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Life on the Line (2015)

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A crew of men who do the high-wire work of fixing the electrical grid are hit by a sudden deadly storm.

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Eugene
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Russell
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Becky
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Hunter
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Ron
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Dillon
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Young Bailey
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LIFE ON THE LINE is a riveting action thriller and family drama centered on Beau (John Travolta), his beloved niece Bailey (Kate Bosworth) and the hardworking men who risk their lives to work "on the line" and keep the electric grid running. These unsung heroes brave raging storms and dangerously dizzying heights in their dedication to keeping the populace safe. Toiling hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, tragedy is often inches away. Haunted by the electrocution death of his brother, Beau is devoted to Bailey and determined to see her go off to college and away from the life of linemen. Bailey has other plans, which include the strapping second-generation lineman Duncan (Devon Sawa), whom Beau despises. A deadly tempest is brewing and headed straight to their Texas town. Beau, Duncan and a legion of linemen are thrust into the eye of the storm and must face down impending disaster to keep their community connected. This compelling ...

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disaster movie | See All (1) »

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Courage. Risk. Sacrifice. See more »

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for some violence/grisly images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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18 November 2016 (USA)  »

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A Vida Por Um Fio  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Filmed at a country bar in Langley, British Columbia; Gabby's Country Caberet for a bar and fight scene. See more »

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When Eugene shoots the guy who was on top of his wife, he then holds the gun to his head. The pistol is a 9mm automatic and had just been fired, so the hammer would be in the cocked position, ready to fire as a single-action. The mistake is that the hammer is down while the gun is to head, which would not occur unless Eugene had manually lowered the hammer. See more »

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Carline: He won't talk about it but it really changed him. Sometimes I feel like he's not even here even when he is home. You know things aren't always as perfect as they seem.
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Life on the Line
Written by Tyler Cain, Fiona Culley, Meghan Linsey, Darius Rucker
Performed by 'Fiona Culley & Darius Rucker
Courtesy of Marro Records, DCR Music and Capitol Nashville
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Worst script and worst decision ever made..

I don't know What were John Travolta and Sharon Stone doing in this movie, I think this was the worst movie they have ever made..

John Travolta !!! come on man !! what were you thinking !? playing that awful role has almost ruined your whole reputation as an actor.

And Sharon Stone !! what can I say !? It was bad bad bad, bad acting, bad script, bad looks. Bad decision..

They seemed like they were sure that this was a bad idea, and they said let's do this, let's ruin everything, it seems like a good idea to destroy ourselves as actors.

It deserves 1 just for the story, it's a good story, but it could have been presented sooooo much better.

Very disappointing.


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