Terror on the 40th Floor (1974)

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A number of business people, keeping the Christmas Eve office party going longer than was originally intended, are beset by a fire that starts in the basement of their office building and creeps up at them from floor to floor.

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30 July 2009 | edwagreen
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| Terror on the 40th Floor-Tribute to the Fire Department ***
If anything else, this film and other disaster pictures shall serve as a tribute to the local Fire Departments putting their lives on the line to rescue people in such awful circumstances. This picture shall serve as such a tribute.

It's basically the story of several guys and gals who stay behind after the Christmas Office Party has broken up. Unfortunately, it is not realized that several people are trapped on the top floor until the fire has really spread.

Naturally, those who stayed behind are unhappy during this season of love for a variety of reasons and effective flashbacks show us what brought these people to their current dangerous situation.

Yes, this is the typical disaster film of the 1970s but it is done well and is nicely paced. John Forsyth, as the company's vice president, along with employee Joseph Campanella, who is annoyed that he will be passed up for a promotion, deliver fine performances.

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Release Date:

17 September 1974

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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