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The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG
165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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.
Writers
Richard Martin Stern (novel "The Tower") | Thomas N. Scortia (novel "The Glass Inferno") | Frank M. Robinson (novel "The Glass Inferno") | Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
Fred J. Koenekamp (as Fred Koenekamp)
Casting Director
Production Designer
William J. Creber (as William Creber)
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Budget
$ 14,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 116,000,000
Gross (World)
$ 116,000,000
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Release date
Dec 16, 1974 (United States)

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Ernie F. Orsatti
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6.9 / 10 | 34,705 votes