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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)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
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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air pirate | pilot | italy | 1930s | hero | See All (45) »


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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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Marco Pagot (Porco Rosso's real name) is named after an Italian animator who had worked with Hayao Miyazaki earlier in his career. 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 »

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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 Troldspejlet: Episode #30.6 (2003) See more »

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Tokini wa mukasi no hanashi wo
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Written and Performed by Tokiko Katô
Arrangements by Yôko Kanno
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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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