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Director:
Writers:
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 October 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You won't believe how it ends. See more »
Plot:
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm continues to track Hoffman while another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome traps. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Probably the least interesting Saw movie as of yet. See more (251 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John

Costas Mandylor ... Mark Hoffman

Scott Patterson ... Agent Strahm

Betsy Russell ... Jill

Julie Benz ... Brit

Meagan Good ... Luba

Mark Rolston ... Dan Erickson

Carlo Rota ... Charles

Greg Bryk ... Mallick
Laura Gordon ... Ashley

Joris Jarsky ... Seth
Mike Butters ... Paul

Al Sapienza ... Chief of Police

Mike Realba ... Detective Fisk
Jeff Pustil ... Bernie

Dana Sorman ... Law Office Receptionist

Sheila Shah ... Special Agent Cowan

Samantha Lemole ... Pamela Jenkins

Lyriq Bent ... Rigg (archive footage)

Athena Karkanis ... Agent Perez (archive footage)

Louis Ferreira ... Art (archive footage) (as Justin Louis)

Donnie Wahlberg ... Eric Matthews (archive footage)

Danny Glover ... David Tapp (archive footage)

Shawnee Smith ... Amanda (archive footage)

Bahar Soomekh ... Lynn (archive footage)

Niamh Wilson ... Corbett

Angus Macfadyen ... Jeff (archive footage)

Lisa Berry ... EMT
Bill Vibert ... Officer

Tony Nappo ... Gus

Brandon McGibbon ... Hank

Tim Burd ... Obi

Natalie Brown ... Heather Miller (scenes deleted)
Quancetia Hamilton ... Person with Dog
Lorraine Foreman ... Old Woman
Sarah Power ... Angelina

Cory Lee ... Jasmine (scenes deleted)

David Gale ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Catherine Rix ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Michael A. Miranda ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as Michael Miranda)
Stephen Sparks ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Jennifer Donison ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Curnew ... Bartender (uncredited)
Alex Revan ... Grayson Blood (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Hackl 
 
Writing credits
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)

Produced by
Troy Begnaud .... associate producer
Peter Block .... executive producer
Mark Burg .... producer
Jason Constantine .... executive 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 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
 
Production Design by
Anthony A. Ianni  (as Tony Ianni)
 
Art Direction by
Elis Lam  (as Elis Y. Lam)
 
Set Decoration by
Liesl Deslauriers 
 
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
 
Makeup Department
Damon Bishop .... prosthetics technician
François Dagenais .... prosthetics creator (as Francois Dagenais)
Craig-Ryan French .... Make-up Department 1st Assistant
Craig-Ryan French .... makeup artist
Iantha Goldberg .... assistant makeup artist
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Colin Penman .... key makeup artist
Sean Sansom .... prosthetics technician
Cathy Shibley .... assistant hair stylist
Vincent Sullivan .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Matt Cahill .... post-production supervisor
Thomas Vencelides .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Buell .... second assistant director
Greg Edmunds .... third assistant director
Sam Lennox .... assistant director
Steve Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sam Agro .... storyboard artist
Tamara Andrews .... scenic painter
Ronald Bunt .... carpenter
Ed Butkus .... painter
Douglas Catty .... carpenter
John J. Fitzpatrick .... head laborer
Matthew Hallett .... assistant head carpenter
Victoria Hamilton .... key scenic artist
Steve Johnstone .... standby carpenter
Ian Kuter .... carpenter
Alan Letts .... construction coordinator
Francis Livingston .... carpenter
Jason Lunn .... leadman
Joe McLean .... assistant head carpenter
Mario Moreira .... assistant property master
James R. Murray .... property master (as Jim Murray)
Melissa Olson .... on set dresser: second unit
Frank Perna .... painter
Sorin Popescu .... assistant art director
Sean Scoffield .... graphic designer
Blair Slopek .... carpenter
Adam Smith .... specialty prop fabricator
Jay Sonderer .... painter
Cherie Spencer .... set dresser
Rob Valeriote .... head carpenter
Evan Ellicock .... construction laborer (uncredited)
Ian C. Harris .... daily construction laborer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Pat Cassin .... boom operator
Bill Devine .... adr mixer
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Katie Halliday .... assistant sound editor
Rob Hutchins .... assistant dialogue editor
Jimmy Lifton .... adr facility
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Geoff Raffan .... dialogue editor
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor
Aran Tanchum .... adr mixer
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Neal .... adr stage assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Philippe Maurais .... special effects assistant
Jim Peacock .... special effects shop key
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor
Steve Skochko .... special effects technician
Brodie Spaull .... special effects technician
Jason Detheridge .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... CGI artist: Switch VFX
Kemal Ally .... boujou tracking: Switch VFX
Don Asido .... data technician: Switch VFX
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Switch VFX
Amir Eftekhari .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Jason Kozsurek .... digital compositor
Jef Lonn .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Seth Martiniuk .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Beau Parsons .... digital compositor
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator: Switch VFX
 
Stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Susan Horton .... stunt double: Megan Goode
Blair Johannes .... stunt double
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double: Scott Patterson
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Ferrier .... electrician
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera
Richard D. Leko .... daily grip
Tim Lovell .... rigging gaffer
Robert McRae .... gaffer
Monty Montgomerie .... key grip
Matthew Napier Andrews .... camera trainee
Mike Ohorodnyk .... grip
Derek Parkes .... best boy grip
Douglas G. Reid .... best boy electric
Jeremy Settles .... camera operator
Steve Van Denzen .... grip
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Lauren Dickey .... casting
Misha Rasaiah .... casting assistant
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Karen Williams .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... key costume breakdown artist
Roslyn Hanchard .... costume buyer
Leslie Kavanagh .... costume set supervisor
Stephanie Lees .... assistant costume designer
Susan Nycz .... assistant costume set supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Andrew Coutts .... associate editor
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager
Rui Martins .... rushes telecine operator
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist
Motassem Younes .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Rob Bertola .... music editor
Charlie Clouser .... performer: original score
Peter Freeman .... musician: guitar
Danny Lohner .... musician: guitar
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jonathan Scott Miller .... music supervisor
Jonathan Platt .... music supervisor
Chas Smith .... musician: bowed metals
 
Transportation Department
Ben Cekuta .... driver
Michael Gabourie .... driver
Roland 'Buddy' McGrath .... transportation captain
Susan McGrath .... driver
 
Other crew
Claire Adamson .... stand-in
Mark Behar .... special security consultant
Beverley Bremner .... key craft service
Juliette Caron .... french subtitles by
Cristin L. Cornett .... production coordinator
Ashleigh Dac .... production assistant
Yon Elvira .... marketing
Cynthia Hiley .... assistant: David Hackl
Kaleigh Kavanagh .... assistant: Dan Heffner
Tom Mayclim .... scan operator
Travis McConnell .... set production assistant
Brad McIlroy .... on location chef
Amina Nathoo .... key craft service
Barbara Pecs .... production accountant
Jeremy Pinard .... stage manager
Alicia Pleasence .... assistant production coordinator
Nate Richmond .... production assistant
Erick Salomon .... assistant: Mark Burg & Oren Koules
Nadia Sojak .... payroll accountant
Carla Spizziri .... first assistant accountant
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Charles Taylor .... head armorer
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
Dave Wood .... production assistant
Kris Wood .... playback coordinator
Kris Wood .... playback supervisor
Jesse Korosi .... playback editor (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
92 min | 95 min (unrated director's cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | DTS (Dolby 5.1)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Australia:R (DVD) | Australia:R (director's cut) | Austria:16 | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (DVD release) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (unrated version) (uncut) | Germany:18 (cut) (DVD release) | Germany:18 (uncut) (theatrical release) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:18 | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | South Africa:16LV | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #44624) | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | USA:NC-17 (original rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mark Rolston shaved off his mustache immediately after completing his role in the film because his wife and daughter hated it.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the part where Agent Strahm is in the room where Jigsaw was killed, when he (Strahm) unveils his phone, he tries to phone someone. When it says 'NO SIGNAL FOUND' if you look carefully at the top-left hand corner, it shows very high signal level. Also if you look at the bottom of the screen you can see that Strahm actually uses blue-tooth for which it is shown that 'NO SIGNAL FOUND'.See more »
Quotes:
[from trailer]
Jigsaw:I am the man you call 'Jigsaw'
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FAQ

What DVD and Blu-Ray releases have there been?
Was the pen in Strahm's pocket left accidently or on purpose?
Did Amanda know that Hoffman is assisting Jigsaw?
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25 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Probably the least interesting Saw movie as of yet., 25 November 2008
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

Yes, the Saw-franchise is beginning to get a bit tiresome. I'm still a fan of it thought but it needs some new fresh ideas fast.

Of course in essence all Saw movies are more or less the same. However all previous movies still knew to keep me interested and guessing throughout the entire movie. It still featured some surprising and interesting elements, while "Saw V" really doesn't feature any. No big surprises or twists here, not even at the ending, which in my opinion was a bit weak and disappointing. Normally the end of a Saw movie provides a big twists that will leave you shocked and stunned in your chair, for a few minutes after the movie has ended. I missed this in "Saw V".

The movie is also the least interesting Saw movie as of yet because it features some lazy writing. Normally Saw scripts are airtight ones but not this one sadly. It often takes the obvious paths.

Like always it is also featuring lots of different plot-lines and characters again, although in this case not all are connected well enough to each other. Seriously, what have all those people going to the Jigsaw-trails have to do with the rest of the movie its plot? It just seems to be there because its a Saw movie and it needs to feature all these sick and twisted games. The story lines don't ever really get together well enough. The movie again is also featuring lots of flashbacks, which shows events that happened in the previous movies, often seen from a different side this time but some of these flashbacks however are quite pointless for the movie once you start thinking about it.

I also blame Hoffman for it that this movie doesn't work out as good and interesting as any of the other sequels. He's the new Jigsaw and as of yet he also is the least interesting one. It probably also has to do with the fact that he is featured a lot in the movie, while Jigsaw normally always remain on the background. Also the reasons why he became the new Jigsaw, as gets shown in this movie, are a bit shaky and not exactly believable.

The movie itself is perhaps also lacking in one clear good main hero and character.

It still is a superior genre movie of course. It's concept alone is already good and interesting enough to please the genre fans and provides the potential for an infinitive amount of Saw-sequels. All Saw movies have a great look and atmosphere over them, though this one works out as the least effective one when it comes down to its atmosphere and horror/thriller elements because of the reason that this movie features very little new elements.

The Jigsaw games themselves also seem less innovative and clever. It's still gruesome and lots of bloods and guts can be seen flying around but it's just less surprising and shocking all.

Lets hope "Saw VI" will have some fresh new good ideas and a better script with some better- and more interesting characters in it.

7/10

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