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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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trapped | fire | firefighter | disaster | axe | See more »

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The fire starts this fall. See more »

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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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Brigada 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

Martin O'Malley, who plays the Mayor, is the real Mayor of Baltimore and spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. See more »

Goofs

When the trucks are responding to the fire during the snowstorm there is an overhead shot of the trucks going down the street. In that shot, you can see that Ladder 49 is a more modern Pierce tiller ladder but then it switches back to an older Seagrave tiller ladder. See more »

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Lenny Richter: [during the traditional false-confession initiation] How about sex? Are you a virgin?
Keith Perez: No, sir.
Lenny Richter: You think it's funny to fornicate with loose women?
Keith Perez: No, sir.
Lenny Richter: Well, if you want to have sex, why don't you just get married?
Keith Perez: I can't, sir.
Lenny Richter: Why?
Keith Perez: Well, the church doesn't allow two men to get married...
Lenny Richter: [to the other firefighters] What the...
Keith Perez: [pulls back the curtain, laughing]
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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Cannonball
Written by Kim Deal
Performed by The Breeders
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group/4 A.D. Limited
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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If you want to watch a film that rivals "backdraft" Watch this one!!!
1 June 2006 | by (Edinburgh (UK)) – See all my reviews

This film is easily one of my all time favourite movies. Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta make "Ladder 49" Unmissable. During the worst fire Jack Morrison has ever fought, he falls through the floor and is "busted up" pretty badly. As his mentor Mike tries to find a way to save him, Jack has Constant flashbacks,that tell us how Jack Morrison (Phoenix) started as a rookie fireman, and mentored by his good friend Mike (Travolta) he becomes the greatest fireman in Baltimore. The on-screen chemistry between Travolta and Phoenix, makes this movie one of the best fireman movies out there. If you are in need of a good movie, watch "Ladder 49" But just make sure you have the tissues at the ready!! (sniff)


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