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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

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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Storyline

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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18 July 1992 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

The flying boats in Porco's WWI flashback story are based on historical airplanes. Porco and his squadron are flying the Macchi M.5, an Italian single-seat fighter flying boat designed and built by Macchi-Nieuport at Varese. It was extremely maneuverable and agile and matched the land-based aircraft it had to fight. The Austro-Hungarians are flying the Hansa-Brandenburg CC, a single-seat wooden-hulled fighter flying-boat, named CC after Camillo Castiglioni, financial controller of the Brandenburg company. See more »

Goofs

There are spelling mistakes in all three Italian texts that appear in the movie: first newspaper "mamma aito" instead of "mamma aiuto" and "L'bambie" instead of "Le bambine", second newspaper "vivo a morto" instead of "vivo o morto", third sign in Piccolo's office "non si fo credito" instead of "non si fa credito". See more »

Quotes

Arms Dealer: If you make money from war, you're scum. If you can't make money from bounty hunting, you're an idiot!
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Crazy Credits

Series of pen and ink drawings depicting adventures and early accidents in aviation are shown during the end titles. They are all populated by humanoid pigs, just like Porco. See more »

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Featured in Disneycember: Porco Rosso (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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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An underrated classic
12 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Although few people actually know about this film, it must be stated that this one of the best animated films of all time. It is also quite unique, and has comedy and themes more enjoyable for an adult audience, though youngsters should also get a kick out of it.

Porco Rosso follows the adventures of a man known as porco, a pilot who attacks pirates for a fee during World War II, and has the unfortunate problem of being cursed to look like a pig. It follows his adventures, battling many different foes for a number of different reasons.

Porco Rosso has a lot of things to recommend it. The artwork is stunning, with amazing attention to detail and a great anime style. The story is an absolute joy to follow, and has that perfect blend of comedy, drama and action. Although it is hard to describe the story properly without giving to much away, this truly is one to watch at all ages, though most of the humor is aimed at adults. Do yourself a favor and see it: you won't be disappointed.


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