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A detective and his team must rescue eight people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.
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When detective Eric Matthews is called to a crime scene of a victim of Jigsaw, he finds a lead to the place where he is hidden. Once there, he realizes that Jigsaw trapped his son Daniel Matthews with three women and four men in a shelter, and they are inhaling a lethal nerve gas. If they do not use an antidote within two hours, they will die. Eric follows with increasing desperation the death of each member of the group in monitors, while trying to convince Jigsaw to release his son. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,189,212 (UK) (28 October 2005)

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$87,025,093 (USA) (30 December 2005)
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This film originally came from a script by the director Darren Lynn Bousman which was called "The Desperate". After trying for years to get it made but being told repeatedly that it was too violent, finally a company wanted to do it because they suspected Saw (2004) which was becoming a hit at Sundance might blow out big and they wanted to capitalize on its success. Some producers even described Bousman's script as "too Saw-ish". Just before he was about to close a deal to make the movie, Saw (2004) opened huge at the box-office and the next day he received a call, and the producers asked if he could change it around to "Saw 2". Leigh Whannell (who wrote the first "Saw") was then brought on a little later to help Bousman with creating his original idea into a proper sequel to Saw (2004). See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) Gus' tie changes from being sloppily pulled to the right in select shots as they wake up and then being straight in other shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michael Marks: Help! Anyone! He-elp!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Irresponsible Hate Anthem
(Venus Head Trap Mix)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Remixed by Danny Lohner, Wes Borland, Charlie Clouser & Joshua Eustis
Written by Stephen Gregory Bier, Daisy Berkowitz (as Scott Putesky), Marilyn Manson (as Brian Warner) & Jeordie White
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It Will Blow You Away
28 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why is it that so many critics, movie-goers and film patrons see such bold and unique forms of film as nothing but bloody and un-needed garbage? Isn't it about time to enter the age of the modern horror film, and to realize that audiences these days have already seen it all when it comes to the horror movie, so one-of-a-kind ideas such as the SAW series should be seen as a much needed godsend to the film industry. They say that this is what is takes to scare people these days: untrue. Take the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre for instance, upon close examination, one can notice that it is essentially a bloodless film. So what is it about such movies that scare us? Well, it's the idea, the cinematography, and the boldness to plant such a terrifying seed into the world of movies. It isn't a man sawing his foot off or a man being set on fire that scares audiences, it's the fact that it has NEVER...EVER been done before on the big screen that engulfs the audience into a trance-like cloak of fear over a movie. The people who conjure these ideas for movies are not on the mindset to create something for the SOLE PURPOSE of making someone cringe and fray, they want to be their own level, nay, rank of movies for others to, essentially, build off of. Are SAW and SAW II the last of their kind? By no means, if anything they are merely predecessors of the film noir that is going to eventually rise into the R-rated spectrum. Forgive me for not stressing on the movie's actual content, but I feel it is the very ideas behind SAW that make us have to see it for ourselves. And I highly recommend those of you skeptical about it to do so. Will you be frightened? Yes. Will you see things never before shined onto the screen? Yes. And will you leave the darkness of the theater in a sense that you have witnessed movie history unfold before your eyes? YES.


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