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Saw II -- Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also.
Saw II -- Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also.

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Writers:
Leigh Whannell (written by) and
Darren Lynn Bousman (written by)
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Release Date:
28 October 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
We Dare You Again... See more »
Plot:
Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
It Will Blow You Away See more (855 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Darren Lynn Bousman 
 
Writing credits
Leigh Whannell (written by) and
Darren Lynn Bousman (written by)

Produced by
Peter Block .... executive producer
Mark Burg .... producer
Jason Constantine .... executive producer
Greg Copeland .... co-producer
Daniel J. Heffner .... co-producer (as Daniel Jason Heffner)
Gregg Hoffman .... producer
Oren Koules .... producer
Stacey Testro .... executive producer
James Wan .... executive producer
Leigh Whannell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Clouser 
 
Cinematography by
David A. Armstrong 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
Amy Lippens 
 
Production Design by
David Hackl 
 
Art Direction by
Michele Brady 
 
Set Decoration by
Liesl Deslauriers 
 
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
 
Makeup Department
Damon Bishop .... prosthetics assistant
François Dagenais .... prosthetics coordinator (as Francois Dagenais)
Sarah Fairbairn .... key makeup artist
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Pamela Mills .... assistant hair stylist
Robbi O'Quinn .... second assistant makeup artist
Candice Ornstein .... assistant makeup artist
Patrick Baxter .... makeup lab technician (uncredited)
Matthew Dewilde .... prosthetic supplier (uncredited)
Sheilagh McGrory .... prosthetic supplier (uncredited)
Neil Morrill .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
W. Michael Beard .... post-production supervisor
Greg Copeland .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Backman .... third assistant director
Darrin Brown .... second assistant director
Greg Copeland .... second unit director (as Greg 'Fellini' Copeland)
Elizabeth Scherberger .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Carlo Cesta .... painter
Steven Ciancamerla .... set dresser
Jeff Flint .... carpenter
Dwight Hendrickson .... first assistant art director
Ron Hobbs .... storyboard artist
Jason Lunn .... set dresser
Michael Madill .... painter
Kim Maticiw .... property assistant
Mario Moreira .... prop buyer
Alan Moy .... carpenter
James R. Murray .... property master
Enrique Patritti .... painter
Alejandro Torres .... painter
Adrienne Trent .... special props builder
Tim Young .... carpenter
Michael Zaharuk .... painter
John Galbraith .... key scenic artist (uncredited)
Anthony Pearce .... conceptual illustrator (uncredited)
Anthony Pearce .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
David W. Barr .... adr recordist
Tom Bjelic .... sound effects editor
Robin Crumley .... assistant sound editor
Ian Elias .... sound
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Fung .... sound editor
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Jason Hopfner .... boom operator
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Rick Penn .... sound mixer
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
John Sanacore .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Shikata .... sound effects editor
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
David W. Barr .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tim Good .... special effects supervisor
Colin Penman .... puppet builder
 
Visual Effects by
Naomi Anderlini .... opening titles designer
Kris Brockman .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Bret Culp .... visual effects supervisor
Tony Cybulski .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Candice Day .... visual effects sales coordinator
Paul DeOliveira .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Maria A. Gordon .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Yoga Kurniawan .... playback animator
Daniel Lee .... lead digital compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Chad Malbon .... visual effects producer: opening title sequence
Tina McGill .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Samara Melanson .... visual effects executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Roubina Messerkhanian .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Joe Raasch .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Mahmoud Rahnama .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Carrie Richardson .... visual effects production manager: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Russ Robertson .... DI producer
Tracey Vaz .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
Alphonso Young .... digital compositor: C.O.R.E Digital Pictures
 
Stunts
Wade Eastwood .... stunt double: Jigsaw
Brian Jagersky .... stunt actor: SWAT #2
Darren McGuire .... stunt actor: SWAT #1
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
Alison Reid .... stunt double: Amanda
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt actor: SWAT #3
Dave Van Zeyl .... stunt double: Obi
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mir Afdasta .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Mir Toofan Adasta)
Eric Beaulieu .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Cinar Eryasar .... electrician
Greg Gayne .... gallery photographer
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Brian Gedge .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Alex Lisman .... camera trainee
Dave Sansford .... electrician
Jeremy Settles .... camera operator: segments
Darren Spriet .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kit Whitmore .... director of photography: second unit
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Kathleen Howell .... casting assistant
Stephanie Laffin .... casting associate
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Janelle Scuderi .... casting assistant
Karen Williams .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Eppstadt .... key costume breakdown artist
Les Handrahan .... costumer
Leslie Kavanagh .... wardrobe set supervisor
Stephanie Lees .... assistant costume designer
Shelley Mansell .... wardrobe buyer
Adam Smith .... costume prop
 
Editorial Department
Nick Iannelli .... digital intermediate editor
Rui Martins .... telecine operator
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
Arthur Montreuil .... film color timer
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Ryan Ruskay .... colorist
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist
Bob Wenokur .... studio post-production representative
Ron Wisman Jr. .... assistant editor
Motassem Younes .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Rob Bertola .... music editor
Wes Borland .... musician
Charlie Clouser .... musician
Peter Freeman .... musician
Chad Gray .... composer: song "Forget To Remember"
Joel C. High .... music executive
Jim Kaufman .... soundtrack music
Danny Lohner .... musician
Thomas D. Mahoney .... music coordinator
Yvonne McDonald .... music clearances
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jonathan Scott Miller .... music supervisor
Jonathan Platt .... music supervisor
Chas Smith .... musician
 
Other crew
Christine Barclay .... dust busting
Troy Begnaud .... assistant: Gregg Hoffman
Chad Cole .... assistant: Mark Burg and Oren Koules
Cristin L. Cornett .... production coordinator
Bernadette Couture .... dust busting
Kym Crepin .... production accountant
Heather Dawn .... creative consultant
Ryan Eldridge .... production assistant
Yon Elvira .... publicist: Lionsgate
Alex Franklin .... development executive
Lisa Gyorfi .... assistant production coordinator
Lauren Hassard .... set medic
Jane Kim .... assistant: Darren Bousman
Steven Lewis .... production attorney
Dahla MacKenna .... educational supervisor
Ashleigh Millar .... craft service
Pete Nilson .... caterer
Michael Paterson .... optical recording
Pauline K. Quong .... payroll accountant
Mag Sarnowska .... dust busting
Sat Sidhu .... on-set tutor
Carla Spizziri .... first assistant accountant
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Lisa Vella .... assistant to producers
Greg Wessendorf .... dust busting
Kris Wood .... playback coordinator
Kris Wood .... playback supervisor
Jesse Korosi .... playback editor (uncredited)
Al Vrkljan .... armorer (uncredited)
Al Vrkljan .... tactical advisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tracy Mulholland .... special thanks
Christopher W. Yan .... special thanks (as Chris Yan)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content
Runtime:
93 min | 95 min (unrated version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (5.1 surround)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating on appeal) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut) | Iceland:16 | Indonesia:Dewasa | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 (cut) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:NC-16 (cut) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #41808)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Like its predecessor, Saw II (2005) is directed by a first-time helmer. Darren Lynn Bousman would go on to direct the next two entries in the franchise.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Det. Mathews throws Jigsaw on the floor and you can tell it's a dummy by his stick-thin right leg.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Michael Marks:Help! Anyone! He-elp!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Rev 22:20See more »

FAQ

How could Jigsaw have known about Eric Matthews' corruption, since they never met before?
How many from "Saw" are back in "Saw II"?
How does the movie end?
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199 out of 376 people found the following review useful.
It Will Blow You Away, 28 October 2005
Author: mattdenes from United States

Why is it that so many critics, movie-goers and film patrons see such bold and unique forms of film as nothing but bloody and un-needed garbage? Isn't it about time to enter the age of the modern horror film, and to realize that audiences these days have already seen it all when it comes to the horror movie, so one-of-a-kind ideas such as the SAW series should be seen as a much needed godsend to the film industry. They say that this is what is takes to scare people these days: untrue. Take the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre for instance, upon close examination, one can notice that it is essentially a bloodless film. So what is it about such movies that scare us? Well, it's the idea, the cinematography, and the boldness to plant such a terrifying seed into the world of movies. It isn't a man sawing his foot off or a man being set on fire that scares audiences, it's the fact that it has NEVER...EVER been done before on the big screen that engulfs the audience into a trance-like cloak of fear over a movie. The people who conjure these ideas for movies are not on the mindset to create something for the SOLE PURPOSE of making someone cringe and fray, they want to be their own level, nay, rank of movies for others to, essentially, build off of. Are SAW and SAW II the last of their kind? By no means, if anything they are merely predecessors of the film noir that is going to eventually rise into the R-rated spectrum. Forgive me for not stressing on the movie's actual content, but I feel it is the very ideas behind SAW that make us have to see it for ourselves. And I highly recommend those of you skeptical about it to do so. Will you be frightened? Yes. Will you see things never before shined onto the screen? Yes. And will you leave the darkness of the theater in a sense that you have witnessed movie history unfold before your eyes? YES.

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