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November 13th, 1971

Duel is a 1971 American action-thriller television film, that was directed by Steven Spielberg. It centers on a business commuter, played by Dennis Weaver, driving his car through California to meet a client. However, he finds himself chased and terrorized by the mostly-unseen driver of a tractor-trailer. The screenplay by Richard Matheson adapts his own short story of the same name.

Produced by Universal Television, Duel originally aired as a part of the ABC Movie of the Week series on November 13th, 1971. It later received an international theatrical release in an extended version, featuring scenes shot after the film's original broadcast. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with Spielberg's direction being singled out for praise. It has since been recognized as an influential cult classic, and one of the greatest made-for-television films ever made.

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While traveling through the desert for an appointment with a client, businessman David Mann from California overtakes a slow and old tanker truck. The resulting consequences turn out to be almost deadly...

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