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Writer (WGA):
Lewis Colick (written by)
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Release Date:
1 October 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A bond forged by fire is never broken. See more »
Plot:
Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joaquin Phoenix ... Jack Morrison

John Travolta ... Captain Mike Kennedy

Jacinda Barrett ... Linda Morrison

Robert Patrick ... Lenny Richter

Morris Chestnut ... Tommy Drake

Billy Burke ... Dennis Gauquin

Balthazar Getty ... Ray Gauquin

Tim Guinee ... Tony Corrigan

Kevin Chapman ... Frank Mckinny

Jay Hernandez ... Keith Perez

Kevin Daniels ... Don Miller
Steve Maye ... Pete Lamb

Robert Lewis ... Ed Reilly (as Robert Logan Lewis)

Brooke Hamlin ... Katie Morrison
Spencer Berglund ... Nicky Morrison

Karen Vicks ... Opal

Desiree Care ... Maria
Deidra LaWan Starnes ... Marlene Drake

Peggy Cafferty ... Julia

Marja Allen ... Margarita
Leslie Lyles ... Roseleen Morrison

Robert Keiper ... Kevin Morrison

Robert McKay ... Battalion Chief
Mark Yant ... Lt. Yant
Richard Pilcher ... P.I.O.
John Lumia ... Fire captain
Lynn Filusch ... Female Paramedic
Robert O'Neill ... Father Hogan

Todd Cahoon ... Paramedic

Jess King ... Paramedic
J. Kevin Farmer ... Chaplain (as Reverend J. Kevin Farmer)

Delaney Williams ... Fireman Bill
Charlene Williams ... Nurse
Rori D. Godsey ... Jenny

Dakota Lee Holloway ... Kid
Carol Florence ... Delivery Room Nurse
Kyle Prue ... Plant Manager
Stan Stovall ... TV News Reporter
Barbara Ward ... Nurse #2

Sean Pratt ... Bartender
Andrea La Bella ... Blonde (as Andrea LaBella)

Yvonne Erickson ... Alice

Dane Anton Aska III ... Waiter
Heather Seidle ... Girl in Bar
Donna Dundon ... Woman with Dog
Tony Rizzoli ... Man at Wedding
Frank F. Snyder ... Happy Guest
Edward B. Grant ... Wedding DJ

Nick Loren ... Man at Bar
Carrie Wilson ... Sexy Bartender

Patricia DiZebba ... Coffee Shop Waitress

Michael Mack ... Truck Officer
Paul M. Novak Jr. ... Radio Dispatcher
William Goodwin ... Fire Chief
Martin O'Malley ... Mayor
Beau Russell ... Birthday Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Andrew Aninsman ... Family Member / Driver (uncredited)

James E. Ash ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Lloyd Booker ... Fireman / parishioner (uncredited)

Kelly Anne Burns ... Girl at Funeral (uncredited)

Robert Randolph Caton ... Family Mourner (uncredited)
Andy Clark ... Man at Funeral (uncredited)

Ronnie Connell ... Dennis's Nephew on Funeral (uncredited)

Bryan Deehring ... Off-Duty Firefighter (uncredited)
Brandon DeGroat ... Funeral Goer / Pedestrian (uncredited)

Larry Derr ... Hotel Guest / Arson Victim (uncredited)
Robin Dorsey ... Church Singer (uncredited)

John Calvin Doyle ... Firefighter (uncredited)
Vince Eustace ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Russell Gibson ... Church Singer (uncredited)
Thomas M. Hagen ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Rick Kain ... Friend of Jacks (uncredited)
Susan Kiskis ... Irish Reveler / Bar Patron (uncredited)

Paul Majors ... BCFD Fireman (uncredited)

Chris McMullin ... Mourner (uncredited)
Kerry Meushaw ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Christopher H. Myers ... Christmas Patron (uncredited)

Gavin Peretti ... Fireman Relative (uncredited)

Mack Syler ... Gauquin Brother - at Funeral (uncredited)

Towanda Underdue ... Woman at Awards Ceremony (uncredited)

Michelle Valines ... Mourner (uncredited)
Jayson Vance ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Scott Yannick ... Fireman's Relative (uncredited)

Directed by
Jay Russell 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lewis Colick (written by)

Produced by
Armyan Bernstein .... executive producer
Manny Chavez .... associate producer
Anson Downes .... associate producer
Marty P. Ewing .... executive producer (as Marty Ewing)
Linda Favila .... associate producer
Chris Salvaterra .... co-producer
Casey Silver .... producer
Leigh Simons .... line producer (music video)
 
Original Music by
William Ross 
 
Cinematography by
James L. Carter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bud S. Smith  (as Bud Smith)
M. Scott Smith  (as Scott Smith)
 
Casting by
Nancy Foy 
 
Production Design by
Tony Burrough 
 
Art Direction by
Gregory Bolton  (as Gregory Wm. Bolton)
Kevin Constant 
 
Set Decoration by
Maggie Martin 
 
Costume Design by
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus  (as Reneé Ehrlich Kalfus)
 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... key makeup artist
David Atherton .... prosthetics
Sherri Bramlett .... hair stylist: second unit
Michelle Bühler .... makeup artist: Mr. Travolta (as Michelle Buhler)
Matt Danon .... key hair stylist
Cheryl 'Pickles' Kinion .... makeup artist: second unit (as Cheryl Kinion)
Rita Parillo .... assistant hair stylist
Dionne Pitsikoulis .... makeup artist
Yolanda Toussieng .... hair stylist: Mr. Travolta
Terri Trupp .... assistant makeup artist
Janice Tunnell .... makeup artist: second unit
Gina W. Bateman .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Carol S. Federman .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John A. Amicarella .... post-production supervisor
Abby Callahan .... post-production supervisor
Michele Giordano .... production supervisor
Amy Herman .... unit production manager
Henric Nieminen .... production supervisor: second unit
Nancy Rae Stone .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director (as Jim Arnett)
Julian Brain .... second second assistant director
Greg Hale .... second assistant director: second unit
Tudor Jones .... second second assistant director: second unit
Vincent Lascoumes .... first assistant director
Eric Richard Lasko .... additional second assistant director
Christophe Le Chanu .... second assistant director
Noelle Stehman .... additional second assistant director
Lars P. Winther .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Bryan Badman .... carpenter
Taylor Bennett .... scenic gang boss (as Franklin T. Bennett)
Sean Bernard .... paint foreman
Erik Boring .... set dresser
Jane Burka .... art department coordinator
William Catania .... construction gangboss
John B. Clarey III .... welding foreman
Michael R. Clark .... gang boss
Terry Clark .... set dresser
Jeremy Conner .... carpenter
Ronald J. Crouthamel .... carpenter
Lee Cunningham .... props
Peter Damien .... propmaker
F. Dale Davis .... set dresser
Michael Davis .... construction coordinator
Joshua L. Ellsworth .... propmaker
Clifford D. Eubank .... props
Teri Garner .... set dresser
Susanna Glattly .... scenic charge
Jeffrey Pratt Gordon .... set dresser
Billy 'Jilly Bones' Jones .... scenic artist
Paul D. Kelly .... set designer
Kristina Kilpe .... props assistant
Ted Lubonovich II .... construction foreman
Silvija L. Moess .... scenic artist
John W. Morgan .... plaster foreman
Swift Moseley .... key greensman
Joseph Musso .... storyboard artist
Ron Napier .... head foreman
Ted Nolan .... construction shop foreman
Peter Oktavec .... painter
James Passanante .... paint supervisor: burn stage
Mike Raybould .... greens
Mike Raybould .... set dresser
Taylor Savas Reese .... carpenter
Nikki Taylor Roberts .... art department production assistant (as Nicole Roberts)
Jennie Hill Robinson .... greens foreman
Thomas Michael Ryan .... general foreman
Hugo Santiago .... assistant art director
David Scheper .... propmaker
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator: burn stage
Gregory Schmitz .... scenic
John Eric Seay .... welding gangboss
Josh Sheppard .... storyboard artist
Arthur Shippee .... property master
Rebecca Shpak .... set dresser
Jeff Stacy .... key set dresser
Julian Sternthal .... propmaker
E. Parker Webb .... stand-by greens
Tiffany Zappulla .... set decoration buyer
Chris Crowder .... foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Coppola .... foley mixer
Gary Coppola .... foley supervisor
Rickley W. Dumm .... sound effects editor
Tom Fox .... systems tech
Kirk Francis .... sound mixer
Jim Gilchrist .... sound mixer: second unit
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
William L. Kaplan .... boom operator
Elizabeth Kenton .... dialogue editor
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Claude Letessier .... supervising sound designer
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... sound designer
Aynee Osborn .... assistant sound editor
Sarah Payan .... sound editor
Scott Sanders .... sound designer
Mychal Smith .... boom operator
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Lauren Stephens .... supervising sound editor
Don Thomas .... sound mixer
Peter Thomas .... location sound mixer: second unit
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Andy Welker .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
William Dawson .... special effects foreman
Clifford D. Eubank .... special effects crew
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Robert L. Girard .... special effects technician
R. Mark Hughes .... special effects
Jason Ivey .... special effects crew
Barry McQueary .... special effects foreman
Gary Pilkinton .... special effects foreman
Virgil Sanchez .... special effects foreman
Robert Simokovic .... special effects foreman
Keith Suzuki .... special effects technician
Thomas Turnbull .... special effects technician
Jeff Zook .... special effects technician
Hank Atterbury .... special effects crew (uncredited)
J.C. Brotherhood .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Jef Gums .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ozzie Carmona .... digital artist
Peter Donen .... visual effects supervisor
Miller Drake .... visual effects editor
Syd Dutton .... special visual effects
Chris Flynn .... digital compositor
Collin Fowler .... visual effects coordinator: Illusion Arts
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Sari Gennis .... digital effects animator: Pacific Title
David Goldsmith .... video assist
Brian Hanable .... digital compositor
Brad Kalinoski .... digital compositor
Patrick Keenan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title Digital
Mark Kenaston .... digital artist
Raymond C. King .... digital effects
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Craig Mathieson .... digital compositor
Darin McCormick-Millett .... visual effects producer: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Henric Nieminen .... visual effects producer
Michael Off .... visual effects gaffer: physical effects and miniatures
Patrick Phillips .... visual effects
Laura Siewert .... digital effects artist
Bill Taylor .... special visual effects
James D. Tittle .... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Bob Wiatr .... digital compositor
Steve Wright .... stitch cam digital compositor: Cinesite
Robert Daniel .... dailies projection equipment rental liaison (uncredited)
Orlando Delbert .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Mark Larranaga .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator
Danny Aiello III .... stunt performer
Seth Arnett .... stunt performer
Jill Brown .... stunt performer
Nicole Callender .... stunt performer
John Cenatiempo .... stunt performer
Bob Colletti .... stunt double: Joaquin Phoenix
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt performer
Ned Corrigan .... stunt performer
Douglas Crosby .... stunt victim #2 (as Doug Crosby)
Geoffrey Dowell .... stunt performer (as Geoff Dowell)
Peter Epstein .... stunt performer (as Pete Epstein)
Roy Farfel .... stunts: man on ledge
Tim Gallin .... stunt performer
Jason Garcia .... stunt performer
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt performer (as Jeff Gibson)
Tony Guida .... stunt performer
Cort Hessler .... stunt performer
Mike Justus .... stunt double: Kennedy
Sean Kelly .... stunt performer
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt performer (as Rick LeFevour)
Mick O'Rourke .... stunt performer
Carl Paoli .... stunt performer
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt performer (as Stephen Pope)
Steven Ritzi .... stunt performer (as Steve Ritzi)
Terry Serpico .... stunts: Vane Bros. victim
Keith Siglinger .... stunt performer
Derrick Simmons .... stunt performer
Kym Washington .... stunt performer (as Kim Washington)
Gilley Grey .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... camera operator: second unit
Wayne Arnold .... additional camera assistant: second unit
Bob Becchio .... additional first assistant camera: second unit
Rhett Bloomquist .... grip
Joey Bruce .... rigging electrician
Bennett Cerf .... assistant camera
Marc Christie .... grip
Dean Citroni .... grip
Vidal Cohen .... key grip: second unit
Alisa M. Colley .... second assistant camera: second unit
Andy Colvin .... camera operator
Rob Coughlin .... video assist operator
Austin Cross .... lighting technician
James Dombey .... rigging electrician
Michael Gearhart .... grip
Alan Gitlin .... digital imaging technician
David Goldsmith .... video assist operator
Dennis Green .... 24 frame video operator
David Shane Guild .... rigging electrician
John Hamilton .... camera loader
John R. Hamilton .... film loader
Elizabeth Hedges .... second assistant camera: action unit
Chris Henry .... electrician
Mason Hersey .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ronald Hersey .... aerial camera operator: Tyler
Ronald Hersey .... director of photography: second unit
Steve Hurson .... first assistant camera
Chip Ingram .... company grip
Gary Kangrga .... key rigging grip
Jay Kemp .... rigging gaffer
Tim Kossa .... electrician: second unit
Steve Koster .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Jonas Lagunoff .... best boy grip: visual effects unit
Martin J. Layton .... camera operator
Thomas Loizeaux .... camera operator
Anthony T. Marra II .... key grip
Tim Metivier .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ed Nessen .... additional second assistant camera
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: Baltimore
Jason Parker .... electrician
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Bradley Richard .... second assistant camera
Todd SanSone .... video technician: RF/Wireless video
John Scanlan .... electrician
Angel M. Sepulveda .... grip: second unit
Angel M. Sepulveda .... second video assist operator: second unit
Robert Spencer .... best boy rigging electric
Rick Strodel .... grip
Newton TerMeer .... gaffer
Christopher A. Thompson .... electrician
Eric Turner .... assistant camera
Brett Tyler .... rigging electrician
Mark Walpole .... second assistant camera: second unit
Mike Wilson .... electrician
Franz Wise .... electrician
Ron Wisnesky .... best boy electric
Geff Zamor .... technician: RF video unit
Paul Goroff .... super technocrane operator (uncredited)
S. Benny Smyth .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Beth Bowling .... casting: New York
Kim Everett .... casting associate
Nancy Foy .... casting
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Kim Miscia .... casting: New York
Cassandra Quigel .... casting assistant: Baltimore (as Cassy Quigel)
Nadia Lubbe Simon .... casting associate: New York (as Nadia Lubbe)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deb Dalton .... costumer
Lisa Dietrich .... on-set costumer
Gail A. Fitzgibbons .... wardrobe supervisor
Catharine Fletcher Incaprera .... costume supervisor: preparation
Michele Forsythe .... set costumer
Stephanie Karangelen .... costume coordinator
Joan M. Lynch .... set costumer
Mara Majorowicz .... key costumer
Kathy Oberlin .... costume constructor
Elizabeth Shelton .... associate costume designer
Amanda Sroka .... set costumer
George Sartiano .... specialty costumes (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Judith Babcock .... post-production coordinator
David Bernstein .... colorist: high definition mastering
Jason Bretz .... assistant editor
Anthony Durazzo .... assistant editor
Jessica Needleman .... post-production assistant
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer
Stuart Sperling .... assistant editor
Jamie Mitchell .... video post-production editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Natalie Baartz .... music coordinator
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator
John Bissell .... music supervisor
David Campbell .... arranger, orchestrator, conductor
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... music contractor (as Debi Datz-Pyle)
Matthew Della Polla .... electronic score producer
George Doering .... musician
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
Rick Norman .... music re-mixer
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
John Shanks .... original music producer
Armin Steiner .... music scoring mixer
Thomas Vicari .... music scoring mixer
Dan Wallin .... music mixer
Booker White .... music preparation
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Scott E. Corly .... driver: honeywagon: additional unit
William P. Davis .... transportation captain: additional unit
Gary Duncan .... marine coordinator
Gary Duncan .... picture car coordinator (as Gary W. Duncan)
Roy A. Grace .... driver
Michael Luckeroth .... transportation coordinator
John Proctor .... transportation coordinator: addtiional shooting
Gerald Titus .... transportation captain
Douglas A. Walk .... transportation co-captain
Tim Whisenant .... transportation: John Travolta
 
Other crew
Kelly Allen .... assistant: Mr. Salvaterra
Don Austin .... photo double: Billy Burke
Don Austin .... stand-in: Robert Patrick and Mayor O' Malley
Matthew Barrabee .... production assistant
Matthew Barrabee .... set production assistant: second unit
Charles Thomas Baxter .... location manager
Denise A. Beale .... production assistant
Alex Brandenburg .... production assistant
Stephen Bridgewater .... drama coach (as Stephen W. Bridgewater)
Fleming Brooks .... assistant: Mr. Silver
Anthony Buncio .... intern: business and legal affairs
Sandra Buttimer .... assistant location manager
Abby Callahan .... assistant: Mr. Russell (as Abigail Callahan)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Peter J. Clark .... second script supervisor
Elizabeth Cline .... set production assistant: second unit
Melissa Stanley Cohen .... production coordinator
Laura Connors .... assistant accountant: second unit
Brian Cooper .... assistant production office coordinator
Stephenson Crossley .... location manager: second unit
Gabriel DellaVecchia .... accounting clerk
Richard Devinki .... Beacon Production Services
John Calvin Doyle .... stand-in
Beth Dubber .... travel coordinator
Sam Ennis .... caterer
Caprice Ericson .... location scout
Peter Evangelatos .... craft service: Mr. Travolta
Rachel K. Evans .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Michael Faulkner .... key locations assistant
Karen Faust .... assistant accountant
Aaron Fiore .... stand-in: "Tony"
John J. Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Philippe Gallichet .... chef: second unit
Ginny Galloway .... background coordinator
Cleve Gray .... production assistant
Whitney Green .... production executive
Lisa Hackler .... second unit coordinator
Max Hambleton .... photo double: Joaquin Phoenix
Marianne Hayden .... production assistant
Christopher Hebert .... location and firefighter support
Merissa Henry .... stand-in
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor
Dave Iannone .... location and firefighter support
Arabella Johannes .... assistant: Mr. Bernstein
Kate Kelly .... production coordinator
Martin Kircher .... projectionist
Timber Kislan .... payroll: second unit
Todd Kolker .... assistant: Ms. Stone
Todd Kolker .... production coordinator
Kim Krafsky .... animal trainer
Eric Ladd .... title designer
Stephanie Lovell .... set production assistant
Elizabeth Macaluso .... set production assistant: second unit
Jennifer Madeloff .... assistant production coordinator: second unit
Matthew Makar .... film runner
Steve McAuliff .... animal trainer
Lawrence McHale .... assistant: Mr. Phoenix
Chris Menke .... production assistant
Jason Messeri .... set production assistant: second unit
Don Miller .... production accountant
Lauren Minichino .... accounting clerk
Mike Moritz .... fire consultant
Rachel Murtaugh .... stand-in: Jacinda Barrett
Jessica Needleman .... location assistant: second unit
Kerry Newberry .... office production assistant (as Kerry Yancheski)
Guillaume Renberg .... remote head technician
Bill Richards .... helicopter pilot (as William Richards)
Nikki Taylor Roberts .... production assistant: art department (as Nicole V. Roberts)
Brad Robinson .... set production assistant: second unit
Gail Rose .... first assistant accountant
Daniel Ross .... stand-in: 'Keith' Jay Hernandez
Jan Hopper Sanders .... script supervisor: second unit
Schatar Sapphira .... stand-in
Taffy Schweickhardt .... payroll accountant
Peter J. Silbermann .... unit publicist
Josh Slates .... office production assistant
Anthea Strangis .... second assistant accountant
Stephen Szibler .... stand-in: Joaquin Phoenix
Miguel Sánchez .... security: Mr. Travolta (as Miguel Sanchez)
Jennifer Tufaro .... production assistant
Sharon Vise .... assistant accountant
Tim Whisenant .... assistant: Mr. Travolta
Robert S. Wilhelm Jr. .... set production assistant
Evan Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Ewing
Mark Yant .... technical advisor: Baltimore City Fire Department
Rehya Young .... assistant location manager
Richie Adams .... title designer: main title sequence (uncredited)
John Calvin Doyle .... fire fighter (uncredited)
Rick Kain .... stand-in: Balthazar Getty (uncredited)
Rick Kain .... stand-in: Joaquin Phoenix (uncredited)
Denise Loren .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense fire and rescue situations, and for language
Runtime:
115 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The scene in which John Travolta talks to Joaquin Phoenix while drinking liquor was improvised by Travolta. The scene originally had Mike Kennedy talking straight to Jack Morrison, but Travolta thought it would be funny to start drinking right in the middle of it.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Ladder 49 clearly has a Federal Q siren in the direct center of the truck. Also it is clear that Engine 33 does not have a Federal Q. In multiple scenes of the movie Engine 33 is arriving on scene and you hear a mechanical siren coming from the truck, such as the apartment fire during the snow. Also even when you see Ladder 49 coming on scene, the mechanical tone sounds nothing like a Federal Q.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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50 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Climbing, Climbing, Climbing........, 27 October 2004
Author: tfrizzell from United States

A terrible blaze traps a firefighter (Joaquin Phoenix) in a Baltimore building. As his co-workers (led by chief John Travolta) try to figure out a way to help him escape, Phoenix thinks about the last 10 years of his life. Through those years of fighting fires he experienced triumph (meeting and marrying the love of his life, Jacinda Barrett) and also living through several tragedies (deaths and injuries to fellow firemen). "Ladder 49" is comparable to a legendary athlete, it is not always great but it is great when it has to be. The movie has many shortcomings. There are dead spots galore and watching firefighters getting drunk in wild bars and playing silly pranks on one another do not always put them in a favorable light. However, the film's final act is excellent as we learn what Phoenix's fate is. In many ways an homage to those brave individuals in New York who sacrificed all during the terrorist attacks of 9-11 and also a deceptively smart character study. Travolta is excellent and Phoenix is nearly as good. Members of the supporting cast all have their moments and by the end "Ladder 49" climbed high enough for me. 4 stars out of 5.

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