Hook [Blu-ray] [1991]

  • SKU: 6538005
  • Release Date: 03/03/2015
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (246 out of 253)

Synopsis


Hook
Steven Spielberg filters J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan through a distinctly 1990s sensibility in Hook. Peter Pan has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a 40-year-old mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and a cellular phone in his belt. Banning has lost any memory of being Peter Pan, and he is also in danger of losing his wife Moira (Caroline Goodall) and two children, Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott). Peter and his family travel to London to visit Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith) who recalls Peter's lost youth and asks him, "Peter, dear, don't you know who you are?" With Peter's children asleep in the same bedroom where the original Peter Pan story began, there is a blinding flash. Peter comes into the room to discover a note from Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), informing Peter that he has kidnapped his children. Granny Wendy now tells him who he really is and encourages him to re-discover his happy thoughts, transform himself into the Peter Pan of the past, and go rescue his children. With the encouragement of Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), Peter recalls the birth of his son and once again takes wing. Then it's off to Never Land to rescue his kids. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Peter Banning/Peter Pan
  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman - Captain James Hook
  • Julia Roberts
    Julia Roberts - Tinkerbell
  • Bob Hoskins
    Bob Hoskins - Smee
  • Maggie Smith
    Maggie Smith - Granny Wendy Darling



Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a classic!

    Posted
    Barback

    First of all addressing other reviews, this doesn't demolish the Disney classic. LOOK AT THE TITLE it is Hook not Peter Pan. This movie takes place decades later, so don't expect this movie to go hand in hand with the Disney classic. To put it simply, Peter Pan had fallen in love with Wendy's grand-daughter and wanted to live with her for the rest of his life. Adopting the American lifestyle, Peter Pan has his name changed to Peter Panney, and gets too caught up in work and trying to succeed in all he can do by living the American dream. He forgets who he once was and takes the role as a hard-working husband and father. Peter Pan can't escape his enemies though, when Hook comes and takes his children and therefore provokes Peter Pan to return to Neverland. Peter Pan must relearn all his skills and remember what it is like to be a child and have fun in life. Spielberg did an amazing job, the actors/actresses were great for their parts. It is an adventure that is exciting from beginning to end especially for those who have seen the Disney classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great family movie

    Posted
    Danzle
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    Peter Pan has grown and had children of his own. But he has forgotten who he is. Hook comes and steals his children, so he has to go to Neverland to retrieve them. The problem is he has to remember who he really is. This is really funny! once he remembers he has to fight Hook to get them back. This is an epic battle and Peter has to beat Hook once again, just like the old days. But with one exception, his children are on the line, and as always, Hook likes to cheat. Hook has even gotten Peter's son to like him instead of Peter. Will Peter win back his own son? You'll have to watch to find out. It is truly a family movie that everyone will enjoy, from child to adult.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic 90s fun from Robin Williams

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    SeaSalt
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    I'm not sure if there's anyone alive who -hasn't- seen this movie yet, but if you happen to be one of those people, I see no reason why you shouldn't check this out. Not only is it a great performance from gone-from-this-world-way-too-soon Robin Williams, but it's a pretty cool take on the Peter Pan mythos and the bittersweet truths about growing up. Is it a bit cheesy at times? Yeah, but it's all in good fun, and whether this is something you watched as a kid, or need something to watch with your own children, you can certainly do much worse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must See Classic

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    DuHawk22
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    Steven Spielberg takes on a classic fairy tale and gives it a new spin that no one saw coming. The boy who never grows up does exactly that and Robin Williams plays it to perfection. Works well for all ages and the older you get the more jokes you pick up. Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, and Bob Hoskins all shine through brilliantly. A great movie and definitely worth the watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BANG-A-RANG!

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    movieFan
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    One Robin William's best vehicles: Tragic father who's too busy to spend quality time with his children, to "lost boy", to defiant hero! Impeccable "Hook" from Dustin Hoffman and "Smee" from Bob Hoskins. Julia Roberts as "Tinker Bell" (hubba-hubba). The Lost Boys are hilarious.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic Williams film

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    Choppereed
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    Sure miss Robin Williams, and seeing him as Peter Banning, the uptight business man turned into, well we know. Peter and his family Tavel to England to visit Granny (Maggie Smith). Granny has magic and the Peter we thought we knew becomes a little boy again. His business affairs are all forgotten, and Peter and his family become alive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK movie

    Posted
    lisa1200

    To the previous reviewer who said that this movie "demolishes a classic Disney movie"; the story of Peter Pan is in no way owned or created by Disney. It is a classic story by J.M. Barrie, and has as little to do with the Disney version as all of the countless other variations of Peter Pan. This movie is not so bad in my opinion. It's not one of his best but can be fun at times.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Magical Movie

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    Sportsfan
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    This movie is way more than a kids movie! Its filled with all types of life's lessons. Parents sometimes forget what it was like as a kid and this movie reminds you that as we get older, life kills the kid in us. Fortunately, our kids remind us of who we once were so we can get back to that person. This movie is awesome. I love the cast and the message is strong!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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