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'''''Nate and Hayes''''' (also known as ''Savage Islands'' in Europe) is a {{Swashbuckler}} adventure film from 1983.

Set in the South Pacific during the late 1800's, the film centers upon {{Pirate}} Captain Bully Hayes, who gets caught by the authorities in the opening for dealing arms to the islanders. In prison he retells the events that lead him there; 18 months before, he transferred two missionaries, Nathaniel "Nate" Williamson and his betrothed Sophie, to the Island of Wakaya. He took a liking to Sophie and accepted her offer to become business partners.

However, after Bully's departure his archenemy Ben Pease, a "blackbirder" (slaver) who has been framing Bully for his crimes for years, attacks the island, taking its inhabitants for the slave-market and [[DamselInDistress kidnapping Sophie]] while he's at it. Nate teams up with Bully to get her back. While chasing Ben they run into Count Heinrich von Rittenberg, representative of ImperialGermany, who plans to start coal mines and anchoring points for the Empire with the help of Ben Pease's "merchandise."

The film stars Creator/TommyLeeJones as Bully Hayes and it was partially written by Creator/JohnHughes.

Just like most other pirate films in the two or three decades before ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Nate and Hayes'' bombed and contributed to the belief that pirates were box office poison.
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!!This film contains the examples of:

* ArmsDealer: Bully is working as one in the opening of the film.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking
* ArtificialLimbs: One of the Bully's crew has a peg-leg made of bones.
* AuctionOfEvil: A slave auction is held in Samoa.
* BadHabits: Sophie is disguised as a nun in the end.
* BadassPreacher: Nathaniel by the end.
* BlingOfWar: Count von Rittenberg's outfit.
* BloodFromTheMouth
* BoardingParty: Bully's crew's attack on Rittenberg's gunboat.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was shot in New Zealand and Fiji.
* CallingCard: Ben leaves a blackbird sign on the foreheads of his victims to make sure that Bully (as it's really his sign) takes the all blame.
* CannibalTribe: King Oatapi's people on the island of Ponape.
* CoolShip: Count von Rittenberg's small steam powered gunboat.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ben towards von Rittenberg when they are teamed up in the latter half of the film.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Early on Bully claims that even if he is a pirate, he still has morals and standards.
* EyepatchOfPower: One of von Rittenberg's men has it.
* FarSideIsland: After setting off from Wakaya, Nate is stuck on one before Bully and his crew rescue him.
* {{Flynning}}
* {{Frameup}}: Ben has framed Bully for all his crimes.
* GracefulLoser: Count von Rittenberg.
* GroinAttack: The reason why Ben hates Bully so much is because he got shot in the balls when they had a fight over a woman.
* GunsAkimbo: Sophie is using them at the end.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Fate of the German gunboat.
* HowWeGotHere
* HumanSacrifice: Cannibals of Ponape attempt to use Sophie as one.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Plenty of deaths.
* ImprovisedWeapon: During the gunboat raid, everyone else is {{Flynning}} but Sophie fights with a life belt.
* InsistentTerminology
* LovableRogue: Bully.
* LoveTriangle: A non-contentious one among Sophie, Nate, and Bully, resolved fairly early and not causing any open conflict.
* ManInWhite: The uniforms of the imperial Germans. Bully's outfit for the latter half o the film.
* TheMissionary: Nate and his wife-to-be Sophie.
* MoralDissonance: After saving Sophie, Nathaniel doesn't give a thought about the Wakayans that were sold to slavery in Samoa.
* NameAndName
* NiceHat: Both Bully's and Ben's crew has these.
* NoPeripheralVision
* NotSoSafeHarbor: Samoa.
* NumberTwo: Mr. Blake, Bully Hayes' First Mate.
* OffWithHisHead: Ben and Count von Rittenberg use barrelfuls of severed heads as merchandise with King Oatapi.
* ParentalIncest: Ben claims that King Oatopi does this with his offspring.
* {{Pirate}}
* RapePillageAndBurn: One of Ben's many methods of operation is attacking small villages and enslaving their inhabitants.
* RopeBridge: Sequence suspiciously similar to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' happens here, though ''Nate and Hayes'' was released a year earlier than ''Temple''.
* SayMyName: Nathaniel yells out Bully's name after the attack on Wakaya.
* SexTourism: When our heroes reach Samoa, most of Bully's crew hit the brothel.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShootTheHostage: When Sophie takes one of Ben's men hostage and threatens to kill him. Ben simply kills the man.
* SuperWindowJump
* SwordCane: Fong's weapon of choice.
* SwordSparks
* TookALevelInBadass: Nate and Sophie by the end.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Ben's crew has one.
* TheVonTropeFamily: Count Von Rittenberg.
* WeddingSmashers: Ben and his band of slavers attack Wakaya on the day of Nathaniel's and Sophie's wedding.
* YouNoTakeCandle: The islanders of Wakaya and cannibals of Ponape talk like this.
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