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The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG 159 min - Action, Thriller - 14 December 1974
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At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director:  John Guillermin
Stars:  Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Vaughn, William Holden, O.J. Simpson, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, Robert Wagner, Susan Flannery, Sheila Allen, Normann Burton, Jack Collins

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Storyline

At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.



Tagline: The world's tallest building is on fire. You are there on the 135th floor... no way down... no way out.

Genres: Action, Thriller

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  14 December 1974

Box Office

Budget:  $14,000,000
Revenue:  $116,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Warner Bros., Irwin Allen Productions, United Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 39 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Fred Astaire {“Harlee Claiborne”}
ART DIRECTION — Art Direction: William Creber, Ward Preston; Set Decoration: Raphael Bretton
CINEMATOGRAPHY — Fred Koenekamp, Joseph Biroc – WON
FILM EDITING — Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress  – WON
MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score) — John Williams
MUSIC (Song) — “We May Never Love Like This Again,” Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn – WON
BEST PICTURE — Irwin Allen, Producer
SOUND — Theodore Soderberg, Herman Lewis


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