Captain Ron

Captain Ron

Thom Eberhardt (1992)

12 Certificate
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Our Score
There's not much worth noting about this Disney attempt at maritime comedy. When businessman Martin Short and his wife Mary Kay Place set sail with their sassy kids, they hire titular seaman Kurt Russell for his supposed expertise. Needless to say, their best-laid plans are soon up the creek without a paddle. Having sported an eye-patch in Escape from New York, Russell gets to do so once again, only this time he combines it with something that looks worryingly like a bikini. Although the film does contain some hilarious moments, these are too few and far between, while singer Paul Anka's turn as a boat salesman would have been better left on the cutting-room floor.


An American businessman learns that his recently deceased uncle has left him a yacht moored in the Caribbean, and ill-advisedly puts his trust in a wayward one-eyed mariner to help him and his family sail the vessel back to Miami. Comedy adventure, starring Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place and Benjamin Salisbury.

Cast & Crew

Captain Ron Kurt Russell
Martin Harvey Martin Short
Katherine Harvey Mary Kay Place
Benjamin Harvey Benjamin Salisbury
Caroline Harvey Meadow Sisto
General Armando Emannuel Logrono
General's translator Jorge Luis Ramos
Magistrate J A Preston
Angeline Tanya Soler
Roscoe Raul Estela
Director Thom Eberhardt
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKGuidance: Edited for language. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's Drama