Martin Harvey (Martin Short) has inherited a boat that once belonged to Gable and Lombard, but is now dry-rotted and barely seaworthy. He convinces his wife Katherine (Mary Kay Place) and his children Caroline (Meadow Sisto) and Ben (Benjamin Cunningham) to have a nicely planned out "spontaneous adventure" taking the old wreck from the mythical Isle of St. Pomme de Terre to Miami. Since the Harveys can't sail, they hire the disreputable Captain Ron (Kurt Russell) to skipper the boat. Captain Ron is a consummate sailor, but in the tradition of the true Old Salts of yore, he's totally ragtag, disdaining charts, fuel capacity, weather conditions, international politics, sobriety, and the Harveys own plans as he wanders, Odysseus-like from island to island, drinking, seducing women, enraging husbands, outrunning insurgents, and avoiding arrest on any number of charges, all with the bewildered Harveys in tow.
Starring: Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place, Benjamin Salisbury, Meadow Sisto.