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Airborne (1993)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Sport  |  17 September 1993 (USA)
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Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The ... See full summary »

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Owen Stadele ...
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Chris Edwards ...
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Tony Banducci
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Mr. Goosen
Louan Gideon ...
Mrs. Goosen
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Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The only problem was: Mitchell couldn't go with them. So, he gets sent to stay with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in Cincinnati, Ohio. When he arrives, he meets his cousin who is also his new roommate for the next six months: Wiley. Mitchell then goes to school and gets on the bad side the high school hockey players. Mitchell and Wiley end up enduring weeks of torture from the guys. Then, the big guys and Mitchell and Wiley have to learn to get along to try to beat the Central High School rivals in a competition down Devil's Backbone. Written by Meagan Olds<morning_star_s_darkmist@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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17 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cool Blades - Nur der Sieg zählt  »

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$2,600,000 (estimated)

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$2,850,263 (USA)
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Trivia

Though never given credit, a decent portion of the movie is filmed in Newport, Dayton, and Covington which are all located in Kentucky. Wiley's house, the restaurant, double date scenes, and some of the races scenes are from these locations. Bellevue, Ky is the only Kentucky city ever given credit. See more »

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During the skate scene, the beginning of the race shows them coming down Springdale Road - which is in Ohio, about 10 miles from Cincinnati. A few scenes later during the same race, the skaters are coming down Devou Park hill - which is in Northern Kentucky. The entire race scene bounces back and forth between Cincinnati, suburbs and northern Kentucky. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell Goosen: Popeye, now there was a great man. Do you know why?
Wiley: He never joined the Hairclub For Men?
[buzzer sound]
Mitchell Goosen: Wrong. Because his motto was: I am what I am. Do you think Popeye ever worried about what he wore just so he could get Olive Oil in the sack? I should say not, Dude. And do you know why?
Wiley: He was gay?
Mitchell Goosen: Because he is what he is.
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My Love is Good Enough
Performed by Jeremy Jordan
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A thoroughly enjoyable film!
29 September 2001 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

If you don't go into this movie with overly high expectations, but just go with the flow, this movie can be very enjoyable. So it isn't Academy Awards material. How many movies are? Anyway, for a teen high-school love story, this isn't bad. I enjoyed the skating, even though I have been to Pittsburgh enough times to recognize most of the streets, and certainly the skyline. I am more bugged by the movies made in Canada that try to pass themselves as U.S. locations (that tax credit must be a real biggie!)

If you like fish-out-of-water movies or H.S. love interests, give Airborne a look.

I hope Mitchell eventually made his way here to O'ahu and surfed our waves! Now there is Airborne! (especially the latest thing, Kite surfing!)

Laters brah


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