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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix
John Travolta
Jacinda Barrett
Robert Patrick
John Travolta
Directors
Jay Russell
Screenwriters
Lewis Colick
Lewis Colick
Running Time
105 minutes

Ladder 49
Earnest, post 9/11 American firefighter story.


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Plot
Having become trapped in a burning building, dedicated fire fighter Jack (Phoenix) contemplates the family and friends he'll leave behind, while his captain (Travolta) sends a team in to search for him.


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What was clearly meant to be a heartfelt tribute comes across as humourless profiteering. Dull.


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