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Ladder 49
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: On DVD Saw at/with: family on DVD
Rating: PG-13 Year: 2004 Category: Drama Thriller
Director: Jay Russell Time: 115 min. Writer: Lewis Colick

Reviews
Mine: Watchable, but not by much. The switching back and forth get annoying pretty quick. The time frame of 12 years makes it hard to build dramatic tension. The fire scenes are well filmed, but the overall effect is kind of tiring, not exciting.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison 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.
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Cast
Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix as:
Jack Morrison
John Travolta John Travolta as:
Cpt. Mike Kennedy
Jacinda Barrett as:
Linda Morrison
Robert Patrick Robert Patrick as:
Lenny Richter
Morris Chestnut as:
Tommy Drake
Billy Burke as:
Dennis Gauquiin
Balthazar Getty as:
Ray Gauquin
Jay Hernandez as:
Keith Perez
Tim Guinee as:
Tony Corrigan