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Captain Ron (1992)



Critic Consensus: Despite the swashbuckling charms of Kurt Russell's seafaring antics, Captain Ron capsizes in its hackneyed narrative waters.

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After he inherits a yacht, Chicago businessman Martin totes his family to the Caribbean to claim it. Not having any skill at boating, he hires long-haired, one-eyed low-life Captain Ron, to pilot the heap to Miami. During the journey, the somewhat inept sailor frequently loses his way while becoming a hit with everyone in the family--except Martin. This comedy features Martin Short, Kurt Russell, Mary Kay Place, with Benjamin Salisbury and Meadow Sisto as the two children.

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Kurt Russell
as Captain Ron
Martin Short
as Martin Harvey
Mary Kay Place
as Katherine Harvey
Meadow Sisto
as Caroline Harvey
Benjamin Salisbury
as Benjamin Harvey
Jorge Luis Ramos
as Translator
J.A. Preston
as Magistrate
Tanya Soler
as Angeline
Dan Butler
as Zachery
Paul Anka
as Donaldson
Katherine Franco
as Sneezing Woman
Clement Talkington
as Bicycle Messenger
Diego de la Texera
as Man with Rifle
Roselyn Sanchez
as Island Girl
Janine Okada
as Wong's Waitress
Eliseo Lopez
as Old Man
Gustavo Cerezo
as Handsome Guerrilla
Jose Ciro
as Guerrilla
Ralph Arrieta
as Dutch Dude
James Dudley
as Dutch Dude
Gil Baldiris
as Pirates
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Critic Reviews for Captain Ron

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

Russell puts in a worthy performance as the irrepressible Ron and Martin Short is typically neurotic as the father.

November 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Captain Ron is a movie about trapped suburbanites who break out into romantic seas, but it never really leaves suburbia... Like the Cap'n himself, this movie guzzles up its dreams and ignores the busted engine.

November 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Queasy ocean-going comedy, not helped by Kurt's Robert Newton impersonation.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

The scenery is pretty but the movie never makes one wish to be in it.

May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

No new depths are plumbed here.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If we lived in a just universe, Captain Ron, a farce filmed in and around the Devil's Triangle, would simply have vanished into another dimension.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Captain Ron


Very silly and occasionally funny, Captain Ron is not a recommendable movie but is, at the same time, an unforgettable cult comedy. Who is fan of Martin Short, like I'm, is good to know this rare dumb picture.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

A completely corny attempt at a comedy. While Kurt Russell is undeniably funny, that is literally the only thing this film has going for it. The plot is horrible and the acting from everyone else is terrible. It's almost just sad at how cheap and throw away this movie is.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

this movie was entertaining enough to get through but it was incredibly silly. ok watch.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

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