The original Lost Boys of Steven Spielberg's "Hook" reunited for the movie's 25th anniversary -- and also to remember their co-star, Robin Williams. Thursday is the second anniversary of the actor's death.
For the cast, who at the time ranged from ages 6 to 17 years old, working on the 1991 film didn't feel like work at all. Some of their fondest memories on set were running around the Sony Pictures lot, where they took over a row of trailers, aptly nicknamed, "Lost Boy Lane."
"I had no idea the gravity of what was going on," Thomas Tulak ("Too Small"), who was the youngest of the bunch, shared of his experience working on the film. "I was just playing around."
"The sets were amazing," Ryan Francis ("Young Peter Pan") added. "Everything was practical. This was before CGI so that [pirate] ship was literally floating in the sound stage."
You can imagine that for these young stars, stunt training, sword fighting and skateboarding on a live set alongside Robin Williams was the gig of a lifetime.
But what do they think of the movie now that they're all grown up? "I watch it all the time," Brian Willis ("Sooner") admitted. "When it comes on my wife makes fun of me."
For James Madio ("Don't Ask"), not only is "Hook" still a part of his life, apparently he also hums the film's score to his newborn daughter!
"When the baby cries... the first thing that comes to mind, I literally hum the 'Hook' theme," he said. "I just hum it to my kid. I don't know why."
"Speaking of the music, that is really the only part of the movie that has stuck with me over the years," Isaiah Robinson ("Pockets") shared. "I've tended to avoid [the movie]. But I'm happy to recently begin to embrace it again, especially being here [with everybody]."
It's clear how much the shared experience has bonded the cast 25 years later. "We haven't seen each other in quite some time, but I almost feel like there was no lost time," Madio said. "It's really cool."
"The Lost Boys is kind of like one of the fraternities that's really special," Dante Basco ("Rufio") added. "This kind of reunion is very special to me."
The reunion also offered the guys way more than a trip down memory lane; it was also a chance to pay tribute to their late co-star, Robin Williams.
"I think for all of us [Robin's death] was the death of our childhood," Basco said of the loss. "There's sadness there, also there's a lot of space to kinda celebrate one of the most legendary artists of our time."
"[Robin] really taught me at a young age what it means to be a star, what it means to be a leader on a set," he continued. "Everything you want Robin Williams to be he delivered in spades."
"He kept the set very alive," Madio added. "He made sure that he had a relationship with each and every one of us."
"It was like his mission to make sure everyone around him is happy and laughing all the time," Tulak shared.
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