Ladder 49 (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 1, 2004 (USA)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

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.

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firefighter, career, fire, firehouse, rescue