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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 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 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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Written by Bo Steele, Ben Rubino
Performed by Bo Steele
Courtesy of: Fire River Records Inc.
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an Armageddon like movie that is entertaining but a little too cheesy and over the top to have the effect it really wanted.
10 January 2017 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Gentlemen its gonna get bad, but that's what were trained for." After an unthinkable tragedy Beau (Travolta), a lineman, begins to raise young Bailey (Bosworth) as his own. Now, years later she is grown up and beginning to start her own life. Beau thinks this is the worst thing ever, until the night of the storm that changes everything. This is a movie that tries as hard as it can to be important. It hits you with an emotional punch right in the beginning and does its best to help you relate to the men in this field. There are some very good aspects in this movie but it ended up become a cheesy version of Armageddon. Some movies try way to hard to prove a point and make a statement. This is one of those. The movie is good and worth seeing but a little too over the top and unbelievable to be taken all that serious. That said, this is am exciting movie that is very entertaining. Overall, an Armageddon like movie that is entertaining but a little too cheesy and over the top to have the effect it really wanted. I give this a B.


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