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The Towering Inferno

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Original title
The Towering Inferno
Running time
165 min.
United States United States
Stirling Silliphant (Novels: Richard Martin Stern, Thomas N. Scortia, Frank M. Robinson)
John Williams
Fred J. Koenekamp, Joseph F. Biroc
20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., United Films
Action. Drama | Natural Disasters. Firefighters
Synopsis / Plot
Doug Roberts, Architect, returns from a long vacation to find work nearly completed on his skyscraper. He goes to the party that night concerned he's found that his wiring specifications have not been followed and that the building continues to develope short circuits. When the fire begins Michael O'Halleran is the chief on duty as a series of daring rescues punctuate the terror of a building too tall to have a fire successfully fought from the ground burns.
1974: 3 Oscar: Best Cinematography, Song, Editing. 8 Nominations
1974: Golden Globes: Best Supp. Actor (Astaire) & Newcomer Female (Flannery). 5 Nom.
1974: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
1975: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Astaire) & Best Music. 4 Nominations
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