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Airborne is a 1993 comedy/drama film starring Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell, Chris Conrad, and Jack Black.
Mitchell Goosen (McDermott) is a teenager from California who loves to surf and rollerblade but his parents who happen to be zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia and they have to leave Mitchell with his cousin Wiley, his aunt and his uncle in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This is far from the beach which means he can’t surf or do what he usually does. When Mitchell arrives in Ohio he meets his cousin Wiley (Green) who is a terrible driver and kind of a dork but tries to act cool. Mitchell then goes to school with his cousin and they get on the bad side of the hockey players who happen to be the popular guys that travel in packs.
These people include Jack, Augie (Black), Rosenblat and the Banducci’s . Mitchell and Wiley end up being tortured by the hockey players for weeks. Mitchell then falls in love with Nikki (Powell) who is Jack’s sister and he doesn’t want her to see him.
After Mitchell schools the preps in street hockey and embarrasses Blane, the leader of the preps they challenge Jack, Snake, Augie & the rest of the hockey team to a rollerskating race down Devil’s Backbone and they ask Mitchell to join their team because they were impressed by him at the street hockey game and they need him in order to win and gain back the respect they deserve.
Watch the skating clips of Airborne & more infos :
Airborne Movie Poster :
* Jack Black was reported to do 100 push-ups before every scene, this extended filming for two months.
* The stunt rollerbladers used in the film are credited as the Team Rollerblade, however it has been revealed that many of these rollerbladers were in fact members of the notorious Santa Monica based Blade Blasters street gang.
* Seth Green refused to be called by his real name during the entire production – to get into the part, he insisted on being dealt with as Wiley at all times, on and off the set.