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The Towering Inferno

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6.8
17,111
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Original title
The Towering Inferno
Year
Running time
165 min.
Country
United States United States
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Genre
Action. Drama | Disaster Film. Firefighters
Synopsis
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.
Awards
1974: 3 Oscar: Best Cinematography, Song, Editing. 8 Nominations
1974: Golden Globes: Best Supp. Actor (Astaire) & Newcomer Female (Flannery). 5 Nom.
1975: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Astaire) & Best Music. 4 Nominations
1974: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
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User history
The Towering Inferno
1974
John Guillermin, Irwin Allen
6.8
(17,111)
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