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Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

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Storyline

Two men wake up at opposite sides of a dirty, disused bathroom, chained by their ankles to pipes. Between them lies a dead man loosely clutching a hand-held tape player and a handgun. Each finds a tape for the player in their back pocket. They play the tapes. One is threatened, the other isn't. But they have a task: One must kill the other by 6:00, or his wife and daughter will die. They find hacksaws in a toilet, and try to cut the chains, but it doesn't work. They are the two newest victims of the Jigsaw Killer. In a flashback, we learn of Amanda, a girl who falls victim to the Jigsaw Killer. On her head is a mask, which is hooked into her lower jaw. There is a timer on it. Only one key will unlock it, and that key is in the digestive tract of her cell mate who lies paralyzed on the opposite side of the room. If she doesn't unlock the mask in time, her lower jaw will be ripped wide open. She survives, but her cell mate doesn't. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn of more ... Written by Aurabesh corrected by Paul P

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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,239,813 (UK) (1 October 2004)

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$55,153,403 (USA) (24 December 2004)
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Trivia

The film was inspired by the end scene of Mad Max (1979) when Max handcuffs a man to a car and gives him a saw. He tells the man how long it will take to cut his foot off before the car explodes. See more »

Goofs

It never seems to occur to Gordon or Adam to use the hacksaws to saw through the pipes that they're chained to, rather than the chains or their own legs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adam: Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title ripples like it was underwater. See more »

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References Trainspotting (1996) See more »

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Stürm
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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The first, the best!
2 February 2011 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Okay, i have seen a lot of horror films. Saw was another one that i liked much. Saw 2,3,4...and so on were movies i disliked. The splatter was increasing for no apparent reason, the atmosphere and the whole set up and the feeling, that made the first a success, were all missing from the rest.

So here we are. I review the first one that is the best in my opinion. I liked it. A friend of mine, a co-student at College, told me to watch the movie together. She couldn't remember how many times she had seen it. It was her favorite so she wanted to share it with me.

I liked the flow of the movie. And then the movie ended. And i found my jaw fallen on the floor. Incredible movie. No i wont spoil you anything!!! Go and watch it!

Warning though, it has extreme violence. I was about to eat something, while i was watching Saw. I reconsidered. I paused... i ate... then i watched the film.


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