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Hook (1991)

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

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (books), J.M. Barrie (play) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dustin Hoffman ... Captain Hook
Robin Williams ... Peter Banning
Julia Roberts ... Tinkerbell
Bob Hoskins ... Smee
Maggie Smith ... Granny Wendy
Caroline Goodall ... Moira Banning
Charlie Korsmo ... Jack 'Jackie' Banning
Amber Scott ... Maggie Banning
Laurel Cronin ... Liza, Wendy's Housekeeper
Phil Collins ... Inspector Good
Arthur Malet ... Tootles
Isaiah Robinson ... Pockets
Jasen Fisher ... Ace
Dante Basco ... Rufio
Raushan Hammond ... Thud Butt
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Peter Pan (Robin Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's (Dame Maggie Smith's) granddaughter, Moira (Caroline Goodall). Captain James Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott), and Peter returns to Neverland with Tinkerbell (Julia 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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What if Peter Pan grew up?


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Did You Know?

Trivia

The shot in which the Captain's hook is fitted to his arm for the first time had to be done in one take as the flicker effect was achieved using rare, single use flash bulbs. See more »

Goofs

After Hook trips over the clock, the position of the kids in the background increases/decreases randomly between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maggie: [as Wendy in the play] Boy, why are you crying?
Peter Pan in Play: I was crying, because I couldn't get my shadow to stick. Besides, I wasn't crying.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Jurassic Park III (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

We Don't Wanna Grow Up
Music by John Williams
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
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User Reviews

 
Why is this a bad movie? Why is this even a mediocre movie?
30 July 2014 | by ikraniSee all my reviews

I'm not one of the people fortunate enough to catch this in the theaters. I am, however, one of the people who loudly objects to the negative critical response to this film.

Peter Pan growing up is a wonderfully refreshing concept and saying "it adds nothing to the Peter Pan mythos" confuses me to no end. The beautiful practical sets would never have come to pass in an age where Spielberg and Lucas have gone crazy with the CGI and accusing them of being cartoony is rather superfluous seeing as Peter Pan's not exactly known for its realism. The actors all turn in decent performances, the best being Robin William's uptight Peter Banning and childlike Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman's deliciously evil Captain Hook, and Bob Hoskins. Nothing to say about Bob Hoskins; if he's on screen, he's giving it his all.

I deduct points from the film do to the third act with the war, not because the Lost Boys use incredibly implausible weapons to fight the pirates but because Peter stops being savvy about Hook, there's a rather unnecessary dark moment during an otherwise cartoony climax, and about a half dozen inconsistencies appear in the span of five minutes. But, other than that, Hook is a brilliant film and its "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes is simply a travesty, for not only is it a heartfelt Spielberg experience, but when the movie wants to be funny, it's REALLY funny. Listen not to the critics unless they are Jim Sterling or Doug Walker, because this film is one of the best.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,522,535, 15 December 1991

Gross USA:

$119,654,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,854,823
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)| SDDS (35 mm prints)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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