History Film / TheToweringInferno

26th Aug '17 7:26:46 PM southpaw2977
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* TakeCareOfTheKids: An explosion knocks the scenic elevator off its track. Lisolette is holding Angela and shoves her into someone else's arms before the older woman falls from the glass elevator to her death.

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* TakeCareOfTheKids: An explosion knocks the scenic elevator off its track. Lisolette [[spoiler:Lisolette is holding Angela and shoves her into someone else's arms before the older woman falls from the glass elevator to her death. death.]]
26th Aug '17 7:24:52 PM southpaw2977
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* LaserGuidedKarma

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* LaserGuidedKarmaLaserGuidedKarma: Simmons, ''full-on''.
26th Aug '17 7:22:27 PM southpaw2977
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* StuffBlowingUp

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* StuffBlowingUpStuffBlowingUp: Once the fire starts, it's nearly non-stop for the rest of the film, with some well-timed blasts coming out of ''nowhere''. Some quite spectacularly...and a few with devastating results.
26th Aug '17 7:10:25 PM southpaw2977
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* PrecisionFStrike: "Oh, shit!," said by Chief O'Hallorhan when he realizes the top SFFD brass have no way to get him down from the top of the building after he sets the bombs to blow up the water tanks there to extinguish the fire.

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Oh, shit!," said by Chief O'Hallorhan when he realizes the top SFFD brass have no way to get him down from the top of the building after he sets [[spoiler:sets the bombs to blow up the water tanks there to extinguish the fire.]]
26th Aug '17 7:07:29 PM southpaw2977
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* ManOnFire: In a gigantic skyscraper on fire? Loads and loads.

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* ManOnFire: In a gigantic skyscraper on fire? Loads and loads. Along with women.
26th Aug '17 7:04:05 PM southpaw2977
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* HopeSpot: Sending the scenic elevator down via gravity brake.

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* HopeSpot: Sending the scenic elevator down via gravity brake. [[GoneHorriblyWrong Until...]]
4th Aug '17 4:45:57 AM annette12
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* JerkAss: Roger Simmons. Right to the end his motivation is to save his own ass.
** LaserGuidedKarma

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Roger Simmons. Right to the end his motivation is to save his own ass.
** LaserGuidedKarma
ass. His KarmicDeath was his own fault.
13th Jul '17 12:48:04 PM N.Harmonik
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** Arguably the small scene in which Lorrie sees a plastic object with the Duncan motto "We Build For Life" being consumed by the flames foreshadows both that [[spoilers: corners were cut in the production]] and Lorrie's imminent death.

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** Arguably the small scene in which Lorrie sees a plastic object with the Duncan motto "We Build For Life" being consumed by the flames foreshadows both that [[spoilers: corners [[spoiler:corners were cut in the production]] and Lorrie's imminent death.
14th Apr '17 4:51:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Faye Dunaway's evening gown along with some other female guests at the party.

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* AbsoluteCleavage: Faye Dunaway's Creator/FayeDunaway's evening gown along with some other female guests at the party.



* AllWomenAreLustful: Lampshaded by Faye Dunaway's character.

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* AllWomenAreLustful: Lampshaded by Faye Dunaway's character.Susan.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So what happened to Wes (the utility guy) and all the people in the power room? And what became of [=Maureen McGovern=]?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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So what happened to Wes (the utility guy) and all the people in the power room? And what became of [=Maureen McGovern=]?



** Maureen McGovern was evacuated safely. All of the women were already evacuated from the party room before Roger Simmons [[spoiler: tried to cut in line and fell to his death with the breeches buoy.]]

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** Maureen McGovern [=McGovern=] was evacuated safely. All of the women were already evacuated from the party room before Roger Simmons [[spoiler: tried to cut in line and fell to his death with the breeches buoy.]]
19th Jan '17 12:08:17 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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Added DiffLines:

* AssholeVictim: Roger Simmons, full stop. It is his negligence and cost-cutting that causes the massive inferno, and at no point does he ever appear to lament his part in it. He tries to muscle his way to the front of the line for the breeches buoy as the fire nears the top floor, and in the struggle that ensues he deliberately kicks two men rushing to stop him to their deaths, taking a third with him when the buoy is blown off the building, causing his own death in the process.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Duncan, Roberts, and Simmons all qualify for the irresponsible decisions they made in the building's construction. It is Simmons however who takes the cake when he tries to commandeer the breeches buoy for himself against everyone's protests, an act that gets him killed when the buoy finally gives way.
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