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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:

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

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,307,063, 28 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,356,743, 18 November 2001
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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

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

In his office at the newspaper, Brady is playing a Gameboy color, but there isn't a game cartridge in the back of the Gameboy. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Gibbons: Two questions... what is your name, and can I please have your phone number?
Abby: Abby... and I thought you'd never ask.
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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

To Be Able To Love
Written by Kristian Lundin and Andreas Carlsson
Performed by Jessica Folker
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Adorable movie for any pre-teen!
30 October 2001 | by katiebabsSee all my reviews

On The Line is a sweet and innocent movie for little girls or those who love cute little romances. Lance Bass from Nsync fame is quite good as the lead who always chokes up around the opposite sex and in the workplace. I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. It has an innocent quality that is not found in many films anymore. On The Line isn't Oscar winning but it is a movie that should appeal to those who love the innocence of young love.


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