MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,516 this week

On the Line (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  15 January 1998 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 146 users  
Reviews: 3 user

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 419 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
list image
O
a list of 664 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 94 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "On the Line" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: On the Line (TV Movie 1997)

On the Line (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of On the Line.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Downstream I (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A Border Patrol agent is determined to catch his old nemesis, an American criminal who successfully smuggles illegal aliens across the border from Mexico.

Director: José Luis Borau
Stars: David Carradine, Scott Wilson, Victoria Abril
Go Toward the Light (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

Director: Mike Robe
Stars: Linda Hamilton, Piper Laurie, Joshua Harris
Every Woman's Dream (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Steven Schachter
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kim Cattrall, DeLane Matthews
Silent Fall (1994)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow
Sex & Mrs. X (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A woman regains her sense of self through a sexual reawakening after her husband leaves her for another woman.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Linda Hamilton, Paolo Seganti
Hijack (1999)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a milita group.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Ernie Hudson, Beth Toussaint
No Tomorrow (1999)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A major arms deal is going down, and 3 seperate characters are desperately trying to get in on it. Each is either a true career criminal, out for personal profit or an undercover agent, ... See full summary »

Director: Master P
Stars: Gary Busey, Gary Daniels, Master P
The Sweeper (Video 1996)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Merhi
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Jeff Fahey, Ed Lauter
Point Last Seen (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Fact-based story about a tracker who searches for a little girl who was lost in the desert, but suffers internally because her own children were kidnapped by her ex-husband.

Director: Elodie Keene
Stars: Linda Hamilton, Kevin Kilner, Sam Hennings
Lethal Tender (1997)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Bad guys are poisoning drinking water, and there is only one man who can stop them, Jeff Fahey.

Director: John Bradshaw
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kim Coates, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Way to Dusty Death (TV Movie 1996)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Geoffrey Reeve
Stars: Linda Hamilton, Simon MacCorkindale, Uwe Ochsenknecht
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A US submarine runs into a time rift. A special unit goes on a mission to see what's on the other side. They find themselves in an alternate dystopian America, now a one-man dictatorship. They decide to help the rebels.

Directors: Scott P. Levy, Tripp Reed
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Richard Tyson, Jack Coleman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jean Martin
...
Det. Dan Collins
...
Capt. Unander
...
Lt. Gil Suggs
Dan Ferro ...
Willis Featherhill
...
Lorette Timmons (Pula)
...
Det. Ed Carlin
...
Manny Denikolas
Tim Redwine ...
Jack Martin
...
Trevor Freed
...
D.A. Lotchen
...
Jay (as Marshall Teague)
...
Carl
...
Cherie
...
Joe
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mit vollem Einsatz  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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?


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss On the Line (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?