This was a red hot film at the box office, a major hit. The movie to kick start the disaster movie all starts with the the towering inferno. Although it is not consistently engaging enough to fully justify its towering runtime, the towering inferno is a blustery spectacle that executes its disaster premise with flair. Find where to watch the towering inferno in australia. An allstar cast gathers for this oscarwinning disaster film in which fire erupts at the opening party of a. The towering inferno 1974 john guillermin, irwin allen. Jennifer jones made a cameo in this film and to me stole the movie in her sympathetic portrayal of a doomed woman fred astaire is ms. Paul newman and steve mcqueen in the towering inferno 1974 steve mcqueen in the. The towering inferno 1974, for which he received an oscar nomination for best supporting actor. The towering inferno en streaming francais vf hd 1975 complet gratuit sur. Le film the towering inferno 1974 vostfr film complet. Other articles where the towering inferno is discussed. Stirling silliphant based on the novel the tower richard martin stern based on the novel the glass inferno thomas n. The towering inferno became the biggest of the seventies cycle of disaster movies, which began four years earlier with airport.
The towering inferno is far from flawless, it contains some cheese sodden dialogue, and the film s running time doesnt quite do the film any favours. However, the film s strengths far outweigh the handful of negatives that are often used to beat it up with. Twentieth century fox present this has been a presentation of twentieth centuryfox warner bros a warner communications company also as twentieth centuryfox and warner bros. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. But later they show a helicopter easily dropping chief ohalloran on the roof. The bravados classic western, full movie, gregory peck, english free full western films duration. The towering inferno packed theaters and earned eight oscar nominations, including best picture. Paul newman, steve mcqueen, faye dunaway, william holden, robert vaughn, fred astaire, richard chamberlain written by. Just before the fire starts on the 81st floor, a man is shown telling an elderly couple that business offices only go as high as 80, and that 81120 is exclusively residential. Towering inferno 1974 filming location steve mcqueen. The towering inferno, airport 1975, earthquake and more to. Directed by john guillermin, the film is a coproduction between 20th century fox and warner bros. The towering inferno is a brawny blockbuster of a movie, by far the best of.
An absolutely spectacular cast, and a topnotch technical team, are the pillars on which the towering inferno is based, a film built with the precision of an architect. But back in the 70s those of us in search of less firsthand highrise thrills were happy to content ourselves with the towering inferno. The towering inferno 1974 kaleidescape movie store. The towering inferno film by guillermin 1974 britannica.
Special edition excitement reaches new heights in this allnew special edition dvd release of the towering inferno. Al kasha and joel hirschhorn win the oscar for music song for we may never love like this again from the towering inferno at the 47th academy awards. The towering inferno soundtrack from 1974, composed by john williams. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival. Packed with hours of explosive extras, including audio commentaries, dozens of extendeddeleted scenes, indepth featurettes. The towering inferno is a 1974 american action drama disaster film.
The towering inferno is an american disaster film directed by john guillermin and adapted by stirling silliphant from a pair of novels, the tower by richard martin stern and the glass inferno by thomas n. Uk 29 january 1975 london premiere uk 30 january 1975. Everything you always wanted to know about the towering inferno, including great and unique pictures. The towering inferno is a 1974 american action disaster film produced by irwin allen featuring an allstar cast led by steve mcqueen and paul newman. Whatever one thinks of this particular genre, the towering inferno is probably the best of the bunch. Winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Melting aluminum cans at home easy diy recycling process duration. If the weather conditions were bad enough to land, but good enough to drop a man, then a helicopter would have been able to drop ladders, nets or. After finding smoke in the 81st floor, the fire department is called over. Not long after ohallorhan arrives, he asks jernigan for a list of business tenants from 8185, which jernigan replies most are yet to move in and those that have are not working at night. Towering inferno, the excitement reaches new heights in this bluray release of the towering inferno which is packed with hours of explosive extras, including 33 extended and deleted scenes, 9 featurettes, 6 storyboards comparisons, still galleries, promotional materials and much more paul newman, steve mcqueen, william holden and fay dunaway blaze a trail of action and suspense in this 1974. The film claims a rescue by helicopter was impossible.
The worlds tallest skyscraper becomes a deathtrap for those celebrating its opening when fire breaks out. The combined three words that make up the titles of the two novels were combined to give the name of the film, and the name of the building that is on fire the glass tower. He goes to the party that night concerned hes found that his wiring specifications have not. This film is legendary for basically starting the entire disaster movie genre. The music is from the original soundtrack composed by john williams. Since the closet was a closed room except for a very small opening under the door the fire was using up oxygen and. The towering inferno is a 1974 american disaster film produced by irwin allen featuring an. Starring steve mcqueen, paul newman, william holden, and faye dunaway. The towering inferno is a film directed by john guillermin, irwin allen with steve mcqueen, paul newman, william holden, faye dunaway, year.
The towering inferno 1974 movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers. Towering inferno was a joint production of 20th century fox and warner bros. It was 1974 and the disaster film craze was in full swing. Usa 19 december 1974 new york city, new york singapore 1 january 1975. Another film that used the first placeabove and below style for the lead stars in the opening credits was 1981s halloween ii.
Goofs the fire started in the storage closet at 12. At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out. Disaster movies used to work because there was little certainty as to who would survive. The film stars steve mcqueen, paul newman, william holden. One hundred and thirtyfive stories high, the glass tower is a triumph of engineering, a monument to human dominance over nature. The towering inferno, one of irwin allens best efforts as movie producer, actually probably his best effort considering the other disaster film that came after in the late 70s irwin allen who was producer of the film also directed some scenes aswell even thou john guillerman was credited as director for the film. The towering inferno is a 1974 american disaster film produced by irwin allen featuring an ensemble cast led by paul newman and steve mcqueen. The towering inferno where to watch streaming and online flicks. Vip guests gather on the top floor to join the glittering party to celebrate its opening. Thats an improvement over carol lynley and eric shea, both of whom gene hackman had the misfortune of emoting with two years earlier. Directed by 1 writing credits 4 cast 68 produced by 2. He was awarded an honorary academy award for his contributions to film in 1950, and he received a life achievement award from the. Its very entertaining from beginning to end, and watching newman and mcqueen.
While its heroic, nononsense men provided some traditional comfort, the towering inferno still might provoke second thoughts about going into a skyscraper. A slideshow video of the towering inferno one of the best films of all time. The towering inferno is a brawny blockbuster of a movie, by far the best of the mid1970s wave of disaster films. To those who give their lives, so that others may live to the firefighters of the world. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original stories, about a group of welltodo celebrants at the top floor of a skyscraper. Paul newman, fred astaire, faye dunaway, william holden at the opening party of a colossalbut poorly constructedoffice building, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Stars steve mcqueen, paul newman, william holden, faye dunaway, fred. Doug roberts, architect, returns from a long vacation to find work nearly completed on his skyscraper. Paul newman,william holden the towering inferno 1974 duration. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original. The towering inferno 1974 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.163 1094 906 848 370 1215 819 763 1215 1177 693 1509 678 803 149 181 1067 1353 510 757 1285 1097 1311 943 1140 530 1423 685 873