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At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

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Directed by

John Guillermin

Written by

Stirling Silliphant (Screenplay)
Richard Martin Stern (Novel)
Thomas N. Scortia (Novel)
Frank M. Robinson (Novel)

Runtime

159 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The world's tallest building is on fire. You are there on the 135th floor ... no way down ... no way out.

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Keywords

fire trapped explosion rescue firemen disaster san francisco helicopter elevator disaster movie skyscraper fire engine world's tallest building

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc

Oscar for Best Film Editing

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration