Bangarang! The Lost Boys from Hook reunite for the film’s 25th anniversary

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Bangarang! The Lost Boys from Hook 25 years later. Image Picture 22 Vision

Steven Spielberg’s eccentric take on the Peter Pan story, Hook, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year – and some of the film’s stars have reunited to mark the occasion.

The Lost Boys tribe, Neverland’s band of child orphans, are now all grown up and have posed for a reunion shoot for production company 22 Vision.

The firm specialises in raiding film and TV history to bring back old favourites, and their past work has seen them reunite the cast of School of Rock and Parenthood.

For Hook, Lost Boys Rufio (Dante Basco), Pockets (Isaiah Robinson), Thud Butt (Raushan Hammond), Ace (Jasen Fisher), Don’t Ask (James Madio), Too Small (Thomas Tulak), Latchboy (Alex Zuckerman) and No Nap (Ahmad Stoner) all dusted off their old outfits and posed for a ’25 years later’ shoot.

The death of Rufio still stings, so these new photos of Dante Brasco alive and well (and in full character costume) are a welcome nostalgia rush.

“You have to understand, when you’re 15 and you’re doing this Steven Spielberg movie with megastars – Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts – you know you want to be cool,” Basco told Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t know how cool I’m going to look with my belly button out!”

“I mean, through the months it grew on me and now, I mean, years later it’s become this iconic, iconic look that people cosplay around the world.”

Hook, originally released in December 1991, starred Robin Williams as Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Bob Hoskins as Smee and Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell.

Despite being written off by many as a lesser Spielberg offering, Hook is grown in stature as the years have rolled by and is now embraced by film buffs.

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