The Towering Inferno

Oscar Winner
Runtime: 165 minutes

One Tiny Spark Becomes A Night Of Blazing Suspense.

The Towering Inferno is a action film released in 1974. It is based on the book "Glass Inferno, The: a Novel of Suspense" by Scortia, Thomas N. and Frank M. Robinson. . The film stars Steve McQueen as Chief Mike O'Hallorhan, Paul Newman as Doug Roberts and William Holden as Jim Duncan. The Towering Inferno was produced for $14,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $116,000,000 in ticket sales and $49,000,000 in rental and home sales.

The Towering Inferno was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in six categories. It won the Oscar for cinematography and film editing. It was also an Oscar nominee for art direction, music (original dramatic score), best picture and sound.

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Quotes

" I'll be back, with the whole fire department.
Dan Bigelow

Trivia

Principal photography was completed on Sept. 11th 1974.

Filming Locations

20th Century Fox Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park - 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, California, USA

2898 Vallejo Street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California, USA

Bank of America Building - 555 California Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Fairmont Hotel - 950 Mason Street, Nob Hill, San Francisco, California, USA

Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church - 1100 California Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Hyatt Regency Hotel - 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco Fire Station 38 - 2150 California Street, San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

Stage 16, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Stage 6, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Stage 8, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

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