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Life on the Line (2016)



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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 action drama also stars Sharon Stone, Ryan Robbins, Julie Benz and Gil Bellows.

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Critic Reviews for Life on the Line

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

John Travolta dodges downed power lines, but can't escape the clichés.

November 18, 2016 | Full Review…
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This is one of those "based on true events" movies that give you the distinct feeling that the true events deserved better.

November 18, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A terrible movie about the workers who keep the electrical grid functioning.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…

This is the kind of salt-of-the-earth story that American filmmakers don't bother with much anymore - although frankly, there's not much here to convince anyone they should.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…

"Life on the Line" is supposed to be a moving story about men working electrical lines. Viewers, however, might require a high-voltage shock just to endure it.

November 17, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

The country songs that play over the credits offer more arresting detail about life on the line than the film manages in 100 minutes.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…

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