Life on the Line

Life on the Line

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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As a huge electrical storm sweeps towards Texas, lineman Beau is haunted by memories of his brother's death by lightning years earlier. Bailey, the niece Beau helped raise, has a secret she needs to share with her boyfriend, Duncan. But he and Beau's brave team are racing to replace miles of power cables before the tempest strikes.
Audience: OFA rating: 14A.
Publisher: [Canada] : Videoville Showtime, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Life
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby TrueHD 5.1
video file,Blu-ray video,region A
Language Note: English and French dialogue; English or French subtitles.


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Mar 26, 2017

I'm just asking you to be extra careful.
-All I do is careful. My whole job is to be careful.
Well, Beau, just be a little more careful.
The problem is, the truth is the utility company let their grid run down, and my people are out there
risking their lives to fix it and then I gotta go out there and bust my ass with a bunch of teenagers to get it done.

Mar 26, 2017

What is a lineman? Um... A lineman is formerly known as an electrical line worker. Back in 1943, they...
See that line up there?
The stove, toaster, radio. Well, when I'm at work I'm making sure all those things have electricity so that my family has everything they need while I'm away.
But most of this grid is over 30 years old, and it's our job to replace every inch before storm season hits. They don't like advertising this, but being a lineman is the fourth most dangerous job in the United States.
I'm going to work, mama.
What are you working at?
-Told you, I'm a lineman now.
Lineman. Your Daddy was a lineman. Climbed up one of them poles. Got himself killed. Left us with nothing. ... You go on out there, okay. You just get yourself killed. I won't mourn for you. I won't come to your funeral. I won't!

Mar 26, 2017

Beau, you know what mom used to say?
-She used to say Beau is so lazy that he'd quit breathing if he didn't think it'd kill him.
Yeah, I wanna know what you're thinking. It's not me, it's you. You can't get on with your life. Hell, I feel sorry for you. You're just holding on to Bailey 'cause you got nothing left.Nothing left.
I wanna be just like that man. And one day I hope I'm half the man he was so I can toe the line just like he did.
What do they want from us,
-What do they want from us? We're lineman, Beau. It's what we do.
You got that right.


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Jul 21, 2018

A look at the life of people who work on powerlines combined with family connections. The movie is predictable due to the focus of the movie, and the acting is only decent. A low budget film that will not have large-scale or high quality special effects like other disaster films (that is the main reason I think this film was not introduced in theaters). But once again this is in part due to the topic. For people interested in going into this line of work this is a good movie to watch.

Mar 26, 2017

Lineman: Electrical power line installers and repairers. An average anywhere from thirty to sixty lineman are killed on the job each year depending on the weather. Many others suffer non-fatal loss of limbs from electrical burns and mechanical trauma. That's more than twice the fatality rate of police officers and firemen. This is a story of a legendary lineman, his circle of colleagues, family and danger in calm and specially stormy weather. Interesting simulation of their work and close up views of those giant power station components.

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