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Duel

(DVD - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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!
Title: Duel
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2004]
Edition: Collector's ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on a story by Richard Matheson.
Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 1971.
Special features: Conversation with director Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg and the small screen; Richard Matheson: The writing of Duel; photograph and poster gallery; trailer; cast and filmmakers; production notes.
Summary: 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!
Audience: MPAA rating PG.
Local Note: 15 53 56 57 60 61 62 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 72 73 74 79 80 84 118 133 172 173 175 203 244 245 262 274
ISBN: 0783268580
9780783268583
Statement of Responsibility: Universal ; screenplay by Richard Matheson ; produced by George Eckstein ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Credits: Director of photography, Jack A. Marta; editor, Frank Morriss; music, Billy Goldenberg.
Performers: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzel, Gene Dynarski, Lucille Benson, Tim Herbert.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen presentation (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Other Language: English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Road rage Drama. Attempted murder Drama. Automobile travel Drama.
Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Made-for-TV movies.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Road rage
Attempted murder
Automobile travel
Publisher No: 21976
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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.

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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