The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno (1974)

One tiny spark becomes a night of blazing suspense.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1974-12-14
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 870 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Guillermin
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At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—skyscraper, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

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  • Steve McQueen

    as Chief O'Hallorhan
  • Paul Newman

    as Doug Roberts
  • William Holden

    as Jim Duncan
  • Faye Dunaway

    as Susan
  • Fred Astaire

    as Harlee Claiborne
  • Susan Blakely

    as Patty
  • Richard Chamberlain

    as Simmons
  • Jennifer Jones

    as Lisolette
  • O.J. Simpson

    as Jernigan
  • Robert Vaughn

    as Senator Parker
  • Robert Wagner

    as Bigelow
  • Susan Flannery

    as Lorrie
  • Sheila Allen

    as Paula Ramsay
  • Norman Burton

    as Giddings
  • Jack Collins

    as Mayor Ramsay
  • Don Gordon

    as Kappy
  • Felton Perry

    as Scott
  • Gregory Sierra

    as Carlos
  • Ernie F. Orsatti

    as Mark Powers
  • Dabney Coleman

    as Deputy Chief #1
  • Elizabeth Rogers

    as Lady in Buoy
  • Ann Leicester

    as Guest
  • Norman Grabowski

    as Flaker
  • Ross Elliott

    as Deputy Chief #2
  • Olan Soule

    as Johnson
  • Carlena Gower

    as Angela Allbright
  • Mike Lookinland

    as Phillip Allbright
  • Carol McEvoy

    as Mrs. Allbright
  • Scott Newman

    as Young Fireman
  • Paul Comi

    as Tim
  • George D. Wallace

    as Chief Officer
  • Patrick Culliton

    as Technician
  • William Bassett

    as Leading Agent
  • John Crawford

    as Callahan
  • Erik L. Nelson

    as Wes
  • Art Balinger

    as Announcer
  • Norman Hicks

    as Pilot
  • Thomas Karnahan

    as Co-Pilot
  • Leoda Richards

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • David Armstrong

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Ruth Foster

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Maureen McGovern

    as Singer at Party
Directing John Guillermin Director
Writing Thomas N. Scortia Novel
Writing Richard Martin Stern Novel
Writing Frank M. Robinson Novel
Production Irwin Allen Producer
Writing Stirling Silliphant Screenplay
Art Raphael Bretton Set Decoration
Production Sidney Marshall Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Paul Zastupnevich Costume Design
Camera Fred J. Koenekamp Director of Photography
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Editing Carl Kress Editor
Production Jack Baur Casting
Art William J. Creber Production Design
Editing Harold F. Kress Editor
Art Ward Preston Art Direction
Production Jere Henshaw Production Supervisor
Production Art Volpert Production Coordinator
Art Tom Cranham Production Illustrator
Art Steven P. Sardanis Assistant Art Director
Camera Kathy Fields Still Photographer
Art Joseph Musso Production Illustrator
Art Robert McLaughlin Property Master
Crew Don Morgan Unit Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Emile LaVigne Makeup Artist
Production Richard Shepherd Production Supervisor
Production Norman A. Cook Unit Production Manager
Directing Bob Bender Second Assistant Director
Sound Leonard A. Engel Supervising Music Editor
Camera Orlando Suero Still Photographer
Art Dan Goozee Production Illustrator
Directing Newt Arnold Assistant Director
Sound Theodore Soderberg Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew George Leslie Production Controller
Sound Ted Keep Scoring Mixer
Sound Don Hall Supervising Sound Editor
Art Nikita Knatz Production Illustrator
Directing Wes McAfee Assistant Director
Crew Paul Stader Stunt Coordinator
Directing Marie Kenney Script Supervisor
Sound Herbert W. Spencer Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Jean Burt Reilly Hairstylist
Camera Thomas Laughridge Camera Operator
Lighting Gene Stout Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Susan Germaine Hairstylist
Editing Jack Hooper Negative Cutter
Costume & Make-Up Naomi Cavin Hairstylist
Camera John Murray Key Grip
Directing Donald White Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Hugh McFarland Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Kathleen McCandless Costumer
Visual Effects Gerald Endler Mechanical Designer
Crew Ernie F. Orsatti Stunts
Directing Phil Ball Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Monty Westmore Makeup Artist
Crew James Winburn Stunts
Sound Al Kasha Songs
Sound Joel Hirschhorn Songs
Directing Irwin Allen Action Director
Sound Frank Regula Sound Mixer
Crew Johnny Borgese Special Effects
Sound John A. Bonner Sound Supervisor
Crew Bruce Paul Barbour Stunts
Crew M. James Arnett Stunts
Crew Hank Calia Stunts
Crew Erik Cord Stunts
Crew Tony Brubaker Stunts
Crew Richard E. Butler Stunts
Crew Phil Adams Stunts
Crew Cody Bearpaw Stunts
Crew Paula Crist Stunts
Crew Roger Creed Stunts
Crew Dick Crockett Stunts
Crew Roydon Clark Stunts
Crew Mickey Caruso Stunts
Crew Everett Creach Stunts
Crew Lightning Bear Stunts
Crew Vince Deadrick Sr. Stunts
Crew Dick Dial Stunts
Crew Paula Dell Stunts
Crew Howard Curtis Stunts
Crew Larry Duran Stunts
Crew Nick Dimitri Stunts
Crew Bennie E. Dobbins Stunts
Crew Jeannie Epper Stunts
Crew Stephanie Epper Stunts
Crew Gary Epper Stunts
Crew Tony Epper Stunts
Crew Lila Finn Stunts
Crew Diamond Farnsworth Stunts
Crew Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Crew George Fisher Stunts
Crew James W. Gavin Stunts
Crew Orwin C. Harvey Stunts
Crew Eddie Hice Stunts
Crew Sandra Lee Gimpel Stunts
Crew Loren Janes Stunts
Crew Fred Lerner Stunts
Crew John Hugh McKnight Stunts
Crew Steve McQueen Stunts
Crew Lars Lundgren Stunts
Crew Denver Mattson Stunts
Crew Gene LeBell Stunts
Crew Julius LeFlore Stunts
Crew Kevin N. Johnston Stunts
Crew Larry Holt Stunts
Crew Minor Mustain Stunts
Crew John Moio Stunts
Crew Troy Melton Stunts
Crew John Nowak Stunts
Crew Paul Newman Stunts
Crew Doug O'Dell II Stunts
Crew Frank Orsatti Stunts
Crew Regis Parton Stunts
Crew Regina Parton Stunts
Crew Victor Paul Stunts
Crew Gil Perkins Stunts
Crew Bobby Porter Stunts
Crew Preston Peterson Stunts
Crew Frank Reinhard Stunts
Crew Dar Robinson Stunts
Crew Glenn Randall Jr. Stunts
Crew Walter Robles Stunts
Crew Robert Renegade Renneke Stunts
Crew Thomas Rosales Jr. Stunts
Crew Wally Rose Stunts
Crew George Robotham Stunts
Crew Glynn Rubin Stunts
Crew Russell Saunders Stunts
Crew Fred Scheiwiller Stunts
Crew David Sharpe Stunts
Crew Felix Silla Stunts
Crew Dean Smith Stunts
Crew Marilyn Stader Stunts
Crew Paul Stader Stunts
Crew Peter Stader Stunts
Crew Shelley Snell Stunts
Crew Bob Terhune Stunts
Crew Jack Verbois Stunts
Crew Tom Steele Stunts
Crew Chuck Waters Stunts
Crew Richard Washington Stunts
Crew Fred Waugh Stunts
Crew George P. Wilbur Stunts
Crew Fred Zendar Stunts
Crew Bob Yerkes Stunts
Camera Joseph F. Biroc Additional Photography
Camera Frank V. Phillips Additional Photography