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Saw VI -- Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.
Saw VI -- Tobin Bell discusses Saw VI.
Saw VI -- Interview: Tobin Bell "On his character"
Saw VI -- A look at the making of the nurse poster for Saw VI's blood drive.
Saw VI -- Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.


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Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 October 2009 (USA) See more »
The Game Comes Full Circle See more »
Agent Strahm is dead and framed while Hoffman continues John's legacy while Jill carries out John's final request. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Jigsaw says "Vote Yes on Healthcare Reform" See more (182 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John

Costas Mandylor ... Hoffman

Mark Rolston ... Erickson

Betsy Russell ... Jill

Shawnee Smith ... Amanda

Peter Outerbridge ... William

Athena Karkanis ... Agent Perez

Samantha Lemole ... Pamela Jenkins

Tanedra Howard ... Simone
Marty Moreau ... Eddie

Shawn Ahmed ... Allen
Janelle Hutchison ... Addy
Gerry Mendicino ... Janitor

Caroline Cave ... Debbie

George Newbern ... Harold

Shauna MacDonald ... Tara

Devon Bostick ... Brent

Darius McCrary ... Dave

Shawn Mathieson ... Josh

Melanie Scrofano ... Gena

Karen Cliche ... Shelby

James Gilbert ... Aaron

Larissa Gomes ... Emily
Dan Duran ... Newscaster

Billy Otis ... Cecil

James Van Patten ... Coroner

Jon Mack ... Female Addict

François Sagat ... Male Addict

Elle Downs ... Nurse Elis

Tenika Davis ... Irate Clinic Woman

Karl Campbell ... Security Guard
Ginger Ruriko Busch ... Sachi (as Ginger Busch)

Jessie Rusu ... Female Officer

Mpho Koaho ... Tim

Chris Owens ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Vickie Papavs ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as Vicki Papvas)
Catherine Rix ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
John Watson ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Carmody ... Junkie (uncredited)

Joris Jarsky ... Seth (archive footage) (uncredited)

Angus Macfadyen ... Jeff Reinhart (archive footage) (uncredited)

Scott Patterson ... Agent Peter Strahm (uncredited)

Bahar Soomekh ... Lynn Denlon (archive footage) (uncredited)

Niamh Wilson ... Corbett (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kevin Greutert 
Writing credits
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)

Produced by
Troy Begnaud .... co-producer
Peter Block .... executive producer
Mark Burg .... producer
Jason Constantine .... executive producer
Daniel J. Heffner .... executive producer (as Daniel Jason Heffner)
Gregg Hoffman .... producer
Kaleigh Kavanagh .... associate 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
Andrew Coutts 
Casting by
Stephanie Gorin 
Production Design by
Anthony A. Ianni 
Art Direction by
Elis Lam  (as Elis Y. Lam)
Costume Design by
Alex Kavanagh 
Makeup Department
Patrick Baxter .... prosthetics technician
Damon Bishop .... prosthetics technician
Amber Chase .... assistant makeup artist
François Dagenais .... prosthetics creator (as Francois Dagenais)
Jason Detheridge .... prosthetics technician
Kyle Glencross .... prosthetics technician
Carol Hartwick .... assistant hair stylist
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Colin Penman .... key makeup artist
Carol Sullivan .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Matt Cahill .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Buell .... second assistant director
Beau Ferris .... third assistant director
Steve Webb .... first assistant director
Art Department
Evan Ellicock .... construction laborer
John J. Fitzpatrick .... head laborer
Matthew Hallett .... assistant head carpenter
Steve Johnstone .... standby carpenter
Bill Koon .... key scenic
Alan Letts .... construction coordinator
Jason Lunn .... leadman
Joe McLean .... assistant head carpenter
Mario Moreira .... assistant property master
James R. Murray .... property master
Sorin Popescu .... assistant art director
Sean Scoffield .... graphic designer
Adam Smith .... specialty prop builder
Cherie Spencer .... set buyer
Cherie Spencer .... set dresser
Mark Steel .... set dresser
Rob Valeriote .... head carpenter
David Hackl .... visual consultant (uncredited)
Ian C. Harris .... daily construction laborer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rob Ainsley .... dialogue editor
Sean Paul Armstrong .... boom operator
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Chris Gresham .... adr mixer
Katie Halliday .... sound effects editor
John Laing .... supervising sound editor
Dale Lennon .... dialogue editor
Brian Magrum .... adr mixer
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
John MacGillivray .... special effects rigging key
Fiona MacPherson .... special effects shop coordinator
Philippe Maurais .... special effects assistant
Allan Meuse .... special effects
Cameron Patterson .... special effects technician
Rob Sanderson .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... senior cgi artist: Switch VFX
Jeff Bruneel .... senior digital compositor
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Trenton Cassamalli .... CG artist: Switch VFX (as Feizal Cassamalli)
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer
Amir Eftekhari .... CG artist: Switch VFX
Gudrun Heinze .... senior digital compositor: Switch VFX
Megumi Kanazawa .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Jason Kozsurek .... digital compositor
Yoga Kurniawan .... playback animator
Keren Kurtz .... modeler and texture artist
Jef Lonn .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Kevin McBride .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Mark Neumann .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Beau Parsons .... digital compositor
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator: Switch VFX
Joel Skeete .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Adrian Van Der Park .... digital compositor
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
Beryl Wu .... CG artist: Switch VFX
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Blair Johannes .... stunt double
Joanne Leach .... stunt double
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double
Regan Moore .... stunt rigger
Billy Oliver .... stunt performer
Allissa Ourakova .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera
Richard D. Leko .... daily grip
Tim Lovell .... rigging gaffer
Robert McRae .... lighting director
Douglas G. Reid .... best boy electric
Augustina Saygnavong .... trainee
Kit Whitmore .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... assistant costume designer
Leslie Kavanagh .... costume set supervisor
Susan Nycz .... assistant costume set supervisor
Editorial Department
Kevin Downer .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Robert Doyle .... first assistant editor
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager
Rui Martins .... telecine operator
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Charlie Clouser .... original score performer
Peter Freeman .... musician: guitars
Paul Intson .... music editor
Danny Lohner .... musician: guitars
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jonathan Scott Miller .... music supervisor
Jonathan Platt .... music supervisor
Chas Smith .... musician: bowed metals
Transportation Department
Ron Hilts .... transportation captain
Steven Sacrob .... driver
Other crew
Joanne Brahos .... stand-in
Beth Bruckner .... assistant to Peter Block
Christina Buchli .... legal services
Paul Chodirker .... production legal
Cristin L. Cornett .... production coordinator
Sean Harraher .... body double
Ketura Kestin .... assistant: Dan Heffner
Dahla MacKenna .... education supervisor
Amina Nathoo .... key craft service
Barbara Pecs .... production accountant
Jeremy Pinard .... location manager
Jeremy Pinard .... stage manager
Alicia Pleasence .... assistant production coordinator
Nate Richmond .... production assistant
Erick Salomon .... assistant: Mark Burg & Oren Koules
Katrina Saville .... assistant: Kevin Greutert
Sat Sidhu .... on-set tutor
Carla Spizziri .... first assistant accountant
Alan Sutton .... fire protection & safety
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
Al Vrkljan .... armorer
Elizabeth Rowin .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saw 6" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language
90 min | 92 min (Unrated Director's Cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA | Belgium:KNT | Belgium:16 | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R15+ | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Spain:X | Spain:18 (DVD rating) (cut) | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | Thailand:(Banned) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45564)
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Did You Know?

The Hollywood premiere took place at Mann's Chinese Theater on October 22, 2009.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When William saves Addy from hanging, in the last shot as he is walking away you can see a hand patting her on the right shoulder and helping hold her upSee more »
[first lines]
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Movie Connections:
References Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)See more »
More Than a SinSee more »


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59 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Jigsaw says "Vote Yes on Healthcare Reform", 24 October 2009
Author: tawdry_hepburn from United States

"Saw" was never a franchise that was designed to last. The first film made a point of killing off every main character save one who was already dying of an inoperable brain tumor. But, when a movie grosses 100 times its budget filmmakers tend to find untapped wells of ingenuity.

"Saw VI" tells a story that is almost certainly incomprehensible to those who have not seen the previous five films. The entire plot hinges on the reveal of an element first introduced in "Saw III" and details the rise of a character who made his debut as a glorified extra. The entire twist ending is predicated upon one's memory of a secondary character who is never even on screen during this feature except during a brief flashback. It's some straight up "Star Trek" level minutia.

Because of this, a plot summary is useless. You either know what to expect, in which case it is best to see the movie completely cold, or you've already determined that you don't care. Suffice it to say, John "Jigsaw" Kramer and Amanda Young are still dead, (as they have been since part three) and Agent Hoffman is still on the loose, trying to teach more people to appreciate life. Then things get complicated.

"Saw" has always worked under a strange moral code, espousing a bizarre brand of carpe diem philosophy spoken by serial killer who seems to think that he is saving people by throwing them in pits of used needles or forcing them to cut off their feet. This philosophy has long been an albatross for the series because Jigsaw's ideas are, to put it bluntly, completely idiotic. The result of these tests would likely be a crippling case of post-traumatic stress disorder, not a moment of truth.

"Saw VI" works hard to solve this problem. For the first time in series history Jigsaw is shown to be maybe the slightest bit mentally unsound. This is a small but important step as the series makes infinitely more sense and is far more chilling if Jigsaw is taken as a David Berkowitz type instead of some sort of blood and guts Buddha. Simultaneous to this, the filmmakers have finally created a cast of victims who might well deserve their fate. Thinking back, it's actually quite surprising that it took five sequels to get to a trap where loan sharks are forced to contend with Shylock's infamous demand of "A pound of Flesh".

While many have anticipated a jump to the supernatural for several entries, few if any guessed that Saw would ever become a political story. You see, "Saw VI" is just as much about the current healthcare reform debate as it is about soap opera plot twists. In one scene Jigsaw literally says the words "Medical decisions should be made by Doctors and patients" before going on to equate HMO's with murderous thugs. And while the political polemic elements are perhaps a bit overcooked, they do imply a level of effort on the part of the filmmakers that goes beyond the call of duty. The social consciousness of Jason Voorhees' sixth outing began and ended with a happy face symbol made of blood.

Longtime series editor Kevin Greutert moves to the director's chair for this entry and his experience with the franchise shines through. He has clearly been planning for this opportunity for quite some time, and he makes the most of it, combining the indie grunge of the original with the flashy scene transitions of the sequels all while expanding the color palette, steadying the ADHD afflicted cinematography and toning down the ultra-violence.. This is almost certainly the best looking part six the horror genre has ever seen. Keeping pace with the direction is a slick, fast, and occasionally inventive screenplay by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, who handedly outdo their work on the previous two films.

Everything that was wrong with the five previous films is still wrong here. The sets still look like those of a movie made for about a million dollars, the actors are mostly second rate and the logic is tenuous within a real world scenario. The dialogue is occasionally as cringe inducing as the gory set pieces and the script makes excessive use of expository tape recordings in place of legitimate character development. And yet, I had a damn good time.

This film is easily the best since part two, and somehow actually made me want to see part seven. For those already invested in the series "Saw VI" is a Halloween treat. It's smarter than the previous three and it features some of the series most interesting traps. It even gives you a little something to talk about after the credits roll. Most will hate it sight unseen, but those who show up to watch, "Saw VI" is better than it has any right to be.

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