Ladder 49 Movie

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Who's Involved:

Joaquin Phoenix, Scott Cooper, Billy Burke, Jacinda Barrett, Kevin Chapman, Whitney Green, Kevin Daniels, Brooke Hamlin, John Travolta, Morris Chestnut, Robert Patrick, Balthazar Getty, Jay Russell, Tim Guinee, Casey Silver, Lewis Colick, Chris Salvaterra

Release Date:

Friday, October 1 , 2004

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 55 m

Ladder 49 Plot: What's the story?

Baltimore firefighter Jack Morrison, making the transition from inexperienced rookie to seasoned veteran, struggles to cope with a risky, demanding job that often shortchanges his wife and kids. He he relies on the support of his mentor and chief, Mike Kennedy and his second family--the brotherly bond between the men of the firehouse. But when Jack becomes trapped in the worst blaze of his career, his life and the things he holds important—family, dignity, courage—come into focus. As his fellow firemen of Ladder 49 do all they can to rescue him, Jack's life hangs in the balance.

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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Ladder 49?

A look at the Ladder 49 behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jay Russell last directed The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep and Tuck Everlasting. The film's writer Lewis Colick last wrote The Fighter and Charlie St. Cloud.


Jay Russell


Lewis Colick


Whitney Green
Chris Salvaterra
Casey Silver

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Production Timeline: When did the Ladder 49 come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

Ladder 49 Release Date: When was it released?

Ladder 49 was released in 2004 on Friday, October 1, 2004 There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry, Woman Thou Art Loosed and Shark Tale.
United States
October 1, 2004
October 1, 2004

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

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