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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.

Director:

Thom Eberhardt

Writers:

John Dwyer (story), John Dwyer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Ron - Kreuzfahrt ins Glück See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,518,097
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "St. Haag Yacht Club" in the docking and board game scene was shot at the Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo, on the east coast of Puerto Rico. The "yacht club" building is the Dock Center, located in the approximate center of the marina docks, built on pilings (of course), and bridging the main pier. See more »

Goofs

In the shower, we see the facecloth go all the way down the drain. The next time we see the floor of the shower, the top two inches of the facecloth are showing. See more »

Quotes

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 ...
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Connections

Referenced in Fear Me (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

?QUIEN PUSO EL BOMP?
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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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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