The Towering Inferno

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Director

John Guillermin

Cast

Steve McQueen as Michael O’Halloran

Paul Newman as Doug Roberts

William Holden as James Duncan

Faye Dunaway as Susan Franklin

Fred Astaire as Harlee Claiborne

Susan Blakely as Patty

Richard Chamberlain as Simmons

Jennifer Jones as Liselotte

O.J. Simpson as Jernigan

Robert Vaughn as Senator Parker

Robert Wagner as Bigelow

Susan Flannery as Lorrie

Writers

Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)

Richard Martin Stern (novel)

Thomas N. Scortia (novel)

Frank M. Robinson (novel)


Summary

A fire breaks out in a state-of-the-art San Francisco high-rise building during the opening ceremony. An overworked fire chief and the building's architect must cooperate in the struggle to save lives and subdue panic while a corrupt, cost-cutting contractor tries to evade responsibility for the disaster.

Genre

Action, Drama, Thriller

Released

December 14, 1974

Runtime

2hrs 45min

MPAA

Rated PG

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