Duel (TV Movie 1971) Poster

(1971 TV Movie)


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Edited into 

Jaws (1975)
The exact same roaring dinosaur sound effect when the truck goes over the cliff was re-mixed and used for when the shark falls to the bottom of the sea.
The Incredible Hulk: Never Give a Trucker an Even Break (1978) (TV Episode)
Shots from Duel are used throughout the entire episode
The Dream (2010) (Short)
The truck is shown following the Main Guy


Stray Dog (1949)
When trying to identify the trucker at Chuck's Cafe, David Mann's approach is the same as Murakami's at the railway station.
Psycho (1960)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Title seen on cinema marquee in the very beginning of the film

Referenced in 

The Rockford Files: The Dark and Bloody Ground (1974) (TV Episode)
A mysterious truck driver wearing dark glasses tries to run Jim off the road in a compact car, just like in Duel.
Jaws: From the Set (1974) (Video)
Steven Spielberg mentions this movie he made at age 22.
Jaws (1975)
The Car (1977)
Similar issues, scenario, environment and psychological atmosphere.
Hitch-Hike (1977)
Mad Max (1979)
1941 (1979)
The Dick Cavett Show: Episode dated 15 November 1980 (1980) (TV Episode)
Stephen King discusses the film.
Magic Star Magical Emi: Suteki powerful driver (1985) (TV Episode)
Musashi mentions the film because they experience a similar situation.
The Hitcher (1986)
Desert highway setting; terrorized motorist
Power (1986)
Closely imitated in scene where Richard Gere's car is run off the road by a semi.
Fair Game (1986)
Various low shots of legs and boots only ; Style and editing of the opening vehicle chase sequence.
Citizen Steve (1987) (Short)
Numerous mentions of the movie, including a joking comment about trucks by Dennis Weaver.
MacGyver: The Negotiator (1988) (TV Episode)
The chase between MacGyver and the truck is highly reminiscent of this movie
Messenger of Death (1988)
The truck chase scenes were inspired by Spielberg's film
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Standoff in the tunnel
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Duel 2: The Trucker's Story"
Shear Fear (1992)
Finnish title reference.
Animaniacs: Variety Speak/Three Tenors and You're Out/Bingo (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Variety Speak" song
The Making of 'Jaws' (1995) (Video)
This earlier film of Steven Spielberg is discussed.
The Making of '1941' (1996) (Video)
Discussed: Same actress and gas station used in the gas station sequence used for both 'Duel' and '1941'.
Skeletons (1997) (TV Movie)
Two scenes with a cabover truck trying to kill someone or run a car off the road.
Breakdown (1997)
Fire Down Below (1997)
The chase between Taggart and the truck is highly reminiscent of this movie
Red Dwarf: Only the Good... (1999) (TV Episode)
Rimmer points to a scar, saying "From a fight, years ago. Duel." then clarifies he wasn't in an a duel but was hit with a video case for this film.
The Matrix (1999)
Where the semi crashes into the phone booth
Blacktop (2000) (TV Movie)
Black truck / red car smashing on hills
Traffic (2000)
Joy Ride (2001)
Ice truck at gas station scene. See trivia.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 502 (2003) (TV Episode)
One of the references in "Themed Restaurant".
Monster Man (2003)
Images of the large truck rear-ending the small car
Torque (2004)
bikers pass by the same car, chased by the same truck
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Truck menace
After the Sunset (2004)
The scene where the big truck "threatens" the car
Throttle (2005)
The main character's name is Tom Weaver... same last name as Duel's main actor. A pickup truck in the garage has "GREBLIEPS PAINTING" written on it. Greblieps is Spielberg spelled backwards. Early in the movie we can see somebody who looks just like Dennis Weaver driving by in a red Valiant, the same car that Weaver drives in "Duel". The black car is very similar to Duel's truck (massive, black windows, you can't see the driver, etc.)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
The train scene where the truck pushes a car
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in Amanda's house.
My Bride Is a Mermaid: Duel (2007) (TV Episode)
Episode title reference.
Rage (2010)
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Secret of the Ghost Rig (2010) (TV Episode)
Homage to the Spielberg film, down to the "driverless" truck "roaring" like a monster
Paul (2011)
Title appears in the Wyoming movie theater.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that the film is referenced in "Paul"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that a marquee for a theater playing the film is seen in "Paul"
Transformers Prime: Nemesis Prime (2012) (TV Episode)
Opening of episode features a semi-truck chasing a man in a car
Amber Alert (2012)
People on a road unexpectedly faces a disturbed vehicle driver.
Cult: You're Next (2013) (TV Episode)
License plate 149 PCE on "show within show" red car
Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
The elaborate truck chase sequence, from the Jeep's color, to the stretch of roadway and even the final topple off the side of the cliff
Reptiloid (2013) (Short)
Two scenes: one shows the lizard seen in the car window as a hommage to the truck seen in David Mann's car window. The other is when Petar runs accross the road and suddenly stops when he spots the lizard at the other end, waiting, almost the same when Mann stops his car when he spots the truck waiting for him at the other end of the road.
Bob's Burgers: Christmas in the Car (2013) (TV Episode)
Stalked by a semi-truck without seeing the driver
Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
The Critic says: "This thing follows his subconscious like Freddy Krueger driving the truck from 'Duel'". Also, DVD is shown.
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
VHS is shown
Why Horror? (2014)
DVD cover is shown.
Epic Rap Battles of History: Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock (2014) (TV Episode)
directly mentioned in lyrics
Joel King: Man with a Camera (2015) (Video)
Discussed by Joel King.
Film 2017: Episode #44.10 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh during his interview with Steven Spielberg
Blood on the Docks: Amours mortes (2016) (TV Episode)
Winckler compares a car crash to Spielberg's film
El Rato Muerto: Tanacompras Vol. 3 (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown
De Kijk van Koolhoven: Water en boten (2018) (TV Episode)

Featured in 

It's Murder! (1977)
a clip is shown
The Making of 'Jaws' (1995) (Video)
Clips shown.
The Siskel & Ebert Interviews (1995) (TV Special)
Clips are shown of various Steven Spielberg movies, including this one.
The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
clip shown
The Making of '1941' (1996) (Video)
Clip shown.
Richard Matheson: The Writing of 'Duel' (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.11 (2004) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part II: 75-51 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 67 on the list
Interactive Film Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clip used
Spielberg on Spielberg (2007) (TV Movie)
clips shown
In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy (2008) (Video)
clip shown in comparison to Hitchcock
Cinemassacre's Top 10 Car Chases (2008) (Short)
The #4 pick.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips shown during Steven Spielberg tribute.
The Cinema Snob: Satan's School for Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a good early 70's TV movie.
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Special Collector's Edition: Especial redoblajes (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Chase sequence
DUEL Mad Driver (2014) (Short)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the Hero and Villain Never Meet (2016) (TV Episode)
Duel gets an honorable mention.
Svengoolie: Duel (2016) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Chase Movies of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
Duel is #10.
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown; film is discussed.
De Kijk van Koolhoven: Water en boten (2018) (TV Episode)
Footage shown

Spoofed in 

Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978)
Lupin's gang being chased by a large truck is a parody to this film.
Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995) (TV Short)
The episode 'Fuel' is a parody of the 1971 movie 'Duel'..
Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Train chases Ryan in the same manner as the truck in "Duel"
Minimum Overdrive (2004) (Short)
Same premise of a machine chasing a man, except this time it's a RC car
The King of Queens: Mama Cast (2006) (TV Episode)
The whole storyline with the mysterious murderous trucker chasing Doug's ice cream truck is a dark parody.
Disco Polo (2015)
An unknown truck chasing a car.
Vacation (2015)
The Griswolds are pursued by a relentless trucker, like in this movie.

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