Airborne (1993)



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The exciting world of rollerblading provides the basis of this tale of a young teen who tries to inspire the affection of a pretty girl with his skating prowess. The lad is 15-year-old Mitchell Goosen who is sent from sunny southern California to snowy Cincinnati to live with relatives while his parents go on a long trip to Australia. The boy comes to the Ohio city clutching his surfboard and meets his goofy cousin who quickly becomes his friend. Naturally his laid back West Coast ways make him … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Stephen McEveety, Bill Apablasa
On DVD: Mar 16, 1994


as Mitchell

as Mitchell Goosen

as Aunt Irene

as Tony Banducci

as Mark Banducci

as Mr. Goosen

as Mrs. Goosen

as Basketball Announcer

as Mr. Cauley

as Molly Ryan

as Rosenblat

as Examiner

as Supervisor

as Uncle Louie
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Critic Reviews for Airborne

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

May 30, 2001
AV Club
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Tries for a genuinely entertaining dramedy while pandering to the Extreme Sports crowds, everywhere.

Full Review… | December 11, 2013
Cinema Crazed

A helluva lot of fun......babes, beats and bad-ass skate stunts!

March 10, 2005

Audience Reviews for Airborne

I saw this movie on TV. I loved it. Don't really know why. But I watched it and still do every time its on the t.v. Knida a silly movie, but I find it funny.


Super Reviewer


Airborne is a good all-around movie that you probably never hear about. I've watched it a few times on tv, and it's a good movie. It's a realistic tale about how teenagers cope with peer pressure and how to overcome it in a round about way. It's about a surfer who moves in with his cousin and has to change schools. A lot of pranks are played on him and one of the bullies happens to be the brother of the girl that he likes. He doesn't gain any respect until he shows up at a street hockey game one day. And then it finally comes to the best part of the movie. The bullies were impressed by his performance in the street hockey game and invite him to be on their team as one of the rollerbladers that will skate down a treacherous hill and through the city in what everybody modestly calls "Devil's Backbone." The goal is for all five skaters on the team to cross the finish line first. Along the way there are cars coming at them, sharp turns and steep hills to overcome, and anything you'll find in a major city as obstacles to overcome. Not to mention that everything goes and they all fight each other along the way to gain the lead.
The skating sequence in the movie is awesome fast paced action and the rest of the movie is a good example of what it's like to go through the burden of changing schools and coping with peer pressure. An all-around great movie. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. As a teen, this was always one of the unheard of movies I watched many times for some reason. It's great! Even though I don't care for the sport.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer


There are better movies out there but for some reason i really like this one. You've all seen it... boy comes to a new place and quickly falls on the wrong side of the local bully and falls in love with a girl that has ties to the bully. Of course he has to be good at something that sets him apart from the others. In this case it's his roller blading that makes him king of the street.
All the usual beats are hit in this one. He loses the girl and has to get her back. He has to stand up for himself. Like I said... you've seen it before.
The main guy gets a little annoying due to his surf speak that comes off a little strong here and there but there is some sunlight in the form of Seth Green and Jack Black.
It's a fun flick though. I've seen it tons of times and enjoy it each viewing.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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