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Director:
Writers:
Richard Matheson (screenplay)
Richard Matheson (story)
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Release Date:
13 November 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A duel is about to begin between a man, a truck, and an open road. Where a simple battle of wits is now a matter of life and death. See more »
Plot:
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 (voice)
Carey Loftin ... The Truck Driver (as Cary Loftin)
Dale Van Sickel ... Car Driver (as Dale VanSickle)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shawn Steinman ... Girl on school bus (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Spielberg 
 
Writing credits
Richard Matheson (screenplay)

Richard Matheson (story)

Produced by
George Eckstein .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg 
 
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Morriss 
 
Art Direction by
Robert S. Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Sal Blydenburgh  (as S. Blydenburgh)
 
Production Management
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... unit production manager (as Wallace Worsley)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Fargo .... assistant director (as Jim Fargo)
 
Sound Department
Jerry Christian .... sound effects editor
Edwin S. Hall .... sound
Sam Caylor .... sound (uncredited)
Dale Johnston .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jack Kirschner .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Ronald LaVine .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Sid Lubow .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Richard Raderman .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt coordinator (as Cary Loftin)
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Dennis Weaver .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Eustis .... camera car operator (uncredited)
Sherman Kunkel .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Beaver .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Bob Bornstein .... music copyist (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Al Casey .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Mike Deasy .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra manager (uncredited)
Victor Feldman .... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Sam Freed Jr. .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Billy Goldenberg .... conductor (uncredited)
Milt Holland .... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Anatol Kaminsky .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Armand Kaproff .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Nathan Kaproff .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Carol Kaye .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Edgar Lustgarden .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Erno Neufeld .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dorothy Remsen .... musician: harp (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Eleanor Slatkin .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Milton Thomas .... musician: viola (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation (uncredited)
Alfred Schultz .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Alby Thomas .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
James W. Gavin .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Junior Newman .... mechanic (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Duel of Death" - Hong Kong (English title) (rerun title)
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Runtime:
90 min | USA:74 min (original version) | 85 min (Extended Version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | DTS
Certification:
Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-12 (1984) | Finland:K-16 (1973) | France:U | Iceland:L | Italy:VM14 (DVD rating) | Japan:G (2009) | Netherlands:6 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Norway:12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (2014) | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:12 (video rating) (2015) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | UK:AA (original rating) (1972) | USA:PG (1983) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Valiant used in the film was actually 3 different cars. For the television release there was a 1970 with a 318 V8 (as witnessed by the 1970-only "V-EIGHT" spear-type emblems on the forward portion of the front fenders), and a 1971 with a 225 slant six. When the added scenes were filmed, a 1972 Valiant with a 225 Slant Six was used. This makes sense, due to the fact that the television showing was in November 1971, 3 months into the 1972 model year. All three Valiants had 1971-only, Plymouth-only wheel covers. The license plates on Weaver's Valiant were actually incorrect: 149 PCE, in the 1970 & later blue/yellow colors, would technically have to be 1976-issue ("P" = 1976). However, this isn't necessarily conversely an incorrect item. Many vehicles used variations of this license number (the van from the "A-TEAM" used number "1PCE149").See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When David returns from the restroom at Chuck's, he sees the truck out front, it's front wheels are cramped to the right, a bit later they are turned forward.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[radio playing, driving down the road, approaches the truck]
[David coughs, coughs again]
David Mann:Talk about pollution.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Citizen Steve (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Duel (end titles and end credits)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the VHS and the DVD Version?
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37 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A Genius Is Born, 12 May 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

While traveling through the desert for an appointment with a client, the businessman David Mann (Dennis Weaver) from California passes a slow and old tanker truck. The psychotic truck driver feels offended and chases David along the empty highway trying to kill him.

In the 70's, in Rio de Janeiro, most of the teenagers like me watched the impressive movie of a new and promising director called Steven Spielberg. On the beach, in school, in bars, everybody in Rio commented the story of a crazy truck driver that chases a common man in his car along the lonely roads through the desert. Thirty-six years later, I have just watched "Duel" on DVD with my son and it is fantastic to see how this movie has not aged. The tense and suspenseful story consists basically of a storyline, without development of characters, one actor, two stunts, lots of action and a magnificent work of direction and edition. One amazing detail is that all the afflictive and credible situation happens on the day light, i.e., Spielberg does not need to use the usual fear of the night to create a stunning tale of horror and fear, showing his talent of genius in his worldwide debut. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Encurralado" ("Trapped")

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