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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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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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The term blackbirders used in the movie is a 19th Century alternate expression for a form of slave-trading where people were recruited for labouring through trickery and kidnappings, the practice was common in the South Seas where this movie was set and filmed. 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 »

Quotes

King of Ponape: Pease man, what bring? Happy me good now.
Ben Pease: [points to von Rittenberg] This be white king.
Count Von Rittenberg: [whispers] Count! I'm a count!
Ben Pease: [whispers] He wouldn't know a count from a bucket of shit, but he does know king.
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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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