Towering inferno movie poster

The Towering Inferno is a 1974 disaster film starring Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The movie was directed by John Guillermin and Irwin Allen. The film was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from the novels The Tower by Richard Martin Stern and The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson.


Primary cast

  • Steve McQueen as Chief Michael O'Hallorhan
  • Paul Newman as Doug Roberts
  • William Holden as James Duncan
  • Fred Astaire as Harlee Clairbone
  • Faye Dunaway as Susan Franklin
  • Susan Blakely as Patty Simmons
  • Richard Chamberlain as Roger Simmons
  • Jennifer Jones as Lisolette Mueller
  • O.J. Simpson as Harry Jernigan
  • Robert Vaughn as Sen. Gary Parker
  • Robert Wagner as Dan Bigelow
  • Susan Flannery as Lorrie


  • Scott Newman (son of Paul Newman) as the young acrophobic fireman.
  • Sheila Matthews as Paula Ramsey
  • Jack Collins as Mayor Robert Ramsey
  • Gregory Sierra as Carlos the bartender
  • Don Gordon as Kappy
  • Norman Grabowski as Flaker
  • Dabney Coleman as Deputy Chief #1
  • Mike Lookinland as Phillip Albright
  • Norman Burton as Will Giddings
  • Felton Perry as Fireman Scott

See alsoEdit

The Story of Mankind

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

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