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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:
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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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Partners in Piracy. Rivals in Romance. Allies in Adventure. See more »


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One of a number of pirate movies made between the mid 1970s and mid 1990s which were a flop at the box-office. The films include Pirates (1987), Yellowbeard (1983), Swashbuckler (1976), Savage Islands (1983), The Pirate Movie (1982) and Cutthroat Island (1995). See more »

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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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Captain Bully Hayes: You sound like a very sad and bitter old lady, Ben.
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Saturday Afternoon Serial
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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