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A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. They decide to sail it from the island of Ste. Pomme de Terre to Miami, and they sail with the assistance of Captain Ron and their lives will never be the same again. Written by Anonymous

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Martin just wanted a nice, quiet family vacation. Instead, he got...


Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Captain Ron - Kreuzfahrt ins Glück  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)


$22,518,097 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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When Kurt Russell was casted, John Carpenter was nearly called in to direct. Carpenter admits that he would have said yes, but mostly for the excuse to shoot in the Caribbean. See more »


During the first game of Monopoly, Captain Ron and Ben settle on 10 cents equals $100. When Captain Ron lands on B&O Railroad, Ben tells him he owes $1.25. It should be 13 cents. See more »


Captain Ron: [to Ben] Hey swab. C'mere. Listen up. Now, the way it works shipboard is, you do your job. You do it good, you get a better job. Maybe you get promoted from swab to mate.
[Ben nods]
Captain Ron: Alright. Get on it.
Captain Ron: [to Martin] Sort've an incentive kind of a deal, huh?
Martin Harvey: Ah. Good.
Captain Ron: Yeah, incentives are important. I learned that in rehab.
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Referenced in Psych: Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead (2008) See more »


Written by Barry Mann and Gerry Goffin
Performed by Enrique Guzman Y Los Teen Tops
Courtesy of Sony Music
Entertainment Mexico, S.A. DE C.V.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Hey Swab...go check out this movie.
5 December 2001 | by (Camp Crystal Lake) – See all my reviews

Kurt Russell is one of those actors that can play a variety of roles, & get away with it. Action, drama, & comedy. He must of been thinking of Jack Burton from 'Big Trouble In Little China' & but some of that into this movie. 'Captain Ron' is a great movie! The plot is simple, & so is the movie. That is what make sit so much fun. Yes, most of the movie is translucent, but it works so well. Kurt Russell shines as Capt. Ron Rico, who has been hired by the Harvey family to be the drive their boat from a Carribean Island to Miami, FL. While he bumbles from one scene to the other, Capt. Ron manages to be successful in the end. All of this makes Martin Harvey(Martin Short) furious, while his family loves Capt. Ron. Lots of laughs.

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