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Ian Freer: Much of the men­ace of ‘The Man’ comes from his abil­ity to al­ways be one step ahead of Rachel. This is never more ev­i­dent than in the se­quence in which Rachel calls her friend, di­vorce lawyer Andy (Jimmi Simp­son), in a diner, only for ‘The Man’ to be sit­ting op­po­site him. As Andy hands the stranger the phone (“This is where the first les­son be­gins”), ‘The Man’ bru­tally beats Andy to death as their fel­low din­ers do noth­ing. It’s an erup­tion of vi­o­lence that is over as soon as it be­gins.

Der­rick Borte: Jaws was a huge film for me. I know that a lot of peo­ple im­me­di­ately think of Duel as a touch­stone for this story, but I went to Jaws. I thought of Rus­sell’s char­ac­ter as the shark in Jaws, in terms of the way that he just shows up and wreaks havoc and then van­ishes. You don’t know when he’s go­ing to show up again!

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