Movie Quote of the Day – The Towering Inferno, 1974 (dir. John Guillermin)
Doug Roberts: I thought we were building something where people could work and live and be SAFE! If you had to cut costs, why didn’t you cut floors instead of corners?
James Duncan: Now listen. Any decisions that were made for the use of alternate building materials were made because I as a builder have a right to make those decisions. If I remained within the building code and god-dammit I did!
Doug Roberts: [Chuckling] Building code? Jesus. Building code. Come on, Dunc, I mean now that’s a standard cop-out for when you’re in trouble. See, I was crawling around up there. I mean duct holes weren’t fire-stopped! Corridors without fire doors in them, sprinklers that won’t work, and an electrical system that’s good for what? I mean it’s good for starting fires! Phew, where was I when all this was going on? Because I’m just as guilty as you and that god-damned son-in-law of yours! What do they call it when you kill people?
Posted on June 12, 2012, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1974, Frank M. Robinson, John Guillermin, Paul Newman, Richard Martin Stern, Stirling Silliphant, The Towering Inferno, Thomas N. Scortia, William Holden. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.