The Towering Inferno

Deliberate mistake: For the sake of the movie's plot and tempo, all the guests manage to breathe and stroll around quite calmly for several minutes despite the heavy smoke, when in real life they would be blinded and choking.

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Continuity mistake: In the establishing shot of the San Francisco skyline, the building appears to be located off Market Street and facing the viewer (elevator tracks facing the front of the building). In a night-time shot from the Bay Bridge, the building has "turned around" and faces the other way.

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Dan Bigelow: I'll be back, with the whole fire department.

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Trivia: Both Paul Newman and Steve McQueen did most of their own stunts in this film.

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Question: Where does Fred Astaire get his briefcase from, as he did not walk in with it? He walked in only carrying his suit and a bunch of flowers.

Answer: This is most likely a continuity error. The briefcase was accidentally left out of the arrival scene.

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