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Porco Rosso (1992)

Kurenai no buta (original title)
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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)
... Fio Pikkoro (voice)
... Donarudo Kâchisu (voice)
Hiroko Seki ... Bâ-chan (voice)
Reizô Nomoto ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Osamu Saka ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Yû Shimaka ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura ... (voice)
Minoru Yada ... (voice)
... Porco Rosso (voice)
... Gina (voice)
... 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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18 July 1992 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

Some characters in the film are named after famous Italian pilots, Francesco Baracca, Adriano Visconti, and Arturo Ferrarin. See more »

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) When Porco is in the pub, there is a Shell logo on the outside wall. That logo was used from 1971 to 1995. 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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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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Married to the Blob (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Tokini wa mukasi no hanashi wo
(theme song)
Written and Performed by Tokiko Katô
Arrangements by Yôko Kanno
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More than a movie
22 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Porco Rosso is not just one of those movies that you watch and give back to Netflix. It is one of those movies that genuinely makes you hate your life, but in a good way. Watching a movie like Porco Rosso makes you wish that you lived in their world, and that you could fly your own plane between the Adriatic Islands and your own private hideaway. It is the kind of film that takes you inside it and leaves you with a sort of culture shock when you are forced to realize that you are in your modern-day room with no way to get around but a car or a bike. It is the sort of movie that you watch again not only because you love it so much, but also so that you can have a portal back into that magical world and dream that you can become like one of the characters in the movie with some sort of "reality". Who cares if there are flaws? Is the world absolutely perfect? So what if there is ambiguity about the ending? Is life always crystal clear? Porco Rosso is one of those movies that has the perfect mix of reality and fantasy; it gives you a world that you wish you were a part of, and COULD be, if only you can find it....


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