Approved | | Action, Adventure, Biography
Although heavily Hollywoodized, the film is based on real individuals and events. There is a boutique hotel in Yap named after him (O'Keefe's), and the style of construction reflects the architecture of O'Keefe's time.
Capt. David O'Keefe:
Goodbye, Fatumak. Thank you for everything. Goodbye!
Fatumak, Medicine Man: There are no goodbyes between friends.
Fatumak, Medicine Man: This is the whale's tooth of remembrance until we meet again.
When O'Keefe's mutinous crew throws him overboard at the beginning, he climbs into the lifeboat being towed by his ship. A crewman is then shown cutting the tow line, but when the camera cuts back to O'Keefe in the boat, the line is still taut and leading up to the ship. Only later is the severed line shown floating slack in the water.