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Saw (2004)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  29 October 2004 (USA)
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With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

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After waking up in a tiny cell, two men find themselves victim of a serial killer who plays games with his victims and gives them one last chance to survive. If they wish to live, they each have to play their own game as the killer has told them on an audio script. As the film goes on, connections between the victims and the true identity of the never-showed-up killer are revealed. Written by J. S. Golden

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Live or die. Make your choice. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for strong grisly violence and language | See all certifications »

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29 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$110,822 (South Africa) (1 April 2005)

Gross:

$172,993 (South Africa) (8 April 2005)
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Trivia

The Engineer/Janitor at the hospital was named Zep. Zep is also the name brand of a line of industrial cleaning products that every Janitor would be familiar with. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Gordon is using the box to try to reach the phone he gets angry and tosses it to his left side. When we see his right side, the box is still lying there. A few moments later, when he is tugging on his chains in frustration, we see the box next to the door, in the direction that he threw it. See more »

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[first lines]
Adam: Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
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Performed by Front Line Assembly
Written by Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber
Published by Nettwerk Songs Publishing (SOCAN) / Zomba Songs, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Metropolis Records
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I loved it
10 February 2005 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

Movies like Saw are the ones that makes us believe in the horror genre. It is because of such movies we like to see horror/thriller movies. Let me tell you that after watching Saw I wanted to buy the ticket and watch it again because after a long time I got to see a real gripping and tightly directed horror movie. The movie is very exciting and has a lot of goosebumps. However, if you are a faint of heart please do not see this movie as it has a lot of gore/violence in it which will make you jump out of your seat. I just can't wait for the DVD to come out as I really want to buy it. My recommendation to all of you is to watch Saw and have a good time like I did. Also, the movie has a great twist. 10/10


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