The Towering Inferno


Genres: Action, Thriller

Classics from the Vault: Movies that Changed the Movies (1979)

About The Towering Inferno

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In director Irwin Allen's Oscar-winning actioner, architect Doug Roberts (Paul Newman) and builder James Duncan (William Holden) are celebrating their latest success: the world's tallest building. But when a blaze caused by bad wiring rages during the grand opening, Doug and Fire Chief O'Hallorhan (Steve McQueen) must beat impossible odds to save those trapped inside, including Doug's lady, Susan (Faye Dunaway), and con man Harlee (Fred Astaire).

Cast: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner

Director: John Guillermin

Release Year: 1974

Length: 165 minutes

Rating: PG

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