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    Towering Inferno

Rating:

Disaster:

Fire

Plot Summary:

The world's tallest skyscraper has just been completed and, on it's opening night, catches fire as a result of faulty wiring. The fire soon spreads and suddenly the lives of hundreds of important people, attending a party on the top floor, are in jeopardy.

Comments:

'The Towering Inferno' ranks as one of the all time greatest disaster movies. The characters are par for the course and the story line is typically shallow. But the action and the adventure, along with the special effects, will keep you watching. Definitely a first class effort.

Special Effects:

The special effects are excellent throughout the film. The fire sequences are completely realistic and were obviously expensive and time consuming to create. The exterior shots of the building were also quite good, though at times you could tell that it was a scale model. The opening scenes of the new skyscraper that were matted on to the actual cities skyline were very convincing for a film from the seventies. Worth a look.

Status:

Available

Released:

1974

Runtime:

165 mins

Color System:

Color

Screen Ratio:

Widescreen (2.35:1)

Starring:

Steve McQueen, Paul Newman

Producer:

Irwin Allen

Director:

John Guillerman

AKA:

none
   

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