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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:
A few nice ideas dulled by a lot of stupidity See more (851 total) »

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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:
Jigsaw's puppet was originally controlled by fishing line (in Saw (2004)). This time around, the crew had a slightly larger budget and decided to completely redo the puppet and make it mechanically controlled.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Burn The WitchSee more »

FAQ

What is Detective Matthews' game?
What is Saw II about?
How could Jigsaw have known about Eric Matthews' corruption, since they never met before?
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139 out of 254 people found the following review useful.
A few nice ideas dulled by a lot of stupidity, 4 November 2005
Author: Plumberduck

I have the same main problem I had with Saw II that I had with the original (Shockingly enough, not the gaping plot holes). At the core, both movies are about the same thing: Elaborate puzzles that stupid people ignore so they can spend more time yelling at each other.

I really wanted to like Saw II, but I felt like I was being teased. I catch a whiff of interesting puzzle-solving, instead I have a lot of yelling.

It's a personal preference, I know. The movie I wanted to see was about people adapting to their situation and using their brains against that of an evil genius. Instead, I got the evil genius (Tobin Bell is great as Jigsaw, by the way, one of the parts of the film I really enjoyed) going to a lot of work for some people who, frankly, don't seem to appreciate it. The creators seemed to want to make a film about how people's lives are dictated by their unavoidable flaws (driven home by the ending, the last few twists, and the general character of the cop, all of which are the reason my rating is as high as it is), and how panic destroys people.

And the horror... isn't. I don't find blood scary. There are some *shocking* moments in this film, some cringe-inducing moments, but nothing actually scary. That really disappointed me, because Adam's capture in Saw I was one of the scarier scenes I've seen in a movie in a long time. There's nothing for people who actually want to be scared here, just grossed out.

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