A 1993 film starring Shane [=McDermott=] as Mitchell Goosen, a UsefulNotes/{{California}} teen who loves surfing and in-line skating. His zoologist parents have moved to Australia for six months for grant work, but Mitch couldn't go with them, so is sent off to Cincinnati with his aunt and uncle to finish off high school. As expected, he has an [[SociallyAwkwardHero awkward time fitting in]]. Mitch also meets his equally awkward cousin Wiley, whose parents -- while loving and understanding -- are a bit old-fashioned.

During a hockey game against the [[OpposingSportsTeam rival preps]], Mitchell and Wiley are asked to fill in for two players on their team (led by a kid named Jack), but Mitch [[EpicFail screws up royally]] as he scores the winning goal for the other team. He and Wiley are subsequently pranked on by their teammates.

Mitchell even falls in love with Nikki, who is smitten by his surfer attitude and Maharishi-esque philosophy. However, it turns out that she is the former girlfriend of Blaine, the leader of the preps. During a standoff, Mitch absolutely refuses to fight back until Jack (who is Nikki's brother) stops Blaine.

The movie eventually finishes off with an epic in-line skating race downhill as Mitchell finally earns the respect of his peers.

''Airborne'' was universally panned by critics, scoring a 17% rating on Website/RottenTomatoes.
!!This film contains examples of:
* ActualPacifist: Mitchell, nearly to the point of DesignatedHero. But eventually he ends up pulling a bully's pants downe
* BigDamnHeroes: In a rare antagonist example, Jack manages to save Nikki and Mitchell, as they were harassed by the preps.
* CostumeTestMontage: Wiley plays dress-up to the tune of "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred as he prepares for a date.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Characters refuse to use swearing beyond "butt."
* {{Hypocrite}}: Jack and his friends say that they are tired of being put down for being different to Mitchell, who they picked on for being different.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: The driving point of Jack antagonizing Mitchell.
* NoodleIncident: At one point, Wiley is talking to Mitchell. The only part of his conversation we hear is the ending: "My dad ''shot'' her. It was weird."
* PrettyBoy: Mitchell.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Nikki has basically no personality beyond being smitten with Mitchell.
* SociallyAwkwardHero
* SurferDude: Mitchell, to the point that he starts cracking while away from the ocean. He even tries to cope with it by putting his surfboard on his bed and pretending he's surfing.
* TheNineties: And it shows!
* TotallyRadical