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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 »
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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

Wil Burd ... Obi (as Tim Burd)

Natalie Brown ... Heather Miller
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 (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
Production Design by
Anthony A. Ianni  (as Tony Ianni)
Art Direction by
Graham Caswell 
Elis 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 .... makeup artist
Iantha Goldberg .... assistant makeup artist
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Colin Penman .... key makeup artist
Tony Pitocco .... prosthetics shop key
Sean Sansom .... prosthetics technician
Cathy Shibley .... assistant hair stylist
Vincent Sullivan .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Matt Cahill .... post-production supervisor
Kym Crepin .... production manager
Thomas Vencelides .... assistant production manager (as Tom Vencelides)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Buell .... second assistant director
Greg Edmunds .... third assistant director
Kevin Hennelly .... trainee assistant director
Steve Webb .... first assistant director
Sam Lennox .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Sam Agro .... storyboard artist
Kirsty Allan .... labourer
Chris Andrews .... painter
Michael D. Andrews .... painter
Tamara Andrews .... painter
Daniel William Brown .... carpenter (as Daniel Brown)
Ronald Bunt .... carpenter (as Ron Bunt)
Ed Butkus .... painter
Romuald Bylinski .... carpenter
Douglas Catty .... carpenter
Steven Ciancamerla .... set dresser
Brian Clancy .... carpenter
Peter Constantinides .... carpenter
Donavon Drummond .... on set dresser (as Donovan Drummond)
Miro Dziwik .... assistant head painter (as Miro Dziwick)
Evan Ellicock .... labourer
Joanne Filleti .... painter (as Joanne F. Filletti)
John J. Fitzpatrick .... head laborer
Matthew Hallett .... assistant head carpenter
Victoria Hamilton .... key scenic artist
Tanya Hart .... props buyer
Bill Harvey .... carpenter
Stephen Hayes .... set dresser
Keith Hightower .... carpenter
Emily Hyde .... labourer
Thomas Iwan .... metal fabricator
Lionel Jamieson .... carpenter
Steve Johnstone .... on set carpenter
William Koon .... painter
Ian Kuter .... carpenter
Mark Leduc .... labourer
Alan Letts .... construction coordinator
Francis Livingston .... carpenter
Jason Lunn .... leadman
Rick Marshall .... carpenter
Leslie McCullagh .... head scenic painter
Brent McGillivray .... first assistant art director
Brent McGillivray .... set designer
Joe McLean .... second assistant head carpenter
Tres McLean .... painter
Mario Moreira .... assistant property master
Mario Moreira .... props buyer
Brian Mullen .... painter
James R. Murray .... property master (as Jim Murray)
Friday Myers .... sets buyer
Dan O'Neill .... painter
Frank Perna .... painter
Sorin Popescu .... first assistant art director
John Redekop .... carpenter
Doug Rennie .... on set painter
Adam Rogers .... carpenter
Mila Rolicz .... painter
Will Ross .... carpenter
Sean Scoffield .... first assistant art director
Blair Slopek .... carpenter
Craig Smith .... carpenter
J. Zachary Smith .... set dresser (as Zach Smith)
Robert S. Smith .... carpenter
Jay Sonderer .... painter
Cherie Spencer .... set dresser
Don Tawse .... labourer
Rob Valeriote .... head carpenter (as Robert M. Valeriote)
Brian van de Valk .... carpenter
Brian Weir .... carpenter
John Wells .... carpenter
Jennifer Wood .... set dresser
Ian C. Harris .... daily construction laborer (uncredited)
Melissa Olson .... on set dresser: second unit (uncredited)
Adam Smith .... specialty prop fabricator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Roberta Bratti .... project manager: sound
Pat Cassin .... boom operator
Greg Chapman .... production sound mixer
Bill Devine .... additional adr recordist: Oracle Post
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Doron Kipen .... additional adr recordist: Music and Effects
Scott Loane .... optical track recordist
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Jordan O'Neill .... DTS Sound Mastering Engineer
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Geoff Raffan .... dialogue editor
James Robb .... first assistant sound editor (as Jimmy Robb)
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor (as John Smith)
Aran Tanchum .... additional adr recordist: Oracle Post
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Clive Turner .... sound effects editor
Gina Wark .... foley assistant
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Katie Halliday .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Rob Hutchins .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Jimmy Lifton .... adr facility (uncredited)
Steve Neal .... adr stage assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jason Ehl .... props builder: animatronics
Andy Latimer .... special effects first shop assistant
Philippe Maurais .... first assistant special effects
Jim Peacock .... special effects shop key
Peter Sissakis .... key special effects
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor
Jason Detheridge .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Steve Skochko .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Brodie Spaull .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... 3D animator: Switch VFX
David Alexander .... animator: head titles, Switch VFX
Kemal Ally .... 3D animator: Switch VFX
Stephen Brown .... dustbuster
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Switch VFX (as Pete Denomme)
Amir Eftekhari .... animator: head titles, Switch VFX
Amir Eftekhari .... compositor: Switch VFX
Gudrun Heinze .... compositor: Switch VFX
Gudrun Heinze .... digital artist: head titles, Switch VFX
Jef Lonn .... compositor: Switch VFX
Seth Martiniuk .... compositor: Switch VFX
Beau Parsons .... compositor: Switch VFX
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator: Switch VFX
Trevor Pickard .... dustbuster
Alison Schouten .... dustbuster
Don Asido .... data technician: Switch VFX (uncredited)
Jason Kozsurek .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Chad Camilleri .... stunt double: Mallick
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Susan Horton .... stunt double: Luba
Blair Johannes .... stunt double: Hoffman
Dwayne McLean .... stunt double: Jigsaw
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double: Strahm
Billy Oliver .... stunt double: Charles
Camera and Electrical Department
Jan Brunton .... video assist operator
Thomas Care .... dolly grip (as Tom Care)
Steve Ferrier .... electrician
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Brian Gedge .... steadicam
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera
Edward Lipscombe .... key rigging grip
Tim Lovell .... rigging gaffer
Robert McRae .... gaffer (as Bob McRae)
Monty Montgomerie .... key grip
Matthew Napier Andrews .... camera trainee
Mike Ohorodnyk .... grip (as Michael Ohorodnyk)
Derek Parkes .... best boy grip
John Piva .... rigging electric
Roger Playter .... grip and lighting equipment: William F. White
Douglas G. Reid .... best boy electrician (as Doug Reid)
Mario Silva .... rigging best boy electric
Danielle Smart .... playback operator: 24-frame
Steve Van Denzen .... grip
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
Greg Williams .... video playback: Tellavision
Mike Williams .... second assistant camera
Richard D. Leko .... daily grip (uncredited)
Jeremy Settles .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jane Rogers .... background casting
Lauren Lazell .... casting (uncredited)
Misha Rasaiah .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Karen Williams .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... key costume breakdown artist
Leslie Kavanagh .... costume set supervisor
Stephanie Lees .... assistant costume designer
Susan Nycz .... truck supervisor
Janice Skinner .... cutter
Roslyn Hanchard .... costume buyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Gary Brown .... digital intermediate project manager
Gary Brown .... project manager: picture
Bernie Clayton .... operator: video data centre
Andrew Coutts .... associate editor
Tom Engelmann .... color timer: dailies
Trevor Lewis .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Ryan Logel .... operator: video data centre
Rui Martins .... rushes telecine operator
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Cam McLauchlin .... digital intermediate assistant
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Nick Paulozza .... digital intermediate imaging supervisor
Valoen Power .... post-production: Lionsgate
Mike Seeley .... operator: video data centre
Danny St. Pierre .... post-production: Lionsgate
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist
Bob Wenokur .... post-production: Lionsgate
Motassem Younes .... digital intermediate editor
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Rob Bertola .... music editor
Charlie Clouser .... music mixer
Charlie Clouser .... music recordist
Charlie Clouser .... performer: original score
Peter Freeman .... musician: guitar
Eric Gorfain .... music arranger: strings on main theme
Danny Lohner .... musician: guitar
Yvonne McDonald .... music clearance
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
Brian Harney .... picture vehicle coordinator
Brian Lytle .... construction driver
Paul Marshall .... driver
Greg McGrath .... picture car driver
Roland 'Buddy' McGrath .... transportation captain (as Buddy McGrath)
Susan McGrath .... driver
Bruce McLean .... transportation coordinator
Richard Paul .... set dec driver
Steve Russell .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Claire Adamson .... stand-in
Charlyn Adkins .... business affairs: Lionsgate
Dean A. Avedon .... accounting services: Twisted Pictures
Karey Billyard .... production intern
Tania Boochon .... set medic (as Tania Boochoon)
Crystal Bourbeau .... international sales: mandate: Lionsgate
Anne Marie Boysen .... international sales: mandate: Lionsgate
Beverley Bremner .... craft server
Ralph Bruzzese .... location security: Concepts International
Dorothy Burg .... travel services: Linden Travel
Miguel Casillas .... marketing: Lionsgate
Cristin L. Cornett .... production coordinator (as Cristin L. Becker)
Ashleigh Dac .... production assistant
Yon Elvira .... marketing: Lionsgate
Andrew Finch .... security
Sarah Greenberg .... marketing: Lionsgate
David Heys .... security
Brent Jack .... international sales: mandate: Lionsgate
Wendy Jaffe .... business affairs: Lionsgate
Chela Johnson .... marketing: Lionsgate
Kaleigh Kavanagh .... assistant: Dan Heffner
David Kinnersly .... craft service: Star Grazing
Kelli Kobe .... production intern
Eda Kowan .... acquisitions: Lionsgate
Helen Lee-Kim .... international sales: mandate: Lionsgate
Amy Lennie .... script research: The Rights Company
Wayne Levin .... business affairs: Lionsgate
Stephanie Lewis .... acquisitions: Lionsgate
Silvana Marsella .... film negative stock: Kodak
Tom Mayclim .... scan operator
Aubrey McClure .... marketing: Lionsgate
Travis McConnell .... set production assistant
Michael Meyer .... international sales: mandate: Lionsgate
Darlene Milley .... insurance broker: AON/Ruben-Winkler Entertainment Insurance Brokers
Chrisoula N. Mirkopoulos .... studio staff: Cinespace Studios (as Chrisoula Mirkopoulos)
D. Jim Mirkopoulos .... studio staff: Cinespace Studios (as Jim Mirkopoulos)
Mike Mirkopoulos .... studio staff: Cinespace Studios
Steve Mirkopoulos .... studio staff: Cinespace Studios
Stacey Mooradian .... marketing: Lionsgate
Amina Nathoo .... craft server
Tom Ortenberg .... marketing: Lionsgate
Tim Palen .... Co-President, Theatrical Marketing: Lionsgate
Anne Parducci .... marketing: Lionsgate
Barbara Pecs .... production accountant
Jeremy Pinard .... stage manager
Alicia Pleasence .... assistant production coordinator
Paul Potvin .... location support: Location Equipment Supply
Cynthia Poulter .... assistant: David Hackl
Nate Richmond .... production assistant
Tammi Robinson .... key accountant: Twisted Pictures
Erick Salomon .... assistant: Mark Burg & Oren Koules
Erika Schimik .... marketing: Lionsgate
Nadia Sojak .... payroll accountant
Carla Spizziri .... first assistant accountant
Justine Stevenson .... office affairs: Twisted Pictures
Shaire Stevenson .... caterer: Catering On Location
Bob Tarantino .... company production counsel: Heenan Blaikie
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
Bill Vibert .... stand-in
Susan Wallis .... insurance broker: AON/Ruben-Winkler Entertainment Insurance Brokers
Marvin Waxman .... physician (as Dr. Marvin Waxman)
Michael Wolfe .... security
Stephanie Woloshyn .... production assistant
Dave Wood .... production assistant
Mark Behar .... special security consultant (uncredited)
Juliette Caron .... french subtitles by (uncredited)
Jesse Korosi .... playback editor (uncredited)
Brad McIlroy .... on location chef (uncredited)
Charles Taylor .... head armorer (uncredited)
Kris Wood .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Kris Wood .... playback supervisor (uncredited)

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Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity
92 min | 95 min (unrated director's cut)
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The first film of the series in which Billy the Puppet does not appear in person (excluding flashbacks).See more »
Continuity: In the room with the mounted razor traps, a timer on the wall is shown to begin counting down from 15:00. However, a few seconds later Charles points to the timer, and it is shown with 15:00 on its display again. The beeping heard once the timer has begun also stops in the next few shots.See more »
Agent Strahm:We were all supposed to die. You were supposed to be the hero.See more »
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What is the body count?
How is Mark before Paul on the victim list, if the penlight is given to Hoffman while they are setting up Paul's trap?
Remind me of how 'Saw IV' ended.
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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.


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