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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.

Director:

David Hackl

Writers:

Chad Dubea (story by), Primo Brown (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Beau
Kate Bosworth ... Bailey
Devon Sawa ... Duncan
Gil Bellows ... Pok' Chop
Julie Benz ... Carline
Ryan Robbins ... Eugene
Ty Olsson ... Danny
Sharon Stone ... Duncan's Mother
Reese Alexander ... Russell
Emilie Ullerup ... Becky
Stuart Stone ... Hunter
Matt Bellefleur ... Ron
Lydia Styslinger ... Elly
Christian Michael Cooper ... Dillon
Sidney Grigg ... Young Bailey
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Storyline

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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There are approximately one million linesmen in America. It is the fourth most dangerous occupation in the world. See more »

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Travolta received permission from the church of scientology to appear in the film, despite scientology's teachings that electricity is "an abominable unnatural creation by Xenu (the devil) himself". See more »

Goofs

When the hospital loses power and the generator engages, the film shows this taking less than 1 second. In reality, the generator has to start, come up to speed, then the transfer switch has to transfer power from the power grid to the generator. This process takes 4 to 7 seconds in most situations, and hospitals are accustomed to this short delay. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Lineman
Written & Performed by Thomas Martinez
Courtesy of KPI Music Group
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User Reviews

 
Everyone else who made this movie have no idea about the technical aspects of the job as lineman
4 June 2016 | by marrky-89472See all my reviews

Obviously, none of the film crew and none of the actors as well understand what they were making. This is obviously soooooo wrong. I mean, they should have researched more before making this movie. I am sure all linesmen and those who are in the power generation, distribution, and transmission industry laughed sooo much they died right after watching this movie. This is so horrible and insulting to those who are in the industry. This is my first movie review by the way. I just thought that I might be able to spare other people's time from watching this horrible movie especially those who understand how electricity is being generated, distributed, and transmitted.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life on the Line See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,027
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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