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Saw -- Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival.
Saw -- Watch the 10th Anniversary trailer for Saw.
Saw -- With a dead body laying between them, two men (Whannell and Elwes) wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw" by the police because of his unusual calling card.

Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Leigh Whannell (written by)
James Wan (story) ...
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Release Date:
29 October 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Death is a shortcut (Denmark) See more »
Plot:
Two men awaken in the secure lair of a killer who forces them to play a deadly game that will determine life or death. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sicko movie, Go! See more (1497 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
James Wan 
 
Writing credits
Leigh Whannell (written by)

James Wan (story) and
Leigh Whannell (story)

Produced by
Lark Bernini .... associate producer
Peter Block .... executive producer
Mark Burg .... producer
Jason Constantine .... executive producer
Daniel J. Heffner .... co-producer (as Daniel Jason Heffner)
Gregg Hoffman .... producer
Oren Koules .... producer
Richard H. Prince .... co-producer
Stacey Testro .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Clouser 
 
Cinematography by
David A. Armstrong (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
 
Casting by
Amy Lippens 
 
Production Design by
Julie Berghoff 
 
Art Direction by
Nanet Harty 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Soulages  (as Jennifer Soulages)
 
Makeup Department
Kashka Banjoko .... hair stylist: Mr. Glover
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup artist: Mr. Glover (as Scott Eddo)
Michelle Rene Elam .... key hair stylist (as Michelle Elam Torres)
Rocky Faulkner .... prosthetics makeup
Richard Redlefsen .... assistant prosthetics makeup artist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Richard H. Prince .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel J. Heffner .... first assistant director (as Daniel Jason Heffner)
Alexa Sheehan .... second assistant director (as Alexa 'Squirrel' Motley)
 
Art Department
Luis A. Arevalos .... swing gang (as Luis Arevalos)
Jake Blecha .... swing gang (as Jacob Blecha)
Jill Bream .... daily art department assistant
Bill Davis .... property master
Timothy Feimster .... carpenter
Glenn Fields .... lead construction (as Glenn 'Fuzzy' Fields)
Amy Frederick .... prop buyer
Christopher Haley .... scenic painter
Jonah Markowitz .... graphics designer
Erin McKenna .... lead scenic artist
Kelly Morrison .... art production assistant (as Kelly Kilgo)
Chuck Radtke .... art production intern
Summer Ramsey .... scenic artist
Jeffrey Reyes .... assistant property master
Jeffrey Reyes .... props
Adam Saltzberg .... art department assistant (as Chris Saltzberg)
Amy Sanders .... scenic artist
Brook Shafer .... on-set dresser
Christopher Skeels .... swing gang
Joshua Towers .... swing gang
Scott Wheately .... scenic artist
Ronny Wormser .... swing gang (as Ron Wormser)
 
Sound Department
Randy Babajtis .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Balko .... foley mixer
Mike Brownsher .... editorial assistant
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Hinkley .... post-production sound recordist
Jonathan Miller .... sound designer
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Patterson .... dialogue editor
Speed Ratliff .... boom operator
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Damien Seckinger .... assistant foley editor
John Taylor .... sound mixer (as John C. Taylor)
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Evan T. Chen .... additional ADR cueing (uncredited)
Wendy Czajkowsky .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Kerry Tracy .... additional foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles Belardinelli .... special effects assistant
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects supervisor (as Tom Bellissimo)
Brad Hardin .... body fabrication supervisor: Optic Nerve Studios
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Allan .... optical compositor
Mark Allan .... visual effects coordinator
Martin Avitia .... optical compositor
Robert Beebe .... digital artist
Derek Bird .... digital compositor
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects line producer: THDX (as Josh Comen)
Catherine Ferrez .... digital artist
Brian Fortenberry .... optical line-up
David Hayes .... digital lineup (as Dave Hayes)
Alex Kravets .... optical line-up
David Fred Masselink .... lead compositor
Andrew Midgley .... visual effects producer
Mike Ocoboc .... digital compositor
Marlo Pabon .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Keith Adams .... stunt coordinator
Mocean Melvin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Baldi .... second assistant camera
Brandon Cunningham .... best boy electric
Oscar Garcia .... key grip
Greg Gayne .... still photographer
Martin Glover .... video assist operator
Chris Gordon .... grip
Josh Harrison .... first assistant camera
David Katz .... video playback operator
Thomas Kuo .... electrician (as Tom Kuo)
Yaron Levy .... gaffer (as Yron Levy)
John Loveall .... best boy grip
Jon Myers .... camera operator
Jon Myers .... crane operator
Bill Persaud .... rigging grip
Jeremy Quinlan .... grip
Aaron Schuh .... second assistant camera
Ray Skinner .... electrician (as L. Ray Skinner)
Michael Steffen .... dolly grip
Andy Steinman .... director of photography: second unit
Dean Tapia .... video assist operator
Lisa Villaire .... camera loader
Vinny Walsh .... grip
James Pat Whelan .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Lisa S. Beasley .... extras casting
Jennifer Levy .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina DeMasi .... costumer
Kathleen Russo .... costume supervisor (as Kathy Russo)
 
Editorial Department
John Coniglio .... assistant editor
Ian Elias .... post-production assistant
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate colorist - 2014 digital restoration
Scott Hammel .... assistant editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
 
Music Department
Cameron Allan .... music editor
Charlie Clouser .... score performer
Robert Cross .... score performer: additional sounds
Peter Freeman .... musician: bass scrapes
Eric Gorfain .... music arranger: strings
Page Hamilton .... musician: guitar
Joel C. High .... music executive
Danny Lohner .... musician: guitar
Jonathan Scott Miller .... music supervisor
Jonathan Scott Miller .... soundtrack producer
Jonathan Platt .... music supervisor
Jonathan Platt .... soundtrack producer
Chas Smith .... musician: exotic instruments
Stew Song .... music supervisor
Stew Song .... soundtrack producer
Rebecca Rienks .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Karen T. Bolt .... assistant: Mr. Glover (as Karen Bolt)
Mary Chamberlin .... film scheduler
Vicky Choy .... production coordinator
Chad Cole .... assistant: Mr. Koules & Mr. Burg
Samuel V. Franco .... radio programmer and spots
Alex Franklin .... development executive
Laura Gary .... teacher
Jillian Giacomini .... script supervisor
Sherry Kecskes .... assistant accountant
Jonathan Leeder .... assistant to producer
Joni Lefkowitz .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Tory Mell .... set production assistant (as Tory Ireland Mell)
Kelly Morrison .... production intern (as Kelly Kilgo)
Monica Muehlhause-Horn .... production accountant
Pascual Romero .... promotional consultant
Alexis Ross .... production assistant
Michael G. Sarno .... production assistant (as Mike Sarno)
Kenny Selko .... key set production assistant
Tricia Sherwood .... craft service
Perry Suppa .... film scheduler
Michael Toll .... dailies assistant
Andrew Wilson .... consigliere
Abigail Rose Wysocki .... production assistant (as Abigail Kirk)
Alexander J. Wysocki .... production assistant (as Alexander Wysocki)
Maribel Zuno .... production intern
Robert Beebe .... title designer (uncredited)
Jack Venturo .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Austin Lander .... very special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for strong graphic violence (original rating)
Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (5.1 surround)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A | Canada:R (Alberta) | Canada:18A (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 | France:16 (with warning) | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut version) | Greece:K-17 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | India:A (cinema release) | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:18SG (DVD rating) | Malaysia:(Banned) (theatrical rating) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/18 | Russia:18+ | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:NC-16 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | Taiwan:R-18 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut DVD version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
James Wan did not intend to make a torture porn film. It's not really until the sequels got into gear that the films got more explicitly nasty.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While Tapp And Zep are battling for Zep's gun. Tapp has pushed Zep to the wall and Zep is turning his gun upwards to shoot tap from over his shoulder, the gun changes from a Springfield Armory .45cal to a 9mm Beretta M92 whilst Zep shoots and after Tapp dies, it changes back into the .45cal.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Adam:Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
StürmSee more »

FAQ

Is "Saw" based on a book?
What is Jigsaw's game?
What are the differences between the US R-Rated theatrical version and the unrated version later released on dvd?
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306 out of 491 people found the following review useful.
Sicko movie, Go!, 31 January 2005
Author: Gizelle Fine from California

A sicko movie whose nastiness is almost topped by its weirdness...so obviously any true horror fan worth their salt needs to seek it out! The story is about a surgeon and a photographer who wake up and to find themselves shackled at opposite ends of a nasty-looking toilet. Don't want to say too much but plenty of ugliness ensues. This movie has the perfect mix of scares and a really bizarre plot. The movie's got a decent budget for an indie horror (a little over a million, i think) but it's pretty small for a film that got such a big release. I hear it made a "killing" at the box office, so TAKE NOTICE Hollywood! People want to see this stuff. Go!

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