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Duel

(DVD - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Duel
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A traveling businessman is menaced on the highway by a huge diesel truck. Although he can never see the psychopathic driver of the truck, he soon realizes that this guy is out to kill him!
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2004]
Edition: Collector's ed.
ISBN: 9780783268583
0783268580
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Jul 01, 2014
  • JedHead rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Steven Spielberg's feature film debut, and a great thriller, with hints of his greatness to come. Shot in less than two weeks, it was originally just a made-for -TV movie, but was so good they filmed more footage for an overseas theatrical release.

Jan 02, 2014
  • erayna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Never gets old.. love this!

Aug 12, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

'Duel' is unlike any suspense thriller I have ever seen. It is the first time in a long time that I was literally at the edge of my seat while viewing. It must be the mind-boggling simplicity of the plot that makes it seem so heart-pounding. A travelling salesman is targeted for death by a psychotic truck driver, which is all the story you need for 82 minutes of suspensful vehicular mayhem! Steven Spielburg's first motion picture debut, and the film you have to thank for making 'Jaws' a reality. One of the most uniquely terrifying suspense thrillers I have ever seen.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I first saw this 'David vs. Goliath' psychological thriller when I was a young kid, and it scared the hell out of me. (lol) According to Steven Spielberg, this feature film directorial debut launched his career. It's got the suspense of a Hitchcock flick. The faceless wingnut in his rusted retro Peterbilt, relentlessly barreling down on poor skittish Dennis Weaver in his puny (but sensible!) Plymouth Valiant. I thought it was very well done, for a '71 "ABC Movie of the Week". Bonus features with Spielberg and writer Richard Matheson are very interesting. FIVE STARS.

May 29, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I found myself feeling a mixture of things throughout the entire duration of this film. Chiefly, I felt tense, frustrated and the constant need for some sort of resolution. I cannot imagine myself being in this guy's shoes; especially driving a retro car like that! It's a good movie overall considering the time.

Apr 30, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

drama - good for the period but lacking good stunts for a car chase movie. Creepy truck, muy bien.

Aug 08, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Dialogue? We don't need no stinking dialogue! We have big, stinking truck instead!

Seriously: there's oodles of story you can tell without using words. This would work just as well without any sound as it does with.

Jun 30, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

B+ DVD

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

David Mann: (mocking his wife's voice): "Well dear, did you have a nice trip? (his response) Uh, no, no... Just the... just the same old thing... o-boy, o-boy, o-boy..."

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