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Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 October 2008 (USA) See more »
You won't believe how it ends. See more »
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 »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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The Saw series definitely loses it's teeth. See more (254 total) »


  (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)

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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity
92 min | 95 min (unrated director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | DTS (Dolby 5.1)
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?

Mark Rolston shaved off his mustache immediately after completing his role in the film because his wife and daughter hated it.See more »
Plot holes: Hoffman steals Agent Strahm's cellphone out of the evidence locker, and uses it to call Erikson. Erikson answers the phone thinking it was actually Agent Strahm. However Erikson should have known that Strahm's phone was in evidence, and therefore known that it could have been someone else using the phone.See more »
Mark Hoffman:You didn't see the blood. You didn't see what he did to her.See more »
Movie Connections:


How soon after 'Saw IV' ends does 'Saw V' begin?
Why would Hoffman help Jigsaw?
What DVD and Blu-Ray releases have there been?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Saw series definitely loses it's teeth., 10 March 2009
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

There is always SOME small pleasure to be derived from watching the Saw movies. Some teeny tiny bit, be it from seeing the nasty deathtraps placed in front of prospective victims, the irony of people realising their mistakes at the very last moment or even just the solid acting from Mr Tobin Bell (who, surely, can't believe how lucky he has been with each sequel released).

That ends here though. Okay, there are still a couple of choice moments for gorehounds but this sequel (with Jigsaw's accomplice trying to stay one step ahead of a determined cop while 5 fresh victims are put through a few, surprisingly dull, trials) really loses it's way. While I did not enjoy part 4 of the franchise, that at least had the decency to throw some more great death scenes in there and fill out the runtime with back-story/flashbacks that were actually mildly interesting. This time around all we are left with is filler material - stuff that seems to have been cast off from earlier instalments either due to time constraints or because it was simply considered too ridiculous.

The acting is pretty lame, although that has always been a factor of these movies with the possible exception of part 3, the script is convoluted, self-devouring and dumb while it thinks it's being smart and you really don't care what happens to any of the main characters. Even if you do care for them you can tell the final outcome as soon as you see them gathered together and hear their instructions.

David Hackl the director just needs to remove the letter "l" from the end of his surname if he continues to give us movies of such a low calibre.

See this if you like: Saw 4, Untraceable, Captivity.

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