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Saw II (2005)

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A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John
Shawnee Smith ... Amanda
Donnie Wahlberg ... Eric Matthews
Erik Knudsen ... Daniel Matthews
Franky G ... Xavier
Glenn Plummer ... Jonas
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Addison
Beverley Mitchell ... Laura
Timothy Burd ... Obi
Dina Meyer ... Kerry
Lyriq Bent ... Rigg
Noam Jenkins ... Michael
Tony Nappo ... Gus
Kelly Jones Kelly Jones ... SWAT Member Pete
Vincent Rother ... SWAT Member Joe
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Storyline

Detective Eric Matthews, along with fellow police officers and a SWAT Team, locate Jigsaw's lair and go to arrest him, but discover that his arrest is only a part of Jigsaw's plan. Matthews soon learns that eight people are trapped in an old house and are playing one of Jigsaw's games. One of them is his own son, Daniel Matthews. Eric learns that if he wants to see his son again, he must play one of Jigsaw's games as well. Written by Rebekah Swain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We Dare You Again... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saw 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,725,652, 30 October 2005

Gross USA:

$87,039,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,748,505
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| (unrated)

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Five alternate endings were shot. See more »

Goofs

(at around 24 mins) To fire a revolver, the hammer must fall forward to drive the firing pin into the cartridge's primer. When the key is turned in the door, we see the booby trap mechanism begin to cock the hammer of the revolver. But just as the hammer reaches its full rearward position, and before it falls forward, the revolver fires. Then the hammer falls forward. See more »

Quotes

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

Differences in the Unrated version of SAW II include:
  • When the police are entering the Wilson Steel warehouse, three short cuts are shown of Jigsaw upstairs, realizing the police have arrived. When he realizes this, he calmly goes back to what he was working on.
  • When the police are approaching Jigsaw several scenes are added where he is eating Cheerios (as stated in the commentary on the original R-rated DVD).
  • Jigsaw has a few extra lines of dialogue with Detective Matthews, mentioning that he has "wiped the slate clean", and that most people are merely "sleepwalking".
  • When Obi is trapped in the oven, he attempts to break the glass on the far side as he is burning alive.
  • The scene of Amanda thrashing around in the syringe pit is extended.
  • In the bathroom, Charlie Clouser's score begins as Xavier begins cutting off his skin, and continues until he dies from his throat being slashed.
  • The opening scene with "The Venus Headtrap" is extended and the song "Irresponsible Hate Anthem (Venus Headtrap Mix)" is playing in the background.
  • The scene where Matthews is beating up Jigsaw is extended with one extra punch.
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Soundtracks

Burn The Witch
(UNKLE Variation)
Performed by Queens of the Stone Age
Remix and additional production by James Lavelle (as J. Lavelle) and Richard File (as R. File) for UNKLE Entertainment
Written by Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen (as Troy Van Leewan) & Joey Castillo
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A few nice ideas dulled by a lot of stupidity
4 November 2005 | by PlumberduckSee all my reviews

I have the same main problem I had with Saw II that I had with the original (Shockingly enough, not the gaping plot holes). At the core, both movies are about the same thing: Elaborate puzzles that stupid people ignore so they can spend more time yelling at each other.

I really wanted to like Saw II, but I felt like I was being teased. I catch a whiff of interesting puzzle-solving, instead I have a lot of yelling.

It's a personal preference, I know. The movie I wanted to see was about people adapting to their situation and using their brains against that of an evil genius. Instead, I got the evil genius (Tobin Bell is great as Jigsaw, by the way, one of the parts of the film I really enjoyed) going to a lot of work for some people who, frankly, don't seem to appreciate it. The creators seemed to want to make a film about how people's lives are dictated by their unavoidable flaws (driven home by the ending, the last few twists, and the general character of the cop, all of which are the reason my rating is as high as it is), and how panic destroys people.

And the horror... isn't. I don't find blood scary. There are some *shocking* moments in this film, some cringe-inducing moments, but nothing actually scary. That really disappointed me, because Adam's capture in Saw I was one of the scarier scenes I've seen in a movie in a long time. There's nothing for people who actually want to be scared here, just grossed out.


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