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Twenty-five years ago, one of the greatest stories about Peter Pan was told on the big screen. Full of mischief, laughter, and fun, Hook is one of the best tellings of Peter Pan on the big screen that will ever exist. And, in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary, Rufio and the Lost Boys reunited for a photo shoot to commemorate the special occasion. Dante Basco, who played Rufio, shared some of the photos on his Facebook page. Needless to say, the photos were Bangarang!

Starring the late Robin Williams as Peter Pan, Hook told the story of a grown-up Peter who’s forgotten his past. But when his kids are taken in the middle of the night, he’s forced to remember a childhood long forgotten. With the help of a little friend, he begins to remember who he once was and where he came from. When he finally reunites with his Lost Boys in Neverland, he quickly realizes that they are no longer his Lost Boys. A new leader has stepped in, Rufio. Eventually, Peter regains his memories, the Lost Boys, and the respect of Rufio who claims, “You are the Pan!” (skip to the 1:12 mark)

Sadly, by the end of the film, Rufio dies in an epic battle against Hook (Dustin Hoffman). His death, however, is not in vain as Peter defeats his nemesis and rescues his children. Now grown up themselves, the Lost Boys (even Thud Butt) and Rufio reunited for an epic photo shoot. Check out the gallery below.

Surprisingly, many of the boys aged very well. Some of them also stopped acting after making Hook. Some of them, such as Thomas Tulak and Ahmad Stoner, had small roles on television shows. And out of the entire crew, many have become familiar with Dante Basco and James Madio. Basco has gone on to become a very well known voice actor with works in Avatar: The Last Airbender and American Dragon: Jake Long. Madio has gone on to do work in both film and television. His body of work has focused mainly on television and was on shows like Castle, Bones, and Law And Order to name a few.

As a kid growing up in the 90’s, Hook was one of those definitive childhood movies. Even after it ran its course in the theaters, the ABC network would broadcast it on special nights (thanks in part to it being owned by Disney). And when it came on, nothing mattered except for this movie. Even as an adult today, there’s always time to watch it. Hook is a movie that will live on forever in the hearts of many.

With the passing of Robin Williams, some of these photos are a little bit more special than others. Take, for example, the photo of Isaiah Robinson who played Pockets. In one of his photos, he’s recreating the scene where his character finds Peter within his adult version. It’s one of the highlights of the movie and of the photo shoot.

Hook also starred Maggie Smith as Wendy, Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, and Bob Hoskins as Smee.

Source: Dante Basco’s Facebook

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