Nate and Hayes (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

Nate and Hayes (1983)

Nate and Hayes (1983)

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This high-seas adventure centers on the friendship between a good-natured pirate and a missionary as they take on the bad-natured corsair who has been wreaking havoc on South Pacific islands.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones
as Capt. Bully Hayes
Michael O'Keefe
as Nathaniel Williamson
Max Phipps
as Ben Pease
Grant Tilly
as Count Von Rittenberg
Peter Rowley
as Louis Beck
Bill Johnson
as Rev. Williamson
Kate Harcourt
as Mrs. Williamson
Reg Ruka
as Moaka
Roy Billing
as Auctioneer
David Letch
as Ratbag
Prince Tui Teka
as King of Ponape
Peter Vere Jones
as Gunboat Captain
Tom Vanderlaan
as Count's Lieutenant
Mark Hadlow
as Gun Operator
Paul Farrel
as Crewman
Frank Taurua
as Crewman
Norman Kessing
as Crewman
Robert Bruce
as Crewman
Timothy Lee
as Crewman
Peter Bell
as Crewman
Peter Diamond
as Crewman
John Rush
as Crewman
Grant Price
as Crewman
Karl Bradley
as Crewman
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Critic Reviews for Nate and Hayes

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Tries unsuccessfully to be that buoyant, rollicking pirate movie we all remember having seen in our youth and which they don't make anymore.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 19, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

Old fashioned but far from compelling...

Full Review… | July 15, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

The movie shoots for light-hearted adventure but sinks like a lead anchor.

Full Review… | June 2, 2006
DVDTalk.com

Audience Reviews for Nate and Hayes

½

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.

Ryan Voss
Ryan Voss
½

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.

Pete Skeris
Pete Skeris
½

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?).

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

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