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Ladder 49
6.2 Rating
(329 ratings)
6.5 IMDB rating

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Jack Morrison
John Travolta

John Travolta

Captain Mike Kennedy
Jacinda Barrett

Jacinda Barrett

Linda Morrison
Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Lenny Richter
Morris Chestnut

Morris Chestnut

Tommy Drake
Billy Burke

Billy Burke

Dennis Gauquin
Balthazar Getty

Balthazar Getty

Ray Gauquin
Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee

Tony Corrigan


Written by
Lewis Colick

Lewis Colick

(written by)


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Ladder 49 (2004) Trailer

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Exploitation

7 years, 2 months ago at Feb 4 18:55
3 votes
I always felt like this film was a cheap Hollywood exploitation of the firefighter following the 9/11 tragedy. It drew big numbers at the box office from sympathetic viewers but ultimately, the film was just ok.

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10 months, 4 weeks ago at May 28 5:39
1 vote
Ladder 49 is a dramatic realistic look at life as a firefighter, at times sad, funny and very moving. The story focuses on Jack Morrison a freshman at a new firehouse, you watch his life through flashbacks as he lays underneath a pile of rubble waiting to be rescued. At times the movie is slow, that is because this is a realistic look at being a fireman which means that they don't go to fires ever... read more

A good movie

2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 16 14:34
1 vote
Honestly, before watching this, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since it was starring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix, I thought I should give it a try. Eventually, it ended up being the best movie about the subject I have ever seen. I mean, it is not like any I have seen 1000's movies about firefighters and it doesn't mean it is a masterpiece but I thought the whole thing was pretty... read more
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Description: Joaquin Phoenix is great in this saga of Baltimore firefighter Jack Morrison, whose life starts flashing before his eyes when he becomes trapped in a blazing high rise. Flashbacks chronicle his memories of being a rookie at his Baltimore fire company. He remembers fighting his first fire, bonding with fellow firefighters, falling in l ... (more)
Release date: 1 October 2004
UPC: 786936242638
Drama (13), Action (7), 2004 (6), Firefighter (4), Friendship (4), (4), 2000s (3), Greatest (2), Thriller (2), Number In Title (2), Supermarket (2), Rooftop (2), Impressive (2), Irish Catholic (2), Favorable (2), Ace (2), Funeral (2), Baltimore Maryland (2), Flirting (2), HD (2)
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dannyjai commented on a review of Ladder 49 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Same Villiana I thought it was very good as well.
Villiana voted for a review of Ladder 49 10 months, 4 weeks ago

“Ladder 49 is a dramatic realistic look at life as a firefighter, at times sad, funny and very moving. The story focuses on Jack Morrison a freshman at”

Villiana commented on a review of Ladder 49 10 months, 4 weeks ago
So... I like this movie. I think that is very good.
dannyjai posted a review 10 months, 4 weeks ago

“Ladder 49 is a dramatic realistic look at life as a firefighter, at times sad, funny and very moving. The story focuses on Jack Morrison a freshman at a new firehouse, you watch his life through flashbacks as he lays underneath a pile of rubble waiting to be rescued. At times the movie is slow, that is because this is a realistic look at being a fireman which means that they don't go to fires every second. As I said you watch Jack's life through flashbacks, along the way you meet his Captain played by John Travolta and his teammates who are arrange of good actors, as well as his wife Linda played by Jacinda Barrett. I really enjoyed this film, it is slow paced drama. It is a really good firefighter movie, and worth a look.” read more

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