Director Steven Spielberg brings J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN to the screen with a delightfully modernized twist. Forty-year-old Peter (Robin Williams) has grown up to be a workaholic lawyer with more affection for his cell phone than his wife and two children. When the family travels to England to visit Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith), Peter's son and daughter are kidnapped by the villainous Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman). Peter's faithful pal, Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), helps him return to Neverland--"Second star to the right and straight on til morning"--to the world Peter has forgotten. There the Lost Boys welcome Peter back and try to get him in shape for his fight with Captain Hook. Peter must somehow remember his long-forgotten boyhood in Neverland and learn how to fly again before he can rescue his children away from the evil clutches of Captain Hook. Bob Hoskins costars as Hook's right-hand man, Smee, and Gwyneth Paltrow, in her first film role, plays the young Wendy. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song for John Williams's "When You're Alone."
John Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
John Towner Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Johnny Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Steven Spielberg - Oscar-winning director/producer/screenwriter
Steven Allan Spielberg - Oscar-winning director/producer/screenwriter
Bob Hoskins - British Actor
Robin Williams - American actor/comedian
Ray D. Tutto - American actor/comedian
Marty Fromage - American actor/comedian
Julia Roberts - Oscar-winning American actress, ERIN BROCKOVICH
James V. Hart
Charlie Korsmo - American Child Actor
Maggie Smith - Oscar-winning British actress, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Dame Maggie Smith - Oscar-winning British actress, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Dustin Hoffman - American actor
Nick Castle - American Director/Screenwriter
Malia Scotch Marmo - Co-Screenwriter, HOOK (1991)
Steven Spielberg directed this delightfully grown-up fairy tale about an adult Peter Pan and his evil nemesis, Captain Hook. Peter Banning (Robin Williams) is a 40-year-old corporate lawyer too busy with his work to notice his family. But when Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, he is forced to remember who he really is: Peter Pan. With the help of Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), he returns to Neverland and leads the Lost Boys in a fight against Hook's dastardly pirates.
Theatrical release: December 10, 1991. Several well-known celebrities can be spotted as rowdy pirates: musicians David Crosby and Jimmy Buffett and actress Glenn Close. Dustin Hoffman's young son, Maxwell, played the five-year-old Peter. Carrie Fisher was an uncredited screenwriter for the film.
"...Williams is a hoot..." - 01/09/1992 Rolling Stone, p.54-5
"...Gargantuan....A hugely funny bravura performance by [Hoffman]..." - 12/11/1991 New York Times, p.C17
"...Smith has the regal, otherworldly air of the perfect fairy-tale enchantress..." - 12/11/1991 Los Angeles Times, p.F1
"...Dustin Hoffman is excellent..." - 07/01/2000 Total Film, p.110