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Savage Islands

  • Film

Time Out says

More in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark thrills and spills than Fairbanks swash and buckle, the story is told in flashback with good old-fashioned cut-and-thrust. In the South Pacific islands in the 1880s, Captain Bully Hayes (Jones) saves maidens in distress, performs impossible feats of agility, does battle with a German count (Tilly) intent on nasty military annexations with the aid of an ironclad warship, in a plot that is as credible as Hitler's diaries. Which makes not a lot of difference, for the film is to be enjoyed on a tongue-in-cheek level: lots of stunts and not too much mushy lovey-dovey stuff. Originality never raises its head, but it'll keep the kids from clammering for a glimpse of those video nasties.
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Release Details

  • Duration:99 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ferdinand Fairfax
  • Screenwriter:John Hughes, David Odell
  • Cast:
    • Tommy Lee Jones
    • Michael O'Keefe
    • Max Phipps
    • Jenny Seagrove
    • Grant Tilly
    • Peter Rowley
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