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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:

20 Years Ago The U.S. Government Witnessed a Phenomena They Dared Not Explain See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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A Big Question Mark
14 August 2008 | by tuxlieSee all my reviews

After watching this movie I came straight back on IMDb to see if I could make sense of what I had just watched. But after reading all the comments so far, I am none the wiser. It definitely did remind me of 'Blair Witch In The Desert' (with an Apocalypse Now style narration throughout) albeit without the hand camera so at least you don't feel queasy at the end, just a tad confused

Having said that, it did command my attention until the end, and I did enjoy it. After about 1/2 an hour its pretty obvious that the ending isn't going to be neatly wrapped up so it shouldn't leave you too disappointed


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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

Production Co:

Jaz Films, Kasbah Films See more »
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Color
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