Captain Ron


Captain Ron

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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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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.

Nov 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

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

May 20, 2003 | 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.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Aside from Russell's shameless performance, the movie is also afflicted with easily anticipated sight gags.

Apr 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Nov 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | 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

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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

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

danny d
danny d

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what would we do without captain ron?

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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