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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:

We haven't seen the real enemy See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Morocco

Language:

English | Pushto

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Morocco) See more »

Also Known As:

Asymmetri apeili 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:

Color
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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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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Off beat Sci-fi weirdness
21 August 2008 | by mail-1030See all my reviews

This a smart Sci-fi/horror/ War Movie in a similar vein to R-Point or Outpost, a bit of popular myth (this time on a Erik von Dankin tip)... set against the backdrop of the most modern of wars.

It's low budget and fairly obscure, punching above its weight with superbly haunting location shots (Atlas Mountains Morocco) and tight audio FX / Soundtrack. The Special forces soldiers are believable too, kudos to the military adviser, and the acting's not bad too.

The best think about 'The Objective'is the brooding pacing, It never scared me, more just left of field enough to make you think - this is and a bit different, that's a bit odd, this ain't Hollywood etc... and all the better for it... not surprising then to learn its from one of the directors from Blair Witch...

On the flip side the heavy narration gives it a TV movie feel and though it kind of works in the end hmmmm, I dunno there was still a bit much. Narrative's a bit al over thae place, and whilst some might shout "rubbish" or IMDb fav "worst movie ever" I'll go for "fun for what it is" and that is on a par with an extended version of your fav X-file's/Outer limits episode.... Absolutely Recommended I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Objective'


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