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Kid Heroes of '90s Movies That You Totally Forgot About

Updated June 14, 2019 3.7k votes 696 voters 63.5k views20 items

Bad news: you forgot about a whole bunch of kid hero characters in all the best '90s movies. Sure, everyone remembers the higher profile kid actors who starred as awesome kid characters in the '90s like Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone), Elijah Wood (Deep Impact), Scarlet Johansson (The Horse Whisperer), Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) and even Rufio from Hook hold places in film history.  

But what about the other kids? Those unsung heroes of 1990s movies who were so awesomely entertaining, yet so quick to disappear. One movie, max two... and then... OBLIVION. This is a tribute to those child heroes of the great nineties films. Which kid character was your favorite? And do you even remember his or her name?

From Icebox to Stilwell, Alfalfa to Curly Sue, take a look back at these awesome kid characters in '90s movies and see which you remember. Have a favorite 90s kid on the list? Be sure to vote him or her up below and enjoy the trip down memory lane with those fictional 90s kids you wished you could have hung out with, and are ashamed you forgot about until just now.
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    The Kid with the Cheeks from "Hook"

    Sure, Rufio stole the audience's hearts in Hook, but the other lost boys were just as crucial and adorable, none more than Thud Butt himself, Raushan Hammond. Hammond hasn't had much success in acting since growing up, but resurfaced in 2014 to comment on the death of costar Robin Williams.
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    The Girl from "Jurassic Park"

    Every single person knows this girl's face, but nobody knows her name! Ariana Richards played the granddaughter of Richard Attenborough's John Hammond in the original Jurassic Park, alongside Joseph Mazello (who continues to work to this day). Richards had a role in Tremors 3, but ultimately disappeared from film and TV. Richards pursued a singing career and married Mark Bolton in 2013.
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    Pugsley from "The Addams Family"

    Everyone remembers Christina Ricci as the dark Wednesday Addams in the 1991 film The Addams Family, but what about her brother Pugsley, played by Jimmy Workman? Though Ricci went on to become a movie star in films like Sleepy Hollow and Monster, poor Pugsley was never noticed again.
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    The Guy from "Hocus Pocus"

    In 1993, director Kenny Ortega (Michael Jackson's choreographer) directed this Bette Midler flick about the witchy Sanderson sisters. Thora Birch (American Beauty) co-starred, along with Sarah Jessica Parker and Vinessa Shaw (Ray Donovan). But the story was told through the eyes of Omri Katz who played lead character, Max. After a role on The John Laroquette Show, Katz couldn't catch a break and gave up acting to become a hairdresser.
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