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November 3, 2011 7:23 PM   Subscribe

Captain Ron is on Hulu.

There are only three Kurt Russell films in which he wears an eyepatch, and this is one of them.

The real star of the movie is the boat. It's a Formosa 51, and yes, it's been on the market.

The soundtrack is notable, and the film has become a cult hit due to it's highly quotable script. There's even a "Lebowskifest"-style convention. Oh, did I mention Martin Short and Mary Kay Place?
posted by valkane (20 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
That "asleep with the eye patch" scene is the hardest and longest I've ever laughed.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:28 PM on November 3, 2011


This and Big Trouble in Little China make Kurt Russel a national treasure. He has a billion other awesome movies too. Just watched The Thing last night again.

My mom and I will always watch Captain Ron or Overboard if I visit home and we're bored.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 7:34 PM on November 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Raises hand. Guilty (pleasure) as charged. My goal is to be 1% as happy as Captain Ron.
posted by mrhappy at 7:37 PM on November 3, 2011


He said 'GOrilla,' not 'GUERRilla'!
posted by so_gracefully at 7:50 PM on November 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Kurt Russell" - Walt Disney's last (written) words.
posted by ShutterBun at 7:55 PM on November 3, 2011


Pirates of the carribbean?
posted by Tesseractive at 8:21 PM on November 3, 2011


Pirates of the Car a being.
posted by a shrill fucking shitstripe at 8:33 PM on November 3, 2011


Whoa... I got this DVD from Netflix and watched it for the first time in about 15 years a few days ago, and now it's on Metafilter. I think the ghost of Kurt Russell is trying to tell me something.
posted by fishmasta at 9:17 PM on November 3, 2011


Kurt Russell is the John Wayne of my generation.
Yet...
I find this FPP lacking.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 9:19 PM on November 3, 2011


Whoa... I got this DVD from Netflix and watched it for the first time in about 15 years a few days ago, and now it's on Metafilter. I think the ghost of Kurt Russell is trying to tell me something.

And I was watching clips of it on youtube earlier, scenes I haven't seen since the Clinton years. What the french, toast?
posted by codswallop at 9:37 PM on November 3, 2011


For some reason I was under the assumption that this post was about Ron Swanson.

Never seen the movie - I will have to check it out!
posted by littlesq at 9:52 PM on November 3, 2011


Sleep? Who needs that? I haven't seen this movie in ages and I need to see it again.

WHERE IS MY AUTO?!
posted by cmyk at 10:09 PM on November 3, 2011


Too bad my hosts file prevents me from watching most videos on Hulu. I fucking love me some Martin Short. Kurt Russell is cool, too, though, I'm more of a fan of John Carpenter's Kurt Russell.
posted by Redfield at 10:13 PM on November 3, 2011


“I’ve always been a fast healer… course I believe in Jesus.”

I could watch this movie every single day of my life.
posted by Roman Graves at 11:01 PM on November 3, 2011


I think the ghost of Kurt Russell is trying to tell me something.

.......IIIIIIIII'm noooooooot dead yeeeeeet.......
posted by mr_roboto at 11:54 PM on November 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


Oh my god I am so happy there are other people who can admit to liking the captain ron. I have watched this movie so many times.

"I learned that in rehab."
posted by xarnop at 5:55 AM on November 4, 2011


"Hey! You want a beer you go get your own beer."
posted by VTX at 6:05 AM on November 4, 2011


I'm pretty sure if I asked my wife to choose between Captain Ron and Overboard as her favorite Kurt Russell movie, she'd shut down like a robot trapped in some logical loop.

"When we left, we had just enough fuel to make it to San Juan. And now... we are out of fuel!"

"B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b!"
posted by JaredSeth at 6:42 AM on November 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


So weird, I just watched this last night, and here it is on metafilter.
posted by splatta at 7:25 AM on November 4, 2011


I'm more of a fan of John Carpenter's Kurt Russell.

As are most Kurt Russell fans, really. Without Elvis, Escape From New York, The Thing, and Big Trouble in Little China, Russell would be a Where Are They Now trivia entry, and we'd all be going, "That's the guy from The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes? Geez." I've had this argument with someone who tries to argue that Kurt Russell could have played Han Solo, because of this, and I tell him that he's obviously not that Kurt Russell yet.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:50 AM on November 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


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