Porco Rosso

December 23rd, 2011


Porco Rosso

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The adventures of a 1920's bush pilot who just happens to look like a humanoid pig.

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 7.8/10 (17,944 voted)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Sanshi Katsura

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.

Shûichirô Moriyama - Kurenai no Buta (voice)
Tokiko Katô - Jina-sama (voice)
Sanshi Katsura - Pikkoro-oyaji (voice)
Greg Ellis - (voice: English version)
Tsunehiko Kamijô - Manmayuto no shachô (voice)
Akemi Okamura - Fio Pikkoro (voice)
Akio Ohtsuka - Donarudo Kâchisu (voice)
Hiroko Seki - Bâ-chan (voice)
Jack Angel -
Dee Bradley Baker - (voice)
Michael Bell -
Jeff Bennett -
Earl Boen -
Cameron Bowen -
Rodger Bumpass -

Release Date: 23 December 2011

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Did You Know?

Porco Rosso is based on manga Hikoutei Jidai (The Age of the Flying Boat) by Hayao Miyazaki, part of Zassou Note series.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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".

Curtis: [taunting Porco] If you run away, I'll tell everyone you're chicken!
Porco Rosso: Chicken, pig, what's the difference?

User Review

More than a movie

Rating: 10/10

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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