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A skyscraper and an all-star cast go up in flames in Irwin Allen's classic disaster movie. To celebrate the construction of the Glass Tower, the world's tallest building, architect Doug Roberts (Paul Newman) and builder James Duncan (William Holden) hold a gala bash on the highest floors. Trouble is, Duncan's son-in-law and electrical subcontractor Roger Simmons (Richard Chamberlain) installed faulty wiring throughout the 138-story behemoth to save money. While the guests -- including Doug's lady friend (Faye Dunaway), a rich widow (Jennifer Jones), a con man (Fred Astaire), and a politico (Robert Vaughn) -- enjoy the party, and a security guard (O.J. Simpson) wonders why his equipment is on the fritz, a burnt-out circuit breaker ignites some garbage on the 85th floor, swiftly turning the high-rise into, well, a towering inferno. With the guests trapped on the 135th floor, it's up to Roberts and Fire Chief O'Hallorhan (Steve McQueen) to find a way to stop the blaze.

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Special Features cc All-new audio commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney All-new scene-specific commentary by Mike Vezina, special effects director on X-Men 3, and Branko Racki, stunt coordinator on The Day After Tomorrow Nine all-new featurettes: "Inside the Tower: We Remember," "Innovating Tower: The SPFX of an Inferno," "The Art of Towering," "Irwin Allen: The Great Producer," "Directing the Inferno," "Putting Out Fire," "Running on Fire," "Still the World's Tallest Building," "The Heart of Disaster: Stirling Silliphant" Over 30 extended/deleted scenes AMC Backstory: The Towering Inferno NATO presentation reel Three interactive articles from American Cinematographer Original making-of featurettes 1977 Irwin Allen interview Still photo galleries (shot compositions, publicity, behind the scenes, conceptual sketches, costumes) Original teaser, trailer, and more

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