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Captain Ron (1992)

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 ... See full summary »

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

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When sailing to escape the bad guys, the boat changes tack several times. See more »

Quotes

Martin Harvey: [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.
Captain Ron: And, you gotta' be prepared.
Martin Harvey: That's right...
Captain Ron: I'm not talkin' Boy Scout prepared, I mean *big-time* prepared.
Martin Harvey: [downplaying it] Well, prepared for any kind of *normal* accident...
Captain Ron: This is the Caribbean, guys. "El Caribe." The Spanish Main. The land of hoo-doo and voodoo and all kinda' weird shit.
Benjamin Harvey: Whoa!
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Connections

References Mister Ed (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

PAPACITO
Written by Sylvester McIntosh
Performed by Blinky & The Roadmasters
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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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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