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Tear Jerker / Hook

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  • Wendy's very first line, especially when she fully expects Peter to remember based on that alone. When he doesn't, she draws him into a hug anyway.
    Wendy: Hello, boy.
  • Peter missing Jack's baseball game and talking through Maggie's play.
    • Jack's slow realization that his father isn't there.
  • Peter giving an angry Big "SHUT UP!" towards his kids while he is on the phone, showing how his workaholic adult lifestyle has not only made him a Disappeared Dad, but also a Child Hater, a Fantasy-Forbidding Father not unlike Wendy's father in the original source material and an emotional-type Abusive Dad, a complete contrast to who he used to be as a child and his initial goal of becoming a father hence why he left Neverland in the first place.
    • The look on Wendy's face when she hears Peter screaming, as she may have been reminded of her father.
    • Maggie sounding on the verge of tears.
  • Wendy desperately trying to get Peter to remember his past after Maggie and Jack are kidnapped.
    Wendy: Peter, don't you know who you are?
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  • When Tinkerbell arrives, she thinks Peter's just messing around as usual and pretending to have grown up, but when he knocks her into the dollhouse she breaks down at realizing he actually has.
    Tinkerbell: I drank poison for you. You used to call me Tink. Have you forgotten everything?
  • Peter's scream of "Those are my kids!" and immediately shedding his disguise as soon as he sees Jack and Maggie. Putting himself in danger, but simply doesn't care.
  • The reactions of the pirates, especially Hook, when they realize "Peter Pan" has gotten out-of-shape, prissy, and most horrifically, grew up, forgetting all about his childhood and what made him such a hero. The pirates just stare at Peter in Stunned Silence, and Hook is an Antagonist in Mourning for the loss of his Worthy Opponent.
    • When Smee provides inarguable evidence it is Peter, including a scar on his body from a previous fight, Hook just looks Peter in the eyes and whispers how disappointed he is.
      Hook: Is it you? My great and Worthy Opponent? But it can't be. Not this pitiful, spineless, pasty, bloated codfish I see before me... You're not even a shadow of Peter Pan.
    • It doesn't get any better when Peter, completely at the mercy of his former foes and unable to fly, completely fails when given the opportunity to rescue his children as they're hoisted over the ship. After several tense moments, Peter just looks completely broken and lies there unable to do a damned thing. Even Hook and his fellow pirates seem to take pity on what a seemingly lost cause their great adversary has become. It doesn't take long for Smee to realize that Peter has forgotten his entire past in the time he's been away, much to the great devastation of his fellow mates.
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    • The children don't take it that much better to see their father, just a few feet away on the mast, completely unable to lift a finger to help them.
      Jack: Please don't give up...
  • "When You're Alone". Even the pirates get teary over it, save for Hook, who looks more like he doesn't know what the hell is going on.
    • He may have left so no one can see him cry. And his last words were "I want my mommy!"
    • In the Novelization, the scene is a little longer and that much sadder. It ends with Hook talking quietly with Peter's daughter through the cell door, acting rather more human than we've seen thus far.
      Maggie: Don't you have a mother? Or anyone?
      Hook: Child, I am the iron will keeping this ship together. I... have no time for such things.
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    • When Maggie asks Peter to spare Hook, she says "he's just a mean old man, without a mommy". In the end, that's all that is left of Hook, a withered old man, who has long since forgotten his ties to the real world. He was a real man once, but now, he's just an image, a dream, fading away because the dreamer doesn't need him anymore.
  • "Remembering Childhood."
  • "You Are the Pan."
  • The entire scene where Peter regains his memories, starting with, "I remember..."
  • Rufio's death.
    "I wish I had a dad... like you."
  • This exchange, which paraphrases the book.
    Peter Banning: Tink!
    Tinkerbell: Say it, Peter. Say it and mean it.
    Peter Banning: I believe in fairies.
    Tinkerbell: You know that place between asleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? ... That's where I'll always love you... Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting.
    (Tink disappears into the sunlight)
  • "Then I came back...the last time".
  • At the end when the children come back but their mother hasn't seen yet.
    Wendy: My dear child, have you been up all night?
    Moira: I see them in their beds so often in my dreams. When I wake up, they're still there.
  • Jack's baseball game in Neverland. Hook only let him have one so he could one-up Peter and prove he was a better father and the sad irony was that Peter did in fact get to see this one.
    • "My Jack?"
  • Peter telling the story of how he ran away. He was scared of being an adult, of all the commitments and, most importantly, death. Even though his mother was planning things out for him so that he would be successful and yet still could be a family man, he ran away. And when he came back, they had had another child, and put bars over the windows to keep him inside. Made even worse because the original book had a story where Peter lived in a park in London for a good portion of his life before going to Neverland, of where he was just a week old baby who did not grow up, and that same thing happened in that story, his parents had another baby and forgot all about him.
  • The remorseful look on Thud's face is heartbreaking.
    Thud Butt: My happy thought will help you.
    Peter: What's your happy thought, Thud?
    Thud: Mine's my mother.
  • Peter leaving the Lost Boys for home for the last time. One can't help but feel especially moved knowing that this is truly a final farewell, with Peter promising this time that he would never forget them. Also, as he flies away, this line:
    Peter: Thank you for believing.
  • Several exchanges between Peter and other characters are especially poignant and tear-inducing after Robin Williams' death. To wit:
    Peter: To die would be a great adventure.
    Hook: Death is the only adventure you have left.
    At the end of the film
    Wendy: So... your adventures are over.
    Peter: No. To live... to live would be an awfully big adventure.
    • Dante Basco's (Rufio) posted a video in response to Robin's death, thanking him for his guidance and inspiration then closes the video with "Rest in peace Robin....See you in Neverland".
  • In the flashback, Tink seeing Peter about to kiss Moira. Not only does she lose him to another woman, but it's the last time they'll see each other for years.
    • It is after this bittersweet memory that Tink comes to understand Peter's loss for a happy thought, given all he's lost and given up over his life. We can see from her expression that this is still a very raw memory for herself as well.
    • The glaring absence of both John and Michael; we can only assume that both have long since passed on. There are only two signs of them in the film: Michael's bear and John's top hat and glasses can be seen on a table in Wendy's parlor, and their names carved into the Hangman's Tree in Neverland.
    • When Peter recounts all his returns to Wendy, the first time we see him return, Wendy has laces in her hair that a 1930s woman would wear on her wedding day. Peter did return for Wendy on her wedding day, as she wished... just not early enough to "alight the church" and stop her wedding.
  • In a way, Hook's death. It's not that he didn't have it coming, but it's still a little sad to watch him cornered by his greatest fear, then humiliated in a way that accentuates it by exposing his advanced age, only for the crocodile to eventually catch up with him.
  • After Peter explodes at his family when they repeatedly disturb him during a phone call, Moira tries to help Peter understand that his constantly breaking promises and obsession with work will only lead to alienating his children.
    Moira: Your children love you. They want to play with you. How long do you think that lasts? Soon Jack might not even want you to come to his games. We have only a few special years with our children when they're the ones that want us around. After that you're going to be running after them for a bit of attention. It's so fast, Peter. It's a few years, and it's over. And you're not being careful. And you are missing it.

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