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Saw III (2006)

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Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John Kramer
Shawnee Smith ... Amanda Young
Angus Macfadyen ... Jeff
Bahar Soomekh ... Lynn Denlon
Donnie Wahlberg ... Eric Matthews
Dina Meyer ... Kerry
Leigh Whannell ... Adam
Mpho Koaho ... Tim
Barry Flatman ... Judge Halden
Lyriq Bent ... Rigg
J. LaRose ... Troy (as J Larose)
Debra McCabe ... Danica (as Debra Lynne McCabe)
Costas Mandylor ... Forensic Hoffman
Betsy Russell ... Jill
Jane Luk ... Nurse - Emergency Room
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Storyline

Jeff is an anguished man who grieves and misses his son that was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the drunk driver, judge, and only witness who refused to testify; he has also become neglectful of his daughter. Lynn Denlon is a skilled surgeon that is cheating on her husband and suffering from depression. Both are abducted and brought to Jigsaw's warehouse, where they must play two separate games: Jeff must choose whether to save or let the people he holds responsible for the death of his son die, while Lynn must keep Jigsaw alive until Jeff completes his tests, or face the deadly consequences. Written by Rebekah Swain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Like Father, Like Daughter. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Saw Fan Club

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo III See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,610,391, 29 October 2006

Gross USA:

$80,238,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,635,551
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shawnee Smith and Bahar Soomekh are good friends in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Jeff enters his daughter's room the blanket that she has around her chin changes position from shot to shot. It goes from right next to her chin, the a few inches below it, all the way down to spread out on her bed. She doesn't change position in any of the shots, so she couldn't have pulled it off herself. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amanda: Game over.
Eric Matthews: I'll fucking kill you! You fucking bitch! You fucking bitch! I'll fucking kill you!
[screams hopelessly]
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Alternate Versions

The Unrated version of Saw III differs from the theatrical in many ways. The first noticeable difference is that the opening scene is more violent. The shots of Eric's heel being broken are much closer, and more detail is shown. When Kerry is discussing Eric with Rigg, the scene is slightly extended, showing her commenting on how she can't sleep because of his disappearance. When Kerry's trap triggers, a frontal shot is shown of her ribs being torn from her torso, leaving her organs exposed. Flashes showcase her innards dropping to the floor. The next noticeable difference is during Danica's Freezer Trap. A few extra shots show Jeff slamming the door, trying to get out. During the Rack, Tim's limbs are shown much more, showcasing his skin tearing as the bone shatters out of his skin. The flashback fight scene between Amanda and Eric is also extended. Amanda is shown hearing Eric's cries for his son, and seems distressed. While maneuvering in the corridor, Eric sneaks up on her and the fight resumes from there. The last and most major difference is the film's ending. In the theatrical, once the montage of the victims passes by, Lynn's corpse is shown quickly, before cutting to Jeff screaming, then on Jigsaw's corpse, and finally cutting to black. In the unrated, during the montage the music slighty overlaps, skipping a couple of seconds forward, and then showing Lynn's mutilated head, zooming in on the gory details, and then slowly fading out to white. Surprisingly, the brain surgery scene was not altered. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Am Legend (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Slayer
Remixed by The Legion of Doom
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Lyrics by Tom Araya
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User Reviews

 
Do you want to play a game?... no thanks
1 November 2006 | by drunkentechieSee all my reviews

While not being a huge horror fan I immensely enjoyed Saw 1 and 2 basically for their intelligent writing and great plot twists.

There is a fine line however from creating an intelligent horror flick and just writing a gore fest, this was quickly crossing that boundary and losing what was great about the previous 2 films. It used the age old solution to creating todays movies, either shock the audience or wow them with special effects.

If you took out all the gore from the film there would be very little of a movie left and it certainly would not warrant a release, as the story and acting alone are not enough to carry it. Whereas with the previous movies could hold itself up with the brilliant stories.

Considering this I sincerely hope they don't create a Saw 4.


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