The Towering Inferno was a movie that made most disaster movies pale in comparison. When you are faced with a raging fire that is out of control and you cannot do anything, what would you do? This was one of the many questions that were asked when Steve McQueen and Paul Newman's characters came together to figure out who to save lives when this hugh rise building went up in flames. Paul Newman's character was the architect of the building but he had no knowledge that the son in law of the owner of the building used cheaper products in which to build.
The owner of the building was throwing a party and had invited hundreds of people. Of course, what no one knew until it was almost too late was that a fire had started and was going to be a raging inferno soon. It took the combined prowess of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman's characters to help those who needed it and stop the fire before it got worse. I enjoyed watching this movie and am glad that it is now on DVD where it belongs.