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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

Director:

Eric Bross

Writers:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Bass ... Kevin Gibbons
Joey Fatone ... Rod
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Abbey
GQ ... Eric
James Bulliard ... Randy Francis
Al Green ... Al Green
Tamala Jones ... Jackie
Richie Sambora ... Mick Silver
Amanda Foreman ... Julie
Dan Montgomery Jr. Dan Montgomery Jr. ... Brady (as Dan Montgomery)
Dave Foley ... Higgins
Jerry Stiller ... Nathan
David Fraser David Fraser ... Barrett
Jenny Parsons ... Margie the Receptionist
Kristin Booth ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Details

Official Sites:

Miramax Films Corp.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the L See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,307,063, 28 October 2001

Gross USA:

$4,365,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,544,601
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Feature film debut of Justin Timberlake. See more »

Goofs

In the scenes involving softball, a 12 inch ball and mitts are used. Chicagoans play 16 inch softball without mitts. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Gibbons: Single White Male seeks commuter on train to share intimate secrets.
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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 The West Wing (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

To Be Able To Love
Written by Kristian Lundin and Andreas Carlsson
Performed by Jessica Folker
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Nothing to Rave About, But Not Terrible.
12 November 2001 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

On the Line is an okay movie that is somewhat entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Lance Bass and Joey Fatone (two of the guys from N'Sync) did a fairly well job for one of their first theatrical films. Also Emmanuelle Chrique did good in her role as Abbey. The movie did get a little boring at times, but it also had some humor and laughs. On the Line is an okay movie that is an enjoyable movie to watch. I give it a 6 out of 10.


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