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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

Gross USA:

$236,266
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Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)

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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 »

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At the end of the movie when Gerry is lying on his back, his legs change from flat to bent and back again. This obviously could not possibly happen due to his condition. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gerry: Hey, Gerry, the path.
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Featured in Brows Held High: Gerry Redux! (2014) See more »

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Greatest ever made
5 February 2003 | by marc-augeSee all my reviews

I saw the movie in the American Film Festival in Deauville. The movie had been just edited and matt Damon who was at the screening saw it for the first time too.

The feeling is strange, deep and surprisingly strong!!!

During the whole film you just wonder why. Why did they get lost, why did they shoot that F.... Damned movie which is boring.

As time goes by you start to feel what will happen, in fact you think, you feel probably like both characters do. "What am I doing here" What will happen??" And you walk with them, you suffer with them and you laugh with them (shortly).

At the end of the movie you don't know where you live anymore, and you don't know yet what happened to you.

In fact you've been in the desert with them.

At the end of the show, everyone who stayed till the end applause the masterwork, and Matt Damon.

He was so moved by our reaction and by his movie that he cried and thanked everyone.

I lived that sunday morning the most tremendous cinematographic emotion I never had.

I simply shook his hand and said to him (Matt) " Thank You". He simply answered "Thanks for been here".

Honestly I still didn't recover from that moment (6 monthes ago) and I can't wait to get it on DVD because I'm quite sure it will never be released in France.

Enjoy,

marc


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