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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



, (as Paul Stanton)
4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bulliard ...
Randy Francis
Al Green
Mick Silver
Dan Montgomery Jr. ...
Brady (as Dan Montgomery)
David Fraser ...
Jenny Parsons ...
Margie the Receptionist


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some crude humor | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

On the L  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original screenplay for the film would have received an R rating but was rewritten to a PG so that it could be marketed to *NSYNC fans. See more »


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 »


[repeated line]
Eric: Brady Freakin Frances?
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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 »


References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


Let Me Be
Written by Britney Spears, Brian Kierulf (as Brian Kieruff) and Josh Schwartz
Performed by Britney Spears
Courtesy of Jive Records
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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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