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Saw (2004)

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Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Adam Faulkner-Stanheight
... Dr. Lawrence Gordon
... Detective David Tapp
... Detective Steven Sing
... Kerry
Mike Butters ... Paul
... Mark
... Zep Hindle
... Brett
... Amanda
... Diana Gordon
... Alison Gordon
... Jeff
... Carla (as Alexandra Chun)
Avner Garbi ... Father
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Storyline

Waking up in a undisclosed location in a unknown room two men, adam and gordon are trapped into a single room with a dead body. Given random tools with riddles hidnen around the room. Wondering who could have done this there are clues to who might of done it; the jigsaw killer. The question is not just who but why would a serial killer leave two men in a room. Both adam and gordon hiding secrets they must trust and work together to get out or die...can they survive Jigsaw's game or die trying? Written by badassgeek-59310

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Rated R for strong grisly violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,276,468, 31 October 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,000,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,911,669
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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, director James Wan pointed out that many of the scare scenes in the film were nightmares he and Leigh Whannell had as kids. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Gordon was the police's initial suspect in the Jigsaw killings. Yet it never occurred to them that these killings took a huge amount of time to plan, setup and execute, so a surgeon who is constantly working doesn't make sense as a suspect. The devices had to be custom built, the killing rooms configured and clues planed and hidden, the victims were under surveillance for weeks. So doing all of this required hundreds of hours. Dr. Gordon is an oncologist and a neurosurgeon, a doctor with dual specialties like this often works 90-100 hours a week easily so most of his whereabouts during the day would have been known by his coworkers. While it's possible that some of the work could have been done at night he certainly wasn't able to survey the victims at night, plus if he was frequently staying up all night to do all of this it would have shown in his surgical skills, his ability to perform surgery would have been severely diminished if he was suffering from sleep deprivation. Dr. Gordon made no sense at all as a suspect, which is something an experienced homicide detective would have realized right away. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adam: Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title ripples like it was underwater. See more »

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Performed by Pitbull Daycare
Written by Stephen Ladd Bishop, Charles Todd Conally and Don Van Stavern
Published by Dimension Gate Music (BMI)/FEC Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
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Just See SAW!
6 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Wow. The critics weren't wrong. Not since seven has horror been portrayed so majestically.

From the first minute to last this film twists and turns you till you feel rather poorly. Just like 'Se7en', the all-round Grittiness that director James Wan creates disgusts and enthralls. Just like 'Se7en', there is a H U G E twist that makes your blood curdle.

A lack of star names helps the movie flow as the pace builds to a finale that won't be forgotten by this viewer in a hurry!

I still can't sleep.

It is well scripted, well acted, and, for everyone who guesses the killer after the first few minutes, keeps you guessing right up to the final reel. It is better than Seven for shock value. It is not over the top gory but there is a final scene which makes you sweat.

Very highly recommended!


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