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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.

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David Hackl

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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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disaster movie | See All (1) »

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida Por Um Fio See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed at a country bar in Langley, British Columbia; Gabby's Country Caberet for a bar and fight scene. See more »

Goofs

When Eugene shoots the guy who was on top of his wife, he then holds the gun to his head. The pistol is a 9mm automatic and had just been fired, so the hammer would be in the cocked position, ready to fire as a single-action. The mistake is that the hammer is down while the gun is to head, which would not occur unless Eugene had manually lowered the hammer. 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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What Do I Do
Written by Dave Pittenger, Connie Harrington
Performed by Brooke Eden
Courtesy of: Red Bow Records
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A little realism would be appreciated
6 January 2018 | by spencer_hamonsSee all my reviews

I realize this is a movie, but some level of realism is expected to make it believable. Not only does the movie show all kinds of ridiculous electrical mistakes with the grid / system, but of course...because linemen are blue collar workers, they have to be portrayed as drunkards and complete idiots. To top it off, the producers can't even attempt to get the geography close to what is supposed to be portrayed in the story. Trust me, there are no oceans, massive lakes, or mountains around Lubbock. And, any major storm coming in off the Gulf of Mexico would take at least a day to make it halfway across Texas. Again, I realize it is a movie, but at least TRY people. Don't pay to watch this film, rather watch it on Amazon Prime or some way you get to see it for free. It's okay to watch on the couch one day when you aren't feeling well...it is at least better than reality-TV...but not by much.


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