Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.

Director:

David Hackl

Writers:

Patrick Melton (screenplay), Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John
Costas Mandylor ... Mark Hoffman
Scott Patterson ... Agent Strahm
Betsy Russell ... Jill
Julie Benz ... Brit
Meagan Good ... Luba
Mark Rolston ... Dan Erickson
Carlo Rota ... Charles
Greg Bryk ... Mallick
Laura Gordon ... Ashley
Joris Jarsky ... Seth
Mike Butters ... Paul
Al Sapienza ... Chief of Police
Mike Realba ... Detective Fisk
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil ... Bernie
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Storyline

Detective Mark Hoffman is deemed a hero after he saves a young girl and "escapes" one of Jigsaw's games, or so it seems. Special Agent Peter Strahm is suspicious of him after an injured Agent Lindsay Perez says Hoffman's name. While Agent Strahm looks into Detective Hoffman's past, five people, who helped burn down a building which was supposedly abandoned, face a series of tests set up by Jigsaw. Written by Rebekah Swain

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You won't believe how it ends. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When director David Hackl screened the film for composer Charlie Clouser, the musician had to turn his back to the footage of the final ordeal for the last two victims as he couldn't stomach what he was seeing. See more »

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) When Agent Peter Strahm is walking through the building with his gun raised, and he is checking all of the corners in the building, he holds the flashlight on the wrong side. Police are trained to hold the flashlight on the opposite side of the gun, with the left hand going under the right hand. So, for example, if you are right-handed, the flashlight, held in the left hand, goes on the right side. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Seth: Fu... Fu.. Fu... What the f...! Fuck! What the fuck!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in an unrated director's cut version, which restores deleted scenes and the violence originally cut for an "R" rating. See more »

Connections

References Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Death and Destruction
Performed by Ministry
Remixed by Clayton Worbeck
Written by Al Jourgensen and Sin Quirin
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SAW V - Hyped to be a miss but definitely hit.
23 October 2008 | by Bleam66See all my reviews

Like everyone else, I was expecting this movie to live up to the hype and be absolutely horrible. Since though I have seen SAW I-IV, I had to go see this at the midnight showing. What started it off, I was already impressed with that I saw. As the movie was going forward it was hard to tell how it would all add up. By the end though I was expecting to be disappointed and it really did not.

While SAW fans will appreciate this, it really depends on what you like. If you are expecting a SAW II - III where it is mainly gore and such, maybe not so much. If you are like the few who want to know more about the story, then it is a must to see this.

Now while every question is not answered, it makes up for it in its own ways. Do not be like me or most of the people who were hesitant to see this film due to people not enjoying it. I think many people would be surprised on just how great this film really is. To me, it was the best since the first one, despite the weak twist and sometimes cheesy kills. Then again, name a film that has been perfect because everyone has a fault.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saw V See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,053,954, 26 October 2008

Gross USA:

$56,746,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,864,059
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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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