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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:

How much blood would you shed to stay alive? 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

Cary Elwes filed a lawsuit against the producers and the production company because he only received a nominal salary with backend revenues. He claimed to have been promised 1% of the profit, which would be considerable since "Saw" (2004) went on to earn over $100 million globally. The case was finally settled out of court, but mostly as a result of the disagreements, and Elwes chose not to be involved with any of the sequels until Saw: The Final Chapter (2010). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) When Lawrence puts the bullet in the revolver, he closes the cylinder and cocks the hammer. He then cocks the hammer a second time which would have not fired the bullet it would be on an empty chamber. 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 Anthony and Son (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Stürm
Performed by Front Line Assembly
Written by Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber
Published by Nettwerk Songs Publishing (SOCAN) / Zomba Songs, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Metropolis Records
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Well made horror/thriller, two thumbs up
10 December 2004 | by lizabeth666See all my reviews

When two men, wake up and find themselves chained to a bathroom pipe, with a dead body lying in between them, they soon realize that they are prisoners, in the secure lair of a serial killer, nicknamed 'Jigsaw'.

This film was, in my opinion, exciting, thrilling, and an overall entertaining film to watch. It delivered the necessary chills, to keep its audiences fully awake, and engaged. This was an enormous achievement for Aussie newcomers – James Wan, and Leigh Wannell. The two have created a well-deserved horror/thriller, without the necessary clichés.The film is not too scary that it becomes unwatchable, so the full potential of its enormity will not be missed. definitely two thumbs uo for me.


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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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