Duel

Have truck, will harass.

Dennis Weaver’s frazzled businessman errs badly, irritating the unseen driver of a rumbling truck o’ death, before scrambling for non-existent safety in the ultimate ode to road rage.

Director Steven Spielberg, back at the very start of what would turn into one of the monumental careers in film history, delivers a lean ‘n mean thriller, turning the suspense up notch by notch.

Not showing the bad guy’s face is crucial, as it turns him into a relentless force of nature.

Can’t argue with him.

Can’t bargain with him.

Run, or die, under an unforgiving desert sun.

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