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Nate and Hayes (1983)

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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Louis Beck
William Johnson ...
Reverend Williamson (as Bill Johnson)
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Moaka
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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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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Savage Islands  »

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$815,160 (USA) (20 November 1983)

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$1,963,756 (USA)
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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 Hayes' crew are running away from Pease at the sacrifice site, modern buildings can be seen in the background. See more »

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Ben Pease: Can't trust women - even when they're dead!
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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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