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Saw (2004)

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

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

Leigh Whannell, James Wan (story) | 1 more credit »
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8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh Whannell ... Adam Faulkner-Stanheight
Cary Elwes ... Dr. Lawrence Gordon
Danny Glover ... Detective David Tapp
Ken Leung ... Detective Steven Sing
Dina Meyer ... Kerry
Mike Butters ... Paul
Paul Gutrecht ... Mark
Michael Emerson ... Zep Hindle
Benito Martinez ... Brett
Shawnee Smith ... Amanda
Makenzie Vega ... Diana Gordon
Monica Potter ... Alison Gordon
Ned Bellamy ... Jeff
Alexandra Bokyun Chun ... Carla (as Alexandra Chun)
Avner Garbi Avner Garbi ... Father
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Storyline

Waking up in a bathroom, two men, Adam and Dr. Lawrence Gordon, discover they have been captured by the infamous Jigsaw Killer. The men must escape before time runs out, otherwise, they will face the deadly consequences. Written by Rebekah Swain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If It's Halloween... It Must Be Saw See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The scene in which Dr. Gordon turns off the lights and whispers to Adam was written differently in the script. The characters were to cut open opposite ends of a long pipe with their hacksaws and speak through it. This sequence was actually shot but later cut, because director James Wan decided that the characters being able to cut through a pipe made no sense if they could not cut through their chains. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 7 mins) When Adam first remembers what happened before he was kidnapped, we see him making his way back to his apartment after snapping photos of Lawrence. The camera Adam has slung over his shoulder changes from scene to scene. In the hallway outside the apartment, Adam has a black camera with a long lens and a mounted flash unit. As he enters the apartment, he has a silver camera that appears to have a very short lens and no mounted flash. Once inside, he has the black camera with long lens and mounted flash again. 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 »

Alternate Versions

The song "Bite The Hand That Bleeds" by Fear Factory that originally played over the end credits has been replaced on the uncut version of the film on DVD by an original piece of music by Charlie Clouser entitled "Zepp Overture". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Finals: Game 2 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel So Dead
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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User Reviews

 
Just See SAW!
6 December 2004 | by wamweriSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jigsaw See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,276,468, 31 October 2004

Gross USA:

$56,000,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,911,669
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | DTS (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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