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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 »
User Reviews:
Sometimes you just have to get the hell out of the way! See more (306 total) »

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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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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:Tous publics | 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 (certificate #26971) (1983) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When the truck enters the gate during the climax of the film, it actually hits the camera: in the last frame or so, you can see distortion and small pieces of the camera at the bottom right of the screen. Also, the shot is a flipped negative.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Reflected in the phone booth, and in the table at Chuck's Cafe (it's Steven Spielberg).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:
Featured in It's Murder! (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Duel (end titles and end credits)See more »

FAQ

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22 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Sometimes you just have to get the hell out of the way!, 29 September 2000
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

Director Steven Spielberg made the big leagues with this piece of suspense. A traveling salesman(Dennis Weaver) is traveling along a lonely highway, when he notices there is a huge "big rig" following him. It is not his imagination that this massive truck-trailer is not only tailgating him, but is trying to run him off the road. Every chance he gets to allude his terrorist on wheels, the rolling menace appears again in his rear view mirror...again getting closer and closer.

The tension is spell binding. This is Weaver's best performance. Also in the cast are: Jacqueline Scott, Lucille Benson and Carey Loftin.

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