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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:
... Kevin Gibbons
... Rod
... Abbey
... Eric
... Randy Francis
... Al Green
... Jackie
... Mick Silver
... Julie
Dan Montgomery Jr. ... Brady (as Dan Montgomery)
... Higgins
... Nathan
David Fraser ... Barrett
... Margie the Receptionist
... Sam


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 »


Official Sites:

Miramax Films Corp.



Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

On the L  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$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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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?


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 »


Throughout the movie, all of the characters mouths do not match the audio. It's apparent that all of the cuss words were taken out during voice dubbing in final production. For example, when Brady Francis finds out that Kevin's friends are taking the girls out, his voice says "his butt is mine" but his mouth clearly says "his ass is mine." See more »


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 »


Features Tetris (1984) See more »


Under You
Written by Jeff Mendelsohn and David Mendelsohn
Performed by Trickside
Courtesy of Wind-up Entertainment
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Better than I thought
2 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

When I first heard of this movie being made, I thought, "O-kay, now *NSync is doing movies? It will probably suck! Why don't they just stick to singing?" We've all seen movies like this- singers trying to crossover into acting, and most of the time the movie flops. But this movie was different- it was actually good. The acting was great, the comedy was excellent, and I found myself shouting out, "Get the girl's number or something!" at the key moment in the beginning. I wish more people would give this movie a chance. People might think this movie is geared for preteen girls because it does star two members of *NSync-but I think more guys would relate to this movie- I know I sure did.

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