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Ladder 49
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Ladder 49 2004


description written by member Zara:

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy (Travolta), probationary firefighter Jack Morrison (Phoenix) matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Assistant Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him.

Release Date:October 1st, 2004
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Running Time:115 minutes
Directed By:
No image existsJay Russell
Written By:
No image existsLewis Colick
Starring:
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
Jacinda BarrettJacinda Barrett
Robert PatrickRobert Patrick
No image existsMorris Chestnut
Billy BurkeBilly Burke
Balthazar GettyBalthazar Getty
No image existsTim Guinee
Kevin ChapmanKevin Chapman
Jay HernandezJay Hernandez
No image existsRobert Lewis
No image existsKaren Vicks
No image existsLeslie Lyles
No image existsRichard Pilcher
No image existsJohn Lumia
No image existsCarol Florence
No image existsNick Loren
Vince EustaceVince Eustace
No image existsRick Kain
No image existsPaul Majors
No image existsChris McMullin
No image existsKevin Daniels
No image existsRobert McKay
No image existsRobert O'Neill
No image existsTodd Cahoon
No image existsSteve Maye
No image existsBrooke Hamlin
No image existsSpencer Berglund
No image existsDesiree Care
No image existsPeggy Cafferty
No image existsMarja Allen
No image existsRobert Keiper
No image existsMark Yant
No image existsLynn Filusch

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Ladder 49 Movie Review by Zara (4/10/2010)

What a sappy movie meant for the male gender to watch without having to feel guilty that they're really watching a chick flick. Firefighting seems to be the one subject in which a movie can be made and men can watch and tear up about when a character dies in the line of heroics. I suppose war films are the other genre, but...

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Ladder 49 Movie Review by Chris (8/30/2007)

Watching Ladder 49 is like watching a real life fire situation. The director Jay Russel (My Dog Skip, Tuck Everlasting) does an amazing job at getting the fire and rescue scenes fantastically done. The film is also very emotional and tense.

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy (Travolta), probationary...

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Ladder 49 Movie Review by Ezra (2/16/2007)

I liked this movie better the first time I saw it, when it was called Backdraft. Yes, that joke was obvious, but not as obvious as every so-called plot development in this lame potboiler. The film alternates between bad comedy and bad drama; maybe if it had picked one or the other, it would have fared better.

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Ladder 49 Movie Review by Tony (3/31/2006)

Ever see a movie that you had a predetermined thought about and you were proved wrong? That was the case with me and Ladder 49. I walked in thinking you would see a lot of fire scenes, high chase pursuits in an attempt to save people, lots of fire, and hero like scenes, and a lot of noise on the screen. You see that in...

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Ladder 49 Movie Review by James (7/29/2005)

Hey there everybody, how are ya'all?

Ok, now here is another fireman movie, and although the trailers didn't really make me want to see it, when it came out on DVD I said, what the heck and rented it!

I am glad I did. The movie is a really good film, with some strong acting by a great group of actors, along with some...

(complete Ladder 49 review by James)



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