A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John
Shawnee Smith ... Amanda
Donnie Wahlberg ... Eric Matthews
Erik Knudsen ... Daniel Matthews
Franky G ... Xavier
Glenn Plummer ... Jonas
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Addison
Beverley Mitchell ... Laura
Timothy Burd ... Obi
Dina Meyer ... Kerry
Lyriq Bent ... Rigg
Noam Jenkins ... Michael
Tony Nappo ... Gus
Kelly Jones Kelly Jones ... SWAT Member Pete
Vincent Rother ... SWAT Member Joe


Detective Eric Matthews, along with fellow police officers and a SWAT Team, locate Jigsaw's lair and go to arrest him, but discover that his arrest is only a part of Jigsaw's plan. Matthews soon learns that eight people are trapped in an old house and are playing one of Jigsaw's games. One of them is his own son, Daniel Matthews. Eric learns that if he wants to see his son again, he must play one of Jigsaw's games as well. Written by Rebekah Swain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


New game. Different pieces. See more »


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


David Hackl, the film's production designer, took three weeks to construct 27 sets on one sound stage. See more »


(at around 51 mins) When Xavier is trying to open the door that was timed four minutes, there is no number on the back of his neck. See more »


[first lines]
Michael Marks: Help! Anyone! He-elp!
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Alternate Versions

The Thai DVD excludes all cigarettes and blood by using mosaic. See more »


Sound Effects and Overdramatics
Performed by The Used
Written by Bert McCracken (as Robert C. McCracken), Branden Steineckert, Jeph Howard & Quinn Allman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Its Very Violent and Gory,but Not as Scary,
22 July 2013 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Saw 2 is a better than average movie with a promising storyline that just didn't turn out as good as it seemed.I did enjoy the dialog between Donnie Wahlberg and Tobin Bell,but the scenes with everyone stuck in the booty trapped room set up by Jigsaw was terrible,the dialog and acting was very mediocre and it mostly relied on gore.It is definitely more gory than the first Saw,a bit too gory for me,the way everyone is killed is just disgusting and graphic.The movie also wasn't as frightening as the first Saw and the story didn't have a build up as exciting as the original.I also didn't like how we didn't get to see much of the Jigsaw puppet and the direction isn't as dark (the director is different) as the first.Saw 2 is very gruesome,but its not very scary,if your a fan of the first you should still check it out,mainly because of Donnie Wahlberg and Tobin Bells impressive performances and a very unexpected twist,but you will be overall disappointed.

The Jigsaw Killer has kidnapped the son of cop Eric Matthews.Jigsaw gets Eric to talk to him while his son and many others try to survive.

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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,725,652, 30 October 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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