Picture from Ladder 49
Overall B-

Members of a fire-fighting crew literally trust their lives to one another's hands. This is especially true for Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) when he faces one of the worst blazes of his career. And it is the driving force behind Mike Kennedy (John Travolta), as the chief of Ladder 49.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense fire and rescue situations, and for language

Talk to your kids about…

Ladder 49

This group of firefighters spends a lot of off time unwinding in the bar. Do you think that is an accurate portrayal of most firefighters? What other ways could the director show the camaraderie between these men?

What part does religion play in the lives of these men?

How does the firefighters’ job affect their families? What things do you worry about in relation to your spouse or parent’s employment?