Duel

Duel

Dennis Weaver
Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver
, Jacqueline Scott
Jacqueline Scott
, Eddie Firestone
Eddie Firestone
Steven Spielberg

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Overview

Driving down a deserted Southern California highway at a safe and sane 55 miles per hour, David Mann (Dennis Weaver) steps on the pedal to pass a large gas trailer truck. Moments later, the truck is back, dangerously tailgating Mann before abruptly cutting him off. For the next 90 minutes, Mann and the never-seen truckdriver are pitted against one another in a motorized duel to the death. Author Richard Matheson conceived Duel after a similar experience with a reckless trucker. The story first appeared in Playboy magazine, then was picked up for adaptation by the producers of The ABC Movie of the Week. The director chosen to helm Duel on location in Soledad Canyon was a bright 23-year-old who'd shown promise on such series as Night Gallery and Columbo: Steven Spielberg. First telecast on December 18, 1971, Duel was so popular that a somewhat longer version (with added violence and profanity) was prepared for theatrical release in 1983.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2015
UPC: 0025192235092
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 2,214

Special Features

A conversation with Steven Spielberg; Steven Speilberg and the small Screen; Richard Matheson: the writing of Duel; Photograph and poster gallery; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Weaver David Mann
Jacqueline Scott Mrs. Mann
Eddie Firestone Cafe Owner
Tim Herbert Gas Station Attendant
Lou Frizzell Bus Driver
Gene Dynarski Man in Cafe
Lucille Benson Lady at Snakerama
Charles Seel Old Man
Shirley O'Hara Krims 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

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director
George Eckstein Producer
Jim Fargo Asst. Director
Billy Goldenberg Score Composer
Oakley Haldemann Songwriter
Edwin S. Hall Sound/Sound Designer
Sherman Kunkel Cinematographer
James Lee Songwriter
Carey Loftin Stunts
Jack A. Marta Cinematographer
Richard Matheson Screenwriter
Hal Mooney Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Morriss Editor
Robert S. Smith Art Director
Trace Songwriter

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