Favorite's List - Disaster Movies - Towering Inferno

@just4him (92161)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 5, 2017 2:45pm CST
Yes, I've come to #1 on this list. Towering Inferno, as has been mentioned by a few in this favorites list, is a favorite by many. It had some big name actors and two that shared top billing - Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. Other big names were William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, and O.J. Simpson. A fire breaks out on one of the floors as a party is taking place on the top floor, for the grand opening of the office and apartment building tower. Towering Inferno won three Academy Awards in 1975 for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Music. There were several other nominations, including Best Picture, and won a Golden Globe Award - Best Supporting Actor - Fred Astaire. I give this a solid five stars for plot, acting, and graphics. Have you seen it? What do you think of it? Thanks for reading.
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@mandala100 (25384)
• Hong Kong
5 Jul
@just4him I have watch this Towering Inferno during my youinger days. It was a very thrilling movie.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul
Yes it was.
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@mandala100 (25384)
• Hong Kong
6 Jul
@just4him That's cool.
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@amadeo (47989)
• United States
5 Jul
I have seen this and loved it.You are right on the graphics.I was so happy to see Fred Astaire wining the Globe award. How wonderful for him to take it with him when he pass.the move was great.Not sure how many here know about this one
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul
Fred Astaire is a superb actor and deserved it. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as well.
@celticeagle (114712)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jul
Sounds like quite a list of good actors. Fires are so scary.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul
Yes they are. There were a lot more big actors in this. It seemed star studded.
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@celticeagle (114712)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jul
@just4him .......I like those.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul
@celticeagle So do I.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
5 Jul
I do remember this one..how could I forget. Movie was gripping and amazing. Pretty well done for its time Valerie.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul
Yes it was.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
5 Jul
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@Juliaacv (23228)
• Canada
5 Jul
I remember when that show came out. My parents took us 4 kids to see it. It sticks out in my mind because we didn't go to see many shows. All I remember is seeing all of the smoke from the patrons who smoked during the movie. Imagine smoking in a public place today!
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul
Not going to happen. I don't remember seeing that one in the theater, not until it came on TV.
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@Kandae11 (27052)
5 Jul
I saw that movie years ago and I remember thinking that water is better than fire any day. I mean it did cause a few deaths but it saved the day for the others.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul
I agree, water is better than fire, though both can kill. Yes, most of the people were saved.
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@silvermist (15817)
• India
5 Jul
I love disaster movies and this is one of my favorites,I had watched this movie first in the theater and then again at home.Loved it,
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul
I don't remember seeing this one in the theater. I'm glad it's one of your favorites.
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• United States
5 Jul
I haven't seen this movie in ages but remember loving it. Great choice for thrilling disaster movie
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul
I haven't seen it in ages either. But it is a great disaster movie.
@Hatley (159463)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jul
I loceds the movied alll tjhe best actors so good, everything about i t was good
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul
Yes it was. You can't fail to have good acting with that kind of line up.
@Corbin5 (81755)
• United States
5 Jul
Yes, I did see this one and it is a good one, for sure. Did not know about those 3 Academy Awards, however.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul
Verified by IMDB otherwise I wouldn't have known about them either, but I figured it had to have at least one Academy Award.
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@dramagirl26 (3439)
• Ringgold, Virginia
6 Jul
I've watched Towering Inferno a couple of times and it's a good movie. I loved how they had an all star cast.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jul
I don't think it would have done so well without the all star cast.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
13 Jul
@just4him So true! In my opinion, that's what made the movie.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul
@dramagirl26 Yes it was.
@MsBooklover (2020)
• United States
6 Jul
Yes, I did. And that was scary. I don't do scary these days.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul
I didn't find that one scary, nail biting. I don't do scary either.
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• United States
6 Jul
@just4him For me, it is a different kind of scary.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jul
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@kiran8 (15241)
• Mangalore, India
7 Jul
I have seen it several times , as you say it is indeed one of the best disaster movies .
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jul
I'm glad you like it. Yes it is.
@JohnRoberts (41128)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jul
Not a surprise choice as this was a big hit. Personally I would have picked The Poseiden Adventure.
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@just4him (92161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul
I have that one on the list, fourth I think. It's also a favorite and trying to decide which one is better than another is sometimes hard.
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