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Ladder 49 [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Joaquin Phoenix , John Travolta , Jay Russell    DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick, Morris Chestnut
  • Directors: Jay Russell
  • Writers: Lewis Colick
  • Producers: Anson Downes, Armyan Bernstein, Casey Silver, Chris Salvaterra, Leigh Simons
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Touchstone / Disney
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Mar 2005
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00063MAXQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,258 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In paying simple tribute to firefighters, Ladder 49 gets to the heart of those who risk their lives for a living. Director Jay Russell brought similar sincerity to his memorable family favorite My Dog Skip, and despite the banalities of an ultra-conventional screenplay by Lewis Colick, Ladder 49 generates so much goodwill toward its Baltimore firemen that you may find yourself unexpectedly overcome with emotional appreciation for guys like Jack (Joaquin Phoenix), a firefighter whose career, courtship, marriage, and fatherhood are viewed in flashback as he struggles to survive in the present-day framing scenes, cut off from his fellow firemen in the fiery guts of a collapsing 20-floor building. There are no surprises in the familiar scenes of male bonding, dangerous rescues, injury and death, and the supportive concern of Jack's wife (Jacinda Barrett), but by focusing on the simple integrity of Jack's personal and professional commitment, the movie gives Phoenix a showcase for unselfish virtue, while John Travolta provides dignified support as Jack's mentor and devoted firehouse captain. Ladder 49 is routine in most respects, but it's a much-deserved valentine to working-class heroes. --Jeff Shannon

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "We open our eyes and dream" 15 April 2005
By bernie VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
From the very first we are immersed in explosive scenes as watch Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix), a well trained fire fighter is disregarding his own peril as he saves a man from the burning high-rise building. The inevitable happens and Jack is trapped in the burning debris. As his comrades rush to save him the rest of the film is a series of flash-backs from his rooky days until the present.
The story focus is on Jack Morrison's life and secondarily firefighting in general. Captain Mike Kennedy (John Travolta) holds the team together. John Travolta is believable in the film.
Aside from the numerous clichés and shades of 9/11 this is a well done formula movie.
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The wide screen DVD was very clear on watching on the laptop. This film would be a good candidate for "Superbit".
There are some extras such as an audio commentary with director Jay Russell and Editor Bud Smith.
There is a lot of interesting backgrounds music to the various scenes. This soundtrack is available.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC 7 Jan 2007
Format:DVD
By far the best movie in a very long time. The show really captures what firemen do for us everyday. The show is heartwarming and inspirational. I give it two BIG thumbs up!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "We open our eyes and dream" 15 April 2005
By bernie VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
From the very first we are immersed in explosive scenes as watch Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix), a well trained fire fighter is disregarding his own peril as he saves a man from the burning high-rise building. The inevitable happens and Jack is trapped in the burning debris. As his comrades rush to save him the rest of the film is a series of flash-backs from his rooky days until the present.
The story focus is on Jack Morrison's life and secondarily firefighting in general. Captain Mike Kennedy (John Travolta) holds the team together. John Travolta is believable in the film.
Aside from the numerous clichés and shades of 9/11 this is a well done formula movie.
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The wide screen DVD was very clear on watching on the laptop. This film would be a good candidate for "Superbit".
There are some extras such as an audio commentary with director Jay Russell and Editor Bud Smith.
There is a lot of interesting backgrounds music to the various scenes. This soundtrack is available.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All-American hero 31 Dec 2005
By Joseph Haschka HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
As Hollywood often pays tribute to America's police, Armed Forces, teachers, and athletic coaches, it's a bit of a surprise that the movies haven't given firemen their due - especially after 9/11. LADDER 49 goes some way to remedy this.
As the film opens, veteran fireman Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) enters the towering inferno of a burning industrial structure - perhaps reminiscent of the World Trade Center - to search for the living. After saving a life, Jack is pitched by collapsing floors into the basement, where he's trapped by rubble and menaced by falling debris. Still in radio communication with the outside, he awaits rescue or certain death. Throughout the ordeal, the audience flashbacks through Jack's ten years on the job, starting with his first day as a probationer assigned to Engine Company 33 of the Baltimore City Fire Department. As the years pass, the boyishly charming Morrison falls in love with and weds wife Linda (Jacinda Barrett), has kids, and sees fellow fireman die or become seriously injured. The job exacts its toll on Jack's marriage and psyche, but he's continually supported by his spouse, the camaraderie of his extended family of colleagues in the engine company, and the paternalistic master of his fire station, Captain Mike Kennedy (John Travolta).
There are no particular plot surprises in LADDER 49, but it rises above being average via excellent special FX and strong, sympathetic performances by both Phoenix and Travolta. This viewer truly cared about Jack, his family, and his work buddies. (It doesn't hurt that America loves, or should love, its firefighters. They are, after all, both heroic and inoffensive at the same time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best firefighter film ever 24 Dec 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is probably the best firefighter film ever made, great acting and fantastic story. I would recommend to anybody. Take it from a real firefighter this knocks the socks off Backdraught and even brought a tear to my eye.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful 29 Oct 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film has a very powerful story alongside a powerful soundtrack. It is emotional and heart wrenching. It gives you some idea of the dangers firmen face and the devistation fire can cause. It is a journey of life with the highs and the lows and the storyline is good. A film that I really enjoyed watching and have watched more than once. Definately one to remember.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 17 Aug 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Love the film always have done great story line,but others might find it depressing,, john Travolta always acts very well in movies and got all of them as iam a fan of john Travolta,grease is my favourite
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FIRE!!! 25 Jun 2013
By BEAR!
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This has to be maybe the best "Fire-Movie" ever done, or?. It`s at least WAY WAY BETTER than the awful "Backdraft".
Very well played by Mr. Phoenix as the lead role. And it ends differently than the average film!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars i bought this for my friend
I bought this for my friend and once it came we sat together and watched it.
At first I thought It was going to be boring but as the movie went on I got more into it.
Published 23 days ago by Nathan Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Not seen
Bought for someone else so can not really rate it myself. However they loved it. Arrived quickly and so was happy with purchase.
Published 1 month ago by Debbie True
5.0 out of 5 stars Ladder 49
I really enjoyed this DVD. A great story line of Firefighters. John Travolta of course being a veteran actor is brilliant in what ever he acts in. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ShanRay
4.0 out of 5 stars Ladder 49 dvd
Arrived promptly after ordering & a good film. I thought it was about fireman who had worked on 9/11 but the film shows how terrible conditions can be for our firemen every day.
Published 1 month ago by Garfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Good used dvd
Nice used dvd for a nice little price, love this dvd, makes my mrs cry lol, nice movie, , based on a true story
Published 10 months ago by Karl T leeds west yorkshire
5.0 out of 5 stars Ladder 49
A very moving story fire fighters give there lives everyday and sadly some fire fighters die Its a brillient film
Published 11 months ago by Ms. Jeanette Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Ladder 49
This is a brilliant film and is funny serious sad, and as I love this film, I wanted to upgrade to blu ray
Published 15 months ago by danielfan52
4.0 out of 5 stars John Travolta
I quite enjoyed this film but not one of Travolta's best - he has done much better stuff than this
Published 18 months ago by Pam Conrads
5.0 out of 5 stars God bless all firefighters
This was a great movie, definately worth a watch. Not just for the fact that you get a real insight into the working world of these brave men; the actual storyline was interesting... Read more
Published 23 months ago by njay
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