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Nate and Hayes (1983)

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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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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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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Savage Islands  »

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The Bully Hayes character has also appeared in one movie, His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) where Charles Horvath played him. That picture's exteriors were also shot in the same South Pacific region. 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: Not much of a drinker, are you.
Nathaniel Williamson: No.
Captain Bully Hayes: Well, it's a useful habit sometimes.
Nathaniel Williamson: Like now?
[belches]
Captain Bully Hayes: [laughs]
Nathaniel Williamson: I'd like to apologize.
Captain Bully Hayes: For what?
Nathaniel Williamson: I was very quick to judge you.
Captain Bully Hayes: Aw, what do they say, son? Don't judge unle... , no, let's see, judge not, judge not, judge YE not...
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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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