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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


Eric Bross


Eric Aronson, Paul B. Stanton (as Paul Stanton)
4 nominations. See more awards »





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?


Cast-members Joey Fatone and Lance Bass were band mates in the boy band "N'Sync" at the time of the movie's release. 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 »


[singing to the tune of Poison's "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"]
Rod: Kevin sits silently still in the dead of the day, wondering if he finds that girl that just walked away. Was it something he said, or something he did? Did the words not come out right? He didn't try to get the digits, he didn't try, but I guess that's they say why they say, Kevin crapped out on his own, but his friends would have helped him all along.
Rod: That poor bonehead.
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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 The West Wing (1999) See more »


Can't Trust Myself
Written by Rico Lumpkins, Jasper Cameron, Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears
Performed by Blaque
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Not So Good.
24 October 2001 | by shishahSee all my reviews

Got a free pass and did not know who was in the movie nor what the movie was about. As a result I ended up counting the minutes until it was over. Perhaps if you are a teenage girl who just loves the backstreet boys or n'sync or whoever is in this movie could be for you, but with really bad acting and an unoriginal plotline I would not bet on it. I just wish studios would consult me before making films like this so I could save them money.

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Official Sites:

Miramax Films Corp.





Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the L See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,307,063, 28 October 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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