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Duel (1971)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Dennis Weaver Dennis Weaver
David Mann
Jacqueline Scott Jacqueline Scott
Mrs. Mann
Eddie Firestone Eddie Firestone
Cafe Owner
Lou Frizzell Lou Frizzell
Bus Driver
Gene Dynarski Gene Dynarski
Man in Cafe
Lucille Benson Lucille Benson
Lady at Snakerama
Tim Herbert Tim Herbert
Gas Station Attendant
Charles Seel Charles Seel
Old Man


Written by
Richard Matheson Richard Matheson
(screenplay)


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5 months, 1 week ago at Jul 4 14:52
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In any setting, the vast southern California desert alone could pass as a malevolent force. Placed into the hands of an up-and-coming young director named Steven Spielberg, that force morphs into an aging fuel tanker driven by a man Spielberg described as "...a dirty, rotten, no-good son of a bitch! The movie itself, based on a short story, was the product of a network mandate to churn out weekly ... read more
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Description: A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the unseen driver of a mysterious tanker truck. It was written by Richard Matheson, based on his own short story, and directed by Steven Spielberg in his feature film directing debut. It was originally a television movie and was later released as a full-length theatrical film. ... (more)
Release date: 13 November 1971
UPC: 025192197628
Tags: Action (2), Thriller (2), 1971 (2), Tv Movie (2), 70s (1), Road Movie (1), Steven Spielberg (1), Tense (1), Made-for-tv (1)
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“In any setting, the vast southern California desert alone could pass as a malevolent force. Placed into the hands of an up-and-coming young director n”

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Hereticked commented on a review of Duel 4 months, 4 weeks ago
If you haven't seen this excellent juxtaposition of Duel and Fury Road, it's very illuminating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlVCnlOiFyM
Hereticked voted for a review of Duel 4 months, 4 weeks ago

“In any setting, the vast southern California desert alone could pass as a malevolent force. Placed into the hands of an up-and-coming young director n”

TrekMedic posted a review 5 months, 1 week ago

“In any setting, the vast southern California desert alone could pass as a malevolent force. Placed into the hands of an up-and-coming young director named Steven Spielberg, that force morphs into an aging fuel tanker driven by a man Spielberg described as "...a dirty, rotten, no-good son of a bitch! The movie itself, based on a short story, was the product of a network mandate to churn out weekly movies that basically served as time filler during the broadcasted sport off-seasons and handed over to Spielberg almost as a practice exercise for what excellence would come from him in the future. Dennis Weaver, a seasoned everyman actor, made the exercise all that much easier. Quaint and somewhat dated after 50 years (Santa Clarita has basically grown out into the northernmost portions of LA's ” read more

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