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.
Did You Know?
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
(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
A pig's gotta fly.
Apart from the title, there are no opening credits. See more
Referenced in Pom Poko
Tokini wa mukasi no hanashi wo
Written and Performed by Tokiko Katô
Arrangements by Yôko Kanno See more