Captain Ron

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Captain Ron (Touchstone Movie)

“Captain Ron” is a comedy film released in 1992, directed by Thom Eberhardt. The movie stars Kurt Russell as Captain Ron Rico, a carefree and eccentric sailor with a penchant for adventure. When the Harvey family inherits a yacht from an eccentric uncle, they decide to take a trip on it from Chicago to the Caribbean. To navigate the journey, they hire Captain Ron, an unconventional and unorthodox sailor with a colorful past.

Captain Ron quickly proves to be quite different from the typical captain, with his laid-back attitude and unconventional methods. While he may not be the most skilled sailor, he brings a sense of fun and excitement to the family’s journey. Along the way, the Harveys encounter various mishaps and humorous adventures, including a run-in with pirates and other challenges that test their patience and resolve.

The film combines elements of comedy and adventure, with Kurt Russell’s charismatic performance as Captain Ron stealing the show. His easygoing nature and unflappable attitude provide plenty of laughs, as he leads the family through a series of hilarious misadventures on the high seas.

As the voyage progresses, the Harveys learn to embrace the chaos and unpredictability that Captain Ron brings to their lives. They discover that life is more about the journey than the destination, and that sometimes, the best memories are made when things don’t go as planned.

“Captain Ron” is a feel-good comedy that offers light-hearted entertainment and a sense of escapism. It’s a film that celebrates the spirit of adventure and the joy of living life to the fullest, even in the face of unexpected challenges.

With its mix of humor, romance, and nautical adventures, “Captain Ron” remains a beloved cult classic that continues to entertain audiences of all ages. Kurt Russell’s portrayal of the quirky and endearing Captain Ron makes the film an enjoyable and memorable experience, and the movie stands as a testament to the power of embracing life’s unpredictability with a sense of humor and an adventurous spirit.

Additional Details


  • Kurt Russell: Captain Ron Rico
  • Martin Short: Martin Harvey
  • Mary Kay Place: Katherine Harvey
  • Meadow Sisto: Caroline Harvey
  • Benjamin Salisbury: Ben Harvey
  • Sunshine Logroño: General Armando
  • Jorge Luis Ramos: General Armando’s Translator
  • J.A. Preston: Magistrate
  • Tanya Soler: Angeline
  • Raúl Estela: Roscoe
  • Jainardo Batista: Mamba
  • Dan Butler: Bill Zachery
  • Tom McGowan: Bill
  • Paul Anka: Yacht Broker
  • Roselyn Sanchez: Clarisse


  • Director: Thom Eberhardt
  • Producer: David Permut
  • Writer: John Dwyer

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