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Towering Inferno


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  Towering Inferno  Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
6.07 /10
 
Starring
Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Fred Astaire
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Directed by: John Guillermin , Irwin Allen
Written by: Stirling Silliphant from Richard Martin Stern's novel The Tower and Thomas M. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson's The Glass Inferno

 
 
 
Released: 1974
   
Genre: DISASTER
THRILLER
ACTION
ADVENTURE
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 165
 
 


 

On the night of its opening, the tallest building in the world is consumed by fire.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The most gripping of all disaster movies, with convincing special effects, a delightful supporting performance from Fred Astaire and a splendidly shifty one from Robert (Man From Uncle ) Vaughn. The two heroes, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, are less memorable. The film won Oscars for cinematography (Fred Koenecamp, Joseph Biroc) and Best Song (We May Never Live Like This Again ). Also nominated were the editing (Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress), score (John Williams) and art direction (William Creber).

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