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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Heroes aren't made. They're AIRBORNE. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

Goofs

When Mitchell arrives in Cincinnati it is obviously winter and a lot of snow can be seen, as the film goes on it looks more like Fall then winter. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell: [to Jack] Chill Brah.
Augie: Did he just call you a piece of underwear?
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Alternate Versions

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

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References Gidget (1959) See more »

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Never Miss Your Water
Written by Diesel
Performed by Diesel
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The perfect "cable" movie.
12 October 1999 | by Flinx-2See all my reviews

Is it just me, or has everyone seen this movie about a hundred times on cable? Call it a guilty pleasure, but every time it came on, I just had to watch. I think it must be Seth Green's "Wiley Man" (Which I'm sure had a throwaway line homage in Austin Powers during the counseling scene). I'm glad to see him make it in the business.

The movie itself? A California surfer pretty boy tries to fit in at a new school and wins everyone over (including the school hottie) by skating. Tres deep.

6 out of 10, but you just gotta watch it again and again.


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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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