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Saw II (2005)

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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

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
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Storyline

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 easy arrest is only a part of Jigsaw's plan. Matthews soon learns that eight people are trapped in an old house and are playing Jigsaw's game. One of them is his own son, Daniel Matthews. Matthews 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

Taglines:

We Dare You Again... See more »

Genres:

Crime | 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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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saw 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,725,652, 30 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$87,039,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,748,505
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To conceal the ending, most of the actors were not given the last 25 pages of the script. Only the principal actors involved in the sequence knew. See more »

Goofs

(at around 24 mins) To fire a revolver, the hammer must fall forward to drive the firing pin into the cartridge's primer. When the key is turned in the door, we see the booby trap mechanism begin to cock the hammer of the revolver. But just as the hammer reaches its full rearward position, and before it falls forward, the revolver fires. Then the hammer falls forward. See more »

Quotes

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

Differences in the Unrated version of SAW II include:
  • When the police are entering the Wilson Steel warehouse, three short cuts are shown of Jigsaw upstairs, realizing the police have arrived. When he realizes this, he calmly goes back to what he was working on.
  • When the police are approaching Jigsaw several scenes are added where he is eating Cheerios (as stated in the commentary on the original R-rated DVD).
  • Jigsaw has a few extra lines of dialogue with Detective Matthews, mentioning that he has "wiped the slate clean", and that most people are merely "sleepwalking".
  • When Obi is trapped in the oven, he attempts to break the glass on the far side as he is burning alive.
  • The scene of Amanda thrashing around in the syringe pit is extended.
  • In the bathroom, Charlie Clouser's score begins as Xavier begins cutting off his skin, and continues until he dies from his throat being slashed.
  • The opening scene with "The Venus Headtrap" is extended and the song "Irresponsible Hate Anthem (Venus Headtrap Mix)" is playing in the background.
  • The scene where Matthews is beating up Jigsaw is extended with one extra punch.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Burn The Witch
(UNKLE Variation)
Performed by Queens of the Stone Age
Remix and additional production by James Lavelle (as J. Lavelle) and Richard File (as R. File) for UNKLE Entertainment
Written by Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen (as Troy Van Leewan) & Joey Castillo
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Nowhere near as great as the marvellous original
19 April 2006 | by InaneSwineSee all my reviews

Although this follow-up to the marvellous 2004 thriller 'Saw' is nowhere near as great as the original, it is still a good film worth watching.

The "Jigsaw" killer plays another sick game with another unlucky group of people. They are placed in a booby-trapped house that is slowly filling up with a lethal nerve gas. They are doomed to die, unless they can find out what they have in common, complete various tasks in the house and find the antidote.

Where the original film's gore could be forgiven on the account of its high logic, this lazy sequel is just gore for its own sake. The pace has been slowed down to a snail's and there are fewer scares and twists to keep the viewer as interested. Nevertheless, few viewers will have worked out the final, nasty twist, which makes it all worthwhile.


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