Ladder 49

The beginning of the movie starts out with a big warehouse fire. Jack get stuck in the fire saving his friends. The whole movie after that consists of Jack remember his life after joining the fire department which includes getting married and having a child. After he remember his past, he dies in the fire.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack rescues the worker from the warehouse, while lowering the victim - the rope is wrapped around the beam - but in the overhead shot as the floor gives way - the rope is only laying across the beam.

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Lenny Richter: Why does it always have to be the 12th floor? Why can't they be on the 4th?

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Trivia: In the original script the movie was supposed to be set in New York City, but after the September 11 attacks the location was moved to Baltimore.

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Question: When Jack went searching for the girl in the top apartment of the building he could hardly see because of the fog. As soon as the fire from beneath bursts through the floor the thick smoke has disappeared. Is this normal for building fires?

Answer: I'm not a fire fighter so I do not have a answer based on experience but I assume that when Jack was disoriented it's because there was no light in the building, then when the fire broke through it produced enough light to break through the smoke and make seeing easier for him to escape.

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