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Saw III

Promotional poster
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Produced by James Wan
Leigh Whannell
Mark Burg
Gregg Hoffman
Written by James Wan
Leigh Whannell
Starring Tobin Bell
Shawnee Smith
Angus Macfadyen
Bahar Soomekh
Donnie Wahlberg
Dina Meyer
Leigh Whannell
Costas Mandylor
Music by Charlie Clouser
Cinematography David A. Armstrong
Editing by Kevin Greutert
Studio Twisted Pictures
Evolution Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate (United States)
Maple Pictures (Canada)
Release date(s) October 27, 2006 (2006-10-27)
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Canada
Language English
Budget $10 million
Gross revenue $163,876,815[1]
Preceded by Saw II
Followed by Saw IV

Saw III is a 2006 American horror film written by the first film's writers/directors, James Wan and Leigh Whannell and directed by Saw II's writer/director, Darren Lynn Bousman and was released on October 27, 2006.

The film ends the first trilogy of the series that focuses on a bed-ridden John Kramer, and his new apprentice Amanda final tests before he dies. The film contains additional back-story about the two antagonists. The film was dedicated to Gregg Hoffman, producer of the first two films. Hoffman died on December 4, 2005, shortly after the official Lions Gate Entertainment announcement of Saw III.

Contents

Plot

Minutes after the room is sealed, Detective Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) escapes the underground bathroom by breaking his foot with a toilet lid and slipping it out of the ankle chain. Six months later, another Jigsaw victim is discovered by Lieutenant Rigg (Lyriq Bent) and Detectives Kerry (Dina Meyer) and Hoffman (Costas Mandylor). In his test, Troy (J. Larose) was to rip chains from his body in order to flee from a bomb; however, the door to the room was sealed, making the trap inescapable and thus going against Jigsaw's methods. Kerry, who feels guilty over Matthews' disappearance, later awakens in a trap of her own. A key to unlock the device against her ribcage is within a beaker of acid; though she retrieves it, the device destroys her ribcage anyway, making her trap inescapable as well.

Jeff Reinhart (Angus Macfadyen), a man who seeks vengeance for the death of his son, and Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh), a depressed doctor, are also kidnapped under John Kramer's (Tobin Bell) orders. Lynn is brought before John, now bedridden from cancer, by Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith), his apprentice. She is given a straightforward game: keep John alive for the duration of Jeff's game. Should John die, or should she try to escape, the collar around her neck will fire five shotgun shells at her head. Meanwhile, Jeff awakens in the middle of an abandoned meatpacking plant and is informed that he must go through several tests, which will lead him to "the man responsible for the loss of his child."

In his first test, Jeff enters a freezer and finds Danica Scott (Debra Lynne McCabe), the only other witness to his son's death. By refusing to testify in court, she became an object in Jeff's vengeance. Danica is stripped naked and bound between two bars spraying ice-cold water at random intervals. She eventually convinces Jeff to help her, though she freezes solid before he can retrieve the key from behind frozen metal bars. In his second test, he successfully frees Judge Halden (Barry Flatman) from the bottom of a pit being filled with liquefied pig corpses, by incinerating his late son's toys to retrieve a key. Halden had only sentenced Dylan Reinhart's killer to six months in prison, further fueling his vengeful side. The third test brings Jeff face-to-face with Timothy Young (Mpho Koaho), his son's killer, who is strapped to a machine that will twist his limbs and neck one by one until they break. Jeff retrieves a key attached to the trigger of a shotgun, but Halden is killed when the shotgun accidentally discharges, and Jeff is too late to save Timothy before his neck is fatally broken. With his tests nonetheless complete, Jeff moves on to the final area.

Meanwhile, Lynn and Amanda work together to keep John alive. During an improvised brain surgery intended to relieve tension on John's brain, he semi-consciously professes his love for another woman, who Amanda mistakes for Lynn. Distressed from witnessing this, Amanda leaves the sickroom to continue watching Jeff's progress. It is revealed that Amanda cuts herself in her stress, and she recollects speaking with John and kiddnapping Adam prior to the events of the first film. Soon after, Amanda also finds a letter addressed to her, its contents causing her more distress. Following the surgery, Lynn and John talk privately; Lynn reveals that her ordeal has given her a new appreciation for her family. Amanda returns with the news that Jeff's tests are complete, but she refuses to release Lynn, not believing she has learned anything. She doesn't believe anybody changes after being tested, and designed her tests to be inescapable accordingly, including Troy's and Kerry's. She also reveals that she and Eric Matthews fought after he escaped the bathroom, and that she managed to overpower him and leave him for dead. Additionally, she returned to the bathroom and gave Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell) a mercy killing.

Jeff arrives in the makeshift sickroom just as Amanda shoots Lynn in the back; he retaliates by shooting Amanda in the neck. A saddened John reveals to Amanda that Lynn's test was actually hers; she was being tested on her will to keep someone alive; she had not known that Jeff and Lynn were married. Amanda dies from her wound, and John gives Jeff one last test, where he can choose to either kill John or forgive him for all the pain he has caused him and his family. If Jeff forgives him, John will call an ambulance to save Lynn. Jeff takes a circular saw, tells John he forgives him, and slashes his throat. The door to the room seals as the dying John pulls out a tape recorder, which tells Jeff that he has failed the test by killing John, who was the only person to know the whereabouts of Corbett Reinhart (Niamh Wilson), Jeff's daughter; Jeff would have to play another game to find her before she runs out of air. As the message ends, John goes into cardiac arrest and dies; the shotgun collar simultaneously destroys Lynn's head, leaving Jeff sealed in the room with the three corpses.

Cast

Production

According to the director's audio track on the DVD release, almost all the transitions from one place to another (such as from Kerry's trap to Chris' place, and Jigsaw's lair to Jeff's crate) were not made using digital effects. The transitions were shot on the spot. For example, when the camera moves from Troy's crime scene to Kerry being in the bathtub, Dina Meyer had to run, take off all her clothes, and jump into the tub. If you look closely, you can still see the water moving from when she got in.

According to Leigh Whannell, Adam had many more scenes in the original film, one of which was the scene between Adam and Amanda, included on the Saw III DVD bonus features.

According to producer Daniel J. Heffner, the film was toned down seven times to obtain the "R" rating. According to director Darren Lynn Bousman, the MPAA ratings board was less concerned with the film's graphic violence because television shows like CSI have expanded the scope of what is acceptable viewing with their graphic depictions of crime scenes and autopsies. Bousman says the MPAA is more concerned with emotional torture that disturbs the audience.[2]

Promotion

A scene from Saw III was planned to be shown when the action/thriller film Crank opened in theaters on September 1. However, the MPAA did not allow it, due to the scene's large amount of graphic violence. For similar reasons, an early teaser trailer for the film was removed from the official Saw III site. The next trailer released featured flashbacks of Jigsaw attaching the "reverse bear trap" to Amanda and applying his makeup for posing as the corpse in the bathroom from Saw. The ads played up Saw's yearly release dates with the tagline, "If it's Halloween, it must be 'Saw'"

About 1,000 special posters were made and sold for $20 each in support of Saw III. The posters were made with a small amount of Tobin Bell's blood (mixed with the printing ink). One such poster was also signed by the entire cast and crew of the film, and was auctioned off. All the proceeds from the auctioned poster were donated to the Red Cross.

At Spike TV's Scream Awards on October 10, 2006, Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith appeared on stage with director Darren Lynn Bousman. Smith pinned Bousman to a chair, saying "Payback's a bitch," while Bell staged sawing off the top of Bousman's head. Smith then found a blood-saturated piece of film on his brain. This led to a "World Premiere" trailer featuring the plight of Troy in the body chains trap.

In a promotional video featured on MySpace (with similar versions made for YouTube and Break.com), Billy, Jigsaw's puppet, addresses the viewer in the same fashion as in the videos in the film. He states, "Hello. Are you watching me on MySpace? Good. I'd like to play a game with you. Up until now you've...just sat there as a voyeur, watching other people in their videos without care about who that person is. Well, what do voyeurs see when they look into the mirror? Let's find out. Right now you are being watched. If you forget for one second that you're being watched, you will lose. Your only way out is to understand these numbers: 1, 0, 2, 7, 0, 6. Find the meaning and you will live. Just remember; knowledge changes everything."[3] The numbers represent the film's release date, October 27, 2006.

The original cut of the film ran for slightly over two hours, and several scenes have been confirmed to have been cut out, including a scene which depicted an extended scene of Kerry and Rigg examining Troy's trap, where Kerry reveals to Rigg she has had nightmares about Eric, and she blames herself for what happened to him.

There was also reference in an interview with Bousman of a scene that was not shown, Jigsaw questioning if he was correct in his goal.[4] The audio commentary also notes that Leigh Whannell's character of Adam had more screen time, including a scene in which he passes by Amanda at the entrance of his apartment that was also included on the DVD.[5]

Reception

The film received mixed to generally negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes.com gave the film a 26% rating, qualifying it as "Rotten", whereas Metacritic gives Saw III a 48 rating, indicating mixed or average reviews, but still earning the series' best score up to date.

At screenings in the United Kingdom, five people were reported to have fainted at separate cinemas with three at one cinema, resulting in ambulances needing to be called.[6]

Box office

Playing in 3,167 theaters Saw III grossed a total of $33,610,391 on its opening weekend.[7] With a production budget of $9.98 million,[7] the film was already considered a box office success. Saw III ended up grossing $80,238,724 domestically and $150,907,724 worldwide. As of May 2008, the film has made $164,874,275, making Saw III the most successful film in the series worldwide thus far.[7]

Soundtrack

Home media releases

The DVD was released on January 23, 2007 in two versions, both of which have the same bonus features:

  • R-rated (108 min.) fullscreen
  • Unrated (113 min.) Anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 tracks
  • 3 commentary tracks:
  1. Director Darren Lynn Bousman, writer Leigh Whannell, and executive producers Peter Block and Jason Constantine.
  2. Producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg.
  3. Director Darren Lynn Bousman, editor Kevin Greutert, and director of photography David A. Armstrong.
  • Deleted scenes including the fight scene between Amanda and Lynn and the extra scene with Adam and Amanda.
  • "The Traps of Saw III"
  • "The Details of Death: The Props of Saw III"
  • "Darren's Diary: Anatomy of a Director"
  • Trailers

Also confirmed are two exclusive featurettes to the Blu-ray Disc release of Saw III, which includes a feature on the writing of Saw III, and an "Amanda: Evolution of a Killer" featurette. These featurettes were also included on an exclusive 2-disc edition, sold at Target stores in the US and Future Shop stores in Canada. They contain the Unrated Widescreen Edition on Disc 1.

Unrated Edition

The unrated DVD, released on January 23, 2007, features a 113-minute cut of the film that includes more gore. On the commentary track, Bousman notes that this is not his original, two-hour-plus cut of the film, and that is why he released the Director's Cut in October 2007.

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 slightly 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.[8]

The original theatrical version was also missing a soundtrack that was meant to play during the scene with Timothy Young in the Rack.

Director's Cut

A Director's Cut of Saw III was released on October 23, 2007 to coincide with the theatrical release of Saw IV on October 26. Extras on the 2-disc set include:

  • Three new audio commentaries:
  1. Writer Leigh Whannell
  2. Director Darren Lynn Bousman and actor J. Larose (who portrayed "Troy")
  3. Actors Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith (who portrayed "Jigsaw" and "Amanda" respectively)
  • "Jigsaw's Plan" - A trivia game.
  • "Filmmaker Favs" - Texts about the favorite scenes/lines/details as chosen by the production crew and certain cast members.
  • "Looking Tortured" - Featurette explaining how to replicate certain make-up effects from the three movies.
  • "Choose the Death" - Commentary on 10 different traps (Primarily from Saw II and Saw III)
  • Music video: "Killer Inside- Messed Up World Remix" (Hydrovibe featuring Shawnee Smith)
  • A clip of the first trap in Saw IV

This version of Saw III is the definitive one that Darren Lynn Bousman had originally intended (prior to being forced to edit the film by the MPAA for the theatrical release), with a total running time of 121 minutes. A deleted scene reincorporated into this version of the film depicts a brutal catfight between Amanda and Lynn. In another added scene, Amanda appears to be having nightmares about kidnapping Adam before she finally decides to give him a mercy killing. This scene also reveals Jigsaw knew Amanda killed Adam. Also included is the original ending, which shows Jeff stumbling over to Lynn's corpse, playing Jigsaw's tape, then screaming before the credits begin.[9]

Saw III made $47,099,279 [1] in DVD Sales, Being the largest DVD Sales for the Saw film series.

References

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Saw III is a 2006 horror film. Jigsaw and his new apprentice Amanda Young have disappeared. While the police discover a significant break in the infamous puppet master's games, Doctor Lynn Denlon and Jeff Reinhart find themselves as pawns in Jigsaw's vicious chessboard.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Written by Leigh Whannell.
Suffering? You haven't seen anything yet...taglines
Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.

Contents

John Kramer/Jigsaw

Quotes

  • What do I want? I want to play a game.
  • The consequences for breaking these rules are great. Death.
  • You are being tested. Your will is being tested. Your will to keep someone alive.
  • LOOK AT ME!!!!
  • Death is a surprise party. Unless, of course, you're already dead on the inside.
  • The rules of our game have been very clear. You need to abide by those rules.
  • [To Amanda in a flashback] Amanda. Do not be afraid. Your life has just begun.
  • [To Amanda whilst setting up the Bathroom trap] Put his left leg in the shackle.
  • Suffering? You haven't seen anything yet. [1]
  • You're walking us toward a precipice, Amanda. Step back.
  • You just destroyed four lives. You just murdered Jeff's wife.
  • Live or die, Jeff. Make our choice.
  • [To Amanda, after she was shot in the neck.] It's okay. This was your test. Your game. I was testing you. I took you in. I selected you for the honor of carrying on my life's work. But you didn't. You didn't test anyone's will to live. Instead, you took away their only chance. Your games were unwinnable, your subjects merely victims. In my desparation, I decided to give you one last chance. So, I put everything in place. You didn't know that Lynn and Jeff were husband and wife. I had to keep that from you for the purposes of my game. I had to leave out the ruined marriage, the cheating wife, the vengeful husband, the neglected daughter and I let you make your own choices. I wanted you to succeed. You couldn't. Oh, God. Game over.

Tapes

  • Hello, Troy. I want to play a game. This game will take place in a room not much bigger than the one you've spent most of your life in: a prison cell. Despite all of the advantages and privileges that you were given at birth, you have returned to prison again and again. More comfortable in chains than you are in freedom? Tonight, we will see how far you are willing to go to break those chains once and for all. Live or die, Troy. Make your choice.
  • Hello, Kerry. I want to play a game. Up until now, you have spent your life among the dead, piecing together their final moments. You're good at this because you, like them, are also dead. Dead on the inside. You identify more with a cold corpse than you do a living human. I believe you want to join your true family, indeed your only family, in death. The device you are wearing is hooked into your ribcage. At the end of this tape, you will have one minute to find a way out. At the end of that minute... you should know better than anyone what happens then. There is a single key that will unlock the harness, Kerry. It's right in front of you. All you have to do is reach in and take it. But do it quickly. The acid will disolve the key in a matter of seconds. Make your choice.
  • Hello, Jeff. Over the past few years, you have become a shell of your former self, consumed with hatred and vengeance. Vengeance against the drunk driver who killed your only son. Vengeance against the killer who, to your surprise and dismay, was set free after a hasty trial. Today, however, it will be you who will be put on trial. To escape from where you are, you will have to face a series of tests. You will have to suffer to move through each of them. But with each one, you will have a chance-- a chance to forgive. When you complete the tests, I promise you will finally come face-to-face with the man responsible for the loss of your child. That will be your ultimate test. Can you forgive him? You better hurry, though. In two hours, the doors will lock and this place will become your tomb. This is what you've been waiting for, Jeff. Let the game begin.
  • Welcome to your first test, Jeff. In the past three years, you've cursed the names of all those you thought were responsible for the death of your son. You fantasized those accountable will pay. Well, in this room you will find a woman in front of you chained in place. This will prevent her from running. Much like she did the day your son was hit. Her name is Danica Scott. She was the only witness present at the scene of your son's untimely demise. If not for her own self-absorption and cowardice, she could have brought your son's killer to justice. Now it is you who has a chance to bring her to justice. You alone can grant her the gift of life before she freezes to death. Behind the pipes on the back wall, you will find the key that will free her and bring you one step further to the man responsible for the loss of your child. Will you claim the key to save only yourself, or can you find it within you to save another? Make your choice.
  • [Flashback of John setting up the infamous Jaw Trap] Hello, Amanda. You don't know me, but I know you. I want to play a game. There is only one key to open the device. It's in the stomach of your dead cellmate. Look around, Amanda. Know that I'm not lying. Live or die, make your choice.
  • Jeff, when the judge presiding over your case sentenced your son's murderer so lightly, your soul never recovered. Now you have the power to sentence his soul straight to hell. Or you can forgive. The key that will free him is hidden inside your son's possessions. Possessions you have clung to for far too long. Now, if you flip the switch on the incinerator beneath you, a fire will cleanse you of this obsession and destroy them all, leaving only the key remaining. It is also the key that will bring you closer to the man accountable for taking your child. He doesn't have much time, Jeff. Let the game begin.
  • Hello, Jeff. If you're listening to this, that means that the confrontation you so long dreamed of is finally unfolding. In your head, he is a cipher, a symbol of your life changing. A symbol of death. I present him to you now as a simple human being. His name is Timothy Young. He is 27 years old, a medical student with a mother and a father just like you. A man whose life also changed the day your son died. That day, he made a terrible mistake. You believed he didn't pay for that mistake, and now is your chance to make him pay. The device Timothy is strapped to is my personal favorite. I call it The Rack. The human body is a miraculous creation. Ever wonder how far the arm can twist? This device is going to start twisting. There is a chance he might live, though, with your help. To your right is a box. At the back of a box is a key. It's tied to the trigger of a shotgun. The question you have to ask yourself is this: Are you willing to take a bullet for the man who killed your son? Does "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" apply here, Jeff? Make your choice.
  • [Theatrical Ending tape] Hello, Jeff. I made this tape as an insurance policy, if you will. And, if you're listening to it, then it's time to collect. I was your final test of forgiveness. And if you're listening to it, then you failed. Now you must pay the price. The price of living for nothing but vengeance. Now I will give you something to live for. I told you that you couldn't kill me, Jeff, but I didn't tell you why. And the answer is simple: I am the person responsible for the loss of your child. I am the only one who knows where your daughter is. She only has a limited supply of air, Jeff, and if you want to get her back, you'll have to play a game.
  • [Director's Cut tape] Hello, Jeff. I made this tape as an insurance policy, if you will. And, if you're listening to it, it's time to collect. I was your final test, Jeff. Your final test of forgiveness. And if you're listening to this, then you failed. Now you must pay the price. The price of holding on to all that anger. The price of driving your wife away from you. The price of living for nothing but vengeance. Now I will give you something to live for. I told you that you couldn't kill me, Jeff, but I didn't tell you why. And the answer is simple: I am the person responsible for the loss of your child. I am the only person who knows where your daughter is. She only has a limited supply of air, and if you want to get her back, you'll have to play a game.

Jeff Reinhart

  • [After Danica Scott screams she didn't do anything] That's exactly it! You didn't do anything!
  • [Meeting Halden in his trap] You don't remember me. Maybe you remember Timothy Young? He was the driver who killed my son. You gave him six months! Six months! People get more for fucking parking tickets!
  • [While Timothy Young's limbs are being twisted/Halden asks if he is a murderer] Every day, I wanted to to kill him. For three years I wanted to kill you. You know what? Maybe I am.
  • [Gaining the key that will save Timothy from a shotgun] Got the key.
  • [As Timothy's head is being twisted 180 degrees] I forgive him! I forgive him!
  • I forgive you.
  • [Director's Cut Ending, After Jeff kills Jigsaw and moves to Lynn's corpse] Lynn! I'm gonna get us outta here, okay? But your beautiful hair... your beautiful hair. I'm gonna get us outta here. [Plays tape]

Amanda Young

  • Are you gonna behave?
  • Let me give you the simple version. You will keep him alive, whatever it takes. No excuses, no equivocations. [whispers] No crying.
  • Yeah, that's right. I'm a murderer.
  • I'm sorry - it must be distracting when there are so many things here you could kill me with. Like this axe I saw you looking at. Take it. Please, it's yours.I'd go for the neck but I'm not the brain surgeon. Just do it quietly so John doesn't hear me die otherwise he likely to get upset, rip off his heart rate monitor--[Whispers] boom! Then you just have to find the sensor and disarm it so you can walk more than 30 feet out that door without the collar detonating. Or, you can try and take it off yourself. That could be tricky. Slightest knock in the wrong place could trigger it. I should know. I built it.
  • It's all bullshit. It's all a fucking lie! And I'm just a pawn in your stupid games...
  • Eric Matthews learned nothing from your test. He was the same person he was when he arrested me. He framed me when he took me down.

Lynn Denlon

  • My 20-second analysis without any medical equipment is that his brain is hernating.
  • It's like we're strangers now. Last time I saw him, we were so disconnected. But now, I'd give anything in the world to see my husband.
  • I don't know what you think you know, but my marriage has survived more suffering than someone like you could ever grasp.
  • Jeff!

Others

  • Rigg: [Discovering Troy's remains in a classroom] Oh, my god. Someone call Kerry.
  • Kerry: [Last words/Discovering Amanda built the trap she's in, making it inescapeable] You.
  • Eric: [After Amanda walks away from him, after they fought] You're not Jigsaw! You're not Jigsaw, bitch!!

Dialogue

[First lines; from the end of Saw II]
Amanda: Game over.
Eric Matthews: I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU! YOU FUCKING BITCH!!! YOU FUCKING BITCH!!! I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU!! NO! NO! NO!!

[A SWAT team has discovered the remains of Troy's trap]
Officer: Call came in at about 11:45. Woman heard an explosion. The fire department was first on the scene.
Rigg: [Sees Kerry] Kerry, before you go in there--
Kerry: [Grabs him] Is it him? Eric... is it him?
Rigg: We don't know yet.
[Kerry walks into the bombed classroom, where Hoffman is examining some of the remains]
Hoffman: It's not detective Matthews.
Kerry: What happened?
Hoffman: [Holds one of the hanging chains] The victim was held in place by these chains. [Picks up a burned teddy bear] This was the bomb. All he had to do was release himself from each of the chains. Walk out the door before it went off.
Rigg: All he had to do?

Kerry: I really had this feeling it was going to be him.
Rigg: Kerry, Eric is a missing person case, not a homicide case.
Kerry: I've been having nightmares where I... I see him. I'm never gonna be able to forgive myself for what happened.
Rigg: Listen, it's not your fault.
Kerry: It's always somebody's fault, Rigg.
Rigg: But that somebody isn't you. That someone is still out there. So put all your anger into finding them and putting them away.
[While examining one of Troy's remains, Hoffman apparently pockets one of the rings]
Rigg: What I don't understand is how the hell could Jigsaw do all this. He was damn near on his deathbed last time we saw him.
Kerry: I'm not so sure he did. So far, this doesn't follow any of his patterns.
Hoffman: Meaning?
Kerry: Well, how'd you get in here?
Rigg: We cut the door down.
Kerry: Why?
Hoffman: Because somebody heard an explosion and called us.
Kerry: I mean, why did you have to cut the door down?
Rigg: It was welded shut. Bloody truck couldn't get through there.
Kerry: Exactly.
Rigg: I don't follow.
Kerry: If the aim of Jigsaw's game was to escape the room before the bomb went off, then why was the door welded shut? Guy couldn't get out even if he wanted to.
Forensic woman: You won't believe this. [Holds up a video cassette] We got the tape out clean.

Lynn Denlon: I gotta be at the hospital by 9:00.
Chris: It's Tuesday. I thought you start at 11:00.
Lynn Denlon: Yeah, well they changed things on me last minute.
Chris: Well, you'd better head off, then. [Lynn takes an antidepressant] Not gonna take a shower?
Lynn Denlon: No. I'm just gonna take a shower at the hospital.
Chris: [sighs] Can we just... talk for five minutes? Okay, how about we just make eye contact for five seconds?
Lynn Denlon: What's wrong?
Chris: Nothing, just... everything.
[Lynn starts to leave]
Chris: Lynn.
Lynn Denlon: What is it you want from me, Chris?
Chris: [pause] A divorce.

Lynn Denlon: Who are you? Who are you?!
John: Hello, Dr. Denlon. You may not remember me, but I most certainly remember you. I was a guest... at your hospital once.
Lynn Denlon: Where am I?
John: Do you remember me?
[Amanda tosses Lynn a folder containing John's diagnostic report]
Lynn Denlon: I've seen you on television. Lawrence Gordon was your doctor.
John: I was his patient and he was mine. As you can see from that report, my prognosis isn't good. Would you agree?
Lynn Denlon: There's no preventative treatment for what you have.
John: I remember you saying that to me once before in almost the exact same tone. Leave it to a doctor to find such a cold, clinical way of saying I'm dead man walking. Looking at me, how long would you say I have left?
Lynn Denlon: I'd have to examine you. Even then, a frontal lobe tumor is unpredictable. The growth depends on the rate of mytosis versus apostitis and...
John: I'm sorry, but is all this crude medical equipment around me causing you to believe that you're still inside a hospital?
Lynn Denlon: No...
John: Then why are you speaking to me in that graduate-school medical jargon? [Lynn doesn't answer] LOOK AT ME! Now you look at me. I asked you a simple question: Based on your experience, how long do you think I have left?
Lynn Denlon: It's not a simple answer. Based on your file, I'd say... not long.
John: Death is a surprise party. Unless, of course, you're already dead on the inside. Unless you're the type of person who swallows antidepressants to hide the pain. Turns their backs on their husband. Neglects their child, who has every possible advantage in life but chooses not to advance.
Lynn Denlon: What do you want from me?
John: What do I want? I want to play a game. The rules of the game are simple. The consequences for breaking them are great: death. You are being tested. Your will is being tested--your will to keep someone alive. Can you do that? Can you follow the rules and grant someone the gift of life?
Lynn Denlon: What is this?! No, get it-!
[Amanda places a large collar onto Lynn's shoulders]
John: The device you are wearing is hooked to my heart rate monitor. The second that heart rate monitor flatlines, or you move out of range, an explosion will go off in that collar. Your life and my life will end simultaneously.
Lynn Denlon: Please. Please don't do this to me. I have a family. I have a family.
Amanda: Let me give you the simple version: you will keep him alive, whatever it takes. No excuses, no equivocations... no crying.
Lynn Denlon: What do you mean, "Keep him alive?"
Amanda: Out there, on those screens, we have another test subject. A man. He will face a series of tests. [Arms one of the collar shells, then another] You have to keep John alive until he makes it through. [Arms the third shell] If he completes all of his tests and John is still breathing... [Arms the fourth shell]... then I will remove your collar... [Arms the final shell]... and you're free to go.
John: You're a vital piece of my puzzle, Dr. Denlon. A critical part of what could be my final test. Amanda, it's time to start our game.

[Jeff awakens in a box suspended above the floor by a forklift. He begins trying to force his way out.]
Jeff: Help! Hello?! Is there anybody out there?!
[Jeff sees a tape recorder and starts it]
Tape: Hello, Jeff. Over the past few years, you have become a shell of your former self, consumed with hatred and vengeance. Vengeance against the drunk driver who killed your only son. Vengeance against the killer who, to your surprise and dismay, was set free after a hasty trial. Today, however, it is you who will be put on trial. To escape from where you are, you will have to face a series of tests. You will have to suffer to move through each of them. But with each one, you will have a chance. A chance to forgive. When you complete the tests, I promise you will finally come face-to-face with the man responsible for the loss of your child. That will be your ultimate test. Can you forgive him? You better hurry, though. In two hours, the doors will lock and this place will become your tomb. This is what you've been waiting for, Jeff. Let the game begin.
Jeff: Help! Let me out!
[Jeff breaks the box open to the point where it falls off the forklift, breaking it open]

[Flashback]
Jeff: [To his reflection in a mirror, holding a gun] You fucking killed my son. Don't you fucking beg. Do you know who I am? I'm your fucking teacher, you motherfucker. Drunk. [Drinks a shot of whiskey; points the gun back at his reflection] Hey. He was my fucking son! [Spits]
[Jeff notices that a stuffed toy is missing on a bench full of them. He begins raiding his daughter's room for it.]
Jeff: Where is it?
Corbett: What?
Jeff: Where is it?
[Jeff sits on the bed next to her]
Jeff: How many times? [Pulls down the blanket, revealing the missing stuffed pig] How many times do I have to tell you before you get it in your head?
Corbett: I just wanted to sleep with something...
Jeff: No. No! You just nothing. You don't... touch things in Dylan's room. [Takes the pig] Okay?
[Jeff leaves]

[Corbett enters Dylan's room where Jeff is holding one of Dylan's shirts]
Corbett: I'm sorry, daddy.
Jeff: You know I love you, don't you?
Corbett: Mm-hmm.
Jeff: What do you think Mommy would say if she saw us like this?
Corbett: I'm going to go get ready for school.
[Corbett leaves. Jeff puts the shirt in a closet and shuts the door, revealing a figure in a pig mask behind it]
[Flashback ends]

Amanda: So?
Lynn Denlon: My twenty second analysis without any medical equipment is that his brain is herniating.
Amanda: [sarcastically] Oh.
Lynn Denlon: He needs to go to the hospital and have an operation to decompress his brain.
Amanda: Come here. No, really, come here. [Lynn backs away] Come here.
Lynn Denlon: No.
Amanda: Let me ask you something.[Grabs Lynn] Did I bring John to you, or did I bring your self-centered ass to him? Now you better start fucking paying attention. No one's going to any hospital.
Lynn Denlon: I can't perform miracles. You're giving him pain killers. For a tumor like this, he needs steroids, prednisones.
Amanda: [sarcastically] Oh, good, yeah. Maybe we could try some corticosteroids. You know, like Dexamethasone! Why don't you fucking tell me something that I don't know, you stupid cunt!
Lynn Denlon: The only place that he can get those drugs is in a hospital. Or else he's gonna die.
Amanda: You are not a good listener. I think you missed the part that if he dies, you die.
Lynn: You're asking me to do the impossible.
Amanda: I'm not asking you. He is. He chose you. [Hits a table] Not me!
John: Amanda. Our doctor can't do what's being asked of her if you're threatening her. The rules of our game have been made very clear. You need to abide by those rules.
Amanda: Sorry.

[After John has a nearly fatal seizure after the above dialogue]
Lynn: Was that enough for you? Are you ready to go to a hospital now? He needs to have an operation.
Amanda: Okay.
Lynn: Okay.
Amanda: But we do it here. We do it here.
Lynn: What?
Amanda: What do you need?
Lynn: I need anesthetic for a procedure like this.
Amanda: Anesthetic. What else?
Lynn: Even with an anesthetic--
Amanda: Anesthetic! What else?
Lynn: A power drill.

[Jeff finds Danica Scott, naked, in freezer room and a tape in the back]
Tape: Welcome to your first test, Jeff. For the past three years, you've cursed the names of all those you thought were responsible for the death of your son. You fantasized those accountable will pay. Well, in this room you will find a woman in front of you chained in place. This will prevent her from running. Much like she did on the day your son was hit. Her name is Danica Scott. She was the only witness present at the scene of your son's untimely demise. If not for her own self-absorption and cowardice, she could have brought your son's killer to justice. Now it is you who has a chance to bring her to justice. You alone can grant her the gift of life before she freezes to death. Behind the pipes on the back wall, you will find the key that will free her and bring you one step further to the man responsible for the loss of your child. Will you claim the key to save only yourself...
Danica Scott: Help me!
Tape: ... or can you find it within you to save another? Make your choice.
[Danica is sprayed witih freezing water, which stops after a few seconds]
Danica Scott: I didn't do anything. I DIDN'T DO ANTHING TO YOU!
Jeff: That's exactly it! You didn't do anything!
Danica Scott: I'm fucking... dying.
Jeff: He died! In my arms. My eight year-old son died... in my arms.
[Danica is sprayed again]
Danica Scott: [Now shivering] I made... a m-m-mi-mistake. I'm so sorry. I'm human. I'm human just like your son was. Okay? Look at me. I said look at me. [The machine starts again] It's so cold...

Lynn Denlon: Amanda, if you really care about John, you won't let me do this to him. You're a smart woman. You know what's right for him.
Amanda: I'm sorry. I know it's hard to concentrate when you're surrounded by so many things you could kill me with. Like this axe I saw you looking at. [Picks up an axe] Take it. Please, it's yours. [Hands it to Lynn and turns around] I'd go for the neck but I'm not the brain surgeon. Just do it quietly so John doesn't hear me die otherwise he's likely to get upset, rip off his heart rate monitor--[Whispers] boom! Then you just have to find the sensor and disarm it so you can walk more than 30 feet out that door without the collar detonating. OR, you can try and take it off yourself. That could be tricky. Slightest knock in the wrong place could trigger it. I should know. [Turns around] I built it. [Grabs the axe] So, do you have everything you need?
Lynn Denlon: I have the tools to cut someone open. I don't have the tools to save a life.
Amanda: [Looks down at the jaw trap from Saw on the floor] You'd be surprised at what tools can save a life.

Amanda: [Half-crying] He made it through the freezer room. He tried to save her.
John: There are... some things... I need you to do for me. In my desk, in the center drawer... an envelope... with your name on it.
Amanda: She's gonna do a procedure on you.
John: Yeah.
Amanda: To relieve the pressure on your brain.
John: Yeah.
Amanda: To help with the headaches. [Breaks down] I can't do this...
John: Amanda. You can. You can. You're stronger, now. And I believe in you.
Amanda: You chose her 'cause she's the best, right?
John: That's one reason I chose her.

[Jeff enters a room that has a rotten smell. The door slams shut]
Jeff: Damn! [Tries to open it]
Halden: [Shouting inside a silo in the room] Hello? Help me! Please! Please, help me! I'm in here! Please get me out of here. Help me, I-- Hello? I know you're there. Please. Please, help me! I can hear you. Please, answer me. Help me! Please!
[Jeff ascends a platform next to the silo to retrieve a tape and discovers Halden chained at the neck at the bottom of the silo]
Halden: [Struggling with the chain] Help me. Get me out of here, please. Please, help me. Get me out of here! Please! Don't just stand there! Help me!
[Jeff plays the tape]
Tape: Jeff, when the judge presiding over your case sentenced your boy's murderer so lightly, your soul never recovered. Now you have the power to sentence his soul straight to hell. Or... you can forgive. The key that will free him is hidden inside your son's possessions. Possessions you have clung to for far too long. Now, if you flip the switch on the incinerator beneath you, a fire will cleanse you of this obsession and destroy them all, leaving only the key remaining. It is also the key that will bring you closer to the man accountable for taking your child. He doesn't have much time, Jeff. Let the game begin.
Halden: Please, get me out of here. Please. [The saw blades next to the silo start] What is that? What's going on? What's that sound?!
[A delivery machine above the saw blades starts. After a few seconds, a dead, filthy, maggot-covered pig is dropped into the saw blades. The liquidated remains rain down on Halden in the silo. The process repeats a second time.]
Halden: I'm a criminal court judge, for Christ's sake! You can't do this to me!
Jeff: You don't remember me? [Halden is covered in more pig remains] Well, maybe you remember, Timothy Young? [Halden is once again covered in pig remains] He was the driver who killed my son. You gave him six months!
Halden: Okay, all right. We can talk about your case. Obviously, you want answers. I can't give them to you like this! [Is covered in more pig guts]
Jeff: SIX MONTHS! People get more for fucking parking tickets!
Halden: Listen to me. Now, I can see you're in great deal of pain. But there are ways we can have his sentence extended. I can help you!
Jeff: TOO LATE! [Halden is covered in pig remains for the sixth time] They let him go!
Halden: Don't become what he is! Don't become a killer. Please... [Extends his hand out to Jeff] I have a son, too.

[Lynn is preparing the tools to operate on John]
Amanda: He made it through the second test. The judge is alive.
John: He's faster than I expected.
Lynn: All right, John. I need you to keep your head to the side and keep still. What's going on here is that your brain is pushing against your skull. I'm gonna try to relieve the pressure by cutting away a little bit of your skull. It should help you with your headaches and drastically improve your motor skills. Do you understand?
John: All too well.
[Lynn prepares a small syringe]
Lynn: Right, you're going to feel some slight discomfort. [Injects him with it]
Amanda: Are you gonna to give him a general anesthetic?
Lynn: For a procedure like this, the patient needs to be fully alert.
[Lynn initially hesitates, but starts using a scalpel to cut a small circle of skin off of the back of John's head and cleans it off with a rag]
Lynn: Amanda, I need you here. Amanda. [Amanda walks behind a table] All right, John. You're gonna feel some pressure.
[She uses a large set of pliers to carefully pull the cut skin back, revealing part of his skull]
Lynn: Let's clip this. Stop the bleeding.
[Lynn clips part of the skin around the cut]
Lynn: [To Amanda] Fill that syringe with alcohol from that bowl. [Cleans off the remaining blood] Hurry. [Amanda hands her the syringe]
[Lynn sprays the alcohol on John's skull, then wipes it and the remaining blood off with a rag]
Lynn: All right, John. I need you to keep your mouth closed. You're going to hear a lot of noise.
[Lynn takes the power drill, and, after a quick look at John's HR monitor, drills four holes into his skull]
Lynn: John, how are you doing?
John: Never better.
Lynn: Okay. [Picks up a small reciprocating bone cutter, and buzzes it a few times] All right. You're going to hear a lot of ringing. I need you to stay very still.
[Lynn begins sawing lines in the gaps between the power drill holes, eventually leaving a rectangular shape]
Lynn: Okay, John. I'm going to remove the skull.
[Lynn pulls the piece out, revealing a part of his brain]
Lynn: [Looks at the HR monitor] He's stabilized. John, I need you to raise your hand, and flex your fingers.
[John manages to raise his hand, but it droops. The HR monitor begins speeding up]
Lynn: John? John, raise your hand. John can you hear me?
Amanda: What's happening?
Lynn: John!
Amanda: What's happening to him?! What's happening?! What's wrong?
[In a flashback, John sees himself and a woman.]
Amanda: Why isn't he moving?! Do something! Please...
Lynn: [As the monitor slowly begins stabilizing] Stay with me John. [Puts on his breathing mask] Breathe. Breathe damn it. Breathe, John.
John: [Barely conscious, still believing he is in the flashback] Love...
Lynn: Breathe.
[John holds Lynn's arm]
John: I love you.

[Flashback]
John: You will give everything to me. Every cell in your body. Is that understood?
Amanda: Yes.
John: The marks on your arms. They're from another life. We'll leave that life behind. When you go down that corridor... there is no turning back. Do you understand that?
Amanda: Yes.
John: [Hands her a folder] Then start with this.

[Present]
Lynn: [As Amanda embraces John while he is unconscious] He can't hear you. He doesn't even know you're there.
[Amanda slams Lynn against a wall and reaches for her gun]
John: Amanda! Put. It. Away. Trust me. Put it away. [Amanda releases Lynn] Leave us alone. Now. [Amanda leaves]
Lynn: [To Amanda] You fucking freak.
John: I apologize for her behavior. She swims in my sea. In the end, she will be the closest I've ever come to a connection, to being understood. But her emotion is also her weakness.

[Jeff and Halden wait outside a door that reads HERE'S YOUR CHANCE]
Halden: I'm so sorry about your son, Jeff. But let me tell you something that I... I know for sure. No sentence I gave him, not five hundred years, not even death, nothing, will take your pain away. And vengeance doesn't solve anything. It only makes the pain greater, Jeff.
[Jeff puts together a picture of himself, his daughter, and his son. He nods at Halden, then kicks the door open. In the room is Timothy Young, locked into a crucifix-like device]
Timothy Young: What the-- What the fuck? Somebody help me! What the fu... What the hell? [Sees Jeff approaching him] What the... What the fuck are you doing? Please help me.
[Jeff plays the tape that Timothy is wearing]
Tape: Hello, Jeff. If you are listening to this, that means the confrontation you have so long dreamed of is finally unfolding.
Timothy Young: Do something!
Tape: In your head, he is a cipher, a symbol of your life changing-- a symbol of death. I present him to you now as a simple human being. His name is Timothy Young. He's 27 years old, a medical student with a mother and a father, just like you. A man whose life also changed the day your son died. That day, he made a terrible mistake. You believed he didn't pay for that mistake and now is your chance to make him pay. The device Timothy is strapped to is my personal favorite. I call it The Rack. The human body is a miraculous creation. Ever wonder how far the arm can twist? This device is going to start twisting. There is a chance he might live, though, with your help.
Timothy: Please...
Tape: To your right is a box.
Timothy: Why?
Tape: At the back of the box is a key. It's tied to the trigger of a shotgun. The question you have to ask yourself is this: Are you willing...
Timothy: Have mercy!
Tape: ... to take a bullet for the man who killed your son? Does "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" apply here, Jeff? Make your choice.
[The Rack starts, begining to turn Timothy's right arm in a 180 degree turn. Halden tries to break into the shotgun box without success. He tries to pull the key, but instead slowly pulls the trigger]
Halden: My god.
[The Rack finishes the turn, breaking Timothy's arm]
Halden: We've got to help him, Jeff!
[Halden grabs Jeff, but he fights him off]
Jeff: [sickened] Fuck.
Timothy: Please stop. No! Please stop.
[The Rack starts on Timothy's left arm]
Halden: [Trying to stop the gears] Jeff. Jeff, just standing there, you're an accomplice to murder! Are you a murderer?
Jeff: I've wanted to kill him every day.
Timothy: OH MY GOD!
Jeff: For three years, I've wanted to kill you. Yeah. Maybe I am.
Halden: What about your family?
Timothy: Oh, my God!
Halden: Your wife, your daughter?
Timothy: Fuck you!
Jeff: Fuck! [Screams]
Halden: Oh, God.
[The Rack breaks Timothy's left arm, then starts on his right leg]
Jeff: Okay.
[Jeff goes back to examine the box]
Halden: Hold on, son.
[The Rack snaps Timothy's right leg, then starts on his left one. Meanwhile, Jeff begins reaching for the key]
Halden: [Unconfidently] Hold on. Don't give up. Oh, god. [Tries to stop it] Oh, god. Oh, god. Oh, god! [Timothy's leg snaps] Son?
[Jeff untangles the key from the trigger, then backs away from the box]
Jeff: Got the key.
[Jeff pulls the key away, pulling the trigger. The blast hits Halden in the back of the head. After a quick pause, The Rack starts on Timothy's head.]
Timothy: Help me! Help me!
[Jeff wanders around the Rack, trying to find the keyhole. Unable to find it, he grabs ahold of the headpiece]
Timothy: Help me!
Jeff: Stop! I forgive him! I FORGIVE HIM! Stop! No! [The Rack twists Timothy's head around, breaking his neck] God damn you!
[Jeff kneels in front of Timothy's twisted corpse]

John: Don't you think it'd be wise to engage me in conversation for your own sake? I asked you to tell me about your husband.
Lynn: It's like... we're strangers, now.
John: And?
Lynn: Last time I saw him, we were so disconnected. But now, I'd give anything in the world to see my husband.
John: Matrimony's always fascinated me. Husbands barely able to look at their wives. Wives on their backs in hotel rooms with perfect strangers. People who bear children, only to neglect them. Till death do us part, indeed.
Lynn: I don't know what think you know, but my marrige has survived more suffering than someone like you could ever grasp.
John: Suffering? You haven't seen anything yet. Someone like me? Who am I?
Lynn: A monster. A murderer.
John: I don't condone murder and I despise murderers.
Lynn: Please. [John looks at her wedding ring] Please, let me go.
[Amanda enters]
John: We're fine, Amanda. We don't need you. [Amanda doesn't move] I said we're fine. Amanda. [To Lynn] Would you excuse me for a moment please?

[After a brutal fight]
Lynn: I'm gonna fucking KILL YOU!!
Amanda: Kill me and you'll never get the key to that fucking collar.
[Lynn takes the key off of Amanda's necklace and places it into the collar, only to find it doesn't fit]
Lynn: FUCK! FUCK!!
[Lynn leaves; Amanda gives her a smug look [2]]

John: If you make it through this, Lynn, you'll thank me one day just as Amanda did.
Lynn: Please. Let me go. I saved your life.
John: Maybe my life isn't the one you were saving after all.
[Amanda opens a letter, making her extremely distraught.]
John: [Pouring wax on a tape [3] ] Tell me about your daughter. I understand she's quite a little athlete. Or we could talk about your son.
Lynn: What did you say?
John: Why are you living with the dead when you have such a beautiful family? A husband who's endured alone. A daughter who needs a mother. Patients who need a competent physician who looks them in the eye and treats them like human beings.
Amanda: He's completed the third test.
John: Congratulations, Lynn. You're free to go.
Amanda: Yeah, but he's not all the way out.
John: Undo her collar, Amanda, and let her go.
Amanda: No, he's not finished. He's not all the way.
John: Amanda, Lynn is more important than you know. Unlock her collar and let her go.
Amanda: I said no. [Cocks her pistol]
John: Amanda, there are rules--
Amanda: I said no! She doesn't deserve to go free.
Lynn: You promised.
Amanda: I didn't promise you shit.
John: Amanda, even with that gun, it is Lynn who holds your life in her hands.
Amanda: Fuck you. You gave her control over me?! Fuck you!
Lynn: I won't tell anyone. I promise I won't.
Amanda: Shut up.
Lynn: Please, I have a family.
Amanda: Shut up. Shut up, shut up, shut up! And stop fucking moving around!
John: And what about the other test subjects that we left alive?
Amanda: What about them?
John: Is that how you felt about them? Is that how you felt about Eric Matthews?
[Flashback]
Amanda: Game over.
Eric Matthews: I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU!
[Present]
Amanda: Eric Matthews?
John: Mmm-hmm.
Amanda: I'll tell you how I felt about Eric Matthews. Eric Matthews learned nothing from your test. He was the same person he was when he arrested me. He framed me... when he took me down.

[Flashback]
Eric Matthews: [After smashing Amanda's head against a wall] Where's my son? [Smashes her head against the wall again] Where is he, you junkie bitch?
Amanda: Fuck you.
Eric Matthews: [Slams her head against the wall twice] Where is he?!
[Amanda spits in his face. Eric slams her against the wall two more times, then throws her on the floor]
Eric Matthews: [Holds a knife] Tell me where he is.
Amanda: Right fucking here. [Kicks his broken foot and leaves]
Eric Matthews: BITCH!! YOU'RE NOTHIN', BITCH! [Amanda ignores him and walks away] YOU'RE NOTHIN'! [Leans against a pipe] You're not Jigsaw. You're not Jigsaw, bitch! [Amanda stops] You hear me?! [Amanda falls to the floor] YOU'RE NOTHIN'!! You're not Jigsaw, bitch. You're NOTHING!
[Amanda stands and walks toward him]
Eric Matthews: I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU!! NO!

[Present]
Amanda: That's right. I'm a murderer. He took my life from me so I just returned the fucking favor.
John: No, Amanda. That's what you thought. But I know differently. You left him for dead, didn't you?
Amanda: [Whispers] Stop fucking with me.
John: But I cleaned up your mistakes. I forgave you for them.
Amanda: What you do is no different than murder. You torture people. You watch them die. But now you're begging me not to kill this worthless bitch on the grounds of some game?
John: You're walking us toward a precipice, Amanda. Step back.
Amanda: It's bullshit. Nobody changes. It's all a lie.
John: If you fail in this, we all fail. Succeed, and we all succeed.
Amanda: It's a lie. I'll tell you. She hasn't changed because nobody fucking changes. Nobody is reborn. It's all bullshit. It's all a fucking lie! And I am just a pawn in your stupid games. I don't mean anything to you.
John: No, you mean everything to me.
Amanda: Fuck you!
John: Our fates are linked. I've tried to help you, Amanda.
Amanda: So help me. Fix me. Fix me, you motherfucker! I'm standing right here! Why is she so important to you?
John: She's not important to me. She's important to you.
Amanda: She's not important to me.
John: I beg you to reconsider that. This is your last chance, Amanda.
Amanda: She's nothing.
John: Your time's running out. Now you think about what you are doing. Think about everything that you've done. You think about what you promised me. Think about our dreams. You think about tomorrow.
[Jeff stands just outside the room]
Jeff: Lynn?
Lynn Denlon: Jeff!
[Amanda shoots Lynn in the back]
John: You just destroyed four lives. You just murdered Jeff's wife.
[Jeff shoots [4] Amanda in the neck. She collapses at the counter next to John.]
John: Amanda. It's okay. This was your test. Your game.
[Flashback]
John: What do I want? I want to play a game. You are being tested. Your will is being tested. Your will to keep someone alive. Can you do that? Can you follow the rules and grant someone the gift of life?
[Present]
John: I was testing you. I took you in.
[Flashback]
John: You will give everything to me.
Amanda: Yes.
John: Every cell in your body.
John: [Narrating] I selected you for the honor of carrying on my life's work. But you didn't.
Amanda: That's right. I'm a murderer.
John: I despise murderers.
John: [Narrating] You didn't test anyone's will to live.
Amanda: Game over.
John: [Narrating] Instead, you took away their only chance. Your games were unwinnable, your subjects merely victims.
Kerry: You.
John: There is no turning back. Do you understand that?
John: [Narrating] In my desperation, I decided to give you one last chance. So I put everything in place.
Amanda: You chose her 'cause she's the best, right?
John: That's one reason I chose her.
John: [Narrating] You didn't know that Lynn and Jeff were husband and wife. I had to keep that from you for the purposes of my game. I had to leave out the ruined marriage, the cheating wife, the vengeful husband, the neglected daughter, and I let you make your own choices.
[Present]
John: I wanted you to succeed.
[Flashback]
John: Amanda. Put it away. Trust me. Even with that gun, it is Lynn who holds your life in her hands.
Amanda: She's not important to me.
John: I beg you to reconsider that. Unlock her collar and let her go.
Amanda: I said no!
John: The rules of our game have been made very clear. You need to abide by those rules.
[Present]
John: You couldn't. Oh, god.
[Amanda collapses and dies]

John: Game over.
[John turns and sees Jeff pointing a gun at him]
John: [scoffs] You haven't learned anything tonight, have you? Your rage and your vengeance will only hurt the ones you love. Killing me will only add to your misery. It will not bring back your son. Think of your daughter, Jeff. She needs you, now more than ever. You can't kill me, Jeff.
[Jeff laughs and pulls the trigger. It clicks empty.]
John: Your wife's dying, Jeff. Her time's running out. [Jeff walks over to Lynn] Jeff, do not miscalculate. Your fate is in my hands. Your wife's fate is in my hands.
Jeff: [Quietly, to Lynn] I love you.
Lynn: [To Jeff] I love you.
Jeff: I'm taking you home, okay?
John: Though you may not see any threat, there are threats all around you. Jeff, if you try to move your wife, she will die. I can have an ambulance here in four minutes. Would you like to take your wife out of here tonight? Would you like to take her to safety?
Lynn: Stay.
John: Stand and face me, Jeff.
Lynn: Stay with me.
John: Right now. Would you like to get your life back? Would you, Jeff? I can make that happen. Which is it, Jeff? Come on. Yes or no?
Jeff: Yes. What do you want?
John: One final test. The rules are simple. Over on that table is a host of vicious implements... which you can use to exact your pound of flesh, to take your vengeance, to indulge your obsession. Or... you can choose to put your vengeance aside and you can forgive. You can forgive me for the pain that I've caused you and your wife tonight. Which is it going to be, Jeff?
Lynn: Jeff.
John: It's up to you.
Lynn: I need you.
John: Live or die, Jeff... make our choice.
[A long, tense moment passes by]
Jeff: I forgive you.
[Jeff walks away]
Lynn: [Weakly] Jeff. Jeff.
[Jeff approaches John with a power saw]
Lynn: Jeff!
John: Yeah...
Lynn: Jeff, no...
[Jeff slashes John's throat]
Jeff: I forgive you.
[Lynn's shotgun collar activates. John starts a tape]
Tape: Hello, Jeff. I made this tape as an, insurance policy, if you will.
Lynn: Jeff!
[Jeff drops the power saw]
Tape: And, if you're listening to it, then, it's time to collect. I was your final test... of forgiveness and if you're listening to this, then you failed. Now you must pay the price. The price for living for nothing but vengeance. Now I will give you something to live for. I told you that you couldn't kill me, Jeff, but I didn't tell you why. And the answer is simple: I am the person responsible for the loss of your child. I am the only person who knows where your daughter is. She only has a limited supply of air, Jeff...
Jeff: [Screaming] No!!
Tape: ...and if you want to get her back, you'll have to play a game.
[John dies]
Jeff: No!
Lynn: Jeff.
[Jeff turns just as Lynn's shotgun collar detonates, blowing her head away.]
Jeff: NO!! NO!!!!

Taglines

  • Suffering? You haven't seen anything yet...
  • Some Rules Are Meant To Be Broken...
  • Like Father, Like Daughter.
  • To the victor goes the spoils.
  • Every game has its loopholes...
  • This Halloween He's Pulling Out All The Stops
  • Pain: it's part of the puzzle. Blood: it's the price of freedom. Death: it's not that easy.
  • Legends never die.
  • If it's Halloween, it must be Saw...
  • Hello, America. Do you want to play a game?
  • Opening wide this Halloween.
  • This Halloween... I will judge you... your blood shall flow... throughout the land... for I have spoken. (Ezekiel 21-33-37) [5]

Notes

  1. Originally scipted to be Never compare your suffering to mine.
  2. This deleted scene explains what happened to the key-necklace Amanda wore throughout the film and why she has blood on her arm during one of the final scenes.
  3. Saw IV
  4. Jeff had recovered parts of a pistol at the conclusion of each of his tests.
  5. While this is an actual Bible verse, it has been significantly re-worded and the incorrect verse number is given. It should actually say Ezekiel 21:30-32.

Cast

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