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


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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Savage Islands  »

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Did You Know?


The name of Bully Hayes' scow vessel was "the Rona" whilst the name of Ben Pease's boat was "the Leonora". See more »


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 »


Ben Pease: Can't trust women - even when they're dead!
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Swashbuckling Fun!
27 November 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

"Nate and Hayes" brings to mind the great adventure epics and Saturday morning serials of the fifties.

The plot is filled with cliffhangers and the characters are robust. Tommy Lee Jones is compelling as the swashbuckling Booty Hayes, and the elegant Jenny Seagrove is the kind of "damsel in distress" that we'd all love to rescue from the likes of dispicable Capt. Pease.

Spectacular locations in New Zealand and Fiji provide a perfect backdrop for the action, which will keep any adventure lover on the edge of his or her seat.

Grab a giant tub of buttered popcorn and escape to the South Seas. It's an exciting voyage!

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