Hook (1991)

 


 

What if Peter Pan grew up?

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. Full summary »

Genre: Adventure,Family,Fantasy

Hook (1991)
   
Release Date: 11 December 1991 (USA)
Country: USA
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast:
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Robin Williams
  • Julia Roberts
  • Bob Hoskins
  • Maggie Smith
  • Caroline Goodall
  • Charlie Korsmo
  • Amber Scott
  • Laurel Cronin
  • Phil Collins
  • Arthur Malet
  • Isaiah Robinson
  • Jasen Fisher
  • Dante Basco
  • Raushan Hammond


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33 Responses to Hook (1991)

  1. JTheGoblinKing
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    Ugh. Disgusting!

    http://www.popeater.com/2009/11/30/childrens-movies/?icid=main|htmlws- main-n|dl4|link7|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popeater.com%2F2009%2F11%2F30%2Fchil drens-movies%2F

    This person is listing off The Never-ending story, Princess Bride, Nightmare before Christmas, the Wizard of Oz, Labyrinth, Willy Wonka and several other fantasy classics as being unfit for children.

    By all means, leave a comment on the article.

    Here’s the comment I left.

    ‘I am truly disgusted by this article that ANYONE could list off my childhood favourites as being unfit for kids. So you’re pretty much saying kids shouldn’t see ANY fantasy at all?!’

  2. Lion902
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    I thought I read(or heard) before that MJ wanted to play Peter Pan in this, is that true?

  3. olcsvarya
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    This might be an absurd questions as its just a movie but how would Peter’s son forget everything and become seduced by Hook in only 3 days? He was totally brainwashed my the end and also got a piercing.

    I only ask because my nephew brought it up while I was watching it with him today so I told him it was nerverland that makes the kids forget. Anyways, this movie still holds up to this day, haven’t seen it in years!

  4. ninji19
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    I always found it weird a bit unbelievable that Peter completely forgot he was Peter Pan. Even Granny Wendy had said to him, "You were at least 13!" I’ve heard that sometimes the unconscious mind can wipe out memories and all, esp. if it’s some tragic event but…geez! Him being Peter Pan wasn’t a tragic thing.

  5. fastboyspeedy
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    Help!

    Several monthes ago, I read a story online. I can’t remember where I read this, but I was reading about some bands online, and for one band is stated the following: (Whereever there are question marks was what I can’t remember.

    Member ? of the band ? lost a bet with ? and appeared un-credited in Hook starring Robin Williams.

    I have asked this on a few websites already, and cannot find an answer. There was somebody in a rock band from the 70’s or 80’s that lost a bet with some other person from a different rock band from the 70’s and 80’s and appeared uncredited in Hook as one of Hook’s pirates. It wasn’t any of the members of Genesis, of Jimmy Buffet. I’m pretty sure it was a male, but I’m not 100% sure. Can somebosy please find the answer for me. I know for sure I’m not making this up!

    Chuck Norris is the reason Waldo is hiding.

  6. BloodyWonder
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    What the heck is that food made out of!? This has been puzzling me for more than a decade now! WHAT IS IT!? It’s so colorful and yummy looking, but it obviousy can’t taste that good because during the food fight you see this ball of food just land straight into Robin’s mouth and he spits it out. So was it play dough? What is?

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  7. Maidenfan85
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    Can anyone tell me if they know who those two blokes were? They’re kinda like Hook’s main helpers besides Smee. The one’s I’m talking about are when they’re holding Peter whilst Smee is showing Hook proof that he is actually Peter Pan.

    Would you kindly…

  8. tominjapanman-1
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    im drunk. yet, the fact remains, i love this movie. one of my first memories are being bit by a dog. aftewr being taken to the hospital and stiched up, my parents bought me a happy meal. the prize was a mctoy of rufio’s /train-track sled thing. i *beep* love this movie. im *beep* drunk. "wait for the good pithches"

    "he’s stealing second!" *run home jack* "smee, no! they’bcwe got it backwards!" i *beep* love this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhh childhoood….

  9. BlaculasFro
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    This is one of my favorite childhood movies… there’s something about the colors in it that are striking to me (and maybe it’s because they’re from my childhood)… yea.. just had to say it.. that’s all. Anyone else feel the same way?

    Anyways.. to make this topic useful I guess.. here’s a good Hook video…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65PiKsNhCsc

    (I must say though, I’m sure I find them striking because they’re from my childhood–I also find some colors & sounds in Home Alone and Fox & The Hound to be particularly striking.)

  10. neverbeentoparis
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    When they come in, they walk in and leave the front door wide open….and then in the parents room, the window is open so that Mrs Banning can throw the cell phone out the window…and then in the kids room, Jack is standing with the balcony doors wide open.

    REALITY CHECKK! London winters are FREEZING!!! If you came in the door, you would close it QUICKLY behind you…otherwise all the heat would go right out! And you certainly wouldn’t be standing like Jack in a tshirt out on a balcony!

    HUGE mistake…and kinda annoying.

  11. snicker32
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    While the special effects are only okay, I really think this film holds up. Sure, It got a lot of negative reviews at the time of its release, but compared to a lot of films coming out now, it really is a masterpiece. John Willaims’ score for the movie is amazing and exciting and it is really one of his best works. Dustin Hoffman also gave a truly remarkable and memorable performance as Hook.

    I think the film could have been more successful if they had gotten rid of some subplots (the whole Tinkerbell affair could have been omitted without concern, for instance), and fleshed out more (the sublot with Hook brainwashing Jack, for instance, or something with the slave children and Maggie).

    I think also that there could have been more explanation as to why it took so long for Hook to find Peter and his kids. One piece I really enjoyed from the novel adaptation was a line in which Hook says that when Pan originally defeated Hook, Pan was "youth and joy," so by waiting until he was old, Hook thought he had a greater chance of defeating Pan.

  12. bluewolf222
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    I watched this film recently and after I finished it, there was a sense of disappointment in me. I know that there is a good movie in this somewhere. Therefore, I am asking that Spielberg remake the film. There should be no changes made to the first act of the film that takes place in the real world, leading up to Peter being flown to Neverland by Tinkerbell. The Lost Boys’ role in the film should be replaced by the Redskins (Indians), maybe have Tiger Lily show up. This would make sense because the Lost Boys were all adopted by the Darling family. Make Hook less comedic than Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal and more menacing like Jason Isaacs’. Take away the supplot where Tink is in love with Peter. Keep the flashback sequence where Peter remembers his long childhood, but make the reason why he left Neverland more convincing. And, most important, KEEP JOHN WILLIAMS’ MASTERPIECE OF A SCORE. IT WAS THE BEST PART OF THE ORIGINAL! This would be an awesome movie, but there has to be support.

    "Strike, imdb, strike true"

  13. Wesyeed
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    I love this movie more than most people that’s for sure but the kind of homoerotic fashion sense takes me out of the film somewhat…

    [A great movie is like a set of dominoes toppling over in perfect succession.]

  14. vanhalenania07
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    Well, I certainly think so!!

    Hook has always been one of my favourite childhood movies in no small part thanks to the superb and wonderous score written and conducted by the legendary musical genius that is John Williams!!!

    It has everything you could EVER want from a soundtrack score: wonder, suspense, tragedy, sadness and liberal amounts of leitmotif!

    With regards to the soundtrack itself, I would like to draw your attention to a piece of music that really sums up the film: "Remembering Childhood/You Are The Pan (Film Alternate)".

    This 14:39 long beautifuly composed musical masterpiece totally encapsulates the film AND John William’s style of musical orchestration. Never have I seen OR heard before music that complimnts the images that appear on the screen. Whilst a vast majority of soundtrack music is often created to merely play in the background to compliment or enhance a scene, this isn’t the case with John Williams or Hook. His genius is that he creates soundtrack music that can be listened to WITHOUT the need of accompanying images. The music alone acts as a guide and is a story within itself.

    Like all GOOD pieces of music, it takes you on a journey through the human soul and it’s various emotions (sorry for sounding like an EMO!). The music starts with suspence, optimism to wonder and mystique. The second half of the music is dedicated to the character of Pan and his inner turmoil and his attempt at re-discovering his past. The music peaks at approximately 11:26 with Pan flying and it actually does approximate what it might feel like to fly!!

    I can’t recommend the soundtrack enough as it truly is a wonder to listen to!!

    Peace!

  15. Eveningstarz_4
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    First of all I want to say that I absolutely love this movie! I’ve watched it dozens of times and it never gets old. However, there’s just one thing I’ve never figured out.

    How in the world did Hook find out where Peter was and that he had kids? How was he even able to travel from Neverland to England, and if he had that ability, how come he didn’t go after Peter sooner? I mean, I understand that Tink might have followed Hook and the pirates…it’s just that question that bothers me. Theories, anyone?

  16. neverbeentoparis
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    The start of the movie–up to their arrival in London–is crap.

    The music is early 90s piano, that sounds out of place with the rest of the soundtrack.

    The BS scene of Peter at his work place…the dumb baseball scene…

    it all adds up to a mess, that belonged on the cutting room floor.

    The rest of the movie approaches greatness…but the start, My GOD! what was Speilberg thinking?

  17. thegza182
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    on the imdb home page it has it as banning

  18. polkajig-1
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    Hi,

    Does anyone know where I can obtain the "Hook" Complete 4CD score?

    If not, does anyone know where I can legally download the "Hook" Complete 4CD scoreand the front, inside, and back cover of the score?

    Thank you.

    Greg Pniewski

  19. kurtis_75
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    oooooooooooooooooh!!!!

  20. chrismtob
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    then why didnt he stay in the other world? He went their to steal Pans children, why didnt he just stay?


    It is because you cherish life that you must protect it.

  21. smcguiver
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    Just a little question about the Hook soundtrack. Does anyone know what the song is at the title screen; the creepy xylophone part?

  22. The_Great_Ahmed_Kahn
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    with robin williams and dustin hoffman as lead cast, i expected this to be cross-generational, like popeye.

    instead it was corny as can be…the lost boys were cheesy, the musical numbers were as unsnappy as could be, and the script was awful.

    after watching mrs doubtfire and rv last week, i expected i’d seen robin williams’ worst work, but this one…..ok, maybe not as bad as rv, but damnit, i was disappointed.

  23. jdw878
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    I’ve always been confused about the ending. Specifically, when Peter wakes up outside his house and sees a man who looks identical to Smee sweeping the streets. Does that mean that Smee escaped? Is this just his goofy, long-forgotten twin brother? Its never made much sense to me.

  24. jlyn1980
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    How neglectful can you get, your baby is sitting a good 20 maybe 30 feet away from you. And when the carriage starts to roll away you don’t even notice. She didn’t deserve to have a baby.

    I know it’s just a movie. And one of my favorites as a kid, but still horrible mother.

    Namaste

  25. ronan-18
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    Starts with Peter Banning seeing the reflection of himself when he was younger in the pond, and then his shadow directing him towards his old tree house.

    There, he pulls back some vines and finds ‘Tootles, Wendy, John, Michael, Peter’ carved into the tree.

    It opens into his old house, and Tinkerbell is there, dressed up.

    ‘Whats the occasion?’ he asks.

    ‘You are’, she says, ‘its a welcome home party’.

    Peter looks around and sees the destruction and asks, ”What happened here’?

    ‘Hook; burnt it when you didn’t come back’ Tink replies.

    Peter finds a timble, and says, ‘A kiss…..Wendy. This is Wendy’s house…I remember!’

    And starts pointing out where everyone slept. ‘Wendy used to sit in that chair….Tink, you apartment was here…little Michael, his basket bed was here..’

    Peter then finds his teddy, and then has a flashback to being a baby, and running away because he ‘didn’t want to grow up, because everyone who grows up has to die someday’.

    Tink came to him, and carried him off to Neverland.

    Peter recalls flying home to visit his parents, but the window was shut…so he found other windows, and that’s how he found Wendy.

    It shows Peter visiting her over the years, till she gets to the point where she is ”old now, ever so much more than 20′.

    It ends with Peter discovering Wendy’s grandaughter in bed asleep…and Peter decides to give her a ‘real kiss”.

    ”I can see why you have trouble finding a happy thought’ Tink says, ”so many sad memories”.

    Peter then remembers that he decided to grow up, ‘I wanted to be a father’.

    With that, Peter has his ‘happy thought’ and can now fly.

    Best scene in the movie!

  26. neverbeentoparis
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    Someone said that the US version doesn’t have any extras…and I’m like WTF???

    The Australian version does:

    1) Behind the Scenes featurette

    2) Original movie trailers

    3) picture galleries.

    4) Sunken treasure video game.

    The doco is quite good..interviewss with all the main stars, including Speilberg.

    If you are a fan of this movie, then I suggest you get your hands on the Australian version!

  27. kdubbcleadis
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    Who was your favorite lost boy??? Mine was Pockets because he was the only one bold enough to stand up to Rufio…

  28. dead_pool09
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    seriously speilberg!

    nothing!! no iso score, no behind the scenes, deleted segments (which DO exist!)

    nothing but trailers? tsk;tsk.

  29. geiroaab
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    How about Daniel Day-Lewis for Hook(a bit scarier)? or why not just go for Jeremy Irons, since Dustin Hoffman seems to be chanelling him in some way through this performance…It almost feels like he’s doing an imitation of how Irons would have played this role…weird!

  30. tub64128
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    my favorite scene is the dinner scene when Peter finally starts to believe. that food looks SOOOO good!

    Ella Simms is the sh!t

  31. Old_Scratch
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    What is Hook’s last line that he yells before the crocodile falls on him?

    "I just found this world a really hard place to be good in." – Bunny Munro

  32. goldenaxeband
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    There’s some familiar faces credited as a pirate or a cripple… but wher are they in the movie?

    Tony Burton (Rocky)

    Bruce Mahler (Police Academy)

    Kim Robillard (Ali, Cliffhanger, Breakdown)

  33. neverbeentoparis
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    Tink says, after she kissed him, ”When its all over, you’ll leave and never come back.”

    He doesn’t deny that.

    Do you think he ever did go back?

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