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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Nathaniel Williamson
Max Phipps ...
Ben Pease
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Grant Tilly ...
Count Von Rittenberg
Peter Rowley ...
Louis Beck
William Johnson ...
Reverend Williamson (as Bill Johnson)
Kate Harcourt ...
Mrs. Williamson
Reg Ruka ...
Moaka
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Auctioneer
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Mr. Blake
David Letch ...
Ratbag
Prince Tui Teka ...
King of Ponape
Pudji Waseso ...
Fong
Peter Vere-Jones ...
Gunboat Captain
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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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In the 1970 biography 'Captain Bully Hayes: blackbirder and bigamist', Frank Clune stated that the real William Henry Hayes was often described as a "rogue, villain, cheat, swindler, barrator, buccaneer, bilker, bigamist, freebooter, polygamist, seducer, murderer, pirate, slave trader, robber, rapist, hooligan and bully" but was "never convicted in any civil court of law for any serious criminal offense". See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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A great fun film!
1 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to go to the European premiere of this film in London ( although strangely enough i seem to remember that it ended up on a double bill with TOP SECRET in some cinemas). Made before Tommy Lee Jones became a big star it was quite obviously the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean. It was released in the UK under the title SAVAGE ISLANDS but in some places it was called NATE & HAYES. However, shame on Paramount for not exploiting it better. I know they had a lot riding on the not dissimilar Indiana Jones films but this is a cracking adventure and deserves better treatment (and why oh why has it not been seen on UK television for about 15 years?).

Good news though. The film is finally getting a DVD release (on region 1 only) on June 20th 2006 so keep an eye out for it.


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