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Hook (1991)

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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.

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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What if Peter Pan grew up?


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hook See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,522,535, 15 December 1991, Wide Release

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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Dustin Hoffman appeared in two films about Peter Pan, this movie and Finding Neverland (2004). Following his appearance in this movie, close friend and former roommate Gene Hackman began calling him "Hook" as a joke. The name stuck and his contemporaries call him by that nickname to this day. See more »

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When Hook is talking to Peter on the ship, he stuffs the eyepatch and glasses Peter's wearing into his mouth to act like a gag. Then when Hook removes them from his mouth, we see that he takes the eyepatch from out his mouth twice between angles. See more »

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[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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Take Me Out To The Ballgame
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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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