City on Fire

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"What Happened to Them Could Happen to You... In Any City Anywhere!"
  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 4.4  (1,567)

City on Fire is a dramatic thriller movie from 1979. It is directed by Alvin Rakoff and features actors Barry Newman, Susan Clark, and Shelley Winters in significant roles. The movie showcases the terrifying story of a devastating fire in a high rise office building and the people caught inside it. The movie begins with an introduction to the main characters of the story. Barry Newman plays the role of a safety engineer named Koop, who is responsible for certifying the safety of buildings. On the other hand, Susan Clark plays the role of an investigative reporter, Diana Brockhurst. She is a strong-willed character who is eagerly waiting to expose Koop's negligence in certifying the safety of the buildings in the city.

In the meantime, a big corporation hires Koop to inspect the structural safety of one of their high-rise buildings. Koop starts the inspection and discovers some critical issues with the building. He tries to warn the corporation's management about the issue, but they ignore his warning, citing financial reasons.

Just as Koop leaves the building, a fire breaks out on a floor of the building. The situation quickly spirals out of control, and Koop realizes that the building is not equipped to handle such an emergency. As the entire city watches in horror, a massive rescue operation is underway to save the people trapped inside the building.

In the midst of all this chaos, Diana Brockhurst sees this as the perfect opportunity to showcase Koop's negligence and starts digging for stories that can present Koop as a careless safety engineer. Koop, on the other hand, is trying everything in his power to help the rescue operation get to the people trapped inside the burning building.

As the story unfolds, the tension levels build up and viewers witness the struggles of the people trapped inside the high-rise building. With the building on the brink of collapse, the rescue operation becomes extremely challenging, and the lives of many people are at stake.

City on Fire is a nail-biting thriller that keeps the audience at the edge of their seats from the beginning till the end. The star cast delivers exceptional performances, and the direction is outstanding. The movie also highlights relevant social issues like the importance of safety measures in high-rise buildings.

Overall, City on Fire is a must-watch for people who love action-packed thrillers. Even though it's been over four decades since its release, it still manages to capture the attention of viewers with its high-intensity story and unforgettable characters.

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    4.4  (1,567)