LIFE ON THE LINE (Theatrical Release USA 2016)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Life on the Line
seems tightly structured as if it wants to be a documentary. It almost seems that the research necessary to produce the script and the film was not allowed time to ‘percolate’ or ‘ripen’ so that it could move into the creative side of storytelling. It is a good show and worth watching to see what linemen do, but does not serve John Travolta’s acting skills well. There is one particularly troubling scene where a lineman calls his wife, before he climbs, that comes off as a ‘I know I am going to die, I love you’ call that does not work and seems completely out of place.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Electrical workers find trauma when a bad storm hits.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director David Hackl for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Chad Debea, Jamie Goehring,Rosa Morris Peart, and Bryant Pike making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Beau (John Travolta), Bailey (Kate Bosworth), Duncan (Devon Sawa), Pok’ Chop (Gil Bellows), Carline (Julie Benz), Eugene (Ryan Robbins), Danny (Ty Olsson), Duncan’s Mother (Sharon Stone), Russell (Reese Alexander), Becky (Emilie Ullerup), and Hunter (Stuart Stone).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The content seems more suitable for documentary format rather than for entertainment formatting. But, the film works and is worth a watch.

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