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 RottenTomatoes.
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!!This film contains examples of:
* ActualPacifist: Mitchell, nearly to the point of DesignatedHero. But eventually he ends up pulling a bully's pants down, destroying any claim the filmmakers might have had to giving a pacifist moral.
* 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.
* 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."
* OldShame: For Seth Green (who preferred to be called [[Main/AlanSmithee "Wiley the Coyote"]] both on and off the set) and Jack Black (who played hockey teammate Augie, and then become the leader of [[Film/TheNeverendingStory The Nasties]]).
* PrettyBoy: Mitchell.
* SociallyAwkwardHero
* SurferDude: Mitchell.
* TotallyRadical
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film was created as a response to the in-line skating fad of TheNineties. Also feels like a commercial for said decade.
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