Steven Spielberg directs this high-velocity thriller about a motorist terrorized by an evil truck. Spielberg's first full-length movie, Duel, helped jumpstart the director's big-screen career, with a gripping, action-packed story hailed by critics as a film that "belongs on the classics shelf reserved for top suspensers" (Daily Variety). Dennis Weaver stars as the traveling salesman waging a desperate battle for survival after he is mysteriously singled out. praised for its deft use of relentlessly mounting psychological tension, Duel features one of the most uniquely terrifying "characters" in movie history: a massive, 40-ton truck with sheer menace. A few years later, the action of Spielberg's blockbuster hit Jaws would echo Duel's tale of a lone hero in a heart-stopping fight to the finish against a monstrous, inhuman foe.

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Duel (1971)

PG

Action/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 30m · 11/13/1971

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The most bizarre murder weapon ever used!

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Steven Spielberg directs this high-velocity thriller about a motorist terrorized by an evil truck. Spielberg's first full-length movie, Duel, helped jumpstart the director's big-screen career, with a gripping, action-packed story hailed by critics as a film that "belongs on the classics shelf reserved for top suspensers" (Daily Variety). Dennis Weaver stars as the traveling salesman waging a desperate battle for survival after he is mysteriously singled out. praised for its deft use of relentlessly mounting psychological tension, Duel features one of the most uniquely terrifying "characters" in movie history: a massive, 40-ton truck with sheer menace. A few years later, the action of Spielberg's blockbuster hit Jaws would echo Duel's tale of a lone hero in a heart-stopping fight to the finish against a monstrous, inhuman foe.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Universal Television

Budget

$450,000

Revenue

$2,544
Part Of
Cast
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Dennis Weaver

David Mann
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Jacqueline Scott

Mrs. Mann
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Eddie Firestone

Cafe Owner
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Lou Frizzell

Bus Driver
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Gene Dynarski

Man in Cafe
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Lucille Benson

Lady at Snakerama
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Tim Herbert

Gas Station Attendant
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Charles Seel

Old Man
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Shirley O'Hara

Waitress
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Alexander Lockwood

Old Man in Car
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Amy Douglass

Old Woman in Car
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Dick Whittington

Radio Interviewer (voice)
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Carey Loftin

The Truck Driver (as Cary Loftin)
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Dale Van Sickel

Car Driver (as Dale VanSickle)
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Shawn Steinman

Girl on school bus (uncredited)
Crew
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Steven Spielberg

Director
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Richard Matheson

Writer
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George Eckstein

Producer
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Jack A. Marta

Cinematograpy
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Frank Morriss

Editor
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Billy Goldenberg

Music
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Edwin S. Hall

Sound
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Robert S. Smith

Art
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Duel

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11/14/2023

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Duel

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10/14/2014

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(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

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Duel

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/17/2004

$9.00 -$5.98 (40%)

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11/14/2023

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