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The Towering Inferno (1974)

The Towering Inferno
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Steve McQueen Steve McQueen
Chief O'Hallorhan
Paul Newman Paul Newman
Doug Roberts
William Holden William Holden
Jim Duncan
Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway
Susan
Fred Astaire Fred Astaire
Harlee Claiborne
Jennifer Jones Jennifer Jones
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Richard Martin Stern Richard Martin Stern
(novel The Tower)
Thomas N. Scortia Thomas N. Scortia


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8 months, 1 week ago at Apr 9 0:26
All star cast always catch my eye. Irving Allen is mere efectism bur has good collaborators as Sterling Silliphant who knows how to tale in the limits put by Allen.

The Towering Inferno

2 weeks, 1 day ago at Nov 29 17:21
The all-star disaster epics of the 1970s were a strange little time capsule, as if the ethical quagmires and pervasive paranoia of the era could only be expressed in blockbusters that trapped a bunch of people in an isolated spot and made sure to shockingly kill off several of the big names every so often. The super-producer of these films was Irwin Allen, and fresh off of throwing a group of star... read more
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Description: One hundred and thirty stories of glass and steel pierce the landscape, a monument to architectural know-how and the power of money. But the builders have taken some cash-saving ... Full Descriptionshortcuts, and it takes just one spark from an electric current to set off a disaster. During a celebratory party full of wealthy movers and shakers, the tower bursts into flames, and chaos erupts as the raging force of nature envelopes the structure. A courageous fire captain on the outside and the desperate architect trapped inside struggle to save the guests from the fire created by their greedy manipulations. A horrible fire ... (more)
Release date: 1 January 1975
UPC: 086162104299
Tags: Drama (13), Disaster (11), Fire (9), Action (9), Thriller (7), 1974 (7), 1970s (6), Skyscraper (5), Firefighter (5), Rescue (4), Party (4), Based On Novel (3), Smoke (3), Fraud (3), Usa (3), Helicopter (3), Blockbuster (2), Falling From Height (2), Water Tank (2), Rooftop (2)
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JxSxPx posted a review 2 weeks, 1 day ago

The Towering Inferno

“The all-star disaster epics of the 1970s were a strange little time capsule, as if the ethical quagmires and pervasive paranoia of the era could only be expressed in blockbusters that trapped a bunch of people in an isolated spot and made sure to shockingly kill off several of the big names every so often. The super-producer of these films was Irwin Allen, and fresh off of throwing a group of stars in a capsized cruise ship in camp classic The Poseidon Adventure, he returns to the template with his “more is better” magnum opus, The Towering Inferno.   Some films are great because of the strength of their plots, their visuals, their acting, or some combination of all of the above. But there’s another group of films that are very good-to-great, and those are the films that are pure” read more

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