The world’s tallest building is skyscraping testimony to ingenuity and innovation. In the hands of “Master of Disaster” film producer Irwin Allen (The Poseidon Adventure), it’s also the world’s tallest matchstick.
An all-star cast gathers for this tall story of lofty dimensions: eight Academy Award® nominations and three Oscars®. On the night of the building’s dedication, fire erupts, trapping people on the upper floors… and igniting multiple tales of heroism and loss involving a firefighter (Steve McQueen), an architect (Paul Newman) and others caught in the steel-and-glass inferno (including William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire and Jennifer Jones). With star power, pyrotechnics and suspense in abundance, The Towering Inferno sizzled at box offices worldwide.