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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

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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:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,238,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,635,551
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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

Forty set ups in four different locations were all achieved on the first day of shooting. See more »

Goofs

On the right leg after the explosion at the beginning of the film we do not see the torn Achilles tendon, although it was torn from the knocker of a chain. 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 Director's Cut, based on the unrated version, has about seven more minutes of footage and an extended ending, resulting in a running time of just over two hours. See more »

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Performed by Helmet
Written by Page Hamilton
Courtesy of Warcon Records
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User Reviews

 
Expected More...
26 October 2006 | by phillythekid15See all my reviews

Ah yes, Halloween. And for the past 3 years running, we have been as some would say "blessed" with the Saw franchise.

The first one was compelling, simple, and smart, making it what could be said to be one of the best horror films out there.

So in 2005, Saw 2 rolls along, and I'm expecting another Saw, perhaps even better. I admit, I did enjoy 2 rather than other cheesy horror films out there such as The Grudge, but I expected Saw one. Maybe it was the change in direction, actors, different story...

So in 2006, the third installment to the series comes along, and I'm already hearing rumors about how it was the best one in the series and terrific. It was good, but still not the original Saw that I cherish in my heart.

The traps, oh they were good. Maybe even the best ones out of the whole series. If you don't like blood, gore, and breaking of bones I suggest you skip this one.

The story...similar to the 2nd's level of intensity. It could be said that Jigsaw wanted to go out with a "Bang!", like they said in the 2nd one. So he decides, as his final test before his death, to test human's and their ability to forgive one another (which is what he did in parts of the first 2, but he really takes it to a new level here).

The whole series represented a test on human nature, mainly the ability, or inability in Saw's case, to forgive. The writer Leigh created a fantastic series and I look forward to more from him, but they just need the acting. Tobin Bell was amazing, yet all the other characters seemed too corny or whiny, in an annoying sense.

There was a nice twist at the end, better than the one that was in 2. It'll have you thinking about it for a while, like I have been for the past 10 minutes.

Final Opinion: Better than Saw? - No. Better than Saw 2? - Yes. Go see Saw 3 for your movie pick of this weekend, and prepare to be disappointed or amazed. Its your choice.


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