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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)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Donarudo Kâchisu (voice)
Hiroko Seki ...
Bâ-chan (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
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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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Fio (voice)
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Curtis (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

Near the end of the film when Porco and Curtiss are fight in their planes they crash into a tower, which sends up a variety of international flags. The United States of America flag that appears during this sequence has only 11 stripes and 20 stars, a configuration that never existed. (There were 20 stars on the flag in 1818-1819, but 13 stripes. It's unlikely this is mean to be a rare, nearly 100-year-old flag that has lost it's bottom two stripes.) Most likely it is a simplification for animation. See more »

Quotes

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 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 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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One of the greatest animated film
10 April 2004 | by (London, Uk) – See all my reviews

Kurenai no Buta is, as anything else created by Hazao Miyazaki, a sublime work of art. However this film is very different from the rest of Miyazaki's work, as it aims at a grown-up and mature audience. The story is a metaphorical tale about the true nature of man and humanity. Set within the historical background of the rise of fascism in Italy, it is one of the most cleverly written animated film I've ever seen. As usual Miyazaki's boundless imagination brings on screen some colourful characters you're not likely to forget, among which a bunch of maverick but good hearted air pirates (very much like in Castle in th Sky). It also introduces more complicated characters, with real depth, like Porco or Madame Gina. The film also contains some amazingly beautiful and graphic sequences, with detailed landscapes seen from the sky and plane chase over the sea. This film gives a true meaning to Animated Film. It is without question a Must see.


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