The Towering Inferno is a 1974 English-language Action Drama film written by Richard Martin Stern, Thomas N. Scortia, Frank M. Robinson and Stirling Silliphant. The movie is directed by John Guillermin and produced by Irwin Allen under the banner of 20th Century Fox in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Irwin Allen Productions. 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. The towering inferno features Steve Mcqueen in the title role along with an ensemble cast including Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely and Richard Chamberlain. The screenplay is written by Stirling Silliphant which is inspired from The Tower by Richard Martin Stern The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia Frank M. Robinson. The music was composed by John Williams. Cinematography was done by Fred J. Koenekamp and Joseph Biroc and editing by Carl Kress and Harold F. Kress. The movie has a running time of 165 minutes. It was released on 1st January 1974. The Film was successful at box office. The Towering Inferno was made on a budget of $14 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $116 million. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by 20th Century Fox. At the 1975 Oscar Awards It won 3 awards including: Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Music, Original Song.
Action , Drama , Thriller
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