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Savage Islands (1983)

Nate and Hayes (original title)
A swashbuckling adventure which takes place in the mid-1800's on the South Pacific islands where bloody raids and battles were once the rule of the day.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathaniel Williamson
Max Phipps ...
Ben Pease
Grant Tilly ...
Count Von Rittenberg
Peter Rowley ...
Louis Beck
William Johnson ...
Reverend Williamson (as Bill Johnson)
Kate Harcourt ...
Mrs. Williamson
Reg Ruka ...
Mr. Blake
David Letch ...
Prince Tui Teka ...
King of Ponape
Pudji Waseso ...
Peter Vere-Jones ...
Gunboat Captain


A swashbuckling adventure which takes place in the mid-1800's on the South Pacific islands where bloody raids and battles were once the rule of the day.

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He's a scoundrel... A hero... A lover of danger and the last of the adventurers... This is the story of Bully Hayes! See more »


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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Savage Islands  »

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Did You Know?


Tommy Lee Jones character Captain Bully Hayes was in real life a ships captain called William Henry ("Bully") Hayes who sailed in the South Pacific Seas during the mid 19th century until he was murdered in 1877. See more »


When Nate is sailing away on the raft, the surviving native is shown topless as he waves goodbye. No injuries can be seen from either the front or behind, despite the character recently having been shot in the shoulder when the island was attacked. See more »


Count Von Rittenberg: [about to duel with Capt. Bully Hayes] Captain Hayes!
Captain Bully Hayes: Admiral!
Count Von Rittenberg: Count!
Captain Bully Hayes: Whatever!
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12 February 2003 | by (Groningen, the Neverlands) – See all my reviews

If you ever want to see a fairly recent pirate movie, forget cutthroat island, but rent this one! good acting, fun story, and Tommy Lee Jones! not to mention the gorgeous Jenny Seagrove. all perfectly cast in this great movie

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