City on Fire

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

City on Fire (1979, USA/Canada) is a Disaster-Thriller directed by Alvin Rakoff

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Main Details

  • Released in 1979
  • Color
  • Running time: 106 min.
  • Production Co: Astral Bellevue Pathé | Telefilm Canada
  • Distribution Co: AVCO Embassy Pictures
  • Directed by Alvin Rakoff
  • Produced by Claude Héroux
  • Written by Jack Hill, Dave Lewis, Céline La Frenière
  • Starring Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen, James Franciscus, Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda
  • Music by Matthew McCauley, William McCauley
  • Cinematography René Verzier

Plot Summary

  • A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Also Known As

  • Argentina - Ciudad en llamas
  • Austria - Stadt in Flammen
  • Australia - City on Fire
  • Belgium (French title) - Cite en feu
  • Belgium (Flemish title) Stad in vlammen
  • Brazil - Cidade em Chamas
  • Canada (English title) - City on Fire
  • Chile - Ciudad en llamas
  • Colombia - Ciudad en llamas: Catástrofe 2000
  • Germany (DVD title) City Inferno: Menschliche Fackeln
  • Denmark - Byen brænder
  • Spain (DVD title) - Ciudad en llamas
  • Spain - Emergencia
  • Finland - Kaupunki liekeissä
  • France - Cité en feu
  • UK - City on Fire
  • Greece - O mavros hrysos ekdikeitai tin poli
  • Greece - Ο μαυροσ χρυσός εκδικείται την πόλη
  • Hungary -Lángoló város
  • Ireland (English title) City on Fire
  • Italy - Città in fiamme
  • Japan (English title) City on Fire
  • Mexico - Ciudad en llamas
  • Netherlands - Stad in vlammen
  • Norway - Byen brenner
  • New Zealand (English title) City on Fire
  • Peru - Ciudad en llamas
  • Poland - Miasto w ogniu
  • Portugal - Cidade em Chamas
  • Romania - Oras in flacari
  • Serbia - Grad u plamenu
  • Soviet Union (Russian title) (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) Gorod v ogne
  • Soviet Union (Russian title) Город в огне
  • Turkey (Turkish title) Yangin
  • Venezuela - Ciudad en llamas
  • Germany - Stadt in Flammen

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  • What Happened to Them Could Happen to You ... In Any City Anywhere!
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