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On the Line (2001)

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A shy advertising employee meets his dream girl on the El train, but doesn't remember to get her phone number, resulting in an all-out search for the mystery girl

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Eric
James Bulliard ...
Randy Francis
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Al Green
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Jackie
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Mick Silver
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Julie
Dan Montgomery Jr. ...
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Higgins
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Barrett
Jenny Parsons ...
Margie the Receptionist
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Sam
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Storyline

A young man meets a girl on a train, only to spend the rest of the movie trying to reunite with her (one of the love-at-first-sight things), aided by his best friend in a quest of posters and signs that soon gains public notice. Will he ever find his soul mate? Written by Jim Smith <jimsmith@aol.com>

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Have you ever met the perfect girl? (and let her get away) See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some crude humor | See all certifications »
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26 October 2001 (USA)  »

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On the L  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,307,063 (USA) (26 October 2001)

Gross:

$4,356,743 (USA) (16 November 2001)
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Trivia

In "100 Girls"(2000), Emmanuelle Chriqui starred as a girl who was pursued by a boy who did not know her name or how to find her, which is the premise of this movie. See more »

Goofs

The crowd awaits to see if Abbey will appear at 7:00 pm in the train station. Everyone is dressed for cold weather. Yet at 7:00 pm, the sky should be dark. See more »

Quotes

Eric: You're like the poster boy for the romantically challenged!
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Crazy Credits

Just as the credits begin, there is a sound effect for the reels stopping and then titles signifying a "Behind the Scenes" of On the Line appear. We see Lance Bass and Emmanuelle Chriqui in their respective make-up chairs along with a cameo of two make-up artists, played by Justin and Chris from NSync. They exchange "N'Sync is N-Stink" comments with praises for Kevin. See more »

Connections

References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

If Everybody Looked the Same
Written by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), Phife Dawg (as Malik Taylor),
Tom Findlay, James 'Jay Dee' Yancey (as James Yancey), Andrew Cato (as Andy Cato) and Eugene Record
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of Jive Electro
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Appeals to a very select audience
9 April 2006 | by (the Local Fluff) – See all my reviews

I am not an NSync (spelling?) fan, but this is one of my favorite movies for multiple reasons:

1. It is surprisingly clean. No foul language whatsoever and it is soooo rare to find a PG movie that isn't targeting young kids/families (for those sensitive to this or can appreciate this element).

2. There is a very significant secondary plot about music. In fact, I have this movie to thank for introducing me to the music of Al Green (I also own the soundtrack). The end's a little cheesy, but for someone who also played open mic's at one point, it's nice to indulge a fantasy now and then.

3. Dave Foley's character has some truly funny moments. His stand up roots really shine through.

4. It's not a teeny bopper. Lance Bass and his friends are past their college years, and Lance's love interest just finished grad school.

So with that, it is difficult to predict who the movie was targeting, but it certainly got my attention.


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