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Saw IV (2007)

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Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.

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Patrick Melton (screenplay), Marcus Dunstan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John Kramer
Costas Mandylor ... Lt. Mark Hoffman
Scott Patterson ... Agent Peter Strahm
Betsy Russell ... Jill Tuck
Lyriq Bent ... Lt. Daniel Rigg
Athena Karkanis ... Agent Lindsey Perez
Louis Ferreira ... Art Blank (as Justin Louis)
Simon Reynolds ... Lamanna
Donnie Wahlberg ... Eric Matthews
Angus Macfadyen ... Jeff Denlon
Shawnee Smith ... Amanda Young (archive footage)
Bahar Soomekh ... Lynn Denlon
Dina Meyer ... Detective Allison Kerry
Mike Realba ... Detective Fisk
Marty Adams ... Ivan Landsness
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Storyline

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. Written by Lionsgate

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's a Trap See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture throughout, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo IV See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,756,764, 28 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,300,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,352,633
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twisted Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first "Saw" film written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who would also write the next three entries in the series. When interviewed about the job, they learned that there was a "Saw Bible" with rules they should have followed; however, as they had never received it, they had planned out an entire series of "Saw" sequels from their own ideas. Fortunately, their pitch was well-received by the studio and they got the job. See more »

Goofs

When Art Blank is fighting with Eric Matthews (who tried to jump off the block of ice) his cap is alternately off and on between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pathologist: Subject's name is John Kramer. 52 year old male; Caucasian. He's seen better days.
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Alternate Versions

There is an unrated director's cut available (known as the Extreme Edition in other countries), which restores - amongst other footage - violence cut for the 'R' rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chasing Life: Cancer Friends with Benefits (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

I.V.
Written by Yoshiki
Performed by Yoshiki (as X Japan)
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User Reviews

 
Let's hope the games never end
25 October 2007 | by IamtheRegalTreatmentSee all my reviews

Will it ever end? I don't know, but after this one, I'm eager for more still! I know what you're thinking, it's been overdone. I admit that it's your opinion and you can judge the series after three movies, but you don't close the book on the 3rd movie when the story is "just beginning".

Should you bother seeing this movie if you haven't seen the other Saw movies? No. What if you like gore and suspense... sure. But this movie is strictly for the Saw fans who have seen the first three and followed every step and hint, otherwise it's a big waste of time. The only thing that helps those people is that every Saw movie shows flashbacks. Honestly though, it's not as useful as seeing them to begin with.

Now to the movie...

This was the first Saw movie that was not written by Leigh Whannel. Is this a problem? I don't really think so. Saw IV was just as riveting and plot-detailed as the first three. I watched the movie tonight with 2 friends in a closed theatre, and we were all talking during the entire movie asking each other questions and trying to figure out the plot. I feel bad for the massive amounts of people cramming the theatre on opening night; there's going to be so much talking, it will be unbearable to follow. "Who's that guy?" "Do you think he really died?" "I bet he's playing a game as well". Not so much fun.

Let me be completely honest about this movie, and that will be all for me. There were many twists and turns, all what we hoped for. The details are superb; everything clicked and was managed well. Most of all, the gore, violence and games were top notch. I was stunned at how amazing the tests were... seriously. It was a joy to watch.

Completely entertaining. If you liked the first Saws, then you will not want to miss this one. 7 out of 10. In my opinion, it was better than Saw III, but slightly below Saw II... and of course, not near the original. But still, Saw IV was brilliant.


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