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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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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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She's one in a million. His chances of finding her again are a million to one. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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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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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 »

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When Kevin is waiting to meet his "L Train Girl" at their place, the clock shows that it is a few minutes past 7 o'clock. When she finally shows up and they embrace for a kiss, the same clock now shows that it is 6:50. See more »

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Abby: I can't get next to you.
Kevin Gibbons: Excuse me?
Abby: "I'm So Tired of Being Alone" is a great Al Green song, but "I Can't Get Next To You" sounds a little more appropriate.
Kevin Gibbons: Why?
Abby: Because... I can't get next to you!
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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 »

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References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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Pour Some Sugar On Me
Written by Joe Elliott (as Joseph Elliot), Stephen Clark, Rick Savage (as Richard Savage) and R.J. Lange
Performed by Joey Fatone
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Sure to leave the viewer with a happy feeling
21 October 2003 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Kevin (Lance Bass) is a young advertising executive whose career is on the upswing. However, his personal life is more of a shambles as he is painfully shy around women. One day on a train in Chicago, he meets pretty Abbey (Emmanuelle Chriqui), who strikes his interest immediately. They both love Al Green, the Cubs, and history. However, Kevin clams up at the end of the conversation and fails to acquire her name and telephone number. He regrets his lack of fortitude soon after and decides to put up posters around the city in an effort to find her. The local newspaper, spotting one of the signs, even features an article on Kevin's plight. Yet, Abbey fails to appear. Will Kevin connect again with Abbey, even as he's fighting off the attentions of other women?

With NSync member Bass as the star of the show, one would expect a movie only tweens would appreciate. Not so. Bass and Chriqui are winsome and winning as they seek to find each other again. The scenes in and around Chicago are engaging. The supporting cast is a bit goofy and grating at times (especially Kevin's friends) but, overall, the presentation of the movie is upbeat and humorous. Fans of light-hearted romantic films would be savvy to seek out this little sleeper. A happy feeling will permeate the viewer's heart for a long time.


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