Duel (1971)

The most bizarre murder weapon ever used!

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1971-11-13
  • User Rating: 7.428/10 from 1788 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Television
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
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Traveling businessman David Mann angers the driver of a rusty tanker while crossing the California desert. A simple trip turns deadly, as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.


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  • Dennis Weaver

    as David Mann
  • Jacqueline Scott

    as Mrs. Mann
  • Eddie Firestone

    as Cafe Owner
  • Lou Frizzell

    as Bus Driver
  • Gene Dynarski

    as Man in Cafe
  • Lucille Benson

    as Lady at Snakerama
  • Tim Herbert

    as Gas Station Attendant
  • Charles Seel

    as Old Man
  • Shirley O'Hara

    as Waitress
  • Alexander Lockwood

    as Old Man in Car
  • Amy Douglass

    as Old Woman in Car
  • Dick Whittington

    as Radio Interviewer (voice)
  • Carey Loftin

    as The Truck Driver
  • Dale Van Sickel

    as Car Driver
  • Shawn Steinman

    as Girl on school bus
Sound Billy Goldenberg Original Music Composer
Camera Jack A. Marta Director of Photography
Writing Richard Matheson Screenplay
Art Robert S. Smith Art Direction
Production George Eckstein Producer
Directing Steven Spielberg Director
Editing Frank Morriss Editor
Art Sal Blydenburgh Set Decoration
Writing Richard Matheson Story
Crew Carey Loftin Stunt Coordinator
Sound Sam Freed Jr. Musician
Directing James Fargo Assistant Director
Sound Edwin S. Hall Sound
Crew Dale Van Sickel Stunts
Crew Carol Daniels Stunts
Camera Sherman Kunkel Camera Operator