Captain Ron

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"Martin just wanted a nice, quiet family vacation. Instead, he got... Captain Ron"
  • PG-13
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.8  (22,734)
  • 39

Captain Ron is a 1992 comedy-adventure film directed by Thom Eberhardt, starring Kurt Russell, Martin Short, and Mary Kay Place. The film follows a Chicago-based family, The Harveys, who inherit a sailboat named The Wanderer from a recently deceased uncle. However, the boat is in a state of disrepair and the family lacks the expertise to sail it. That's when Captain Ron, a freewheeling, beer-drinking, womanizing sailor, comes in to help out.

Martin Harvey, played by Martin Short, is a stressed-out executive who decides to take his family on a vacation in the Caribbean to relax and bond. He enlists the help of Captain Ron, played by Kurt Russell, to sail The Wanderer from the Virgin Islands to Miami. Captain Ron quickly proves to be a colorful and intriguing character with a carefree attitude and eccentric ways. Martin and his family, including his wife Katherine (Mary Kay Place), teenage daughter Caroline (Meadow Sisto), and young son Ben (Benjamin Salisbury), are initially hesitant about Captain Ron's abilities but are left with no other choice.

As they set sail, the team faces numerous challenges: the boat falls apart, they get lost at sea, and confront dangerous storms. Despite the difficulties, Captain Ron's unconventional ways and laid-back personality seem to be the key to their survival, as he encourages the family to let go of their uptight habits and embrace the Caribbean lifestyle. During the journey, Martin and his family learn to appreciate each other and find a new outlook on life, while also encountering a series of characters such as pirates, treasure hunters, and oceanographers.

Throughout the movie, Kurt Russell's character, Captain Ron, steals the show with his humorous quips and relaxed nature, adding a unique dynamic to the otherwise tense situation. Martin Short's character is portrayed as a high-strung businessman, constantly worried about plans and schedules. Mary Kay Place plays the supportive wife, always trying to make her family happy even when things go wrong.

Captain Ron is a fun adventure movie that combines comedy, action, and family dynamics. The film's stunning visuals of the Caribbean sea and landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop to the story. The soundtrack features catchy island tunes, which add to the film’s tropical atmosphere.

Overall, Captain Ron is an enjoyable movie that explores the importance of family, adventure, and living life to the fullest. It's a light-hearted film that's perfect for an entertaining evening with the family. With its relatable characters, vivid scenery, and comedic moments, it's no wonder that the film has become a cult classic.

Captain Ron is a 1992 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 39.

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    5.8  (22,734)
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