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      Airborne

      PG Released Sep 17, 1993 1 hr. 31 min. Comedy List
      31% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 60% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score When his parents go to Australia for six months to work on a zoology project, young Mitchell (Shane McDermott) is sent to live with his Aunt Irene (Edie McClurg) and Uncle Louie (Patrick Thomas O'Brien) in Cincinnati. Initially dismayed by the cold climate, Mitchell's unhappiness increases when he's taunted by the high school's popular kids. As he strikes up a relationship with Nikki (Brittney Powell), Mitchell begins to win over his bullies by using his Rollerblading skills in street hockey games. Read More Read Less
      Airborne

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      Airborne skates downhill with a threadbare story, flat characters, and wince-inducing dialogue.

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      Fabiano D It's a film about an innocent passion, one of those summer passions, even though the temperature is low. It talks about the dreams of a youth and the implications it brings to us. Yes, there's also inline skating and a sport that became a movie and influenced a generation all over the world. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review Nathaniel Q Tries for a genuinely entertaining dramedy while pandering to the Extreme Sports crowds, everywhere. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/12/23 Full Review Matt R Great high school movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/22/23 Full Review Steve D Every bit as dumb as it sounds. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Huge Chrome P A Disney original movie before the advent of Disney original movies. Airborne skates by with its talented young cast and little to nothing else. Predictable and cheesy fish out of water story. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Gabriel M This movie is a DRAG. This movie is the most generic, boring, predictable, and forgettable film I have ever seen. I usually have something at least decent to say about even the worst of movies but I don't have anything good to say about this movie because it feels so soulless. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chris Willman Los Angeles Times The occasional action scenes are as appropriately tortuous as the tired teen-out-of-water plot is torturous. This is a kid-flick that's speed-skating on one leg. Sep 30, 2019 Full Review William Thomas Empire Magazine Predictable teen-slush. Rated: 1/5 Sep 30, 2019 Full Review Stephen Hunter New York Daily News The movie turns out to be hyperslick, quite well made in the technical sense (beautifully photographed and designed) and somewhat shallow, another exploration of that perennial and passionate teen theme, fitting in. Sep 30, 2019 Full Review tt stern-enzi Cincinnati CityBeat Airborne falls just short of approximating that time capsule longing, but it did unveil a mirror for audiences, both local and far beyond... Aug 26, 2023 Full Review Matt Pais MattPais.com The rare teen comedy that argues for being yourself and actually wins its case. Rated: B Jan 30, 2023 Full Review Donna Larcen Hartford Courant The characters are clueless; the dialogue is cretin. Sep 30, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When his parents go to Australia for six months to work on a zoology project, young Mitchell (Shane McDermott) is sent to live with his Aunt Irene (Edie McClurg) and Uncle Louie (Patrick Thomas O'Brien) in Cincinnati. Initially dismayed by the cold climate, Mitchell's unhappiness increases when he's taunted by the high school's popular kids. As he strikes up a relationship with Nikki (Brittney Powell), Mitchell begins to win over his bullies by using his Rollerblading skills in street hockey games.
      Director
      Rob Bowman
      Screenwriter
      Bill Apablasa, Stephen McEveety
      Distributor
      Majestic Films International, Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers, Icon Entertainment International
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 17, 1993, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 26, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.1M
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Surround