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The Towering Inferno
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The Towering Inferno 1974

From Amazon: Disaster movies used to work because there was little certainty as to who would survive. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original stories, about a group of well-to-do celebrants at the top floor of a skyscraper. Cheapo electrical wiring and bad construction management cause an enormous blaze at the lower floors, steadily rising to consume the revelers. Newman's an architect, McQueen a firefighter, and Fred Astaire a kind old gentleman, for which he was Oscar-nominated. O.J. Simpson plays a security guard who rescues a cat. Now that's a disaster. --Keith Simanton (read more)

Directed By:
No image existsJohn Guillermin
No image existsIrwin Allen
Written By:
No image existsStirling Silliphant
Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
Paul NewmanPaul Newman
William HoldenWilliam Holden
Faye DunawayFaye Dunaway
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
No image existsJennifer Jones
No image existsRichard Chamberlain
No image existsSusan Blakely
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson
No image existsRobert Vaughn
No image existsRobert Wagner

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The Towering Inferno Movie Review by Derringer (4/16/2011)

Released in 1974 - This big-budget catastrophe flick, produced by IRWIN ALLEN, won an Oscar in each of the following categories - Cinematography, Editing, and Best Song ("We May Never Love Like This Again").

Out of the 57 sets that were built for THE TOWERING INFERNO, only 8 remained standing after all of the filming had...

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