The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno

Sticking to the formula this disaster film is full of broad dialogue, explosions galore, a starry cast picking up big fat paycheques and producer Irwin Allen helming the action sequences while Paul Newman and Steve McQueen argue over top billing. It’s also great spectacle, with a memorable song and has surely nestled itself as a genre classic which was nominated for the Academy Best Picture alongside The Godfather Part 2 and Chinatown.  Released to great box office success and enduring critical acclaim as the finest Seventies disaster film.

The Towering Inferno