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Saw II (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror  |  28 October 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Singer
Obi Tate (as Timothy Burd)
Kelly Jones ...


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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Crime | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Saw 2  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,189,212 (UK) (28 October 2005)


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

| | | (5.1 surround)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Hackl, the film's production designer, took three weeks to construct 27 sets on one sound stage. See more »


(at around 16 mins) When Detective Eric Mathews meets John his badge is normal. A few moments into the scene it becomes twisted and when it cuts to John then back to Eric after a second the badge is normal. See more »


[first lines]
Michael Marks: Help! Anyone! He-elp!
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Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Thank You for this Amazing Movie
28 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I anxiously waited for this film to be released---eagerly anticipating every frame, and I was not disappointed when I "saw" the first screening this afternoon. From the opening scene thru the end? I found myself being transported into the big screen, taken for one of the wildest rides I have ever experienced, and deposited back into my seat knowing I had not wasted my money (nor the afternoon, for the matter). I was kept guessing until the end, and I was not let down with a "cliched and wrap it up" ending...I left wanting more. (Having seen CUBE...I don't see the "ripoff"...I see a very well thought out original script with a deeper story). The acting was very impressive and very believable. A special shout out to the team who came up with the set design and atmospheric lighting. I was moved and mentally manipulated by this film, and when I stepped out of the theater into the lobby and real life I had to take a minute to let my mind unwind before I went out the theater door.

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