FRED Watch Episode 28: Duel (1972)


Wayne introduces Phillip and special guest Kendall to the theatrical cut of the cult classic thriller Duel (1972)…

Universal Pictures

Much more than a road rage movie, the team dissect what makes Steven Spielberg’s first feature film an impressive debut!

Listen to their review here:

Check out the trailer:

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Carey Loftin, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell, Eugene Dynarski, Lucille Benson, Tim Herbert, Charles Seel, Shirley O’Hara, Alexander Lockwood, Amy Douglass, Sweet Dick Whittington, Dale Van Sickel.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Writer: Richard Matheson (based on his short story) | Producer: George Eckstein | Music: Billy Goldenberg | Cinematographer: Jack A. Marta | Editor: Frank Morriss


Available: Google Play, YouTube.

Let us know what you thought of this film in the comments!


You’ve just experienced FRED Watch.

A note on the year of release: Duel debuted on the United States’s ABC television network on Saturday, 13 November 1971 and is therefore almost always given that year as its release. However, an additional fifteen minutes were added for Duel‘s international theatrical release the following year. It is this version the FRED Watch team have reviewed, hence the film’s release year referenced as 1972 in our podcast.

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