Life on the Line

Life on the Line

DVD - 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.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lionsgate,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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jimg2000
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.
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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.

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jimg2000
Mar 26, 2017

What is a lineman? Um... A lineman is formerly known as an electrical line worker. Back in 1943, they...
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See that line up there?
-Mm-hmm.
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.
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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.
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I'm going to work, mama.
-Work.
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!

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jimg2000
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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jimg2000
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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