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  • The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The picture was directed by John Guillermin. A co-production between 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros., it was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from a pair of novels, The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson. The film was a critical success, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and was the highest-grossing film released in 1974. The film was nominated for eight Oscars in all, winning three. In addition to McQueen and Newman, the cast includes William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, O. J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, Susan Flannery, Gregory Sierra, Dabney Coleman and, in her final film, Jennifer Jones.

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  • You are there on the 135th floor, no way down, no way out.
  • The Towering Inferno is not just the story of the world's tallest building in flames, it's the story of people ....
  • One tiny spark becomes a night of blazing suspense.
  • The world's tallest building is on fire. You are there on the 135th floor... no way down... no way out.
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