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Captain Ron (1992)

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 »
4,736 ( 3,510)
2 nominations. See more awards »




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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Much of Captain Ron's personal wardrobe came from Kurt Russell's closet. Many of Ron's mannerisms (wearing the speedo, the pirate-like raspy voice, etc..) were also suggested by Russell. His only objection was his encouragement of underage drinking, but was persuaded when told it would fit the character. See more »


While being chased in Cuba, they are being chased by an early 60s Ford truck, and there is a 70s Dodge truck in the background. No American cars have been imported into Cuba since 1959. See more »


Benjamin Harvey: Man. What happened to your eye?
Martin Harvey: Ben.
Katherine Harvey: Sweetie, that's rude.
Captain Ron: No, that's alright. Shark attack, swab.
Benjamin Harvey: A shark ate your eye?
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Referenced in American Dad!: Fight and Flight (2016) See more »


Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

No life raft can save you from Captain Ron!
1 June 2004 | by hamilton.fisherSee all my reviews

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!

Hamilton Fisher

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Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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