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


Eric Bross


Eric Aronson, Paul B. Stanton (as Paul Stanton)
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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


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


He's Risking It All... For Love At First Sight! See more »


Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 Abbey and Kevin kiss at the end of the movie, Abbey is wearing a blue-jean jacket. When the picture of this scene appears in the newspaper, she's wearing a black leather jacket. See more »


Eric: Love may not make the world go round, but it makes the ride worth while.
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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 »


To Be Able To Love
Written by Kristian Lundin and Andreas Carlsson
Performed by Jessica Folker
Courtesy of Jive Records
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User Reviews

Chalk this up with the other singer turned actor horrors...
17 August 2003 | by perniSee all my reviews

Mariah has Glitter. The Village People have Can't Stop the Music. Britney Spears has Crossroads. Jennifer Lopez has The Wedding Planner, Enough, Gigli...you get the idea. I think it's become an inescapable law of physics that when any singer decides that they have the chops to become an actor, what results is an evil hybrid of inflated egos and Satanic afterbirth. Want more proof? Presenting On The Line, starring both Lance Bass and Joey Fatone. This is one of the most ridiculous movies I've ever seen, mostly because it assumes that these two boy band rejects can act in front of a camera. Joey's actually supposed to be a decent thespian, but you would have no idea just from watching this piece of filth. He just comes off as loud, annoying, and patently stupid. As for Bass, while a cute guy, he's not exactly Lawrence Olivier. He just looks uncomfortable throughout the entire film and it made me feel likewise. Then there's the incomprehensible story, which defies common sense and the idea that God loves his children. Yeah, the entire city just STOPS to read about pathetic Lance and his search for a girl he barely talked to for less then five minutes. And why is his story on the front page of every newspaper? Is it a slow news day EVERY DAY in this city??? I laughed out loud when the front page of one paper featured a huge color photo of Lance and his gal and at the bottom was a much smaller headline about the economy. Yeah, that's realistic. Oh, why am I even wasting my breath? This movie sucks hard, and no one should watch it unless they enjoy getting their brains damaged. 0/4 stars (P.S. Dave Foley, what are you doing here?!?!?! You were on Kids in the Hall, for God's sake!).

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Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,307,063, 28 October 2001

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