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Savage Islands (1983)
"Nate and Hayes" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  18 November 1983 (USA)
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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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Nathaniel Williamson
Max Phipps ...
Ben Pease
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Grant Tilly ...
Count Von Rittenberg
Peter Rowley ...
Louis Beck
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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 »

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When Pegleg shoots one of Pease's henchmen in the alley, the gun is pointed slightly to the right of the camera, but the henchman is standing just to the left of the camera. See more »

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Captain Bully Hayes: If you want Ben, you don't knock on his front door.
Nathaniel Williamson: He wouldn't answer?
Captain Bully Hayes: He'd blow your brains out.
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31 July 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Not to mention we get to see Tommy Lee Jones sporting a beard, and looking more like Dan Fogelberg dressed up in a pirate suit. But the best character in the movie is Max Phipps' Ben Pease. He's the real pirate here, dressed in black with a cool looking hat, not like Jones' good pirate dressed up like a white knight. Some of Phipps' dialog is hilarious. Although it's a strictly comic book action movie that takes place in the mid 1800's South Pacific, the movie is overall a decent watch for a Saturday afternoon when nothing else is on. And telling from the photography, this really was filmed in the South Pacific and Fiji islands, not some back lot studio in Hollywood. The majority of actors in the film are not even actors, but local natives of the islands were the movie was filmed, which makes it feel all the more real. Love the tin whale.

Score, 6 out of 10 Stars


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