Duel
Production year: 1971
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rating: FSK-6(FSK)
UPC [Locale]: 5-050582-233797
Running time: 1:25 (85 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: September 25, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#328)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 10, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
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Overview
Before spinning cinematic gold from sharks, dinosaurs and homesick aliens, a young Steven Spielberg directed this high-velocity thriller about an innocent 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 supensers"(Daily Variety). Dennis Weaver stars as the traveling salesman waging a desperate battle for survival after he is mysteriously singled out for destruction. Praised for its deft use of relentlessly mounting psychological tension, Duel features one of the most uniquely terrifying "characters" in movie history: a massive, roaring 40-ton truck with more sheer menace than most flesh-and-blood villains. But Steven Spielberg was, literally, just getting started. 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 foa.
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Genres
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Studios
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  DTS 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Features
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Crew
Direction
Steven Spielberg....Director
Cast
Dennis Weaver....David Mann
Jacqueline Scott....Mrs. Mann
Eddie Firestone....Cafe Owner
Lou Frizzell....Bus Driver
Gene Dynarski....Man in Cafe
Lucille Benson....Lady at Snakerama
Tim Herbert....Gas Station Attendant
Charles Seel....Old Man
Shirley O'Hara....Waitress
Alexander Lockwood....Old Man in Car
Amy Douglass....Old Woman in Car
Dick Whittington....Radio Interviewer
Carey Loftin....The Truck Driver
Dale Van Sickel....Car Driver
Shawn Steinman....Girl on school bus (uncredited)