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On the Line (1997)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  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
Dan Ferro ...
Willis Featherhill
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Lorette Timmons (Pula)
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Det. Ed Carlin
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Manny Denikolas
Tim Redwine ...
Jack Martin
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Trevor Freed (as Tim De Zarn)
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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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What the hell?
5 December 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Not expecting much from a BBC 1 midweek late night movie was the right approach when engaging with this film. And i wasnt disappointed. As well as the complete incoherence of the multiple storylines, at times I wondered if the director got bored of each storyline, or merely forgot about them. I took serious issue with the amount of undue force used by the detectives, especially when interrogating the rape suspect. "My turn", says the detective. A sexual reference, i wonder? I feel the complete ineptitude of the entire production scene is best illustrated when, in the 'climactic' final robbery scene, the director decided to fade the screen to black, hence stopping any flow that the scene might have had, amateur production. Maybe, in the editing process, the director found this new toy of fading out, and couldnt resist using it. Or maybe he's just crap. The only selling point was Linda Hamilton rugby tackling a criminal through the hedge, and being called a ho by a tramp. Even the twist ending, with her partner being shot in the bar by random drunk man, managed to make the film even more ridiculous. Overall, dont waste your time, other than to be amused by its atrociousness. Watch Motorcycle Gang instead.


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