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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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Leigh Whannell (story), James Wan (story) | 1 more credit »
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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:

Hast du das Leben verdient? Do you deserve to live?) 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 »

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Trivia

At 108 minutes, this has the longest running time out of all eight films in the series. See more »

Goofs

Amanda freaks out and pins Lynn to the wall after Lynn says "He doesn't even know you're there". Amanda's hand is around Lynn's neck, choking her. The screen cuts to John very briefly (all he says is, "AMANDA!"), then back to Amanda, now Amanda's hand has moved up to being on Lynn's chin. Not only would moving her hand from Lynn's neck to her chin not serve any purpose, but the screen cuts happened too fast to allow for the hand movement. 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

In Germany the film was released by Kinowelt in three different versions: the uncut theatrical (US R-rated) version (with a SPIO/JK approval, released in three editions: standard amaray, steelbook and 2 disc limited collector's edition), FSK-18 version (cut by 5 minutes) and FSK-16 version (cut by 21 minutes). The US unrated version of the film did not get a SPIO/JK approval and was therefore not released officially in Germany (it was however released in Austria, resulting in high exports to Germany). See more »

Connections

Featured in Scream Queens: Episode #1.8 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Eyes of the Insane
(Slayer VS The Legion of Doom)
Performed by Slayer
Remixed by The Legion of Doom
Music by Jeff Hanneman
Lyrics by Tom Araya
Courtesy of American Recordings
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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On par with part two, but nowhere near as good as the original
10 February 2007 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

"Saw III" is a classic case of an ambitious sequel that has a few really nice ideas and some scenes that will make fans of the franchise very happy, but in the end it doesn't, it can't hold a candle to the original. It's a rule of the series by now that a "Saw" movie must include a lot of gory deaths as well as an unexpected twist at the end. While the first thing isn't so hard to come up with - and the makers definitely do a fine job thinking of the sickest, bloodiest deaths possible - it's the twist that seems more forced with each entry in the franchise. It's a disadvantage that we know for a fact a surprise is coming. What's worse is that in "Saw III" the final twist doesn't resolve a question we've been asking ourselves during the whole movie. No, it's question and answer in one and that doesn't make it particularly interesting. It's just a lot of explaining over some annoyingly edited flashbacks.

Speaking of flashbacks, there are way too many in this movie. We see things that we really never needed to see. Loose ends are tied up that aren't actually loose ends. It's like the writers read too many threads on the IMDb message boards for the previous movies and decided to spell out everything that has been ambiguous until now to put an end to all discussions once and for all. It only goes to show that those things were a lot more intriguing when they were left in the dark.

Jigsaw himself won't ever keep his mouth shut in this movie. The guy has thought of many cruel traps but his constant blabbering is his most sadistic device. He's already been overexposed in part 2, and this entry in the series continues to make that mistake. After the revelation about his identity at the end of the original, there really weren't too many mysteries surrounding him anymore, but part 3 still tries to come up with some (mainly about his relationship to his accomplice). Again, this is unnecessary and not very interesting information.

Considering how quickly the "Saw" movies have been made, it's a little miracle that they still turned out to be quite entertaining. However, one wonders if the franchise couldn't be better if a bit more time was spent on developing the sequels. The production values in particular could use some improvement. The make up looks fine, but the stage design makes both sequels look like an episode of "Star Trek".

So, yes, "Saw III" is as fast paced as its predecessors and the gruesome torture scenes don't disappoint. See it, if you're looking for mindless fun, but don't expect it to knock you off your feet the way the original did. Apparently part 4 is already in the works. Now that's just going to be a waste of time as "Saw III" already ends the series. Guess, Hollywood never learns. "Halloween" anyone?


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$164,874,275
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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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