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Poster for Hook
  • Directed by

    Steven Spielberg

  • Screenplay by

    James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo

  • Music Composed by

    John Williams

  • World Premiere

    December 8, 1991 (Hollywood, CA)

  • Theatrical Release Date

    December 11, 1991

  • DVD Release Date

    March 21, 2001

  • Blu-ray Release Date

    November 1, 2011 (order )

  • Production Companies

    TriStar Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

  • Distribution Company

    TriStar Pictures

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Peter Banning/Peter Pan

  • Dustin Hoffman

    Captain James Hook

  • Bob Hoskins

    Mr. Smee

  • Julia Roberts


  • Maggie Smith

    Granny Wendy

  • Caroline Goodall

    Moira Banning

  • Charlie Korsmo

    Jack Banning

  • Amber Scott

    Maggie Banning


Orphan Peter Banning has grown up to be a cutthroat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter Moira. When Captain Hook kidnaps his son and daughter, Peter discovers that he is really Peter Pan, and he returns to Neverland with Tinkerbell. With the help of Tink and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to battle Captain Hook and save his children.



  • Tootles

    Have to fly. Have to fight. Have to crow. Have to save Maggie. Have to save Jack. Hook is back.

  • Peter


  • Granny Wendy

    It's time to tell you, at last.

  • Peter

    Tell me what?

  • Granny Wendy

    How far back can you remember, Peter?

  • Peter

    I remember the hospital on Great Ormond Street. You worked with orphans. You taught me to read. You arranged for the adoption by my American parents, Hank and Jane Banning.

  • Granny Wendy

    You were 12, nearly 13. I mean, before that.

  • Peter

    There's nothing before that.

  • Granny Wendy

    Try, Peter. Do try.

  • Peter


  • Granny Wendy

    You know, when I was young... no other girl held your favour the way I did. I had expected you to alight on the church and forbid my vows on my wedding day. I wore a pink satin sash. But you didn't come.

  • Peter


  • Granny Wendy

    Yes, I was an old lady when I wrapped you in blankets. A grandmother. With my 13-year old granddaughter asleep in the bed. Moira. And when you saw her... that was when you decided not to go back to Neverland.

  • Peter


  • Granny Wendy

    To Never Never Land.

  • Peter


  • Granny Wendy

    You have to make youself remember.

  • Peter

    Remember what?

  • Granny Wendy

    Peter, don't you know who you are?

  • Peter

    Firefly from hell! Big damn bug!

  • Peter

    I do not believe in faeries.

  • Tink

    Every time someone says "I do not believe in faeries," somewhere a faerie falls down dead.

  • Peter


  • Tink

    All right. Now, who am I?

  • Peter

    Uh, you're... uhm... you're a complex Freudian hallucination, having something to do with my mother. I don't know why you have wings, but you have very lovely legs and you're a very nice tiny person and what am I saying? I don't know who my mother was, I'm an orphan and I've never taken drugs, because I missed the sixties, I was an accountant.

  • Tink

    Guess again!

  • Peter

    Where are your parents? Who's in charge here? No. No, Mr. Skunkhead-with-too-much-mousse, you're just a punk kid. I want to speak to a grown-up!

  • Rufio

    All grown-ups are pirates!

  • Peter

    Excuse me?

  • Rufio

    We kill pirates.

  • Peter

    I'm not a pirate. It so happens I am a lawyer!

  • Rufio

    Kill the lawyer!

  • Lost Boys

    Kill the lawyer!!!

  • Peter

    I'm not that kind of lawyer!

  • Rufio

    Eat your heart out, you crinkled, wrinkled fat bag!

  • Peter

    You're a very ill-mannered young man, did you know that?

  • Rufio

    You slug-eating worm.

  • Tink

    Come on, you can do better than that!

  • Peter

    I can't believe you're encouraging them.

  • Rufio

    Show me your fastball, dust brain! You paunchy, sag-bottomed puke-pot!

  • Lost Boys

    Bangerang, Rufio!

  • Peter

    You're a very poor role model for these kids, you know that? I bet you don't have a fourth grade reading level.

  • Rufio

    Hemorrhoidal sucknavel.

  • Peter

    Someone has a severe caca mouth, do you know that?

  • Rufio

    You're a fart factory! Slug-slime sack of rat guts and cat vomit, cheesy scab, picked pimple-squeezing finger bandage! A week old maggot burger with everything on it and flies on the side!

  • Peter

    Substitute chemistry teacher.

  • Thud Butt

    Come on, Rufio, hit him back.

  • Rufio

    Mung tongue!

  • Peter

    Math tutor.

  • Rufio


  • Peter

    Prison barber!

  • Rufio


  • Peter

    Nearsighted gynecologist!

  • Rufio

    In your face, camel cake!

  • Peter

    In your rear, cow derriere!

  • Rufio

    Lying, crying, spying, prying ultra-pig!

  • Peter

    You lewd, crude, rude, bag of pre-chewed food dude!

  • Thud Butt

    Bangerang, Peter!

  • Rufio

    You... you man! Stupid, stupid man!

  • Peter

    Rufio, if I'm a maggot burger, why don't you just EAT ME?! You two-toned, zebra-headed, slime-coated, pimple-farming, paramecium brain munching on your own mucus, suffering from Peter Pan envy!

  • Don't Ask

    What's a paramecium brain?

  • Peter

    I'll tell you what a paramecium is! That's the paramecium! It's a one-celled critter with no brain that can't fly! Don't mess with me man, I'm a lawyer!

  • Peter

    Let me in! Please.

  • Jack

    Excuse me, do you have an appointment?

  • Peter

    What did I tell you about this window? Always keep it open!

  • Peter

    I have to take this. Brad?! Have you ever known what it's like to feel the total exhilaration of really flying? Feel this.



What if Peter Pan grew up?


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Filming Info

  • Dates

    February 19, 1991 - May 1991

  • Locations

    Culver Studios, Culver City, CA
    London, England, UK
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sony Studios, Culver City, CA
    Pinewood Studios, London, England, UK

International Release Dates

  • Argentina

    January 16, 1992

  • Australia

    March 26, 1992

  • Spain

    March 27, 1992

  • France

    April 1, 1992

  • Denmark

    April 3, 1992

  • Czechoslovakia

    April 10, 1992

  • Japan

    June 6, 1992

  • South Korea

    June 20, 1992

International Titles

  • Canada

    Capitaine Crochet (French title)

  • Greece

    Captain Hook

  • Brazil

    Hook - A Volta do Capitão Gancho

  • Finland

    Hook - Kapteeni Koukku

  • Sweden

    Hook - Vad händer Peter Pan som vuxen

  • Italy

    Hook - capitan Uncino

  • France

    Hook ou la revanche du Capitaine Crochet

  • Spain

    Hook: el capitán Garfio

  • Serbia


Fun Facts

There were frequent good-natured "battle of wits" exchanges between Robin and Dustin Hoffman. In one incident, Hoffman was not happy with his performance and asked for the scene to be re-shot. Robin quipped, "Try acting"--a reference to the Hoffman/Laurence Olivier exchange on the set of Marathon Man (1976).

Robin's upper body and arms were shaved for his role in the film.

The word "bangerang" is actually a Jamaican slang word, defined as "a hubbub, uproar, disorder, or disturbance."

Box Office

  • Budget


  • Gross

    $119,654,823 (USA)
    $181,200,000 (international)
    $300,854,823 (total)

  • Opening Weekend

    $13,522,535 (2,197 theaters)

  • Widest Release

    2,254 theaters

  • In Release

    about 24 weeks


  • Academy Awards

    Nom - 1992 - Best Art Direction/Set Decoration
    Nom - 1992 - Best Costume Design
    Nom - 1992 - Best Effects, Visual Effects
    Nom - 1992 - Best Makeup
    Nom - 1990 - Best Music, Original Song

  • Golden Globes

    Nom - 1992 - Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman)

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