An everyday hero recalls his life as he's forced to look death in the eye in this adventure drama. Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) is a young firefighter who is a member of Ladder Company 49, led by Capt. Kennedy (John Travolta), a tough but compassionate man who looks upon his fellow firefighters as a family. While battling a blaze, Morrison finds himself trapped inside a burning building, and as Kennedy and his men try to find a way to rescue him, Morrison looks back on his life and how he came to choose such a dangerous career. Ladder 49 also features Jacinda Barrett and Brooke Hamlin as, respectively, Morrison's wife and daughter. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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I heard this wan'nt as good as it should be, but I disagree. My husband's a firefighter so this one hit home for me. It was well written and very emotional. It shows in a dramatic way what these men do everytime they go on a call. John Travolta was great and Joaquin Phoenix was awesome. Definetly worth watching-guys and girls watch out, a tear jerker!
I think this movie was a great movie. It was a great story line and it was a good drama. Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Morris Chesnut and the rest of the supporting cast did a very very great job. This is a must see movie. So see it.