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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.

Director:

Ferdinand Fairfax

Writers:

Lloyd Phillips (story), John Hughes (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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Storyline

It's the late nineteenth century in the South Pacific. Bully Hayes considers himself a pirate with morals and standards, and while he has never flown the skull and crossbones, he has dealt in illegal trade, albeit never having swindled or killed anyone who didn't deserve it. It is after one of those trading missions with a native tribe gone wrong that he is arrested "by an old friend" under Spanish law for attempting to sell arms to the enemy, a crime punishable by hanging. Awaiting his fate in a dank prison cell, he tells his lawyer how he came to this situation. What Bully specifically tells him is the last escapades aboard his former beloved ship, the Rona, the long voyage transporting New Englander Nathaniel Williamson and his British fiancée Sophie to their South Pacific mission where they were to be married before bringing the word of God to the natives. Earnest Nathaniel disliked him from the beginning due to the harmless or not so harmless flirtation between him and Sophie. ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

He's a scoundrel... A hero... A lover of danger and the last of the adventurers... This is the story of Bully Hayes! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$815,160, 20 November 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,963,756
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Captain Bully Hayes was, in real-life, a ship Captain called William Henry ("Bully") Hayes, who sailed in the South Pacific Seas during the mid nineteenth century, until he was murdered in 1877. See more »

Goofs

When Pegleg shoots one of Pease's henchmen in the alley, the gun is pointed slightly to the right of the camera, but the henchman is standing just to the left of the camera. See more »

Quotes

Ben Pease: Can't trust women - even when they're dead!
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Indiana Jones similarities.
26 June 2006 | by thomaslstillwellSee all my reviews

This is a great movie, not necessarily the most historically accurate film, but its still a really good pirate movie. I'm not sure of the year this movie was supposed to take place but at the beginning they are trying to sell thirty-thirty lever-action rifles... which didn't come out until the early eighteen hundreds. throughout the rest of the movie there are a bold mixture of period firearms that don't really let you get a grasp on when this is supposed to take place. What I really found interesting was that it had a scene in the beginning with the rope bridge that was amazingly close to the famous scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom... especially since this movie came out a year before Temple of Doom. No matter what... it's a good watch.


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