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Saw III -- 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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Release Date:
27 October 2006 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John Kramer

Shawnee Smith ... Amanda Young

Angus Macfadyen ... Jeff

Bahar Soomekh ... Lynn Denlon

Donnie Wahlberg ... Eric Matthews

Dina Meyer ... Kerry

Leigh Whannell ... Adam

Mpho Koaho ... Tim

Barry Flatman ... Judge Halden

Lyriq Bent ... Rigg

J. LaRose ... Troy (as J Larose)

Debra McCabe ... Danica (as Debra Lynne McCabe)

Costas Mandylor ... Forensic Hoffman

Betsy Russell ... Jill

Jane Luk ... Nurse - Emergency Room
Stefan Georgiou ... Dylan

Niamh Wilson ... Corbett

Alan Van Sprang ... Chris

Kim Roberts ... Deborah

Brian Paul ... Doctor #1
Zoe Heath ... Female Forensic
Billy Parrott ... Male Nurse

Dylan Trowbridge ... Paramedic

Franky G ... Xavier - Dead
Kelly Jones ... SWAT Member Pete

Vincent Rother ... SWAT Member Joe

Nicholas Kaegi ... Young Boy
Mark Poyser ... Gun Shot Victim (as Marc Poyser)

Tim Burd ... Obi (as Timothy Burd)
Dan Sudek ... Aftermath Cop
Bill Vibert ... Cop

Sandy Kellerman ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Shauna Black ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Sean Sullivan ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Larry Yachimec ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Darrell Dennis ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Christopher Marren ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as Chris Marren)
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Directed by
Darren Lynn Bousman 
Writing credits
Leigh Whannell (story) and
James Wan (story)

Leigh Whannell (screenplay)

Produced by
Troy Begnaud .... associate producer
Peter Block .... executive producer
Mark Burg .... producer
Jason Constantine .... executive producer
Greg Copeland .... co-producer
Daniel J. Heffner .... executive 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 (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
Production Design by
David Hackl 
Art Direction by
Anthony A. Ianni 
Set Decoration by
Liesl Deslauriers 
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
Makeup Department
Rachel Affolter .... assistant makeup artist
Damon Bishop .... prosthetics assistant
Chris Bridges .... prosthetics assistant
François Dagenais .... prosthetics makeup (as Francois Dagenais)
Sarah Fairbairn .... key makeup artist
Kyle Glencross .... prosthetics assistant
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Pamela Mills .... assistant hair stylist
Neil Morrill .... prosthetics assistant (as Neil Morril)
Production Management
W. Michael Beard .... post-production supervisor
Greg Copeland .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yolanda Graci .... second assistant director
David Hackl .... second unit director
Dominika Jurek .... third assistant director
David C. Malcolm .... third assistant director
Elizabeth Scherberger .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul Accadia .... carpenter
Sam Agro .... storyboard artist
Jeff Burden .... carpenter
Carlo Cesta .... painter
Steven Ciancamerla .... set dresser
Frank Croft .... painter
Jeff Flint .... carpenter (as Geoff Flint)
Dwight Hendrickson .... set designer
Grant Kilroy .... carpenter
Takashi Komai .... carpenter
Sylvia Lange .... painter
Ron Lightfoot .... construction coordinator
Jason Lunn .... set dresser
Mario Moreira .... assistant property master
James R. Murray .... property master
Monique Roy .... set buyer
Sean Scoffield .... graphic designer
Adam Smith .... specialty prop fabricator
Cherie Spencer .... set dresser
Ercidio Tamayo .... painter
Richelle Wilks .... art department trainee
Michael Zaharuk .... painter
John Galbraith .... key scenic artist (uncredited)
Anthony Pearce .... conceptual illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Tom Bjelic .... sound effects editor
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gingras .... sound designer
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Jamie Lucas .... re-recording assistant
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Rick Penn .... sound mixer
Jason Perreira .... sound re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Marilee Yorston .... foley assistant
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Damon Bishop .... special effects crew
Derek Bujalski .... special effects technician
Tim Good .... special effects coordinator
A. Scott Hamilton .... pigs
Maya Kulenovic .... pigs
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... senior CGI artist: Switch VFX
Don Asido .... data manager: Switch VFX
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Bernadette Couture .... dustbuster
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Switch VFX
Amir Eftekhari .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Amir Eftekhari .... matte painter: Switch VFX
Genevieve Forte .... digital artist
Gudrun Heinze .... senior digital artist: Switch VFX
Dan Kelly .... creative director
Louis Kim .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Yoga Kurniawan .... playback animator
Jef Lonn .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Mag Sarnowska .... dustbuster
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Pacific Title
Geoff Wigmore .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
C.J. Fidler .... stunt double: Lynn (as C.J. Lusby)
Cotton Mather .... stunt double: Jeff
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
Alison Reid .... stunt double: Amanda
Bryan Renfro .... stunt double: Judge Halden
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Beaulieu .... second assistant camera
Ira Cohen .... gaffer
Stephen Crone .... video assist
Dennis Daigle .... lighting technician
Robert Dias .... electrician
Jim Docouto .... electrician
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera
Robin Lopes .... grip
Paolo Perin .... best boy grip
David Perkins .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ronald Schlueter .... playback operator
Jeremy Settles .... camera operator: segments
Darren Spriet .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher J. Toudy .... key grip
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
Jordan Willoughby .... camera trainee
Ramesh Yogendran .... electrician
Casting Department
Kathleen Howell .... casting associate
Misha Rasaiah .... casting assistant
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Karen Williams .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Eppstadt .... key costume breakdown artist
Les Handrahan .... costumer
Leslie Kavanagh .... wardrobe set supervisor
Stephanie Lees .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Diane Brunjes Robb .... first assistant editor (as Diane Brunjes)
Nick Iannelli .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
Arthur Montreuil .... color timer
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist
James Yazbeck .... telecine suite operator
Motassem Younes .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Leo Busuttil .... musician
Peter Freeman .... music designer
Paul Intson .... music editor
Jim Kaufman .... soundtrack music
Thomas D. Mahoney .... music coordinator
Yvonne McDonald .... music clearances
Jonathan Scott Miller .... music supervisor: soundtrack producer
Jonathan Platt .... music supervisor
Other crew
Adam Bialow .... business affairs
Lisa Burling .... script supervisor
Chad Cole .... assistant: Mark Burg & Oren Koules
Cristin L. Cornett .... production coordinator
Kym Crepin .... production accountant
Ryan Eldridge .... production assistant
Yon Elvira .... supervisor of assets and unit publicity: Lionsgate
Lisa Gyorfi .... assistant production coordinator
Kaleigh Kavanagh .... assistant to executive producer
Jane Kim .... assistant: Darren Bousman
Steven Lewis .... production attorney
Dahla MacKenna .... educational supervisor
Ashleigh Millar .... craft service
Tracy Mulholland .... acquisition
Pete Nilson .... caterer
Sat Sidhu .... on-set tutor
Carla Spizziri .... first assistant accountant
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Al Vrkljan .... armorer
Kris Wood .... playback coordinator
Kris Wood .... playback supervisor
Laura Bousman .... special thanks
Gregg Hoffman .... dedicatee

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Also Known As:
Rated R for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language
108 min | 114 min (unrated version) | 121 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | DTS (Dolby 5.1)
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:18 | France:16 (DVD rating) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) | Germany:18 (cut) | Germany:16 (heavily cut) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Iceland:18 (original rating) | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-18 | Japan:R-15 (edited for re-rating) | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/18 | Romania:I.M.-18 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #42733) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut version)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Surprisingly, the film's most graphic scene - Jigsaw's wide-awake brain surgery scene - remained completely uncut by the MPAA. The filmmakers argued that it was no different from the kind of thing people could catch on any medical documentary on TV.See more »
Continuity: In Saw II, Amanda Young slit her wrists with razor blades. By Saw III the cuts would have healed but left marks or scars. There are no visible marks or scars on her wrists but in Saw VI, the flashback sequence which took place during the events of Saw III clearly make a reference to the scars on her wrists.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in 2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV)See more »
Eyes of the InsaneSee more »


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227 out of 387 people found the following review useful.
Still going good..., 27 October 2006
Author: silentcheesedude from Florida, USA

Surprise! There is a horror series that holds up well, even on the second sequel.

It's difficult to explain the plot in any detail without ruining the storyline, so instead, I give you small chunks. A doctor must keep Jigsaw alive. If he dies, so does she. A grieving father must decided what he will do when confronted with the people that changed his life for the worse. Saying anything else about the story line is just criminal.

Like the 2 movies before it, difficult decisions and some nasty secrets become a part of a much larger plan. It manages to explain events in Saw 1 and 2 that may have been considered plot holes. It spins the whole concept of the Jigsaw character and what he represents, and the message he is trying to say. By carefully placing events from the past in a certain order, and by introducing important sequences of the character's lives, Saw 3 manages to become a pivotal point to the series. It's not perfect, though. Constant flashbacks to memories becomes a bit tiresome. Some of the dialog could be a combination of dry, repetitive, or dumb, or all of the above. And oh yes, there will be the improbable & illogical. Big critics will focus on this, and consider the movie a waste of time.

Of course, you can toss out the psychological-babble, tell the critics to go back to their coke snorting, and just have fun watching the movie as pure horror. Of the three, this is ultimately the most bloodiest. Those of low tolerance of gore, medical procedures and general dismemberment beware: the movie theater I went to here in Winter Springs had one movie-goer faint and fall to the floor. They had to temporarily stop the movie and take her outside, an ambulance came, and took her away. Even with this interruption, the movie kept everyone awake, wanting to see more. By the end of the movie, the audience clapped. We liked what we had seen. "What has the world come to?", you say? Geez. You are in the wrong place. I'm sure there will be some Disney movie to your liking.

The traps were clever, original, and far, far deadlier this time around. To me, it beats out any psycho with a knife/ax/chainsaw crap movie that has been pumped out too many times. It's a shame that Saw producer Gregg Hoffman passed away before this movie was produced.

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