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The Objective (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 24 April 2008 (Morocco)
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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.

Director:

Daniel Myrick

Writers:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

In the search of an ancient myth. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kenny Taylor is a former Navy SEAL and one of the Phase 1 instructors in the documentary series "Navy SEALs Class 234". See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Blair Witch Project (1999) (2016) See more »

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"Find your own meaning"/meaningless thriller with few actual thrills
25 April 2008 | by dimas777See all my reviews

The only original idea in this movie is to unapologetically use an actual, on-going and bloody war as a superficial backdrop to a pointless and hackneyed plot. The crew seemed like a good bunch of guys, and I'm sure they had a ton of fun in Morocco filming this. Too bad nobody has done the hard work of coming up with a coherent vision, purpose and narrative; of aligning location, characters and story; of coming up with a meaning or a graceful way of avoiding imposing a meaning; or, at the very least, of making an engaging thriller.

Stephanie Martin's cinematography, however, did make the movie much more bearable. Well-done and beautiful. Even stunning at times.

The score was quite good as well, I thought.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Morocco

Language:

English | Pushto

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Morocco) See more »

Also Known As:

The Objective See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95, 8 February 2009

Gross USA:

$95

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95
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Company Credits

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Jaz Films, Kasbah Films See more »
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