Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Towering Inferno (1974)

5 / 5 Mar '09

Tagline: One Tiny Spark Becomes A Night Of Blazing Suspense
Directed by: John Guillermin, Irwin Allen
Written by: Richard Martin Stern, Thomas N. Scortia
Actors include: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Length: 165 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Wow, so this is THE disaster movie to see, mean-spirited and cruel but spectacular! The world's tallest building (I believe it was over 130 floors up) was just built and before everything passed code it opened. In order to save money they cut costs on the wiring which started a gigantic inferno of a fire that kills our characters left right and center. It's action packed, surprising and intense, seriously this is edge of the seat stuff folks! The cast is also spectacular from McQueen to Newman to Dunaway, this feels ultra realistic. You even get the perspective from the firefighters and other involved, this is one grand disaster movie! Definitely one of the best and although it's really quite a long one, you won't feel it at all!

Availabilty:  On DVD & Blu-Ray

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