Dennis Weaver ... David Mann
Eddie Firestone ... Cafe Owner
Gene Dynarski ... Man in Cafe
Tim Herbert ... Gas Station Attendant
Charles Seel ... Old Man
Alexander Lockwood Old Man in Car
Amy Douglass ... Old Woman in Car
Shirley O'Hara ... Waitress
A duel is about to begin between a man, a truck, and an open road. Where
a simple battle of wits is now a matter of life and death.
Fear is the driving force.
The Killer's Weapon - A 40 Ton Truck
Terror in your rear view mirror.
When the headlights of a truck become the eyes of a psychopath.
The most bizarre murder weapon ever used!
Though some may argue that "Bullit", "Vanishing Point", or maybe even
the original "Gone in 60 Seconds" could be called the ultimate car chase
movie, "Duel" deserves this designation better because it does something
none of the above films can claim. The story literally starts on the
road and ends on the road. No location in the entire film is ever out of
sight of the highway and, in spite of the brief conversation with the
wife, virtually nothing else happens outside the highway. For David Mann
(played adequately enough by Dennis Weaver) and the monster truck he's
trying to get away from, the road and everything alongside it is their
entire universe. Nothing else of importance exists outside of it.
Trivia :While filming the shot where the truck drives off the cliff, a
piece of machinery designed to keep the truck traveling in a straight
line without a driver failed. Instead of calling a halt, the driver, who
had an important engagement the next day and didn't want to miss it,
stayed in the driving seat and only jumped out at the very last second
before the truck went over.
Was shot in 13 days.
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