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Ladder 49 (2004) Movie Information

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Jay Russell


John Travolta
Joaquin Phoenix
Robert Patrick
Jacinda Barrett
Billy Burke
Kevin Chapman





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Two firefighters, one young and one old, go through the daily grinds of being a full time firefighter while the older preps the younger for a full life of action and drama.

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Joshua 08/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Pretty average movie.

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dukeakasmudge 09/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Something to watch

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Entertainment Now 09/27/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)


This movie is about a firefighters life and how he is remembering the good time while his fellow firefighters try to get him out before it is to late. This movie tells the dangerous life of a firefighter. I guaranteer after watching this movie that you will never look at a firefighter the same. I liked this movie because it sends a message. I think that after people watch this movie they will look at firefighter different. I think that they will realize that these men and women are there to do something that most people would not do. I also thin that this is dedicated to the firefighters and their families. This movie has a lot of action and will keep people wondering what will happen next.

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serioussir 05/13/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Predictably sappy.

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Alex 05/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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What can I say but a sentimental mess. Did I care about any of the characters? No. I have I seen every piece of this movie in another movie? Yes. I have never seen Rescue Me, but I would guess that it is better than this. Very so so.

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10/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Firemen deserve our respect!

Caught this on the tube this weekend as i had never seen it before.Yet another film where i shouldn't have listened to all the critics and just went on my own initiative and saw the damn thing as it wasn't nearly as bad as alot of people were saying, only thing is the ending was depresseing however life is like that sometimes! Loved the cast in this, expecially my number 4 fave actor of all time Joaquin Phoenix who is the main charector in this film proby fireman Jack Morrison who after saving a worker from a burning industrial highrise ends up trapped himself and as his team leader Capt. Mike Kennedy(John Travolta) and his other fellow fire fighters look to rescue him, we look back in time as he shows us his joining of company 49 and life associated with, Alot of critics had panned th...

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