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The Objective (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 24 April 2008 (Morocco)
2:04 | Trailer
A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.


Daniel Myrick


Daniel Myrick (screenplay), Mark A. Patton (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Ball ... Benjamin Keynes
Matthew R. Anderson ... Chief Warrant Officer Wally Hamer
Jon Huertas ... Sgt. Vincent Degetau
Michael C. Williams ... Sgt. Trinoski
Sam Hunter ... Sgt. Tim Cole
Jeff Prewett ... Sgt. Pete Sadler
Kenny Taylor Kenny Taylor ... MSgt. Tanner
Chems-Eddine Zinoune Chems-Eddine Zinoune ... Abdul
Qzaibar Allal Qzaibar Allal ... Village Chief
Hammou Abaou Hammou Abaou ... Abdul's Mother
Rkia Chkaroll Rkia Chkaroll ... Village Woman in Burka
Ibtihal Iataren Ibtihal Iataren ... Girl with the Woman
El Hayrani Lekbir El Hayrani Lekbir ... Hermit
P. David Miller ... Maj. Matt McCarthy
Vanessa Johansson ... Stacy Keynes


A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In the search of an ancient myth. See more »


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The IR Camera that Ben uses has the same settings (.95/20/0 degrees C), day or night wherever and whenever it was used because the on-loan IR camera was dropped and broke during the filming. Then IR footage was created using video effects to resemble actual IR camera footage. (According to director Daniel Myrick). See more »


During the failed helicopter extraction at 0:33 the team uses a couple of great techniques to make them more visible to the inbound helicopter crew. They attach "chem-lites" to their gear and with one attached to a length of chord, twirl the chem-lite into what is referred to as a "buzz-saw". The only problem - they use green chem-lites which are virtually invisible to night vision goggles the aircrews would be using. True buzz-saws and other markings are done with either red or infrared (IR) chem-lites which are very pronounced under NVGs and harder (red) or impossible(IR) to see with the naked eye. See more »


References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

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" I suppose it's my attempt to die with Dignity "
22 May 2010 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

Every country in the world has a collected storehouse of stories involving Ghosts, Goblins and things which go bump in the night. In the far East, from the tall rugged mountains of Afghanistan, comes this legendary tale of violent death which re-surfaced in the 21st century. The movie is called " Objective " and tentatively based on the legendary incident, concerning one Dr. William Brydon otherwise known as 'The Massacre at Khourd Caboul.' writer/Director Daniel Myrick tells the story of a C.I.A. operative, Benjamin Keynes (Jonas Ball) who is given a covert assignment to venture into the mountains of Afganistan and find a mystic leader named Mohammad Aban who possess special information concerning the area. Accompanying him will be an elite military team, led by Chief Warrant Officer Wally Hamer (Matt Anderson) and a local guide named Abdul (Chems Zinoune). What begins as a routine reckon mission to find and deliver a mystic leader, develops into a mysterious search, destroy and survive encounter with an ancient, but very powerful stellar phenomenon. The movie endeavors to enthrall an audience with crude scenes imitating 'Close Encounters and Predator. With a stiff narration and a poor story-line, the cast tries its best but fails on several levels. Still, it is an interesting movie, if one doesn't expect too much. I would have thought the original story of the British Massacre would have been a better investment. ***

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English | Pushto

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24 April 2008 (Morocco) See more »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95, 8 February 2009

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Jaz Films, Kasbah Films See more »
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