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Release Date:
18 November 1983 (USA) See more »
Partners in Piracy. Rivals in Romance. Allies in Adventure. See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tommy Lee Jones ... Captain Bully Hayes

Michael O'Keefe ... Nathaniel Williamson
Max Phipps ... Ben Pease

Jenny Seagrove ... Sophie
Grant Tilly ... Count Von Rittenberg
Peter Rowley ... Louis Beck
William Johnson ... Reverend Williamson (as Bill Johnson)
Kate Harcourt ... Mrs. Williamson
Reg Ruka ... Moaka

Roy Billing ... Auctioneer

Bruce Allpress ... Mr. Blake
David Letch ... Ratbag
Prince Tui Teka ... King of Ponape
Pudji Waseso ... Fong
Peter Vere-Jones ... Gunboat Captain
Tom Vanderlaan ... Count's Lieutenant

Mark Hadlow ... Gun Operator
Phillip Gordon ... Timmy
Norman Fairley ... Pegleg
Warwick Simmons ... Pog
Paul Farrell ... Crewman #1
Frank Taurua ... Crewman #2
Norman Keesing ... Crewman #3
Robert Bruce ... Ben Pease Crew #1
Timothy Lee ... Ben Pease Crew #2
Peter Bell ... Ben Pease Crew #3
Peter Diamond ... Ben Pease Crew #4
John Rush ... Ben Pease Crew #5
Karl Bradley ... Ben Pease Crew #7
Grant Price ... Ben Pease Crew #6

Directed by
Ferdinand Fairfax 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Hughes  written by
David Odell  screenplay
David Odell  story
Lloyd Phillips  story

Produced by
Lloyd Phillips .... producer
Robert Whitehouse .... producer (as Rob Whitehouse)
Original Music by
Trevor Jones 
Cinematography by
Tony Imi 
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
Penny Perry 
Production Design by
Maurice Cain 
Art Direction by
Dan Hennah 
Rick Kofoed 
Costume Design by
Norma Moriceau 
Makeup Department
Bob McCarron .... makeup supervisor
Bob McCarron .... special makeup effects
Shayne Radford .... hair stylist
Wendy Sainsbury .... senior makeup artist
Angela Reading .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jane Gilbert .... production manager
Ted Lloyd .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... first assistant director
Tim Coddington .... third assistant director
Michael Horton .... second unit director
Terry Pearce .... second assistant director
Chris Short .... second assistant director
Lee Tamahori .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Jeanelle Aston .... property buyer
Jeanelle Aston .... set dresser
Lissa Coote .... property master
Al Ford .... stand-by props
Josephine Ford .... art director: Fiji
Ed Mulholand .... leading head carpenter
Rob Outterside .... construction manager
Michael Worrall .... production design assistant (as Mike Worrall)
Peter Worrall .... production design assistant
Sound Department
Peter Best .... dubbing editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer
John Ireland .... dialogue editor
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer
Graham Morris .... boom operator
Hammond Peek .... sound recordist: stereo backgrounds
Terry Poulton .... footsteps editor
Don Reynolds .... sound recordist
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kevin Chisnall .... special effects: New Zealand
Jeff Clifford .... special effects floor supervisor
Peter Dawson .... special effects supervisor
Ken Gittens .... special effects assistant (as Kenny Gittens)
Peter Diamond .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Bluck .... focus puller
Roland Carati .... focus puller: second unit
Stuart Dryburgh .... best boy electric
Bob Hughes .... cinematographer: second unit
Brian Kassler .... key grip
Mike Lemmon .... second assistant camera (as Michael Lemmon)
Murray Milne .... second focus puller
Mick Morris .... gaffer
Ashley Scott .... clapper loader
Richard Scott .... grip
Alan Smith .... camera operator
Theo Westenberger .... still photographer
Casting Department
Tom Finlayson .... casting: New Zealand
Val Lamond .... casting: New Zealand
Michael Lynch .... casting: Australia
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Darragh .... assistant costume designer
Joan Grimmond .... wardrobe mistress
Michael Kane .... stand-by wardrobe
Editorial Department
Peter Baldock .... second assistant editor
Larry Richardson .... first assistant editor
Nancye Seaton .... supervising cutter
Music Department
John A. Coleman .... orchestrator (as John Coleman)
Marcus Dods .... conductor
Trevor Jones .... orchestrator
Peter Knight .... orchestrator
John Richards .... music recordist
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Other crew
Robin Cagney .... armorer
Rea Francis .... publicist
Fay Furner .... secretary to producer
Lyn Galbraith .... location manager: Fiji
Catherine Madigan .... studio manager
Terry McGrath .... production accountant
Janet McIver .... production assistant
Jackie Sullivan .... continuity
Julie Washington .... liaison: London
Anne Wooten .... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Savage Islands" - UK, USA (working title)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The Bully Hayes character has also appeared in one movie, His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) where Charles Horvath played him. That picture's exteriors were also shot in the same South Pacific region.See more »
Continuity: When Nate is sailing away on the raft, the surviving native is shown topless as he waves goodbye. No injuries can be seen from either the front or behind, despite the character recently having been shot in the shoulder when the island was attacked.See more »
Count Von Rittenberg:[about to duel with Capt. Bully Hayes] Captain Hayes!
Captain Bully Hayes:Admiral!
Count Von Rittenberg:Count!
Captain Bully Hayes:Whatever!
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Great Adventure Movie, 23 December 2006
Author: steeplejack17 from United States

I finally watched this movie for the second time last time being when, I was 10 years old and it was very well done. It was funny to see Tommy lee Jones character as a privateer more than a ruthless Pirate, even himself he questioned the term Pirate with the man writing a somewhat half bio on his life. He seemed to be a opportunistic character who dabbled in everything from legal to mildly illegal activities as he states. I throughly enjoyed Capt. Ben Pease's character ruthless and funny a true pirate and slave trader. i would love to have seen a further adventure of Ben Pease's character and crew. The only thing, I did not like about the movie was how Tommy Lee Jones abandoned his crew amongst the Indian natives when the deal went sour, it did not seem like his character to run away leaving them to fight it out alone and die only himself to be rescued by the preacher and his wife later on from a noose. I do not see anything that this movie ripped off from Indiana Jones or any real comparisons except for the bridge scene which Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ripped off from this movie. The title of the movie is very gay and weak, I guess Savage Island is a much better title for the movie. I am waiting for The Island (Pirate movie) starring Michael Caine and David Warner to come to DVD who knows what the hold up is???

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