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Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor ... See full summary »
Director Nick Willing mentioned (at 2:23:51 in the director's commentary of the SyFy version on the 2012 Vivendi Entertainment DVD) that the first scene shot in the movie was on the galley in Genoa where Jimmy Hook again appears dressed in his Edwardian cloths after many scenes of wearing Starkey's best suit of clothes. Willing mentioned (at around 02 mins) that the galley had been built for Roman Polanski's Pirates (1986) at a cost of $9 million, that a 6 day shoot in Genoa was planned, that the shoot was cut to 5 days for budgetary reasons, and that due to torrential rains they were only able to shoot for 4 days, which would have been the first week of the shoot.
Captain Bonnie notes that Orion is "in the wrong place" and Polaris is not visible. From anywhere far enough away that Polaris is not visible, Orion would also not be visible, or the parts of it that were visible would not remotely resemble Orion as we see it from Earth.
In the director's commentary on the Vivendi Entertainment DVD, Nick Willing refers to two version of the film: one for Sky Movies (which he also calls the British version) that he mentions (at 2:01:50) cut out the moment when Hook reveals to Peter that he killed Peter's father; the other for the Syfy Channel, who he mentions (at 2:45:14) wanted to end the movie on Peter and on an up-note, so their version switched the last two scenes of the screenplay and ends with Peter's return to the Lost Boys with gifts while the Sky Movies version ends with Hook looking directly at the camera after Peter returns.