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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.

Director:

Ferdinand Fairfax

Writers:

John Hughes, David Odell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Captain Bully Hayes
Michael O'Keefe ... Nathaniel Williamson
Max Phipps ... Ben Pease
Jenny Seagrove ... Sophie
Grant Tilly Grant Tilly ... Count Von Rittenberg
Peter Rowley Peter Rowley ... Louis Beck
William Johnson William Johnson ... Reverend Williamson (as Bill Johnson)
Kate Harcourt Kate Harcourt ... Mrs. Williamson
Reg Ruka Reg Ruka ... Moaka
Roy Billing ... Auctioneer
Bruce Allpress ... Mr. Blake
David Letch ... Ratbag
Prince Tui Teka Prince Tui Teka ... King of Ponape
Pudji Waseso 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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Savage Islands See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$815,160, 20 November 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,963,756
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. Post-production was done in London." See more »

Goofs

Durring the final assault on Hayes and crew his sidekick "Mr. Blake" is shot rather graphically suggesting that he has been killed, Yet we saw him alive and well during the opening part of the wraparound narrative story set after these events. See more »

Quotes

Ben Pease: Can't trust women - even when they're dead!
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Swashbuckling done right
8 November 2003 | by MacholicSee all my reviews

Forget about "Pirates of the Caribbean" or "Cutthroat Island", this is the last swashbuckler done right! Fastpaced, well-acted and well-made pirate flick set in the South Pacific in the beginning of the 20th century adn starring Tommy Lee Jones and Jenny Seagrove, a perfect match. Any bit as ferrocious as "Indiana Jones And the Temple of Doom", this one mixes humor with gore and action, too bloody for young children, all others should enjoy it 8/10


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