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Ladder 49

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 30 Sep 2004
Video Release: 07 Mar 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Ladder 49 is rated PG-13: for intense fire and rescue situations, and for language

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta
Studio: 2004 Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Detailed Review

Ask any 5-year-old boy what he wants to be when he grows up and he'll likely say, "A firefighter!" Inevitably, there's something appealing about the sirens, flashing lights and… 
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