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Ladder 49 (2004)

Ladder 49
6.3 Rating
(344 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


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Lewis Colick Lewis Colick
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Exploitation

10 years, 9 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.

A good movie

5 years, 10 months ago at Jan 16 14:34
3 votes
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 love with a beautiful local girl (Jacinda Barrett), getting married, and having children. He also looks back on forming a close relationship with the fire chief (John Travolta) and learning to face the danger and heroics of life on the job. This film manages to wring plenty of well-earned tears from ... (more)
Release date: 1 October 2004
UPC: 786936242638
Tags: Drama (13), Action (7), 2004 (6), (4), Friendship (4), Firefighter (4), 2000s (3), Baltimore Maryland (2), Thriller (2), Funeral (2), Supermarket (2), Number In Title (2), Irish Catholic (2), Flirting (2), Rooftop (2), HD (2), Warrior (1), Male Bonding (1), Baptism (1), Favorable (1)
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