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JOAQUIN PHOENIX JOHN TRAVOLTA

LADDER 49

GRIPPING STORY OF HEROIC FIREFIGHTERS COMES TO DVD and VHS ON MARCH 8

DVD Features The Enhanced Home Theater Mix, A Dynamic Audio-Sensory Experience Designed Specifically For Home Theater Systems

Touchstone Home Entertainment presents the gripping, actiondrama LADDER 49, available on DVD and VHS March 8, 2005. Starring Joaquin Phoenix (“The Village;” “Gladiator” 2000) and John Travolta (“The Punisher,” “Pulp Fiction” 1994), LADDER 49 is an incredible story about extraordinary heroes emerging out of ordinary lives, and about what happens when a courageous unit of firefighters is faced with saving one of their own.

Filled with true to life fire rescue scenes, Ladder 49 is a thrilling account of a hero-in-the-making, and a tribute to the everyday sacrifices of firefighters.

This DVD features the Enhanced Home Theater Mix, a dynamic audio-sensory experience, designed specifically for your home theater system.

DVD bonus materials for LADDER 49 include: deleted scenes; “Everyday Heroes” featuring real stories from real firefighters; “The Making of Ladder 49” featurette; “Shine Your Light” music video performed by Robbie Robertson; and audio commentary from Director Jay Russell and Editor Bud Smith.

Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta ignite the intense action in this heroic tale of ordinary men with uncommon courage.

As part of a tightly knit brotherhood of skilled firefighters, Jack Morrison (Phoenix) grows from inexperienced rookie to seasoned veteran as he faces a dangerous job that makes him a hero to strangers but often shortchanges his wife (Jacinda Barrett) and kids.

Then, when he becomes trapped in the worst blaze of his career, the things Jack holds most important – family, duty, courage – come sharply into focus.

LADDER 49’s supporting cast includes Robert Patrick (TV’s “The X-Files,”), Morris Chestnut (“”Half Past Dead,” “The Best Man”), and talented newcomer Jacinda Barrett (“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”). Written by Lewis Colick (“October Sky”). Directed by Jay Russell (“My Dog Skip”).

Ladder 49

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