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On the Line (2001)

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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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Rod
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Eric
James Bulliard ...
Randy Francis
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Jackie
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Mick Silver
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Julie
Dan Montgomery Jr. ...
Brady (as Dan Montgomery)
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Higgins
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Nathan
David Fraser ...
Barrett
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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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He's Risking It All... For Love At First Sight! See more »

Genres:

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)  »

Also Known As:

On the L  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,356,743 (USA) (16 November 2001)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cast-members Joey Fatone and Lance Bass were band mates in the boy band "N'Sync" at the time of the movie's release. See more »

Goofs

When we meet Brady Francis he is shown playing a Game Boy, complete with sound effects. There is no game cart in the Game Boy. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Gibbons: C'mon, Lucille, don't die on me now. Listen, daddy knows you're tired, but daddy knows that got a few left in you. Yes you do! Yes you do!
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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 Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

That Girl (Will Never Be Mine)
Written by Kristian Lundin, Jacob Schultz (as J. Schulze) and Andreas Carlsson
Performed by *NSYNC
Courtesy of Jive Records
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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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