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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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Obi Tate (as Timothy Burd)
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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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Oh, yes. There will be blood. See more »


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?


Shawnee Smith, Tobin Bell, and Dina Meyer are the only actors to reprise their roles from the first film. See more »


(at around 27 mins) The pool of blood from Gus's gunshot wound changes when Daniel goes to put the coat over his head. See more »


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

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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