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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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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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Storyline

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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Goosen's dogs are named after classic rock guitarists - Slash (of 'Guns N Roses') and Strummer (Joe Strummer of 'the clash') See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mitchell Goosen: Mitchell Goosen at your service. I'm not from around here. What to tell. Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Don't care. Just as long as I live near the beach and don't have to wear a tie. Then I'll be stylin'.
Augie: Stylin'? St-stylin'?
Mitchell Goosen: Let me tell you what stylin' is. The perfect session: A-Frame wave, ground swell, spittin' out salt water in your face, doing a little lip action move, a 360 without a bounce. I call it a Liquid Drano Wannabe Bullwinkle. I tell you no lie, my friends. It's a...
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Alternate Versions

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


Soundtracks

Tip of my tongue
Written by Diesel
Performed by Diesel
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so-so story, excellent skatin'
4 October 2001 | by bedazzleSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie as a kid, but have only recently re-watched it. Present impressions are not as favorable, but at least one aspect was impressive. Granted, the storyline was nothing new and at times corny, but there was a bit of vocabulary and a few good lines. What most impressed me was the novelty of the street skating scenes. These moves were being done by a few people at the time, but most kids like me had never seen such things. As I just watched now, I was surprised at things like the flip on the half pipe and riding walls and jumping cars and grinding rails. For 93, that's just plain amazing. For a lot of my friends this movie became a sort of street skating manual. We even painted dragons on our skates like the main character. Some of us even went on to be sponsored and I think it all started with this movie. Considered from this perspective, Airborne is definitely innovative and classic.


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