Nate and Hayes
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Any fan of movies like "The Three Musketeers" or "The Mask of Zorro" will probably enjoy it. A great adventure movie with a mix of Indiana Jones and Pirates. We can only hope with the release of movies like "Cutthroat Island" on DVD this won't be overlooked since it is a notch above several all ready available.It may not measure up to "Pirates of the Caribbean" but it still has a good deal of fun and action. There are no great special effects, just a good story and some decent acting.
If you're looking for a good, entertaining romp with great catch phrases and plenty of action, this is it. The music's pretty good, too, by the way. WHEN IS THIS COMING OUT ON DVD!?!?!?!?!? I must have it! Oblige me, Ben!
Tommy Lee Jones plays American Pirate "Bully" Hayes. Nate is played by Michael O'Keefe, and he is studying to become a missionary. The story starts out in the South Pacific where we see Captain Hayes running guns to the natives. He is captured when the deal goes bad and is set to be hung shortly thereafter. The rest of the story is of Hayes telling a writer how he came to be imprisoned, sort of a Quentin Tarantino style before it became popular. The main story revolves around Hayes' adventure with the missionary man Nate and his Fiancée Sophie. Hayes' Nemesis, another pirate and former business partner Ben Pease, captures Sophie. The adventure consist of the usual story of this type, Nate and Hayes teaming up to get her back. This film is a complete adventure story filled with pirates, South Pacific natives, shrunken heads, early modern war ships, stuffy German sailors, swashbuckling sword fights, and other off the wall elements. I recommend this film to you if you are looking for something fun and a little different than the usual big flashy movies of today.
Nate and Hayes is about pirates in the South Pacific. Tommy Lee Jones plays Captain Nate "Bully" Hayes while Michael O'Keefe plays the starchy minister, Jenny Seagrove plays O'Keefe's wife and Australian actor Max Phipps is the evil Captain Ben Pease.
The action starts when Captain Pease raids the island right after the marriage ceremony for the minister and his wife. The minister is struck unconscious and his wife is taken prisoner by the evil Pease. The minister then joins forces with Captain Hayes who has his own score to settle with Pease and that's when the fun begins!
Nate and Hayes is a much underappreciated family film classic. Thrills and chills abound in this wild and wacky fun fest. This is a great film for all ages and for families in general.
Captain Bully Hayes (Tommy Lee Jones), on the other hand, may have been chopped up a bit by the harsh realities of the 19th Century and the dregs of colonialism in the South Pacific, but his moral compass still points true north.
One of this movie's amazing accomplishments is capturing the loose view of the law and the adventurous spirit that we associate with pirates, while still keeping the protagonists on the right side of morality.
I never heard of this movie when it was released in the 80s. I ran across it on VHS, and I've about worn that tape out. Now, at last, I can get it on DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the original pirates of the Caribbean....will watch it againPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Especially if you like Tommy Lee Jones movies.
I only give this one star because there is no lower rating. Put it in my Blue Ray player unknown format. Put it in my Toshiba player, Error may not be able to play back. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles J. Summers
loved it as much this time as I did all those years ago! Watched it over and over till I burned out the video tape...wonder if I'll do the same tot he DVD.Published 7 months ago by Garland Linkenhoger
good fun movie, good actors , fun plot , worst fight choreography EVER lol.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
sound problems cant hear people talking but theme music is very loud.Published 10 months ago by william odonnell
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