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 loft dimensions: eight Academy Award Nominations and three Oscars. On the night of the building's dedication, fire errupts, trapping people on the upper floors...and igniting multiple tales of heroism and loss involving a firfighter (Steve McQueen), an architect (Paul Newman)and others caught in the steel-and-glass inferno. With star power, pyrotechnics and suspence in abundance, The Towering Inferno sizzled at box-offices worldwide.