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)
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts
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
Jack 'Jackie' Banning
Liza, Wendy's Housekeeper
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
Opening Weekend: $13,522,535
(15 December 1991)
Did You Know?
The names of the original lost boys appear on the door to Wendy's house.
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.
[Hook hangs Maggie and Jack from a net atop the mast]
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.
I can't fly!
Come on, explode out of there! Stop the charade! Free you children!
[Peter whispers to Hook's ear]
I beg your pardon?
I have a real problem with heights.
You must be joking.
Peter Pan has a real problem with heights!
Why does everyone hate this film?
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