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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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Storyline

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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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

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$448,470 (Mexico) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

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

Internationally, this was the highest grossing Saw movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jigsaw pulls out the tape player at the end of the movie, his thumb is on top of the tape player, nowhere near the play button on the side of it. However, we distinctly hear a click (as if the play button had just been pressed), and the tape begins to play, even though the play button was never pressed. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

This Calling
Performed by All That Remains
Written by Jeanne Sagan, Michael Martin, Oliver Herbert & Phillip LaBonte
Courtesy of Razor & Tie Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Hardcore "Saw" Fans Will Be Pleased
26 October 2006 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

I managed to get a free screening to see the third installment of the "Saw" series and I walked into the theater with low expectations, mainly because I was positive they couldn't possibly make yet another great Saw film. I was wrong.

Saw III is just as good as the original Saw, and is much more like it. I suggest you watch the previous two films before going to see Saw III, like I did, otherwise it might be quite confusing at times

The gore in Saw III is so strong it will make even the strongest moviegoers cringe, although I thought that not all of it was necessary, and some of it was there just to make the audience shield their eyes. The film had some huge twists, and when I looked on the Saw III message boards I found it amusing how many fake "Spoilers" there were. Don't listen to them, just wait and see the movie. Some of the Traps in the film I thought were very far fetched, and couldn't possibly have been made by two people. Yes, I know its a movie but in the previous films they seemed to be far more realistic, and the traps takes away some of the suspense from the film. Another is I was disappointed with some of the acting, not from any of the main characters (who all delivered fantastic performances) but from those who were only in the movie for a small portion of time, it takes away the realism of the film.

Overall Saw III is a good movie which does not disappoint, and I'm sure fans of the previous two films will be pleased. I hope there isn't a Saw IV, because this film is a good way to end the trilogy.

8/10


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