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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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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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  (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)

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
William Koon .... key scenic (as Bill Koon)
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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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)
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Did You Know?

Less than a week before its premiere, the film was rated 'X' in Spain due to its "glorification of violence", therefore couldn't be shown in mainstream theaters, only in approved x-rated cinemas. Disney/Buena Vista then pulled the film from distribution, even though they already had a strong marketing campaign going on and over 300 copies of the film ready to be sent to theaters. Buena Vista tried to appeal the rating but was unsuccessful (this process took almost a year). In the end, they released the film in a cut version.See more »
Continuity: When Hoffman's glass coffin ejects from the 'crushing room', his face is visible. However, in the flashback footage from Saw V (2008), Agent Strahm's blood spatters further across the panel, hiding Hoffman completely from view.See more »
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Remind me of how 'Saw V' ended.
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46 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
The Game Finally Comes Full Circle, 23 October 2009
Author: Legend07 from United States

I can remember walking out of Saw V last year, and I hate to say it...but I was pretty disappointed. The film just didn't deliver the goods. It's narrative and so called twist made the walk to my car a living hell, and I thought to myself: "They're going to mess up Saw VI". In my review for Saw V, I stated that the Saw blade was getting rusty and dull. It just wasn't the same as it used to be, and the shock factor that made the films so suspenseful was absolutely gone.

Here I am a year later. After waiting for what seems to be decades, I finally got out of the midnight opening of Saw VI. It's difficult to give a sentence that accurately describes what I'm feeling right now, so I'll just say this: HOLY F***ING S**T!!! It seems as if the year-wait paid off, because Saw VI is easily the best of the 'second trilogy' in the Saw series.

What makes Saw VI such a smarter film is it's ability to play off the strengths of its predecessors. The film knows its destination, so we get a much more solid story this time around. There has been a lot of build-up in the previous installments, and it's happened for a reason: The pay-off is in this one. It's really incredible how everything in the plot came together so perfectly. All of the events that have occurred thus far have demonstrated a "Domino Effect" -- every character in the series is relevant, and one character's actions can change the entire course of the story and lead to something else. Any questions brought up in the previous installments are cleared up in VI, so we finally get a solid conclusion (I really don't know what the hell they're going to do for Saw VII). When you look up the plot for Saw VI, it seems so simple: 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.

Trust me, there's a lot more going on in this film than this. But one thing's for sure: Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood, and that's what mattered most. All of the pieces of the puzzle come together, and you remain on the edge of your seat because you have no idea what's going to happen to these characters. The plot takes dramatic twists and turns that will have your jaw hit the floor. If you're like me and you're a fan of these films because of the stories, then Saw VI will go beyond your expectations.

As for the hard-core Saw fans who are in it for the traps, don't worry: Saw VI is without a doubt the most gruesome of them all. They really raised the bar with this one in terms of the amount of violence shown on the screen. I'm amazed the MPAA didn't give this film an NC-17 rating, because the traps (along with the cinematography) really bring out the gore. The film received an 'X' rating in Spain though, so I'll let you imagine how violent this one is.

Overall, Saw VI was incredibly well done. The story and pacing was perfect. The acting from the main cast (Tobin Bell, Betsy Russell, Costas Mandylor, Shawnee Smith, and Peter Outerbridge) was great. The traps were disturbing as hell. And, most importantly: a hard-core Saw fan left the theater with a smile on his face. Saw VI Director Kevin Greutert (editor of the first five installments) really did an astounding job, and while I don't like the fact the series is continuing next year, I hope he's involved with the future installments.

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