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Saw V (2008)

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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 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 his assistant Agent Lindsay Perez says Hoffman's name. While Agent Strahm looks into Detective Hoffman's past, a group of five people who helped burn a building which was supposedly abandoned, face a series of tests set up by Jigsaw. Written by Rebekah Swain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,746,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,864,059, 1 November 2009
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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:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 39 mins) Screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton appear briefly on the elevator where Hoffman first meets Jigsaw. See more »

Goofs

(at around 29 mins) The first three newspaper articles that Strahm looks up on the computer about Seth Baxter all contain the exact same text, even though they're about three different (albeit related) subjects and were written by two different authors. See more »

Quotes

Mark Hoffman: [to Jigsaw] What do you want from me?
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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

Followed by Jigsaw (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Death and Destruction
Performed by 'Ministry' Ministry
Remixed by 'Clayton Worbeck' Clayton Worbeck
Written by 'Al Jourgensen' Al Jourgensen and Sin Quirin
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User Reviews

 
For Shame Hackl
27 October 2008 | by boknows11212See all my reviews

Being a huge Saw fan I can say without a doubt I look forward to each and every offering but this years installment was by far the worst of the bunch. I never claim Saw movies feature terrific acting( besides 1 and 3) but 5 featured some atrocious performances. On one hand you have the wooden Strahm who is literally dictating his thought to... well no one, on the other is Julie Benz, normally a fine actress in Dexter, spouting of ridiculous lines that sound meant for trailers (ex. " It's our next nightmare"). On top of that the movie is just full of sloppy film-making. Let's start with Strahm, he's just unnecessary, he seems only to be there as a vessel to fuel the flashbacks. On to the main trap, The best of the characters is killed in just the second room. Why did they even have to kill him? He was savvy and sharp but I guess the director just wanted to remove all intelligence from this movie. Finally the ending. This might be the worst evidence of a cash-grab I have ever seen. There was no ending, as my friend put it " It's like they ran out of ideas for 6 movies so they cut five in half", and thats really how it felt, INCOMPLETE.


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