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On the Line (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  15 January 1998 (USA)
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A female police detective tries to track down a gang of teenage bank robbers while dealing with sexual harassment on the job, and her troubled home life.

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Jean Martin
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Det. Dan Collins
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Capt. Unander
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Lt. Gil Suggs
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Willis Featherhill
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Lorette Timmons (Pula)
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Manny Denikolas
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Trevor Freed
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D.A. Lotchen
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Jay (as Marshall Teague)
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Carl
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Cherie
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Joe
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Police officer Jean Martin experiences personal problems after many years in the sexual abuse department. Thus she demands to be transferred to the homicide/robbery department or she will quit the force. Her request is granted and while concluding her final case in the former department she gets involved in the investigation of a brutal teen gang of robbers. All the while she has to prove herself to be accepted as "one of the gang" in the new department. Written by Hans Wadsten <dubl@swipnet.se>

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A cop on the edge takes on a brutal teenage gang!

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Police drama without a flaw.
29 July 2001 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands.) – See all my reviews

Police movies often have flaws, from cardboard characters to unrealistic dialogue. This film is a rare bird, realistic on all counts, from the action to the interaction. The violence is gritty but well-handled. The good guys are regular people, not heroes. The criminals are intelligent and organized, not just a bunch of degenerates. As a writer I often find fault in dialogue, but here the dialogue is terse and believable. Also, the humour is witty without crossing the line into being crass. Linda Hamilton, often playing strong women, accurately portrays a police woman struggling to balance a law enforcement career, a love life, and the care for her son. Haunted by her experiences in the Sex Crime Division she forces a transfer to the Robbery/Homicide Division, where she is confronted with her last Sex Crime case, as the victim dies from the violence inflicted by the rapist. To see Hamilton's character deal with relocating the victim's retarded son is extremely moving, as is her own son's anger and fear when she comes home late and drunk after a 'night with the boys'. The police action often reminded me of the realism of police series like Hill Street Blues or NYPD Blue. Not only do you see the work involved in strategic decisions, but the psychological background is not lost either. All in all a realistic movie, with believable characters involved in believable action and interaction. What more can you want?


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