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When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

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Storyline

Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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What if Peter Pan grew up?


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11 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Capitaine Crochet  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$119,654,900 (USA)
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Trivia

Dustin Hoffman was present two months before he was actually required to film his parts simply so he could get immersed in the role. See more »

Goofs

Smee's earring changes ears between scenes. It's first seen in his left ear as he carries Hook's hook to him on the red pillow. Other scenes such as the baseball game, it's in his right ear. See more »

Quotes

[Peter and Moira are in an argument when Peter's cell phone rings]
Peter Banning: It's Brad, Moira. I gotta take this call. I've gotta fix this.
Moira Banning: No, you've got to fix your family first.
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Crazy Credits

After Tootles flies away and the end credits start, one of the stars in the sky continues to glow. According to the Peter Pan stories, "The second star to the right and straight out till morning" is where NeverLand is located. See more »

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References Dead Poets Society (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Alone
Music by John Williams
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Amber Scott
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you naysayers miss the whole point
13 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

as is typical of reviews of most films at IMDb, 20% or so find films reviewed here as being bad.

Hook is no different. I never tire of seeing this film. Sure Spielberg gives us his take on the story and the "what ifs" abound, and there are imperfections. so what else is new about film-making?

do you see any films on this website that got a 10? NO!

no one film will EVER please everyone who watched it. so what's the point of giving your opinion? it obviously won't change the film. your opinion warns others to "stay away" from this film. "don't waste your time" blah blah blah.

point of my diatribe? take the wonderful parts and acting and visuals and music and whatever aspects of the film you like, and ENJOY THEM.

there are wonderful bits and pieces of Hook, and whole scenes, and the notion that people can change and try to make life better for those they may have hurt, and so on.

this film, if you have a heart, and some of you don't, speaks to that heart and moves it and makes you thankful for those in your life who really do need you.

am i a sentimentalist? so what if I am! get over it. and get a life.


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