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)
Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Sanshi Katsura
Storyline 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.
Cast: Shûichirô Moriyama
Kurenai no Buta
(voice: English version)
Manmayuto no shachô
Dee Bradley Baker
Release Date: 23 December 2011
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".
If you run away, I'll tell everyone you're chicken! Porco Rosso:
Chicken, pig, what's the difference?
More than a movie
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....