Duel
Collector's Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1971
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-197628
Running time: 1:29 (89 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 17, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#32)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
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 suspensers" (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 foe.
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Genres
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  DTS 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
Steven Spielberg....Director
Writing
Richard Matheson....Screenwriter
Richard Matheson....Original Material By
Production
George Eckstein....Producer
Cinematography
Jack A. Marta....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Frank Morriss....Film Editor
Music
Billy Goldenberg....Composer
Sound
Edwin S. Hall....Sound
Art
Robert S. Smith....Art 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
Cary Loftin....The Truck Driver
Dale VanSickle....Car Driver
Shawn Steinman....Girl on school bus (uncredited)