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A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

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Gus Van Sant
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Casey Affleck ... Gerry
Matt Damon ... Gerry
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Storyline

Two friends that call each other Gerry decide to hide in the wilderness in order to see something. However, they do not find what they're looking for. They decide to return to the car but they get lost in the desert, without water, supplies or a compass. Now they have to walk, trying to find the road to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The desert can be a silent World.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Argentina | Jordan

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

The Actual Gerry See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,285, 16 February 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$236,266, 6 April 2003
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film runs for about 100 minutes, and features exactly 100 shots, resulting in an average shot length of about 60 seconds. See more »

Goofs

Obvious CGI landing when Gerry jumps off the rock. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gerry: Hey, Gerry, the path.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, only a blue screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Elephant (2003) See more »

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Für Alina
by Arvo Pärt
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A Blank Canvas Of A Film
2 March 2003 | by steve7875See all my reviews

This is not a good film.

But it's not a bad film either.

Consider the blank canvas hung in the museum. Questions arise: What is this? Why is this here? Who did this? Why did they do this? And most importantly, do I care about this?

These are the type of questions you will be left with after seeing `Gerry.'

The film is painfully slow to watch, the dialogue unrewarding, the landscape more interesting than the cinematography, the characters undefined, and the plot full of holes.

And yet, the film sticks with you and makes you think... just as the blank canvas does.

After leaving the theater, you truly contemplate the strange trip you just took through the middle of nowhere while you draw parallels to your own adventures.

And for these reasons the journey is worthwhile... the film, worth seeing.


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