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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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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 ... 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

Sets constructed for this movie included an entire Fijian native village, a full Samoan business port of the late 1800s, the transformation of a fishing vessel into a sinister steam-powered German gunboat, rope bridges across dangerous ravines, as well as vicious and lethal sacrificial set-ups. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 comquestSee 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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