Duel is a 1971 American thriller movie that was directed by Stephen Spielberg. The film tells the story of a man who is pursued across the Arizona desert by an evil truck driver who wants to kill him and destroy his family.

The film is about a man and his family who are traveling on a long road trip in their Plymouth Valiant when they are pursued by an unidentified truck driver in a black Dodge truck, who tries to run them off the road and kill them. The movie has been considered as one of the best thrillers of all time.

A mustachioed salesman’s business trip becomes a nightmare when he is tormented by a freight truck which tries to kill him. Duel is a battle of wits set in the dry Western landscape. Steven Spielberg’s directorial debut is 70’s pulp fiction incarnate, but it never fails to pull you in. This is an action thriller which gets your blood pumping despite being fifty years old. There are no outlandish special effects — only well-captured stunt scenes. There is a realness to the acting which wasn’t commonplace in automotive filmmaking back in the day.