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"Duel" (1971) with Dennis Weaver (in /6 Valiant)

From: Daven Anderson
Date: January 16, 2002


Actually this is a very good movie for a first-time director! Dennis Weaver is driving a red slant-6 Valiant. A trucker chases him cross-country. Speilberg had the Valiant lose a radiator hose to pick up the tension (and to provide a logical excuse for the car not outrunning the truck on the uphill grades in the mountains). The tanker truck crashing off of the cliff in the end was a pretty good stunt for a first-time director's movie. Sharp eyes will catch the driver's door on the rig open just before the cliff,because the stunt driver had to bail out!


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