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Duel































Duel was released on November 13th, 1971.
Filming locations include Acton, Santa Clarita and Toluca Lake, CA.


David Mann's house - 10414 Bloomfield St. Toluca Lake, Ca. 91602




Chuck's Cafe - 12625 Sierra Hwy. Santa Clarita, Ca. 91390
(Le Chene French Cuisine)





School bus tunnel scene - Soledad Canyon Rd. Ca.




Train track scene - Soledad Canyon Rd. and Crown Valley Rd. Acton, Ca.






Sally's Snakerama Station - 9661 Sierra Hwy. Santa Clarita, Ca. 91390
(Pepper Tree Market)



 
 
Truck follows David to the plateau - Mesa Dr. and Vazquez Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, Ca. 91390
 
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Excellent research. Must be great driving aroung looking for exciting places with your laptop or tablette on the passenger seat. Well done !

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  2. Nice work! Do you know the exact location of the cliff from the finale?

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    1. Thanks Christian. I'm sorry, I haven't been able to track down the exact spot where the semi went over the cliff yet.

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    2. Hey paul, the final cliff scene is located on cruzan (mystery) mesa.

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  3. The final crash is on the ridge just off Vasquez Canyon road. There is a hard left which has a road doing a 180 to Vasquez Canyon road. Here is where he hit the embankment, then continued up onto the plateau. The car and truck went off somewhere up there.

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    1. Which road did a 180 to vasquez canyon road?

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  4. raf, you're absolutely right! I plan on visiting this location the next time I'm in the area. Thank you.

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    1. The road that goes to Vasquez road and does a 180 is called Mesa Drive! Now I am trying to find where the truck went off.

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    2. Think I have the location of the cliff and what looks like a broken in half truck??

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    3. I recently went up to Mystery Mesa for a job. It's a closed area but I took some pictures after I wrapped.

      https://flic.kr/s/aHskCPyW6u

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  5. ...This is so cool of you to put this effort in for us movie guys!...the reason im here this morning is yesterday i had a 'Duel' moment driving home, it was out of the blue but it sent me back to watching this film as a kid, scary stuff! :)

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  6. 34°28'07.8"N 118°26'01.6"W

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  7. I figured it out. The final cliff scene in Duel was filmed at cruzan mesa. It can't be accessed from vasquez canyon road but it can be accessed from plum canyon fire road to the south.

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  8. this movie "Duel had some great locations where it was shot and I really like the movie very much, it was very well done

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  9. My son and I are watching it right now. Thanks for the background. Movie holds up but SoCal sure has changed since 71!

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  10. excellent research. When I first watched this movie, I wondered where on the earth this place is.
    Now I can locate the place by Google Earth.

    Great!

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