A dedication ceremony at the world's tallest skyscraper turns into a high-rise catastrophe when an electrical flare-up causes a raging fire, trapping society's most prominent citizens on the top floor. Winner of three Academy Awards®, this spectacular suspense thriller features dazzling special effects and a star-studded cast, including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden and Faye Dunaway

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The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG

Action/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 45m · 12/16/1974

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The world's tallest building is on fire. You are there on the 135th floor... no way down... no way out.

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A dedication ceremony at the world's tallest skyscraper turns into a high-rise catastrophe when an electrical flare-up causes a raging fire, trapping society's most prominent citizens on the top floor. Winner of three Academy Awards®, this spectacular suspense thriller features dazzling special effects and a star-studded cast, including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden and Faye Dunaway

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Irwin Allen Productions

Budget

$14,265,000

Revenue

$139,700,000
Part Of
Cast
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Steve McQueen

Chief O'Halloran
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Paul Newman

Doug Roberts
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William Holden

Jim Duncan
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Faye Dunaway

Susan
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Fred Astaire

Harlee Claiborne
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Susan Blakely

Patty
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Richard Chamberlain

Simmons
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Jennifer Jones

Lisolette
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O.J. Simpson

Jernigan
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Robert Vaughn

Senator Parker
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Robert Wagner

Dan Bigelow
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Susan Flannery

Lorrie
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Sheila Allen

Paula Ramsay (as Sheila Mathews)
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Norman Burton

Giddings (as Normann Burton)
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Jack Collins

Mayor Ramsay
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Don Gordon

Kappy
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Felton Perry

Scott
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Gregory Sierra

Carlos
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Ernie F. Orsatti

Mark Powers (as Ernie Orsatti)
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Dabney Coleman

Deputy Chief #1
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Elizabeth Rogers

Lady in Buoy
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Ann Leicester

Guest
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Norman Grabowski

Flaker
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Ross Elliott

Deputy Chief #2
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Olan Soule

Johnson (as Olan Soulé)
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Carlena Gower

Angela Allbright
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Mike Lookinland

Phillip Allbright
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Carol McEvoy

Mrs. Allbright
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Scott Newman

Young Fireman
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Paul Comi

Tim
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George Wallace

Chief Officer
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Patrick Culliton

Technician
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William Bassett

Leasing Agent (as William H. Bassett)
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John Crawford

Callahan
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Erik L. Nelson

Wes (as Erik Nelson)
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Art Balinger

Announcer
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Norman Hicks

Pilot (as LCDR. Norman Hicks)
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Thomas Karnahan

Co-Pilot (as LTJG. Thomas Karnahan)
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Don Ames

Party Guest (uncredited)
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David Armstrong

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Malcolm Atterbury

Jeweler (uncredited)
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Don Bledsoe

Fireman (uncredited)
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Robert Buckingham

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Dusty Cadis

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Robert Cole

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Paula Dell

Waitress (uncredited)
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Ken DuMain

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Peter Paul Eastman

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Bill French

Praying Barman (uncredited)
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Michael J. Grayson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Raven Grey Eagle

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Francine Henderson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Robert Hitchcock

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Chris Holter

Receptionist (uncredited)
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Kathryn Janssen

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Dale Johnson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Mike Johnson

Fire Victim in Elevator (uncredited)
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Paul King

Engineer (uncredited)
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Tom Lawrence

Bigelow's Assistant (uncredited)
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Bob Liddle

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Steven Marlo

Fireman (uncredited)
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Maureen McGovern

Singer at Party (uncredited)
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John Hugh McKnight

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Clyde McLeod

Party Guest (uncredited)
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John Moio

Security Guard (uncredited)
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Jennifer Rhodes

Janet - Secretary (uncredited)
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Leoda Richards

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Hank Robinson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Glynn Rubin

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Nico Stevens

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Robert Strong

Party Guest (uncredited)
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William Traylor

Security Guard in Control Room (uncredited)
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John Vick

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Dee Dee Young

Party Guest (uncredited)
Crew
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John Guillermin

Director
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Richard Martin Stern

Writer
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Thomas N. Scortia

Writer
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Frank M. Robinson

Writer
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Stirling Silliphant

Writer
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Disc Releases
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The Towering Inferno

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/9/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Towering Inferno

(DVD, Digipack)

9/22/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Towering Inferno

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/9/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

The Towering Inferno

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

7/14/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Towering Inferno

(Blu-ray)

6/14/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Towering Inferno

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/5/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

The Towering Inferno / Volcano

(DVD)

12/5/2006

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