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Hook (1991)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  11 December 1991 (USA)
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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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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 <>

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What if Peter Pan grew up?


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Release Date:

11 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitaine Crochet  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)


$119,654,900 (USA)

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As Wendy leaves the nursery (before the kids are taken) she recites a prayer ("Nightlights, watch over my sleeping babes..." etc.) from the play "Peter and Wendy". See more »


When Hook's hook is put on after it is carried thru the Neverland Docks, and the sparks are going off, the crew and some equipment can be seen in its reflective surface. See more »


Don't AskNo NapLatchboyThud ButtToo Small: [in unison with the other Lost Boys] Peter Pan?
Don't Ask: That ain't Peter Pan.
No Nap: He's old!
Latchboy: He's fat!
Thud Butt: Not so fat to me.
Too Small: [laughs] He's an old fat grandpa man.
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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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Dustin Hoffman can easily can get you hooked
27 January 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Hook is a spin off of the classic tale of Peter Pan, you ever wonder what life would have been like for Peter Pan if he had grown up? If he had kids, a wife, and a career as a lawyer? Not very much, but it happens here in Spielberg's tale of the boy who never wanted to grow up. Hook is a pretty good film, it was definitely very imaginative and creative story wise. The sets and actors were absolutely perfect for this film; did you know that Michael Jackson originally wanted to play the role of Peter? Pretty creepy, huh? But Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman were so great together, I really enjoyed their performances. But the only actress I questioned was Julia Roberts as Tink, I'm not so sure if she was the best choice for the role. But that's just me, while the story seemed to drag on a bit, it was actually pretty good.

Peter is a bit of a grown up who just can't seem to have fun in life, he misses his son's baseball games, doesn't spend much time with the family, and is always focused on work. But when he and his wife visit England with their kids to see Wendy, the lady who raised Peter when he was an orphan, his kids are kidnapped by Captain James Hook who wants to challenge Peter, but when Tink takes Peter back to Neverland, he needs major convincing that he is Peter Pan and is given three days to do so to get back his children. The Lost Boys try their best to make Peter bang-or-aign once again with them and that he'll get his kids back while learning the importance of youth.

Hook is over all a good film that I would recommend to people. It's not at all a bad film, it has good drama in it along with great comedy. Most people love the dinner scene between Peter and Rufio, mine is Captain Hook explaining to Peter's kids why parents don't love children. Dustin's delivery of "I want to potty, I want a cookie" was just so perfect and funny. This is a good family film that I think you'll like, it's just an honest film with a fun story.


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