Hook

Plot

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

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 6.3/10 (84,946 voted)

Director:
Steven Spielberg

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts

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.

Writers: J.M. Barrie, J.M. Barrie

Cast:

Dustin Hoffman

Capt. 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

Taglines:
What if Peter Pan grew up?

Release Date: 11 December 1991

Filming Locations: Culver Studios – 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,522,535
(USA)
(15 December 1991)
(2197 Screens)

Gross: $300,854,823
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The names of the original lost boys appear on the door to Wendy's house.

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
When Tinkerbell first encounters adult Peter in Wendy's home, Tinkerbell pulls a rug out from under Peter's feet, causing him to fall on his back. However Peter's feet leave the rug (the actor prematurely jumping) before it is pulled from beneath him.

Quotes:

[Hook hangs Maggie and Jack from a net atop the mast]

Captain Hook:
I'll make you a deal, Mr. Chairman-of-the-Board. Fly up there and touch the outstretched fingers of your frightened children, and I'll set them free.

Peter Banning:
I can't fly!

Captain Hook:
Come on, explode out of there! Stop the charade! Free you children!

Maggie/
Jack:
Help, daddy!

Captain Hook:
[Peter whispers to Hook's ear]
I beg your pardon?

Peter Banning:
[inaudible whisper]
I have a real problem with heights.

Captain Hook:
You must be joking.
[he laughs]

Captain Hook:
Peter Pan has a real problem with heights!
[…]



User Review

Why does everyone hate this film?

Rating: 8/10


I, personally, cannot understand why so many people have left negative
comments about this film. When it was released, many of us were young
children and we all enjoyed it, but now that we are older, too many
people are pointing out the bad jokes and mistakes and clichés that
they have found. The point is, this is a children's film, and we didn't
see those mistakes when we were children because it's designed that
way. Even so, people fail to see deeper into certain aspects of the
film. Peter Pan was meant to be 'the boy who never grew up', so to have
a tale of his adult life and to show how he forgot Neverland is a
special and unique take on the story, one that won't be forgotten.

There have also been many complaints about the scene where Tink becomes
human-size and expresses some kind of love for Peter. Although she is
not a human per se, she can have human feelings, so why would she not
love him? As the original story tells, she is often jealous of other
womens' affections towards him, and this film just extrapolates on that
theme a little.

There have been comments about the
'father-who-is-so-busy-and-can't-go-to-the-game' cliché. Well, here's
news for you. It's cliché because it happens all the time, and it's a
truth! Some parents are just too busy to care. Lastly, too many people
are moaning that Hook was too comical to be the bad guy. Well, this is
a kids film and if he wasn't a little bit cheery-in-a-maniac sort of
way, you'd have parents complaining that their kids were scared.

The main thing about this film is that it is really good, but it IS
designed for children, and adults who go back and watch it years later,
then suddenly spot loads of mistakes are just ruining it for themselves
and others.