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Nate and Hayes (Savage Islands) (1983)


Nate and Hayes (Savage Islands) (1983). Nate and Hayes is a 1983 swashbuckling adventure film set in the South Pacific in the late 19th century. Directed by Ferdinand Fairfax and filmed on location in Fiji and New Zealand, it starred Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O’Keefe and Jenny Seagrove. It was one of several 1980s films designed to capitalize on the popularity of Indiana Jones, but Nate and Hayes was a flop at the box office. This contributed to the stigma that pirate swashbucklers were box office poison, a belief not laid to rest until the 2003 release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Directed by Ferdinand Fairfax
Produced by Lloyd Phillips, Rob Whitehouse
Written by John Hughes, David Odell
Story by David Odell
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O’Keefe, Max Phipps, Jenny Seagrove, Grant Tilly, Peter Rowley, Prince Tui Teka


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