The Towering Inferno Poster

Release Date: December 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2003

PG|2 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Classic 1970s disaster movie about a fire that breaks out in a state-of-the-art San Francisco high-rise building during the opening ceremony attended by a host of A-list guests. 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.

Cast: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones

Director: John Guillermin, Irwin Allen

Genres: Action, Thriller

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Rescue, 1970s, Suspenseful


Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Music (Song)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Art Direction