The Towering Inferno

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979

Brief Synopsis: "At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1974: # 0)

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Bryan Lienesch70 - It's the kind of film that gives firefighters everywhere a hard one.

People Involved

  • Steve McQueen (Chief Michael OHallorhan)
  • Paul Newman (Doug Roberts)
  • Faye Dunaway (Susan Franklin)
  • Robert Vaughn (Gary Parker)
  • William Holden (James Duncan)
  • O.J. Simpson (Jernigan)
  • Fred Astaire (Harlee Claiborne)
  • Susan Blakely (Patty)
  • Richard Chamberlain (Simmons)
  • Jennifer Jones (Lisolette)
  • Robert Wagner (Bigelow)
  • Susan Flannery (Lorrie)
  • Sheila Allen (Paula Ramsay)
  • Norman Burton (Giddings)
  • Jack Collins (Mayor Ramsay)
  • (Director)
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