All frequent motorists know the uneasy feeling of a larger vehicle riding their tail. In this story written by Richard Matheson, David Mann (Dennis Weaver) must contend with just that as he is psychotically pursued by a villainous tanker truck on his way to a business appointment. In a breakaway hit for then fledgling director Steven Spielberg, the use of harrowing camera angles and impressive stunt driving is key to the creation of suspense. Weaver does a nice job of playing the everyman. We feel his hopelessness after each futile attempt to escape, the sweat dripping down the back of his neck. Even though some superfluous scenes were added later to make it feature length, the film still strongly focuses on the highway duel.