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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
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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According to the book "New Zealand Film 1912-1996", this picture "...was financed by New Zealand investors taking advantage of tax loopholes. It was on-sold to Paramount Pictures, who released it worldwide. It was directed by an Englishman, produced by New Zealanders and cast in Los Angeles, Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Postproduction was done in London." 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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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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