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Year
1974
Runtime
165 min.
Director
John Guillermin
Genres
Action, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
25,771
Checks
5,212
Favs
140
Dislikes
47
Favs/checks
2.7% (1:37)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. CafeAmericain's avatar

    CafeAmericain

    Nobody knows why this movie needed to be 3 hrs long. 8 years 9 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    An excellent example of the disaster movie genre, but a rather indulgent one. Clocking in at 2¾ hours, it takes its time introducing the characters and the calamitous building, but it doesn't feel too long or dull. Once the ball gets rolling, it's a thrill ride that doesn't let up. It could be tighter, but that's not the problem. No, the problem is that a lot of its stars are wasted. Robert Wagner get short shrift, but still a key moment. Robert Vaughn, on the other hand, seems too big a star for the amount of screen time he gets. Regardless, it's great to see Steve McQueen and Paul Newman share the screen, the miniature work is excellent, and the fire effects stand up today. 4 years 1 month ago
  3. DisneyStitch's avatar

    DisneyStitch

    My friend commented it was very similar to The Poseidon Adventure which was spot on, because both that disaster flick and this one shared the same director. It is rather tiresome for me and drags on a lot. If you have by chance seen The Poseidon Adventure then this is basically the same thing except in a building with fire instead of a ship with water. 1 year 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #23 in 501 Must See Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #61 in All Time Box Office
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  3. This movie ranks #77 in Academy Award Best Cinematography
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  5. This movie ranks #577 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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