Ladder 49

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Release Date: October 1, 2004

On DVD/VOD: March 8, 2005

1h 55m | Action, Adventure, Drama

Baltimore firefighter Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) makes the transition from inexperienced rookie to seasoned veteran.

As he struggles to cope with a risky, demanding job that often shortchanges his wife and kids, he relies on the support of his mentor and chief, Mike Kennedy (John Travolta) and his second family -- the brotherly bond between the men of the firehouse.

But when Jack becomes trapped in the worst blaze of his career, his life and the things he holds important -- family, dignity, courage -- come into focus. As his fellow firemen of Ladder 49 do all they can to rescue him, Jack's life hangs in the balance.

Director: Jay Russell
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Producer(s): Casey Silver
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Morris Chestnut, Kevin Daniels, Robert Patrick, Kevin Chapman, Balthazar Getty, Jay Hernandez
Writer(s): Lewis Colick
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