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Ladder 49 Details


An everyday hero recalls his life as he's forced to look death in the eye in this adventure drama. Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) is a young firefighter who is a member of Ladder Company 49, led by Capt. Kennedy (John Travolta), a tough but compassionate man who looks upon his fellow firefighters as a family. While battling a blaze, Morrison finds himself trapped inside a burning building, and as Kennedy and his men try to find a way to rescue him, Morrison looks back on his life and how he came to choose such a dangerous career. Ladder 49 also features Jacinda Barrett and Brooke Hamlin as, respectively, Morrison's wife and daughter. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 1, 2004


Joaquin Phoenix
as Jack Morrison
John Travolta
as Captain Mike Kennedy
Jacinda Barrett
as Linda Morrison
Robert Patrick
as Richter, Lenny
Morris Chestnut
as Tommy Drake
Billy Burke
as Dennis Gauquin
Balthazar Getty
as Ray Guquin
Tim Guinee
as Tony Corrigan
Jay Hernandez
as Keith Perez
Kevin Chapman
as Frank McKinney
Kevin Daniels
as Don Miller
Brooke Hamlin
as Katie Morrison
Spencer Berglund
as Nicky Morrison
Kevin Daniels
as Don Miller
Kevin Chapman
as Frank McKinney
Brooke Hamlin
as Katie Morrison
Jay Hernandez
as Keith Perez


Jay Russell
Casey Silver
Lewis Colick
James L. Carter
John Bissell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bud Smith
Scott Smith
Tony Burrough
Production Designer
Kevin Constant
Art Director
Gregory W.M. Bolton
Art Director
Chris Salvaterra
Manny Chavez
Associate Producer
Linda Rae Favila
Associate Producer
Anson Downes
Associate Producer
Armyan Bernstein
Executive Producer
Marty P. Ewing
Executive Producer
Maggie Martin
Set Decorator
Larry Fioritto
Special Effects
Vincent Lascoumes
First Assistant Director
Seth Arnett
Nancy Foy
Peter Donen
Visual Effects Supervisor
G.A. Aguilar
Stunts Coordinator