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


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Tommy Lee Jones character Captain Bully Hayes was in real life a ships captain called William Henry ("Bully") Hayes who sailed in the South Pacific Seas during the mid 19th century until he was murdered in 1877. See more »

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As Hayes and his crew stop Ben Pease in the streets of Samoa we see he is clearly surrounded. In fact people and Hayes' remaining crew cut off the escape route. However when Pease makes his escape away from Hayes, the crew and everyone that cut him off are standing to the sides of the road giving him a clear path. See more »

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Ben Pease: You should feel flattered, missy. Not everyone gets offered to the gods.
Sophie: Just the women.
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Great film, shame about the title
25 January 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This terrific adventure did poor business on release, maybe due to the title : "Nate and Hayes" sounds more like a department store than a swashbuckler. The UK title, "Savage Islands", summed it up much better. As one other writer commented, the film has certain features in common with "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" but is actually much superior to the Spielberg effort. Tommy Lee Jones brings great charisma to the pirate hero, Michael O'Keefe is excellent as the pompous missionary who grows up in the course of the film, Jenny Seagrove is a meltingly beautiful yet spirited heroine and Australian actor Max Phipps is fine as the cruelly funny Ben Pease. There are rousing action sequences and a host of neat touches which suggest a lot of care went into the film.


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