Hook

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene at the school play as the shots change from wide views of the audience, to closeups of Moira and the children, the positions of everyone sitting around them continues to change. In addition the people standing up in the background keep moving, and in some shots we can see people standing with camcorders, but then in the next shots there is nobody with a camcorder visible. (00:01:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the school play Moira turns to Peter and says "Watch your daughter, she's stealing the show" and you can see two fathers stood behind Peter filming the play. The shot then changes to a wider angle of the audience and these two men have suddenly stopped filming and their cameras are nowhere to be seen. (00:01:14)

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Continuity mistake: During the school play, at the beginning of the movie, Peter's phone rings and Moira stops smiling and turns to face him twice as he answers it. (00:02:06)

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Continuity mistake: When the family are on the airplane travelling to England, Maggie shows her father the drawing that Jack did. Between shots the way she holds the large sketchpad in her hands changes. (00:06:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the airplane, Jack begins to throw his baseball against the window, to show his Dad (Peter) that it is thick and will not break. When he does this, it causes the oxygen masks to be dropped down in front of them. Between shots the positions of the masks and the straps wrapped around them differs. In addition in the first shot Peter grabs them to stop them from swinging about, but in the next shot his hands are instantly back in his lap. (00:07:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Peter is sitting at the foot of the bed, talking to Moira about how he has to take the phonecall (as the phone rings in his hand), between shots he differs from having the phone either held down in his lap to up by his face. (00:14:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Moira grabs the phone from Peter's hands and throws it out the window, as the phone falls to the ground and then when it lands, the length at which the phone's antenna is sticking out keeps changing from shot to shot. (00:14:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Maggie shows Peter the paper flower that Tootles made for her, she holds it with both hands but in the next shot is only holding it with her right hand. Also the "stem" of the flower changes from being rather straight to slightly crooked. (00:18:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the window opens and the children are kidnapped, the tent gets blown over. Yet later when Peter re-enters the room and pours a drink, the tent is back up. (00:22:25 - 00:29:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Moira and Peter are at Wendy's beside, as she rests after being shaken at her honourary dinner, we can see a book sitting on the bedside table and it is resting at a crooked angle. But when Wendy askes Peter to hand it over to her, the camera zooms in for a closeup of the book which is now sitting at a perfectly straight and neat angle. (00:26:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Tinkerbell first arrives at Peter's home, she walks through ink and then walks on Peter's shirt, making little footprints. She only walks halfway up his shirt, yet when Peter gets up you can see little footprints leading all the way up to his collar. (00:30:35 - 00:31:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Tinkerbell first meets Peter, she is walking on him as he lays in the cot. Peter's glasses always lay under his chin, because they fell off his nose, but when he gets up from the cot the glasses are suddenly in his hand. (00:31:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Tinkerbell is first visiting Peter in the nursery, she causes him to sneeze which results in her being blown into the doll's house. In this shot, the chair that is sitting next to the doll's house has a teddy bear on it which is laying flat on it's front. But in a following shot you can see that the teddy bear on the chair is now propped up nice and neatly, and additionally there are now extra items sitting next to the bear. (00:31:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Tinkerbell visits Peter at his home, in one shot she pulls the rug from under Peter's feet and Peter flies to the floor. When he lands to the floor, there is nothing around his head, just bare floor. Then when it cuts to a wideshot, lots of items like the tent sheet, the parachute etc. are surrounding his head. (00:33:20)

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Continuity mistake: After just arriving in Neverland, Peter comes across a gang of Pirates that take a fancy to the leather shoes he is wearing. A couple of the pirates in the gang bend down so they are almost to the floor, but as the shots differ they continue to change from either being bent over / standing up straight. (00:35:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Peter walks onboard the deck before Captain Hook comes out, he is wearing an eyepatch, pirate hat and a purple cloak. In the first shot the purple cloak he is wearing is pulled up over his mouth but in the immediate next shot the cloak is now down around his neck. (00:38:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Peter steps out onto the ships deck (before Hook comes out and makes his speech), Tinkerbell is with him and she lands on the top of a barrell. On top of the barrell is a glass bottle laying down, which between shots (as Tink lands on the barrell), changes which direction it is pointing. In addition the large piece of rope sitting next to it differs in position as well. (00:38:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Smee is standing on the stairs, making his introduction speech for Captain Hook's entrance, the bandana ties that hang down on his back change position a few times, most noticeable when he turns around to walk back up the the top of the staircase. (00:38:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Smee introduces Captain Hook for his appearance on the ship (to make his speech to his fellow pirates), as he emerges from the door he leaves it wide open behind him. But as the scene continues and Hook is talking, pacing back and forth, etc., how wide open the door is keep changing (from wide open, half shut or practically closed). (00:38:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Smee gives Hook his nightcap drink, Hook takes it in his hand and holds it at the top of the goblet so that it is hidden under his hand. But in the very next shot he is holding it by the handle and the whole goblet is now visible with a small black umbrella sticking out the top. Additionally, the position of the small umbrella that sits in the goblet changes a few times. (01:02:40)

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Hook: Prepare to die, Peter Pan!
Peter: To die would be a grand adventure!
Hook: Death is the only adventure you have left!

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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.

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Question: Is the food fight scene completely imaginary, or are the Lost Boys actually able to will food into existence by imagining it? I always thought it was the latter growing up and we as the audience didn't see it until Peter, as the audience's proxy, saw it for himself, but any YouTube videos I watch about this movie all seem to think all the food was just in everyone's collective imaginations.

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Answer: Neverland very much runs on "If you believe, it will happen" which is what Tink means during the meal when she says "If you don't imagine yourself as Peter Pan you won't be Peter Pan." So by the rules of Neverland, as soon as Peter believed it was real it was then real. The dinner was trying to teach him to believe as, in Neverland, if you don't believe it then it won't happen.

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