Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso Movie Summary

by Mikayla Samonte

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Short History

Credits: The Porco Rosso Wiki Page
Porco Rosso was produced by Studio Ghibli in partnership with Japan Airlines and Tokuma Shoten. It premiered on July 18, 1992. in: Films, Films directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is based on The Age of the Flying Boat, a three-part watercolor manga for Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Data Notes and was serialized by Monthly Model Graphix in 1992. It was originally planned to be a short film for JAL's in-flight entertainment.

The Shortest Summary

Credits - Porco Rosso Wiki

"The film, set in the Adriatic Sea in the interwar period, begins with the titular character Porco Rosso, a veteran World War I fighter ace and freelance bounty hunter, responding to an alert over an attack on a ferry liner by airborne pirates. After defeating the pirates Porco retires to the Hotel Adriano, which is run by his long-time friend Madame Gina. At the restaurant, an American named Curtis proposes to Gina, but she rebuffs him. Porco goes off to eat alone, but shortly Gina sits and talks to him.

After Porco Rosso leaves to Milan, to make repairs to his plane, he is shot down by Curtis, who wants to achieve fame by killing Rosso. Rosso survives but has to head to Milan on train. At Piccolo S.P.A. he asks Mr. Piccolo to rebuild his plane. Due to the depression, Piccolo only as female workers, mostly from his family. A young girl, Fio Piccolo, ends up re-designing his plane.

They flee Piccolo's workshop after the Fascist government attempts to hunt them down, because Rosso won't fight for his government. After escaping from Milan, Porco flew to his hideout after a quick detour to get more gasoline for the plane.

All of the sudden air pirates burst out from Porco's tent and surround him, before they were gonna destroy Porco's plane Fio went to the leader of the Mama Aiuto Gang and started to yell at them to not destroy her first worked plane and she managed to persuade them to not smash it.

Right at that moment Curtis showed up and telling that he wanted a rematch with Porco, when Fio started to intervene Curtis fell in love with her and asked to marry him, so they decided to make a bet for the rematch if Curtis wins Fio would marry him and if Porco wins then Curtis must pay all Porco's debts for rebuilding his plane.

The next day Many people have come by sailboat to see the duel, and Porco and Fio are there. During the aerial dogfight, Porco's guns seemingly jam and for a brief moment, the two go back and forth across the sky avoiding each other's line of fire. The dogfight pauses for a moment as the pilots fly side by side and exchange words instead of bullets. They land in the water next to the islet where the crowd is gathered.

Porco and Curtis have exited their planes and their confrontation has turned into a fistfight in knee-deep shore water.But as Gina's plane pulls up, they simultaneously knock each other out and both sink into the water. The referee starts to count. Gina calls to Porco who rises from the waves on the count of ten. He won! Then, Mr. Curtis and Porco remember that the Italian Air Force is coming to arrest them and so they, too, head for their planes. Porco flies off.

Cut to several years later. Fio keeps building planes, and every year, spends the summer at the hotel with Gina. Porco's plane can be seen parked by Gina's hotel as credits roll."

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Porco Rosso

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