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Directed by: John Guillermin


Steve McQueenMichael O'Hallorhan
Paul NewmanDoug Roberts
William HoldenJames Duncan
Faye DunawaySusan Franklin
Fred AstaireHarlee Claiborne
Susan BlakelyPatty Simmons
Richard ChamberlainRoger Simmons
Jennifer JonesLisolette Mueller
O.J. SimpsonHarry Jernigan
Robert VaughnSenator Gary Parker
Robert WagnerDan Bigelow

Produced by: Irwin Allen

Written by: Frank M. Robinson, Thomas N. Scortia, Stirling Silliphant, Richard Martin Stern

Words and Music by: John Williams, Al Kasha, and Joel Hirschhorn

Cinematographer: Joseph F. Biroc and Fred J. Koenekamp

Production Company: 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers

Premiere: 14 December 1974

Synopsis (from VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2001): Raging blaze engulfs the world's tallest skyscraper on the night of its glamourous dedication ceremony. Allen had invented the disaster genre two years earlier with "The Poseidon Adventure." Features a new but equally noteworthy cast. (2 out of 4)

P.J. says:

Exciting movie! The biggest of the disaster flicks that were the vogue in the 70s, along with the biggest names in show business. Fred turns in his only Academy Award nominated performance as the debonair con man who has a change of heart.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 17:12