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Edward Montagne (story)
Jack Turley (screenplay)
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17 September 1974 (USA) See more »
A number of businesspeople, keeping the Christmas Eve office party going longer than was originally intended... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Terror on the 40th Floor-Tribute to the Fire Department *** See more (6 total) »


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John Forsythe ... Daniel 'Dan' Overland

Joseph Campanella ... Howard Foster
Lynn Carlin ... Lee Parker

Anjanette Comer ... Darlene Foster

Laurie Heineman ... Ginger Macklin

Don Meredith ... Kelly Freeman

Kelly Jean Peters ... Betty Carson

Pippa Scott ... Thelma Overland
Louis Guss ... Charley
Hank Brandt ... Jim Pierson

John Finnegan ... Stark
Danny Goldman ... Kasey

Mark Tapscott ... Capt. Harris

Robert Hastings ... Sam Lewis (as Bob Hastings)
Tracie Savage ... Cathy Pierson
Kevin Nudis ... Paul Pierson
Dean Santoro ... Harper

Tracy Brooks Swope ... Cathy Foster

Tim Herbert ... Building manager
Art Lewis ... Secretary

Norman Alden ... Capt. Parker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James W. Gavin ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Jameson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Montagne  story (as Edward J. Montagne)
Jack Turley  screenplay
Jack Turley  story

Produced by
Charles W. Fries .... executive producer (as Charles Fries)
Edward Montagne .... producer (as Edward J. Montagne)
Original Music by
Vic Mizzy 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Art Seid 
Art Direction by
Lawrence G. Paull  (as Larry Paull)
Sydney Z. Litwack (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Solomon Brewer  (as Sol Brewer)
Makeup Department
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist
Lynn Del Kail .... hair stylist (as Lyndel Kail)
Production Management
John N. Whittle .... post-production supervisor (as John Whittle)
Joe Wonder .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Birnbaum .... assistant director (as Bob Birnbaum)
Art Department
Gary Seybert .... prop master
Sound Department
Bill Edmondson .... sound mixer (as Bill Edmonson)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Charlie Picerni .... stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cleo Anderson .... key grip
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer (as Pat Blymeyer)
Casting Department
Eddie Foy III .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chad Harwood .... wardrobe
Agnes G. Henry .... wardrobe (as Agness Henry)
Editorial Department
Lloyd Nelson .... assistant film editor
Music Department
John Mick .... music editor
Vic Mizzy .... conductor
Vic Mizzy .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Elliot Friedgen .... production executive
Dick Friend .... technical advisor
Willis Grant .... creative affairs
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor (as Karen Wookey)
Chief George Harms .... technical advisor

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97 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Terror on the 40th Floor-Tribute to the Fire Department ***, 30 July 2009
Author: edwagreen from United States

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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