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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.

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David Hackl

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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

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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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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

The role of Dan Erickson was written for William Forsythe. He declined the offer due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

In the room with the mounted razor traps, a timer on the wall is shown to begin counting down from 15:00. However, a few seconds later Charles points to the timer, and it is shown with 15:00 on its display again. The beeping heard once the timer has begun also stops in the next few shots. See more »

Quotes

Mark Hoffman: Hello Agent Strahm, if you are hearing this then you have once again found what you are looking for, or so you think. Your dedication is to be commended. But I ask you, if you have learned anything on your journey of discovery. As the old adage goes, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." The situation you find yourself in is, but of trust, so I ask you Special Agent Strahm, have you learned to trust me? The only way to survive this room is by entering the glass box before ...
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Referenced in The Office: Mrs. California (2011) 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

 
Decent
23 October 2008 | by Movieboy_20See all my reviews

Saw V was a decent film, but sadly it is nothing compared to the first 4 and is the weakest of the lot.

I felt the acting was very poor at times from most of the cast, but Tobin Bell still managed a very good performance as the sick and twisted "Jigsaw", it's a shame he didn't get much screen time.

The other problem I had with the film was that it didn't really feel like a saw film while watching, it seemed like they wanted to focus on the drama more than the actual traps. But with saying that, the main game with Malick, Brit, Luba, Charles and Ashley is VERY well done and entertaining, it's a shame they didn't show it more.

Overall, this is a pretty good film, with a bit of a let down ending (but still shocking).

PS. The rating would have been higher if they focused on the group game more.


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