Duel (1971)

TV Movie   |  PG   |    |  Action, Thriller


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A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.


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18 March 2015 | Mr-Fusion
8
| Intense!
The idea of a motorist getting terrorized on the highway feels like it's been done to death in the last four decades, but I'll be damned if "Duel" doesn't feel fresh. You get the idea how this will all play out - 18-wheeler stalks Dennis Weaver, puts the guy through psychological torment, vanishes only to reappear - but Spielberg keeps up that unrelenting dread beautifully with creative use of sound and camera panes around the tanker that really give it size. What's impressive here is that a big rig has such evil personality. Even more impressive is that such a taut thriller was made for TV.

This is obscenely enjoyable stuff.

8/10

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,544

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