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An old-fashioned homage to firefighters begins when Jack Morrison (Phoenix) is injured and trapped in a burning warehouse. While his chief and mentor, Mike Kennedy (Travolta), coordinates a rescue effort, Jack remembers his first day as a rookie. The movie will continue alternating between Jack's career as a firefighter and his current predicament as well as his personal life, which includes his supportive, loving wife Linda (Barrett). That's pretty much it; you watch pros doing a job that can be very dangerous and how firehouse camaraderie helps them cope. The actors are earnest and the action convincing; it's not ground-breaking but it's not boring either.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL:

Available on Running time 115 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Baltimore, Firemen, Fires, Flashback
Lewis Colick, Scott B. Smith
Joaquin Rafael (Leaf) Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick, Morris Chestnut, Billy Burke, Balthazar Getty, Tim Guinee
James L. Carter
Jay Russell
William Ross
Kirk Francis, John Bissell, Bud Smith, Kevin Constant, Gregory Bolton, Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, Tony Burrough
Casey Silver, Beacon Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista

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Ladder 49
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Ladder 49 is a great movie. Firefighters are so brave. They risk their lives everyday trying to save others. Ladder 49 has some great actors, such as, Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta. The movie is full of action and gives you a good idea what firefighters go through in their jobs everyday. There's a lot of suspence, funny humor, and drama. The movie is somewhat sad. I remember crying a few times while watching it. It's an emotional movie. If your into action and suspence, then you'll enjoy this movie.