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Hook [1991] (1 disc)

Director:Steven Spielberg
Writer:James V. Hart
Malia Scotch Marmo
Composer:John Williams
Length:142 minutes
(2 hours 22 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
Sorting Tub:Delta
IMDB Rating:6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:22%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: When Peter Banning's children are abducted, he learns a fact about himself that he had long forgotten.

Reaction: Could have been much greater, but there are some fun moments.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Steven Spielberg => Director
James V. Hart => Writer
Malia Scotch Marmo => Writer
John Williams => Composer
J.M. Barrie => Books, Play, and Characters
Amber Scott => Maggie Banning
Arthur Malet => Tootles
Bob Hoskins => Smee
Caroline Goodall => Moira Banning
Carrie Fisher => Woman Kissing on Bridge (uncredited)
Charlie Korsmo => Jack 'Jackie' Banning
Dante Basco => Rufio
David Crosby => Tickles
Dustin Hoffman => Capt. Hook
George Lucas => Man Kissing on Bridge (uncredited)
Glenn Close => Gutless
Gwyneth Paltrow => Young Wendy
Isaiah Robinson => Pockets
James Madio => Don't Ask
Jasen Fisher => Ace
Jimmy Buffett => Shoe-Stealing Pirate (uncredited)
Julia Roberts => Tinkerbell
Maggie Smith => Granny Wendy
Max Hoffman => 5-Year-Old Peter Pan (as Maxwell Hoffman)
Nick Tate => Noodler
Phil Collins => Inspector Good
Raushan Hammond => Thud Butt
Robin Williams => Peter Banning
Ryan Francis => Young Peter Pan

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In 1985, composer John Williams and lyricist Leslie Bricusse worked on Hook, being a stage musical, but the project was scrapped after about ten songs were written. Only one song from the play, {When You're Alone}, made it to the film. However, many of the play's themes can be heard in Williams' incidental music for the film.
  • Because Tinkerbell was often in the air, Julia Roberts had an assistant whose sole responsibility was cleaning her feet.
  • When the Bannings fly to England, the pilot's voice is that of Dustin Hoffman (Captain Hook) -- "This is your captain speaking..."
  • Both Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams's stunt doubles were named Keith. When Steven Spielberg called for Keith to come to the set, both Keith's showed up. Eventually, Hoffman's stunt double changed his name from Keith to Keifo.
  • The young Peter Pan is played by Dustin Hoffman's son.
  • Carrie Fisher did some uncredited rewriting on the final draft of the screenplay.
  • The original Peter Pan included only six Lost Boys (Slightly, Tootles, Nibs, Curly, and the unnamed Twins).The unnamed twins appear in the imaginary food scene.
  • Julia Roberts was nicknamed "Tinkerhell" because she was difficult to deal with.
  • Steven Spielberg originally asked Richard Attenborough to play Tootles. Attenborough declined, as he was working on Chaplin at the time.
  • After Peter Pan finds his kids kidnapped he is talking with the inspectors, the main inspector is Phil Collins, [?] Mike Rutherford steps forward to have a word with Phil Collins and rounding out the Genesis band appearance is [?] Tony Banks standing in the background.