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Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.



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Two men wake up at opposite sides of a dirty, disused bathroom, chained by their ankles to pipes. Between them lies a dead man loosely clutching a hand-held tape player and a handgun. Each finds a tape for the player in their back pocket. They play the tapes. One is threatened, the other isn't. But they have a task: One must kill the other by 6:00, or his wife and daughter will die. They find hacksaws in a toilet, and try to cut the chains, but it doesn't work. They are the two newest victims of the Jigsaw Killer. In a flashback, we learn of Amanda, a girl who falls victim to the Jigsaw Killer. On her head is a mask, which is hooked into her lower jaw. There is a timer on it. Only one key will unlock it, and that key is in the digestive tract of her cell mate who lies paralyzed on the opposite side of the room. If she doesn't unlock the mask in time, her lower jaw will be ripped wide open. She survives, but her cell mate doesn't. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn of more ... Written by Aurabesh corrected by Paul P

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo  »

Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,239,813 (UK) (1 October 2004)


$55,153,403 (USA) (24 December 2004)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charlie Clouser had just 3 weeks to compose the score for the film. See more »


The cartridge Dr. Gordon loads into the revolver has clearly been fired as the primer has an obvious depression. See more »


[first lines]
Adam: Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title ripples like it was underwater. See more »


Hello Zepp
(a.k.a. Final Theme)
Composed by Charlie Clouser
Performed by Charlie Clouser
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User Reviews

I loved it
10 February 2005 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

Movies like Saw are the ones that makes us believe in the horror genre. It is because of such movies we like to see horror/thriller movies. Let me tell you that after watching Saw I wanted to buy the ticket and watch it again because after a long time I got to see a real gripping and tightly directed horror movie. The movie is very exciting and has a lot of goosebumps. However, if you are a faint of heart please do not see this movie as it has a lot of gore/violence in it which will make you jump out of your seat. I just can't wait for the DVD to come out as I really want to buy it. My recommendation to all of you is to watch Saw and have a good time like I did. Also, the movie has a great twist. 10/10

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