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Saw III (2006)

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Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobin Bell ... Jigsaw / John Kramer
Shawnee Smith ... Amanda Young
Angus Macfadyen ... Jeff
Bahar Soomekh ... Lynn Denlon
Donnie Wahlberg ... Eric Matthews
Dina Meyer ... Kerry
Leigh Whannell ... Adam
Mpho Koaho ... Tim
Barry Flatman ... Judge Halden
Lyriq Bent ... Rigg
J. LaRose ... Troy (as J Larose)
Debra McCabe ... Danica (as Debra Lynne McCabe)
Costas Mandylor ... Forensic Hoffman
Betsy Russell ... Jill
Jane Luk ... Nurse - Emergency Room
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Storyline

Jeff is an anguished man who grieves and misses his son that was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the drunk driver, judge, and only witness who refused to testify; he has also become neglectful of his daughter. Lynn Denlon is a skilled surgeon that is cheating on her husband and suffering from depression. Both are abducted and brought to Jigsaw's warehouse, where they must play two separate games: Jeff must choose whether to save or let the people he holds responsible for the death of his son die, while Lynn must keep Jigsaw alive until Jeff completes his tests, or face the deadly consequences. Written by Rebekah Swain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Every game has its loopholes... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Saw Fan Club

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego del miedo III See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,610,391, 29 October 2006

Gross USA:

$80,238,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,874,275
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

It is a common misconception among fans that this is the first entry in the franchise to contain nudity. However, in the first film, a character named "Mark" is placed in a trap where his body has been covered in a flammable gel. While the scene is artificially sped-up, if you watch closely, he is actually completely nude, thus making this the second entry in the series to contain nudity. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Kerry walks into the room at the start of the film, her ID is twisted. The camera switches to a long shot and it's not twisted. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amanda: Game over.
Eric Matthews: I'll fucking kill you! You fucking bitch! You fucking bitch! I'll fucking kill you!
[screams hopelessly]
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Alternate Versions

The Unrated version of Saw III differs from the theatrical in many ways. The first noticeable difference is that the opening scene is more violent. The shots of Eric's heel being broken are much closer, and more detail is shown. When Kerry is discussing Eric with Rigg, the scene is slightly extended, showing her commenting on how she can't sleep because of his disappearance. When Kerry's trap triggers, a frontal shot is shown of her ribs being torn from her torso, leaving her organs exposed. Flashes showcase her innards dropping to the floor. The next noticeable difference is during Danica's Freezer Trap. A few extra shots show Jeff slamming the door, trying to get out. During the Rack, Tim's limbs are shown much more, showcasing his skin tearing as the bone shatters out of his skin. The flashback fight scene between Amanda and Eric is also extended. Amanda is shown hearing Eric's cries for his son, and seems distressed. While maneuvering in the corridor, Eric sneaks up on her and the fight resumes from there. The last and most major difference is the film's ending. In the theatrical, once the montage of the victims passes by, Lynn's corpse is shown quickly, before cutting to Jeff screaming, then on Jigsaw's corpse, and finally cutting to black. In the unrated, during the montage the music slighty overlaps, skipping a couple of seconds forward, and then showing Lynn's mutilated head, zooming in on the gory details, and then slowly fading out to white. Surprisingly, the brain surgery scene was not altered. See more »

Connections

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This Calling
Performed by All That Remains
Written by Jeanne Sagan, Michael Martin, Oliver Herbert & Phillip LaBonte
Courtesy of Razor & Tie Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Still going good...
27 October 2006 | by silentcheesedudeSee all my reviews

Surprise! There is a horror series that holds up well, even on the second sequel.

It's difficult to explain the plot in any detail without ruining the storyline, so instead, I give you small chunks. A doctor must keep Jigsaw alive. If he dies, so does she. A grieving father must decided what he will do when confronted with the people that changed his life for the worse. Saying anything else about the story line is just criminal.

Like the 2 movies before it, difficult decisions and some nasty secrets become a part of a much larger plan. It manages to explain events in Saw 1 and 2 that may have been considered plot holes. It spins the whole concept of the Jigsaw character and what he represents, and the message he is trying to say. By carefully placing events from the past in a certain order, and by introducing important sequences of the character's lives, Saw 3 manages to become a pivotal point to the series. It's not perfect, though. Constant flashbacks to memories becomes a bit tiresome. Some of the dialog could be a combination of dry, repetitive, or dumb, or all of the above. And oh yes, there will be the improbable & illogical. Big critics will focus on this, and consider the movie a waste of time.

Of course, you can toss out the psychological-babble, tell the critics to go back to their coke snorting, and just have fun watching the movie as pure horror. Of the three, this is ultimately the most bloodiest. Those of low tolerance of gore, medical procedures and general dismemberment beware: the movie theater I went to here in Winter Springs had one movie-goer faint and fall to the floor. They had to temporarily stop the movie and take her outside, an ambulance came, and took her away. Even with this interruption, the movie kept everyone awake, wanting to see more. By the end of the movie, the audience clapped. We liked what we had seen. "What has the world come to?", you say? Geez. You are in the wrong place. I'm sure there will be some Disney movie to your liking.

The traps were clever, original, and far, far deadlier this time around. To me, it beats out any psycho with a knife/ax/chainsaw crap movie that has been pumped out too many times. It's a shame that Saw producer Gregg Hoffman passed away before this movie was produced.


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