A detective and his team must rescue eight people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.
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When detective Eric Matthews is called to a crime scene of a victim of Jigsaw, he finds a lead to the place where he is hidden. Once there, he realizes that Jigsaw trapped his son Daniel Matthews with three women and four men in a shelter, and they are inhaling a lethal nerve gas. If they do not use an antidote within two hours, they will die. Eric follows with increasing desperation the death of each member of the group in monitors, while trying to convince Jigsaw to release his son. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Das Spiel geht weiter... (The game continues) See more »

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Crime | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,189,212 (UK) (28 October 2005)

Gross:

$86,502 (Chile) (14 April 2006)
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Trivia

The bathroom which was the main set for the first film had to be completely recreated for the sequel. See more »

Goofs

(at around 14 mins) When the SWAT team have their guns aimed at Jigsaw's heart (just after Matthews says "Hey - is this close enough?", we can see three laser guides on his chest. Then one of the SWAT team members points his gun down, but there are still three laser guides on Jigsaw's heart. Seconds later there are two lasers, then three again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michael Marks: Help! Anyone! He-elp!
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Connections

Referenced in Welshy Reviews: Saw Retrospective: Part II (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Irresponsible Hate Anthem
(Venus Head Trap Mix)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Remixed by Danny Lohner, Wes Borland, Charlie Clouser & Joshua Eustis
Written by Stephen Gregory Bier, Daisy Berkowitz (as Scott Putesky), Marilyn Manson (as Brian Warner) & Jeordie White
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Saw II is everything Saw 1 should have been .. and more!
28 October 2005 | by (United States, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I just got back from the midnight screening of the film and I must say -- It was an OK movie.

Most of all the cool "deaths" were already shown in either clips or on television... but the main highlight of the movie was the conversation between Eric Mathews and Jigsaw himself. You find out a lot more about him then what you think. You find out what makes him tick. Of course, it's not as Gory as what people are telling you, it's just a marketing scam.. However, there IS much more blood then Saw 1.

The ending... Grabs you by the hair and kicks you square in the nuts!.

And you know when they said they'd revisit some "old friends?" oh yes.. they do :) Darren Bousman definitely has a film career on his hands and I hope he goes far with it because the man has talent.

I can clearly see SAW becoming the next "Horror" franchise.


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