- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 26, 2002
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Miramax
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Production Interviews
- Making Of: "Making the Music Video"
- Music Video: "On the Line"
- Audio Commentary: Eric Bross - Director
- Bonus Footage: Home Movies from the Set
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/26/2001
"...A pleasant wisp of a romantic comedy....A soothing cinematic snack of milk and cookies..."
Box Office - 01/01/2002
"...[Foley] provides solid comic relief, and R&B singer Al Green makes a notable appearance..."
Starring Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, members of the popular teenage boy band 'N Sync, ON THE LINE is a romantic comedy geared towards fans of these teen idols. Kevin (Bass) meets his true love-at-first-sight, Abbey (Emmanuelle Chriqui) on the Chicago "L" train, but he doesn't get her name and phone number. They're a perfect match--both can, and do, recite the names of all the U.S. Presidents, in order--and Kevin can't let this one go. He decides to wage a major campaign to find the girl again, which is the story of the rest of the film.
Kevin's best friend Rod (Fatone), an ad executive who also fronts a 1980s metal cover band, helps to plan and execute the search for Abbey. The boys put up posters all over Chicago. Their search bears unexpected fruits: as various women who are not Abbey respond to the posters, Rod and his friends reap the benefits. The media catches wind of the story, and the shy Kevin becomes a minor celebrity, a city-wide posterboy for romance. Does Kevin get the girl in the end' You know the answer. Cameos by Al Green and Jerry Stiller help elevate the film, which is a pleasant, likable vehicle for it's cool teen pop stars.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
On The Line
Starring pop sensations Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, and with the music of 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, and Vitamin C, here's a hilarious romantic comedy! Kevin (Bass) has everything going for him, but when he discovers Abbey -- the girl of his dreams -- next to him on a train, he fails to get her name and number. Thinking he missed his golden opportunity, Kevin launches a massive campaign to find Abbey ... and soon becomes the target of every young woman's affections! But the fates seem determined to reunite Abbey and Kevin, proving that love will never get away if you put your heart ON THE LINE!
- Theatrical release: October 19, 2001