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Still shot from the movie: Hook.

Hook

Peter Banning (Robin Williams) is a workaholic father with a fear of flying and no memory of his childhood. But his forgotten past comes back to haunt him when his children are mysteriously kidnapped by someone named Hook (Dustin Hoffman), and his Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith) confesses once upon a time he was Peter Pan. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 144
Theater Release: 10 Dec 1991
Video Release: 20 Mar 2000
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

As the older Peter faces his childhood enemy he notices Captain Hook is not as tall as he used to appear. How does time effect how we perceive things? How does removing the villain’s wig change the way we see him?

The credits of this Steven Spielberg film include some individuals whose names you may recognize. Look for the tiny parts played by Phil Collins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Glenn Close and Dodi Fayed. And by the way, the couple kissing on the bridge is George Lucas and Carrie Fisher.

Fans of this tale may appreciate knowing that J. M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, donated his royalties from sales of the book and play to the Great Ormond Street Hospital with the hope of helping children. In1987 an act of Parliament insured his bequeath would continue perpetually.

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