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

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Terror enters a new face See more »


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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When director David Hackl screened the film for composer Charlie Clouser, the musician had to turn his back to the footage of the final ordeal for the last two victims as he couldn't stomach what he was seeing. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Agent Dan Erickson is constantly wearing a Bluetooth headset. When Detective Mark Hoffman calls him from Agent Mark Strahm's mobile phone, he answers the phone as normal, not using the headset. He appears to repeat this when he tries to track Strahm's mobile phone. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Jigsaw: Hello Seth, I want to play a game. Right now, you are feeling helpless. This is the same helplessness you bestowed onto others. But now, it's unto you. Some would call this karma, I call it justice. Now you served five years of what should have been a life sentence, for murder. A technicality gave you freedom, but it inhibited you from understanding the impact of taking a life. Today, I offer you true freedom. In thirty seconds, the pendulum will drop far enough to touch your body...
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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

Edited into Saw VI (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
Not as good as previous installments
26 October 2008 | by EJasonNYMSee all my reviews

While this is still a watchable, well acted movie that continues on the Saw tradition well I have to give it a lower rating because it just was not as good as the previous installments. The plot and the traps that we have come to be surprised by seemed to be a more predictable and rushed along by the makers of the movie. It seemed like this movie could have just been tossed in with part 4 to make one big movie as the prequel to the next part. So to me it seemed like the studio just split up 1 movie into 2 parts to capitalize on the profits....which they have done well I might add because myself and many other movie goers packed the theater for the 5th Saw installment. So in closing I think this movie may be adequate for the die hard saw fans, not nearly good enough for new comers, and winds up lacking far more than it gives. That is why I can only give this movie a 5 out of 10


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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saw 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

Gross USA:

$56,746,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,864,059
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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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