Hook

Trivia: Three of Dustin Hoffman's children have minor roles in Hook. Maxwell Hoffman plays 5-year-old Peter Pan, Rebecca Hoffman plays Jane in the play, and Jake Hoffman plays one of the players at the Little League game. In addition, Jimmy Buffett plays the shoe-stealing pirate.

Trivia: The name 'Wendy' was popularised for girls by the play of Peter Pan - JM Barrie adapted it from the way a neighbour's daughter mispronounced "friend." However, prior to PP, Wendy was a unisex nickname for both Gwendolyn and Wendell, also a name in its own right to a limited degree. More info here: http://www.wendy.com/wendyweb/history.html.

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Trivia: When the children have gone missing and the local police are reporting the matter at the family home, the plain clothes policeman doing most of the talking is Phil Collins, the lead singer of Genesis.

Trivia: David Crosby appears as one of the more vocal forefront pirates in the first scene, of when Hook is on the ship. Also in that scene, the one pirate Hook seeks out to put in the "Boo Box" for punishment is actually Glenn Close.

Trivia: When Tootles floats out of the window at the end, he says "Seize the day." This has special significance for Robin Williams, as he starred in a film called "Seize the Day" (1986), and it was a catchphrase in another Williams film, 1989's "Dead Poets Society."

Trivia: When the Bannings fly to England, the voice of the pilot who says "This is your captain speaking" is that of Dustin Hoffman.

Trivia: Julia Roberts was allegedly so difficult to work with on set that Steven Spielberg began referring to her as Tinkerhell.

Trivia: Bob Hoskins would go on to play Smee a second time 20 years later in the 2011 Hallmark miniseries Neverland.

Revealing mistake: When Rufio brings the sword down on the rope holding the slingshot, you can hear the intended sound effect, but the rope is not cut. (01:05:20)

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Question: 1. How did Hook travel to London to kidnap Peter's children? 2. How is it Hook can know with certainty who Peter's kids are, but he doesn't know that Peter Banning is supposed to be Peter Pan? Wouldn't he have to have been following or spying on the family for some time know who the kids are in the first place? 3. How is Hook not able to find where the Lost Boys are hiding when Neverland is a single island?

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Answer: 1) Though it is never fully explained, the mystical way Peter Pan would come and go from Never land. 2) It was Smee who was doing the spying. When Hook asked Smee, "This can't be my great and worthy foe?" Smee replied, "I have all the information here." He had a file of paper work on Peter. 3) Hook knew where the Lost Boys were, When Peter asked, what happened to the Never Tree. Tinkerbell said, "Hook burned it when you didn't come back." He considered the Lost Boys not worth the effort. It was Peter, he wanted.

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