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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,... See full summary »

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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. Written by Anonymous

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A bond forged by fire is never broken. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense fire and rescue situations, and for language | See all certifications »

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1 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Ladder 49  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$119,211 (South Africa) (11 February 2005)

Gross:

$74,540,762 (USA) (18 February 2005)
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Trivia

As part of a preparation for the movie, Joaquin Phoenix trained for a month at a fire academy and spent another month with the men of Baltimore's Truck 10. He became an "honorary member" and had the same tattoo as the men of the company, a bumble bee wearing a fire helmet with an ax. See more »

Goofs

The head nurse who talks with Jack is seen in the glass walking up behind him waiting on her cue as he looks into Chestnut's room. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Gauquin: [bringing beer to the table] Here we go, green beers all around.
Linda Morrison: I'm good, thanks.
Dennis Gauquin: Uh, Linda? It's Saint Paddy's Day, everyone drinks.
Linda Morrison: It's okay, I'm not drinking, I'll just have a diet coke.
Dennis Gauquin: What, are you pregnant?
[long silence from Linda]
Jack Morrison: [Jack looks incredulously at Linda who nods] What? You're kidding!
Linda Morrison: Baby, I was gonna wait and tell you tonight. I wanted to surprise you!
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Shine Your Light - Reflection-Adagio
Written by Robbie Robertson
Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
Produced by John Shanks and Robbie Robertson
Orchestra and Choir Arranged by David Richard Campbell
Performed by Robbie Robertson
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# 1 Movie
21 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a firefighter myself and having seen many, many firefighting movies, I would have to say this was the best. No one really knows what we go through and I am extremely happy that this movie shows what firefighters have to go through. It's an excellent movie and I hope that everyone who sees it, sees what we deal wtih everyday of our lives fighting fires and saving lives. For those who know anyone who is in the fire dept. thank them today because they are always there for you night, day, weekends, holidays. Whether they are paid or volunteers they will always be there to help. To us saving lifes is what its all about.


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