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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.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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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, 17 February 2003

Gross USA:

$254,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$254,683
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was this film in which Gus Van Sant started making long shots because of his love for Béla Tarr's films. 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 La muerte después (2009) See more »

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Spiegel im Spiegel
by Arvo Pärt
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masterpiece of silence
11 March 2005 | by VoiceOfEuropeSee all my reviews

I was very much surprised when I first saw Gerry. It appeared to me that I was watching the latest work of Hungarian director Bela Tarr, a genius who had inspired not one independent filmmaker around the globe. But how come he could gather the money to shoot in the US with Matt Damon and Casey Affleck, I wondered. And then, in the end credits I found the name of Tarr among those who had indeed inspired Gus Van Sant while writing and making Gerry, this slow-paced, very pure piece of art. It is a masterpiece of suspense, things unfold (if at all) with the speed of a sedated snail. Damon and Affleck set out on an excursion we don't know where to and get lost in the desert. Camera movements, angles are very basic yet very effective, thanks in most part to the peerless beauty of the Nevada, Death Valley and Argentinian scene sets. It is obvious that this film is not for all tastes. Lovers of David Lynch, Bertolucci and Gus Van Sant's latest works like Elephant will definitely find pleasure in sitting through Gerry though. Whereas, a mainstream viewer might find it difficult to force himself to view this movie without wiggling his derrière in the seat, no matter how pure its elements are.


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