Cliff Gardner

Monday, June 12, 2006

Bangerang, Rufio!

I’ve blogged before about great tragedies in American cinema, but I think I overlooked a major one: the death of Rufio in Hook. Just imagine for a second that you're in his situation. You’re hanging out, staying forever young and having a pretty awesome time when one day your best friend and leader decides to ditch you and chase after some euro trash girl named Wendy. Instead of completely losing it, you step up and hold the other lost boys together in the face of almost insurmountable pirate army odds. Then, one day thirty years later, your friend randomly shows up again and everyone just takes him back after a few days, pretending his emotionally abusive ass never left. It all reminds you of a bad Lifetime movie, but being the awesome guy you are, you eventually forgive him too. Despite your big heart and awesome multi-colored, multi-tiered mohawk, you get stabbed in the chest by a man with a bad mustache and one good hand.

Add to that the fact that since Hook came out fifteen years ago, Dante Basco has largely been shunned and relegated to guest roles on bad TV shows and a recent T-Mobile commercial and this becomes one of the biggest shames in cinema.


  • I so love that movie and almost can't watch that scene where Rufio dies, it just makes me so upset every time...

    I thought briefly that it might be because he is so young, but then I realized that the lost boys are eternally young, so that logic can't work.

    By Anonymous melissa, at 12:28 AM  

  • Ha! That's money.

    By Blogger Your Friendly Neighborhood Clark Bar, at 1:31 PM  

  • umm, have you not seen The Debut??

    By Blogger Ashley, at 2:35 PM  

  • One of my cousins looks like Rufio. I just realized that the other week.

    By Anonymous zayne, at 3:26 PM  

  • I vote you write a letter...

    By Blogger truax, at 5:29 PM  

  • It's sad, but true, LOL!

    Pictures will be linked tomorrow!

    By Anonymous Kim, at 6:31 PM  

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