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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, 16 February 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$236,266, 6 April 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Van Sant revealed in The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011) that he was inspired by Tomb Raider (1996)'s camera. 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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Für Alina
by Arvo Pärt
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Unbelievably over-hyped, incredibly self-indulgent
16 January 2002 | by sgreifSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Sundance Film Festival and hated it. There is no plot or character development to speak of. There is beautiful scenery and some very lovely camera shots, but the camera frequently lingers for 5 or 10 minutes at a time, circling around the object of its attention, without any dialogue at all. I understand that there were only about 100 camera shots in the entire film. It was reminiscent of Blow-up in some ways, but without as much interest. I'm sure it's an "important" film from the director's point of view, but the audience seems to have been entirely ignored. Of the 25-30 people I talked to about it, one liked it and the rest hated it.


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