast from the observatory]
Col. Muska: The fire of Heaven that destroyed Sodom and Gamorrah in the Old Testament. The Ramanayah referred to it as "Indra's Arrow." The entire world will once again kneel before the power of Laputa.
General: I can only say, "Well done, Muska. You're a credit to our country." As such, you deserve this reward!
[shoots at hologram, to no avail]
General: Huh?
[his gun runs out]
Col. Muska: [menacingly] I have really had enough of your incredible stupidity.
Sheeta: [to the soldiers] Run, everyone!
Col. Muska: [...]
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Crazy Credits

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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