Monday, September 7, 2009
Ladder 49 (Touchstone Pictures 2004)
Great conservative flick...and a timely one too considering September 11th is only days away! I don't believe Ladder 49 is a true story, but I can almost guarantee their have or will be families of firemen who have gone through similar struggles.
Like the 18 year old kid who picks up a gun and travels across the world to defend you and me...firemen also take on a merciless and unpredictable enemy that threatens our lives. To be honest, I take firemen for granted. It's only when I really, REALLY need them am I 100% grateful.
Ladder 49 is a great film, and I hope you will take the time to check it out soon. Here is a movie review from IMDb...
Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Assistant Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him.
Here is the trailer...