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Airborne (1993)

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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 »

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Bill Apablasa (screenplay), Stephen McEveety (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane McDermott ... Mitchell Goosen
Seth Green ... Wiley
Brittney Powell ... Nikki
Chris Conrad ... Jack
Edie McClurg ... Aunt Irene
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ... Uncle Louis (as Patrick O'Brien)
Jack Black ... Augie
Alanna Ubach ... Gloria
Jacob Vargas ... Snake
Owen Stadele Owen Stadele ... Blane
Chris Edwards Chris Edwards ... Walt
Daniel Betances ... Tony Banducci
David Betances ... Mark Banducci
Jim Jansen ... 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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Mitchell Became The Most Popular Guy On Earth...Once He Took To The Sky! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Though never given credit, a decent portion of the movie is filmed in Newport and Covington, KY as well as Hamilton, OH. 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 »

Goofs

At the end of the race, Wiley appears to be suddenly wearing an aviator hat and no longer a helmet. However, Wiley was wearing the aviator hat under the helmet and has just removed the helmet. See more »

Quotes

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 Gandhi. 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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Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 2 seconds for a 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

References Ice Hockey (1988) See more »

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Tip of my tongue
Written by Diesel
Performed by Diesel
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A thoroughly enjoyable film!
29 September 2001 | by wayne-2See 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Airborne See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,262,239, 19 September 1993

Gross USA:

$2,850,263

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,850,263
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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