PG | | Action, Drama, Thriller
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Faye Dunaway had previously appeared with Steve McQueen in 'The Thomas Crown Affair' in 1968.
For what it's worth, architect, this is one building that I figured wouldn't burn.
Doug Roberts: Either did I.
Doug Roberts: And they're celebrating! A party.
Chief O'Hallorhan: Party? What party? Where?
Doug Roberts: In the Promenade Room. 300 people.
Chief O'Hallorhan: Well, why didn't you get them the hell out of there?
Doug Roberts: Why don't ...
After Will Giddens tackles the security guard to try to stop him opening the door to the equipment closet, the guard gets to his feet twice, once as Giddens struggles away from the door and again when Doug yells at him to pull down the drapes.
The 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Pictures logos don't appear in the beginning.
Television Versions of the movie start with an alternate opening. Instead of the camera facing the helicopter at the left, the camera is on top of the helicopter, in view of the rocks that the helicopter will go over.