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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.

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writer:

Hayao Miyazaki
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shûichirô Moriyama Shûichirô Moriyama ... Kurenai no Buta (voice)
Tokiko Katô Tokiko Katô ... Jina-sama (voice)
Bunshi Katsura Vi Bunshi Katsura Vi ... Pikkoro-oyaji (voice) (as Bunshi Katsura)
Tsunehiko Kamijô Tsunehiko Kamijô ... Manmayuto no shachô (voice)
Akemi Okamura ... Fio Pikkoro (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Donarudo Kâchisu (voice)
Hiroko Seki Hiroko Seki ... Bâ-chan (voice)
Reizô Nomoto Reizô Nomoto ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Osamu Saka Osamu Saka ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Yû Shimaka Yû Shimaka ... Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura Mahito Tsujimura ... (voice)
Minoru Yada Minoru Yada ... (voice)
Michael Keaton ... Porco Rosso (voice)
Susan Egan ... Gina (voice)
David Ogden Stiers ... 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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Trivia

Marco Pagot, aka Porco Rosso, was possibly based on Ensign Charles Hammann, a US Navy fighter pilot during WWI. Hammann, like Porco, flew a Macchi M.5 biplane fighter over the Adriatic Sea against Austro-Hungary. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing, under fire, a fellow pilot who was shot down. 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

Fio: Are you a spy?
Porco Rosso: A spy?
[Porco roars with laughter]
Porco Rosso: A spy! That's a good one! That's the last thing I'll ever be. I only work for myself.
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Crazy Credits

The opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sailor and the Seven Ballz 2: Return of the Ballz (2005) 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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Great story, wonderful characters, fantastic animation
8 July 2005 | by digadigadoSee all my reviews

First of all, I've never seen the title "Kurenai no buta" except on IMDb. The English title on my copy and all other references I've found on the web are "Porco Rosso". Outside Japan, that's the title to look for at the video store.

Let's see what we've got: an Italian Pig speaking Japanese, "Knock your socks off" aerial vistas, not one but two beautiful heroines, an Adriatic hotel that's actually a small island, better dialog than many "live" movies, sky pirates, even good music. How many films can claim all that?

Perhaps the most attractive character of the film, after you've gotten past the many obvious ones, is Myazaki's amazing imagination which pervades all aspects of the production.

To me, the storyline is reminiscent of Hollywood's Golden Age. The characters are wonderful, even to an adult audience and, of course, high quality animation is the frosting on the cake.

After seeing Porco Rosso, I bought the DVD, and I hardly ever do that!


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Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$156,270, 20 May 2018

Gross USA:

$443,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,354,729
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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