History Trivia / Hook

2nd Jul '16 3:58:08 PM fearlessnikki
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* AllStarCast: Most of the adult performers.

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* AllStarCast: Most of the adult performers.Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Smith, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and cameos from Phil Collins, Carrie Fisher, Glenn Close and George Lucas. And thanks to RetroactiveRecognition, Gwyneth Paltrow in a minor role.



* DawsonCasting: The majority of Lost Boys were played by kids of ten or eleven, with Rufio being played by a teenager to emphasise his role as the leader. However Creator/JamesMadio - who played Don't Ask - was actually fourteen and only a couple months younger than Dante Basco.

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* DawsonCasting: The majority of Lost Boys were played by kids of ten or eleven, with Rufio being played by a teenager to emphasise his role as the leader. However Creator/JamesMadio - who played Don't Ask - was actually fourteen and only a couple months younger than Dante Basco. Gwyneth Paltrow was also around eighteen when she played Wendy in a flashback to her childhood.


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* FakeBrit: Gwyneth Paltrow as the young Wendy in a flashback.
13th May '16 4:08:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** Tootles shouts "Seize the day!" in the final scene, a reference to ''DeadPoetsSociety'' and Robin Williams' character.
** And also Smee shouting "GOOD MOOOOOOOORNING NEVERLAND!", in reference to ''GoodMorningVietnam''.

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** Tootles shouts "Seize the day!" in the final scene, a reference to ''DeadPoetsSociety'' ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' and Robin Williams' character.
** And also Smee shouting "GOOD MOOOOOOOORNING NEVERLAND!", in reference to ''GoodMorningVietnam''.''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''.
5th May '16 4:01:50 PM nombretomado
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** Apparently, Creator/TomHanks and DavidBowie were considered as choices for Peter and Hook respectively (the latter turned it down). Carrie Fisher was also the original choice for Tinkerbell. She ended up doing some uncredited rewrites of the script and cameoed alongside George Lucas as the kissing couple on the bridge as Tink and Peter fly above them.

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** Apparently, Creator/TomHanks and DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie were considered as choices for Peter and Hook respectively (the latter turned it down). Carrie Fisher was also the original choice for Tinkerbell. She ended up doing some uncredited rewrites of the script and cameoed alongside George Lucas as the kissing couple on the bridge as Tink and Peter fly above them.
25th Apr '16 9:24:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Gwyneth Paltrow as young Wendy.
** Creator/DanteBasco (Rufio) went on to voice [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong Jake Long]] and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko]]. This also makes ''ButImACheerleader'' a hell of a lot more funny.
** The guy who played [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Eddie Valiant]] and [[Film/SuperMarioBros Mario]] is British?!
** Apparently [[TheGraduate Benjamin Braddock]] picked a career in piracy, instead of plastics.
** Um, hello? Dame Maggie Smith as older Wendy -- it's [[Film/HarryPotter Professor [=McGonagall=]!]]
*** Even more impressively, [[ClashOfTheTitans the goddess Thetis!]]
** That flying couple appearing as Tinker Bell sends Peter to Neverland? It's [[StarWars George Lucas and Carrie Fisher]]!!
** PhilCollins as the police detective.
** [[spoiler: Glenn Close]] as Gutless, the Boo Box pirate. [[UnsettlingGenderReveal No, really.]]
** Toodles is [[Film/MaryPoppins Mr. Dawes, Jr.]]
** One of the pirates dropping scorpions into the boo box is played by Tony Burton who is first Apollo Creed's and then Rocky Balboa's Trainer.
** Don't Ask eventually left Neverland to [[Series/BandOfBrothers join the 101st Airborne and fight in World War II]].
9th Mar '16 9:44:26 AM Hossmeister
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** Creator/DanteBasco (Rufio) went on to voice [[AmericanDragonJakeLong Jake Long]] and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko]]. This also makes ''ButImACheerleader'' a hell of a lot more funny.

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** Creator/DanteBasco (Rufio) went on to voice [[AmericanDragonJakeLong [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong Jake Long]] and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko]]. This also makes ''ButImACheerleader'' a hell of a lot more funny.
8th Mar '16 1:10:38 AM HarryLovesHermione
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** Apparently, Creator/TomHanks and DavidBowie were considered as choices for Peter and Hook respectively (the latter turned it down). Carrie Fisher was also the original choice for Tinkerbell. She ended up doing some uncredited rewrites of the script however.

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** Apparently, Creator/TomHanks and DavidBowie were considered as choices for Peter and Hook respectively (the latter turned it down). Carrie Fisher was also the original choice for Tinkerbell. She ended up doing some uncredited rewrites of the script however.and cameoed alongside George Lucas as the kissing couple on the bridge as Tink and Peter fly above them.
8th Mar '16 1:06:02 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* CreatorBreakdown: Julia Roberts was going through a mental breakdown after her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland was called off. She reportedly fled California and hid out in Ireland until Spielberg himself threatened to fire her if she didn't return immediately. Additionally she had to hospitalised at one point for nervous exhaustion.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Julia Roberts was going through a mental breakdown after her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland was called off. She reportedly fled California and hid out in Ireland until Spielberg himself threatened to fire her if she didn't return immediately. Additionally she had to hospitalised at one point for nervous exhaustion. Her behavior throughout the shoot gave her the crew nickname of "Tinkerhell" and Spielberg said he'd never work with her again.
9th Jan '16 7:30:10 PM fearlessnikki
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* CreatorBacklash: Phil Collins had some about his cameo as the police officer - mainly because of the amount of publicity it was getting. He claims he feared at the time people would mistakenly think he had a bigger role, and would assume it was cut down because he wasn't good enough.



* CriticalDissonance: The film was widely panned by critics but made $300 million worldwide.



* DoingItForTheArt: Dustin Hoffman was apparently on set two months before he needed to be, just so he could get completely immersed in the role.



* OldShame: ''Hook'' came out during a period where Spielberg was desperately trying to invoke TomHanksSyndrome, and prove he could be a serious director. ''Hook'' ended up being the most critically derided movie on his resume, so Spielberg doesn't reflect on it too well.

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* OldShame: ''Hook'' came out during a period where Spielberg was desperately trying to invoke TomHanksSyndrome, and prove he could be a serious director. ''Hook'' ended up being the most critically derided movie on his resume, so Spielberg doesn't reflect on it too well. He does say he's still glad he made the film though, as it's how he met Robin Williams.
* TheOtherMarty: Brenda Fricker was originally cast as Granny Wendy before being replaced with Maggie Smith for unknown reasons.
* PlayingAgainstType: Maggie Smith - usually mean old ladies - as a sweet grandmotherly type.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Apparently, Creator/TomHanks and DavidBowie were considered as choices for Peter and Hook respectively (the latter turned it down). Carrie Fisher was also the original choice for Tinkerbell. She ended up doing some uncredited rewrites of the script however.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Apparently, Creator/TomHanks and DavidBowie were considered as choices for Peter and Hook respectively (the latter turned it down). Carrie Fisher was also the original choice for Tinkerbell. She ended up doing some uncredited rewrites of the script however.



** Jack was, according to rumours, originally meant to be a fat kid. An obese pre-teen who loved baseball and had grown fat after his father had grown distant from him and he'd turned to food; the original beginning was meant to show Jack struggling to get into trousers and the ending was supposed to show him skinny (well, skinnier!) enough to get into them and that Neverland had brought Jack and Peter together and allowed Jack's life to improve.

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** Jack was, according to rumours, originally meant to be a fat kid. An obese pre-teen who loved baseball and had grown fat after his father had grown distant from him and he'd turned to food; the original beginning was meant to show Jack struggling to get into trousers and the ending was supposed to show him skinny (well, skinnier!) enough to get into them and that Neverland had brought Jack and Peter together and allowed Jack's life to improve.improve.
** According to Thomas Tulak, who played one of the youngest Lost Boys, Tinkerbell's costume was originally completely different. He recalls Julia Roberts wearing a blue sequinned dress and blonde wig - and storming onto the set to complain about it.
** In the original draft of the script, Peter and Moira were in their thirties as opposed to forties. Maggie was also younger, being only a child of five. Spielberg aged up the parents to reflect the feeling of the aging baby boomer generation. Maggie was bumped up to seven to match her actress Amber Scott's age.
26th Dec '15 4:25:48 PM ZeroWizard
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* CutSong: According to lyricist Leslie Bricusse, this film was written as a musical, but due to length and budgetary concerns this was dropped, and only two songs are sung onscreen -- "We Don't Wanna Grow Up" as part of the school play and "When You're Alone" by Maggie in Neverland (explained as a lullaby her mom taught them). The happy-whimsical theme that plays throughout and closes the film's action was originally the melody of a song titled "Childhood", which later appeared in a sheet music anthology of Bricusse songs.
18th Dec '15 4:45:36 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: Tootles shouts "Seize the day!" in the final scene, a reference to ''DeadPoetsSociety'' and Robin Williams' character.

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Tootles shouts "Seize the day!" in the final scene, a reference to ''DeadPoetsSociety'' and Robin Williams' character.



* CreatorBreakdown: Julia Roberts was going through a mental breakdown after her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland was called off. She reportedly fled California and hid out in Ireland until Spielberg himself threatened to fire her if she didn't return immediately. Additionally she had to hospitalised at one point for nervous exhaustion.
* DawsonCasting: The majority of Lost Boys were played by kids of ten or eleven, with Rufio being played by a teenager to emphasise his role as the leader. However Creator/JamesMadio - who played Don't Ask - was actually fourteen and only a couple months younger than Dante Basco.
* DyeingForYourArt: Robin Williams had his infamously hairy body shaved completely for this film.



* FreezeFrameBonus: When Wendy is telling the children the story of Peter Pan, she's actually holding one of the original printings of the book - identified by the olive colour and gold gilt design on the front.



* PlayingGertrude: Maggie Smith was fifty six playing Wendy at ninety two. She does appear without ageing make-up in the flashback to Peter meeting Moira, when Wendy's age matches Smith's.
* RealLifeRelative: All of Dustin Hoffman's children have cameos in the film. Max Hoffman plays Peter at five years old. Jake Hoffman is a little league player at Jack's game. And Rebecca Hoffman plays Jane in the play at the start.
* StarDerailingRole: Was a brief one for Julia Roberts, along with ''Dying Young''. She was nominated for a Worst Actress Razzie award and didn't make another film for two years - save for a cameo in ''Film/ThePlayer''. When she returned to acting regularly, her films didn't do well until ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'' provided a CareerResurrection for her.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Apparently, Creator/TomHanks and DavidBowie were considered as choices for Peter and Hook respectively (the latter turned it down).

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* WagTheDirector: The scene where Tinkerbell grows to human size was written to appease Julia Roberts - who demanded that she have at least one scene with another actor (having to act alongside green screen for the whole film).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Apparently, Creator/TomHanks and DavidBowie were considered as choices for Peter and Hook respectively (the latter turned it down). Carrie Fisher was also the original choice for Tinkerbell. She ended up doing some uncredited rewrites of the script however.
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