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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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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

In the beginning of the movie Benjamin Keyes is introduced as Agent Keyes. Members of the CIA are called intelligence officers, an agent is someone hired or recruited from the outside. See more »

Connections

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

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Stunning, but don't expect any neatly presented answers!
21 September 2008 | by karlykins1967See all my reviews

For me, this was simply one of the best viewing experiences I have had in a long time, and believe me I watch a helluva lot of films! The cinematography was glorious, with astounding landscapes shot perfectly; also the score and sound effects track was simply out of this world, giving the film incredible ambiance and atmosphere throughout, and conjuring up perfectly a sense of esoteric mystery and making the unseen threat seem almost palpable in the desolate surroundings. In contrast to some of the other viewers' postings here on IMDb, I thought the acting was very realistic and believable, and the script well structured with good dialogue. Sure, the small company of soldiers here didn't have all the flashy catchphrasing and smart character interactions ("bughunt", "we're on an escalator to hell - going down!!") that we all love from "Aliens" (as has been pointed out in other postings) but that was because it wasn't necessary nor would have been appropriate in the scenarios in "The Objective". Also, more films than "Apocalypse Now" have utilized to good extent the voice-over narration technique, and this is one of them. There's no more dialogue here than necessary, and like the other soldiers in the company, the audience is given just enough information in the voice-over to allow them to piece together just what they "need to know". The main problem some viewers seem to have with this film is that the plot line leaves the audience thinking at the end, with no easy answers and nicely tied-up resolution. That is a great thing - it is not lazy film-making whatsoever. I feel sad for the person in the postings who had to ask such inane questions as to why the key character was shown at the end where he was and doing what he was doing and how he got there (note how I neatly sidestepped giving anything away then?!) The answer is: because it is a FILM and as such, constraints like time, budget and artistic convenience mean that not every single action needs to (or should) be shown to us. Many things in life itself are not totally explained or resolved to the individual - and just as here, it is up to each viewer to come to his own ultimate conclusion and piece together a few fragments of their own. Bear these comments in mind before viewing, and if you are a viewer who enjoys a neat and tidy happy ending, then please look elsewhere. Otherwise, enjoy a simply excellent piece of film-making and cinematic experience!!


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