Nate and Hayes (1983)
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as Capt. Bully Hayes
as Nathaniel Williamson
as Ben Pease
as Count Von Rittenberg
as Louis Beck
as Rev. Williamson
as Mrs. Williamson
as King of Ponape
as Gunboat Captain
as Count's Lieutenant
as Gun Operator
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Critic Reviews for Nate and Hayes
Tries unsuccessfully to be that buoyant, rollicking pirate movie we all remember having seen in our youth and which they don't make anymore.
A mess, and more to be studied as the sort of thing to avoid than respected as a forgotten gem that needs a new audience. But boy is it ever hard to turn away.
Audience Reviews for Nate and Hayes
Made before Tommy Lee Jones became a big star it was quite obviously the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean. It was released in the UK under the title SAVAGE ISLANDS but in some places it was called NATE & HAYES. However, shame on Paramount for not exploiting it better. I know they had a lot riding on the not dissimilar Indiana Jones films but this is a cracking adventure and deserves better treatment (and why oh why has it not been seen on UK television for about 15 years?).
A movie from my past. A favorite.
A forgotten and under-appreciated gem, with a fairly young Tommy Lee Jones in the lead. As far as pirate movies go, it's pretty darn entertaining.
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