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The Towering Inferno / Volcano


4.7 out of 5 stars 477 customer reviews

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Towering Inferno: Disaster movies used to work because there was little certainty as to who would survive. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original stories, about a group of well-to-do celebrants at the top floor of a skyscraper. Cheapo electrical wiring and bad construction management cause an enormous blaze at the lower floors, steadily rising to consume the revelers. Newman's an architect, McQueen a firefighter, and Fred Astaire a kind old gentleman, for which he was Oscar-nominated. O.J. Simpson plays a security guard who rescues a cat. Now that's a disaster. --Keith Simanton

Volcano: Get mindless for awhile with this 1997 disaster flick, starring the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles as a funky place for lava to spew, plus Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche as the brave souls who know how to shut off the spout. Director Mick Jackson (The Bodyguard) wastes no time getting to the good stuff--it's happening even before opening credits are over--and neither should anyone in the mood for technical efficiency without the burden of art. --Tom Keogh

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  • Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden
  • Directors: John Guillermin, Mick Jackson
  • Writers: Billy Ray, Frank M. Robinson, Jerome Armstrong, Richard Martin Stern, Stirling Silliphant
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, German, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 477 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,604 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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