Objective, The

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The Objective
TheObjective poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Daniel Myrick
Release Date 2009
Language English
Distributor IFC Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
CIA officer Benjamin Keynes Jonas Ball
CW Wally Hamer Matthew R. Anderson
SGT Vincent Degetau Jon Huertas
SGT Trinoski Michael C. Williams
SGT Tim Cole Sam Hunter
SGT Pete Sadler Jeff Prewett
MSG Tanner Kenny Taylor


The Objective is a 2009 science fiction horror film, directed and co-written by Daniel Myrick. The film stars Jonas Ball, Matthew R. Anderson, and Jon Huertas. The story follows a CIA officer named Benjamin Keynes who, during the ongoing War in Afghanistan, is assigned to a special forces team in order to locate an Afghan cleric.


The following weapons were used in the film Objective, The:

Contents


Handguns

Beretta 92FS

CIA officer Benjamin Keynes (Jonas Ball) uses a Beretta 92FS as his sidearm, as well as every member of the special forces team.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
SGT Trinoski (Michael C. Williams) pulled out his 92FS after getting shot by insurgents.
MSG Tannger (Kenny Taylor) firing his 92FS while the insurgents flee.
SGT Pete Sadler (Jeff Prewett) with his 92FS.
SGT Tim Cole (Sam Hunter) firing his 92FS after being scared by the ghosts.
CIA officer Benjamin Keynes (Jonas Ball) with his holstered 92FS.

Assault Rifles

Colt M4A1 Carbine

CIA officer Benjamin Keynes (Jonas Ball) and the rest of special forces team, expect for MSG Tanner (Kenny Taylor), can be seen using M4A1 Carbines as their main weapons. Due to a continuity error, they often switch between genuine M4s and "Franken-M4s" which are actually M4 upper receiver units slapped onto Colt AR-15 Sporter II Carbine lower receiver units.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
M4A1 carbine 5.56x45mm with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope, flip-up rear sight, and M203 grenade launcher 40mm
CW Wally Hamer (Matthew R. Anderson) firing his M4A1.
SGT Tim Cole (Sam Hunter) with his M4A1.

M4 Upper/AR-15 Sporter II Lower

As mentioned previously, many of the special forces team use rifles which are actually M4 upper receivers upon Colt AR-15 Sporter II Carbine lower receiver units. It appears that the armorers didn't have enough genuine M4s (or at least M4s fitted to mil-spec lower receiver units) in inventory, and were thus forced to fit some M4 uppers to an incorrect lower receiver type.

Colt Sporter II Carbine with 30-round magazine - 5.56x45mm NATO
CIA officer Benjamin Keynes (Jonas Ball) aiming his "Franken-M4", which is actually built on an AR-15 Sporter II lower receiver.
Another view of Benjamin Keynes's (Jonas Ball) pseudo-M4.
SGT Tim Cole (Sam Hunter) and SGT Vincent Degetau (Jon Huertas) with their M4s. Notice that Sgt Cole's weapon has a "slab-side" lower receiver (found on the AR-15 Sporter II) even though in some scenes, his weapon has the correct A1-style lower receiver with fencing around the magazine release. This indicates that the actor used two different weapons with the same accessories, but different lower receiver types.

Izhmash AK-47

AK-47s are carried by some of the locals in the beginning.

Final Production version of the Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
The locals on the left are armed with AK-47s.

Izhmash AKM

AKMs can be seen used by the Afghan insurgents who ambushed the special forces team on the way to their objective.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
An insurgent with AKM.

Rifles

Springfield Armory M1A

The special forces team sniper, Sergeant Pete Sadler (Jeff Prewett), is using a Springfield Armory M1A.

Springfield M1A - .308 Winchester. Note the notch where the fire selector would be.
Close view of the M1A.
SGT Pete Sadler aiming his M1A.
Another shot of SGT Pete Sadler firing his M1A.

Machine Guns

FN M249-E2 Squad Automatic Weapon

The special forces team machine gunner, Master Sergeant Tanner (Kenny Taylor), is using an M249 SAW.

M249-E2 SAW - upgraded M249 with heat shield and full synthetic Stock, equipped with a 200 round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm NATO
MSG Tanner holding his M249.
MSG Tanner aiming his M249.

Launchers

RM Equipment M203PI Grenade Launcher

M203PIs are mounted on the rifles of SGT Vincent Degetau (Jon Huertas), SGT Trinoski (Michael C. Williams), and SGT Tim Cole (Sam Hunter).

RM Equipment M203PI - 40x46mm

Grenades

M18 Smoke Grenade

Sergeant Tim Cole (Sam Hunter) is the only one to be seen with an M18 smoke grenade.

M18 smoke grenade
The M18 (circled in red) on SGT Tim Cole's (Sam Hunter) vest.

Explosives

M18A1 Claymore

In the beginning of the film, several Afghan National Army soldiers or anti-Taliban fighters can be seen examining M18A1 Claymores.

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine
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