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Porco Rosso (1992)

Kurenai no buta (original title)
In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shûichirô Moriyama ...
Kurenai no Buta (voice)
Tokiko Katô ...
Jina-sama (voice)
Bunshi Katsura Vi ...
Pikkoro-oyaji (voice) (as Bunshi Katsura)
Tsunehiko Kamijô ...
Manmayuto no shachô (voice)
Akemi Okamura ...
Fio Pikkoro (voice)
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Donarudo Kâchisu (voice)
Hiroko Seki ...
Bâ-chan (voice)
Reizô Nomoto ...
Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Yu Shimaka ...
Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura ...
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Minoru Yada ...
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Porco Rosso (voice)
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Gina (voice)
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Grandpa Piccolo (voice)

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In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Hayao Miyazaki has stated that he prefers the French language cast (in particular Jean Reno as Porco Rosso) over the Japanese cast. See more »

Goofs

One of kidnapped girl talked to the pirates before jumping off the seaplane that there are 15 of them . After Porco struck the pirates, there are 15 girls safe in the swim ring but next scene of Porco's seaplane there are 18 of girls playing around. See more »

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Pirate: So we're taking all 15 of them?
Head Pirate: Well it wouldn't be nice to seperate them from their friends.
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Opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more »

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Referenced in Mimi wo sumaseba (1995) See more »

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Sakuranbo no minoru koro (Le temps des cerises)
Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
Performed by Tokiko Katô
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Well, it's Miyazaki. What'd you expect?
7 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Porco Rosso" is probably the first animated Humphrey Bogart film. Why? The title character, a WWI flying ace who has been transformed into a pig, reminded me of Bogart with his gruff manner and that world-weary cynicism that instantly endears us to Bogart. "Porco Rosso" is also a highly entertaining adventure film, and Miyazaki has once again created a slew of characters you can either cheer for or hiss vehemently at them.

The US dub is done particularly well (Disney tends not to muck Miyazaki's movies up most of the time), with Michael Keaton hitting that Bogart vibe as the title character. Keaton was obviously the first choice on the dubber's mind for this character, and he performs excellently. Susan Egan is the voice of Madame Gina, Porco's friend who loves him but he doesn't quite get it. Cary Elwes, who is of course British, does a convincing Southern accent as the movie's main villain, Curtis, a hotshot American pilot who challenges Porco. David Ogden Stiers shows off his vocal chameleon skills as Piccolo, Porco's mechanic friend; Stiers's voice sounds genuinely Italian, and I must again wonder: How does he do it? Anyway, moving on. Kimberly Williams, whom you may or may not remember from the Steve Martin version of "Father of the Bride", is spunky as Fio, the other main female character who becomes Porco's partner (albeit reluctantly on his part).

All in all, "Porco Rosso" is a highly entertaining movie, and it should be seen by everyone.


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