Duel

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Duel is a 1971 television (and later full-length theatrical) thriller film written by Richard Matheson, which is based on his own short story. The film is the first full-length film directing debut of American director, producer, and screenwriter Steven... read more
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Duel is a 1971 television (and later full-length theatrical) thriller film written by Richard Matheson, which is based on his own short story. The film is the first full-length film directing debut of American director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg. Duel stars Dennis Weaver who portrays a terrified motorist driving a Plymouth Valiant who is stalked upon remote and lonely California canyon roads by the mostly unseen driver of an unkempt 1955 Peterbilt 281 tanker truck.

Original Release

11/10/1971

Cast

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
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steven Spielberg

Writers

Richard Matheson

Cast

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
Carey Loftin The Truck Driver (as Cary Loftin)
Dale Van Sickel Car Driver (as Dale VanSickle)
Shawn Steinman Girl on school bus

Producers

Editors

Frank Morriss

1972 Golden Globe Best Movie Made for TV Nominated
1972 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Entertainment Programming - For a Special or Feature Length Program Made for Television Nominated
1972 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing Won
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