A Chicagoan inherits an old yacht. He, his wife, daughter and son fly to a Caribbean island and hire a dubious Captain Ron to sail them on an adventure to Miami.


Thom Eberhardt


John Dwyer (story), John Dwyer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Captain Ron
Martin Short ... Martin Harvey
Mary Kay Place ... Katherine Harvey
Benjamin Salisbury ... Benjamin Harvey
Meadow Sisto Meadow Sisto ... Caroline Harvey
Sunshine Logroño ... General Armando (as Emannuel Logrono)
Jorge Luis Ramos Jorge Luis Ramos ... General's Translator
J.A. Preston ... Magistrate
Tanya Soler Tanya Soler ... Angeline
Raúl Estela Raúl Estela ... Roscoe
Jainardo Batista Jainardo Batista ... Mamba
Dan Butler ... Bill Zachery
Tom McGowan ... Bill
Katherine Franco Katherine Franco ... Sneezing Woman
C.M. Talkington C.M. Talkington ... Bicycle Messenger (as Clement Talkington)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


Feature film debut of Roselyn Sanchez, Meadow Sisto, and Benjamin Salisbury. See more »


The yellow life raft is oval shaped when they first get in it and are drifting. When they get out on shore it is a hexagon or octagon. See more »


Martin Harvey: What do you think about Captain Ron? I mean, uh, I would be certainly willing to provide someone else if you're not comfortable with him. I think it's important that you're, uh...
Katherine Harvey: No, I think he's fine... I mean, he seems to know what he's doing. He was in the Navy.
Martin Harvey: Yeah, yeah, all right... What about the eye thing, though?
Katherine Harvey: Oh, honey! I would never fire anybody because they were physically challenged. Frankly, I admire him. I mean, really, when you think about the way he parked that boat. It was ...
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Referenced in Tosh.0: How to Get European Men (2012) 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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Family finds self
10 December 2005 | by christiantrainerSee all my reviews

Every time i want to laugh, when i see this movie on, i catch a glimpse. This movie is guaranteed to make you laugh. And Mary Kay Place is such EYE candy for us men. She represents the type of woman we men would ask to marry. Beautiful yet supportive of her family and children. However, Kurt Russell steals the show. This movie was a role reversal where Martin Short is the serious one and Kurt is the odd-ball. It excellently shows how an outsider can help indirectly to save a group from its own fears and inadequacies. anyway, you will laugh your head off. The location shooting was just beautiful - makes me want to purchase a boat.

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Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Ron See more »


Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,893,112, 20 September 1992

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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