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Airborne (1993)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane McDermott ...
Uncle Louis (as Patrick O'Brien)
Owen Stadele ...
Chris Edwards ...
Tony Banducci
Mark Banducci
Mr. Goosen
Mrs. Goosen


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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The world's only Rock 'N' Rollerblade movie. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

17 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cool Blades - Nur der Sieg zählt  »

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Box Office


$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,262,239, 17 September 1993

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed when the X-Games (then called X-Games 101) started becoming popular and in-line skating was the craze. Chris Edwards (Walt) was a well known for his X-Games appearances and was one of the members of Team Rollerblade. See more »


At the end of the film, when Wiley is being driven in the back of the van, the ground is totally dry - when he jumps out in the next shot the ground is totally wet. See more »


Nikki: So, if you could have lunch with any three people in the entire world - alive, dead, fictitious, I don't care. Who would it be?
Mitchell Goosen: What kind of question is that?
Nikki: A fun one, c'mon.
Mitchell Goosen: Well, I'd have to say Tom Curren; greatest surfer in the world, now that would be cool. And, um, maybe Ghandi. Not for lunch though, he wouldn't eat lunch.
Nikki: And the third one?
Mitchell Goosen: I'd have to say you.
Nikki: Me? You can have lunch with anyone in the world, and you would choose me.
Mitchell Goosen: You're not just anyone. You're special.
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Written by Mark Bonilla
Performed by Mark Bonilla
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Wasn't expecting legitimacy
26 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was watching this flick in a hotel room on HBO early in the morning and thought that it was some sort of parody at early 90s B comedies. Then I thought "there is no way that this is actually an early 90s comedy. They are beating me over the head with plaid and rollerblades and other 90s clichés." The I realized Seth Green and Jack Black were in it and I realized that it must in fact be a parody. WRONG! 1993 baby. This movie is so campy, but is so damn entertaining. It's like one of those songs that no one wants to admit they love, yet everyone loves it. Like "I Saw the Sign" or something. Check out this flick at the very least to see Green and Black early in their careers.

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