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Saw III (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  27 October 2006 (USA)
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Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Troy (as J Larose)
Danica (as Debra Lynne McCabe)
Nurse - Emergency Room


Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda, she is brought to a gruesome warehouse to keep John Kramer alive in spite of having a terminal brain tumor. Amanda puts a necklace gadget full of explosives around Dr. Lynn's neck connected to John Kramer's life support system, and tells her that if he dies the device will explode. Meanwhile, Jeff is submitted to a sick game of forgiveness with surprising dark consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo III  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,522,521 (UK) (27 October 2006)


$80,150,343 (USA) (8 December 2006)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

| | | (Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to producer Daniel J. Heffner, the film was sent to the MPAA ratings board 7 times before obtaining the "R" rating, receiving the "NC-17" rating every previous time. See more »


When Lynn is wearing the "Shotgun Collar," close-up/insert shots show the primers on the shotgun shells already discharged. This means the shells had already been fired and would not work. While we could imagine that empty shells were used as containers for explosives, this is inconsistent with the collar's design (hammers are set to strike each cartridge) and effect (the collar, cartridges, and most of the victim above the chin are intact after firing). See more »


[first lines]
Amanda: Game over.
Eric Matthews: I'll fucking kill you! You fucking bitch! You fucking bitch! I'll fucking kill you!
[screams hopelessly]
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Referenced in Allemaal film: Tussen kunst en kassa (2007) See more »


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User Reviews

gory as hell!
4 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

i decided, just as it was getting dark, that i was going to watch saw 3, and with much anticipation (after the first two), i did just that. the movie opens up, alike the first - reintroducing the bathroom, so i wasn't feeling too bad.

the movie's a tad confusing, and i spent more or less, the whole time trying to keep the vomit down in my stomach, so that didn't leave me with too much mentality to make sense of the whole reminiscent, nostalgic, deja-vu way the storyline was written.

the whole, disgusting gory, blood thing just isn't my style of horror. thumbs up for the excellent twists though! definitely, not for those with a faint heart, or a weak stomach. maybe my anticipation of the first two, brought my hopes up a bit too high, but it really wasn't as fantastic as i expected.

go and watch it though, only if you've seen the first two.

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