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

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Oh, yes. There will be blood. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

(At 54 mins) When Daniel takes out the syringes from Amanda's arm, the crew used a fake animatronic arm. See more »

Goofs

(at around 16 mins) When Eric meets John, his badge is normal. A few moments into the scene, it becomes twisted and when it cuts to John then back to Eric after a second, the badge is normal. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Exes: Pirates of the Care of Eden (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Sound Effects and Overdramatics
Performed by The Used
Written by Bert McCracken (as Robert C. McCracken), Branden Steineckert, Jeph Howard & Quinn Allman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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My favorite entry in the Saw franchise
2 August 2020 | by loudmouthwitchSee all my reviews

Saw II continued the legacy of the Saw franchise and cemented it into cult popularity in my opinion. While the first saw appealed to the gory disturbing side of every one, we get a little more in depth with the other concept of Jigsaw in this installment. Saw II dives deeper into the psychological side of, do you deserve to live if you've made others' lives harder? Not only that but Saw II steps up the scare factor by putting a bunch of strangers in an enclosed space with various iconic traps.


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Country:

Canada | USA

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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