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DUEL (1972)

DUEL <span>(1972)</span> artwork

DUEL (1972)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 90

Ratings Info moderate threat

Genre(s) Thriller, Drama

Director(s) Steven Spielberg

Cast includes Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell, Gene Dynarski, Lucille Benson, Tim Herbert, Charles Seel, Shirley O'Hara, Alexander Lockwood, Amy Douglass, Dick Whittington, Cary Loftin, Dale Van Sickle, Shawn Steinman

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

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Ratings info publication date 28/07/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DUEL is a 1971 US drama about a male motorist who is pursued and threatened by a large truck.


There are several scenes of prolonged and intense threat, during which the male motorist is chased, and in which his car is rammed and threatened by the large truck. In one scene, the truck smashes a phone box and briefly chases the man. There is another scene in which a man's car crashes and his mouth becomes bloodied.

In one scene, two men briefly fight; however, there is no injury detail. There is another scene in which a man's wife tells him that a man "was practically trying to rape me in front of the whole party". There is some mild bad language ('shit', 'bastard', 'ass', 'hell', 'damn', 'God', 'Jesus').


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