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 ...
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A burglar holds a knife to Karen's throat while her husband does nothing. The couple ends befriending the cop that comes. The friendship ends when the cop beats up the culprit. Karen isn't ready to end it. Things get ugly with the cop.
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
The dock and shoreline where the Wanderer is first shown, and where Captain Ron makes his first appearance, are located in Bahia de Arroyo, on the south-eastern shore of Puerto Rico. See more »
When sailing to escape the bad guys, the boat changes tack several times. See more »
[stressing to his family that they need to learn all the things about seamanship that Capt. Ron is trying to drill into them]
You gotta' learn the basics.
And, you gotta' be prepared.
I'm not talkin' Boy Scout prepared, I mean *big-time* prepared.
Well, prepared for any kind of *normal* accident...
This is the Caribbean, guys. "El Caribe." The Spanish Main. The land of hoo-doo and voodoo and all kinda' weird shit.
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Few people like this film as much as my family and I, but we never miss it when it comes on TV. Perhaps that's because we've sailed the Caribbean and can relate to the misadventures of the characters in the movie. It's a terrific family film.
Kurt Russell is hysterical as the one-eyed Captain Ron. Martin Short, for a change, plays the straight man. The rest of the cast are cute and funny.
By the end of the movie, I actually found myself nostalgic for the sense of freedom and fun that only Captain Ron can steer you towards. I gave this movie a 9; don't throw me overboard for that!
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