Sunday, October 12, 2014

Duel (1971)


I have seen Steven Spielberg's first film, Duel, a number of times and it still holds up really well, maybe more-so in our era of road rage.   While set-jetting some other locales, I decided to check out some of the main locations seen in the film.  There are quite a few Duel fan location websites out there, but would like to thank Then & Now Movie Locations for their page on this film.

First up is the pre-credit house....















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Next is the freeway route taken during the credits....





























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The first gas station he stops at is no longer there, but the surrounding area is still identifiable...








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The site of "Chuck's Cafe".....















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The scene with the school bus takes place at the often photographed Soledad Canyon Road....


















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This railroad stop has actually moved a bit, but is still in the same general vicinity....







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Sally's Snakearama gas station is thankfully no longer (or ever was) at this spot....








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This spot where he rounds the hill hasn't changed at all....


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More of the same spot where he hides out by the train tracks....
















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The spot where he swerves from the road closed signs....


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The highway that runs adjacent to the railroad....






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The area where he slams his car in the hill just before the cliffhanger finale....










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4 comments:

  1. Hi i m a french guy who has a passion for Duel
    Been to California & nevada many times
    want to start from hollywood & drive all the way on Mann s tracks. could you pls help me find maps for the complete run ? shall i take Hwy 5 to north ? & then ?

    thx a lot for ur help
    jp
    jpasia17@yahoo.fr

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    1. That’s complicated because it’s not all one route. For example, this (https://goo.gl/maps/DmkBw) is what you’d have to drive to cover the first three minutes alone.

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  2. So the Pepper Tree Market was never where Sally's Snakerama was?

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  3. Thanks for pics. Live that old classic. Movie.

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