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PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
After saving the life of one of the civilians inside, firefighter Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself trapped in a burning warehouse with a broken leg. As his friend and mentor, Deputy Chief Mike Kennedy (John Travolta), tries to negotiate a rescue from without, Jack flashes back to various events in his life: the first, awkward days on the force, meeting the woman (Jacinda Barrett) who would become his wife and saving a small girl from a burning building.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix , John Travolta , Jacinda Barrett , Robert Patrick , Morris Chestnut , Billy Burke , Balthazar Getty , Tim Guinee

Director: Jay Russell

Genres: Drama, Action

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Ladder 49 (2004)

Release Date: October 1st, 2004|1 hr. 54 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Plays like a war movie made in a time of war: too careful, too programmatic. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    There has been a need for a big-screen feature about firefighter heroics since Sept. 11, but as drama, Ladder 49 falls short of even the second rung. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A little humanity can go a long way to make up for a movie's shortcomings, and there's more than a little in Ladder 49, a surprisingly stirring celebration of heroic firefighters. show more

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