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Saw V

Promotional Poster
Directed by David Hackl
Produced by Gregg Hoffman
Mark Burg
Oren Koules
(producer)
James Wan
Leigh Whannell
(executive producer)
Written by Patrick Melton
Marcus Dunstan
Starring Tobin Bell
Julie Benz
Meagan Good
Costas Mandylor
Scott Patterson
Betsy Russell
Music by Charlie Clouser
Cinematography David Armstrong
Editing by Kevin Greutert
Studio Twisted Pictures
Distributed by Lionsgate (United States)
Maple Pictures (Canada)
Release date(s) October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23)
(Australia)
October 24, 2008
Running time 92 minutes[1]
Country United States
Canada
Language English
Budget $10.8 million
Gross revenue $113,857,533[2]
Preceded by Saw IV
Followed by Saw VI

Saw V is a 2008 horror film directed by David Hackl and written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan and stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor and Scott Patterson. The film, the fifth installment in the Saw franchise, was released on October 23, 2008 in Australia and October 24 in North America.

David Hackl, who served as the production designer of Saw II, III, and IV, and second-unit director for Saw III and IV made his directorial debut with 'Saw V.[3] Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writers of the previous film, returned to write the film. Charlie Clouser, who provided the score for all previous Saw films, also returned to compose the score for the film.

Contents

Plot

Seth Baxter (Joris Jarsky), a convicted murderer, awakens chained to a table beneath a pendulum blade. In order to release himself, he must crush his hands by putting them into two presses and pushing the buttons inside. He does as the video tells him, but the pendulum still swings down and violently cuts him in half. Just before he dies, he sees an eye watching him through a hole in the wall.

In a scene from the end of Saw IV, Agent Peter Strahm (Scott Patterson) finds and kills Jeff Reinhart (Angus Macfadyen) in self-defense. After being sealed in the sickroom with the corpses, he escapes through a hidden passage, where he is captured by a figure wearing a pig mask. He awakens with his head trapped in a glass box slowly being filled with water; a tracheotomy using a pen keeps him breathing. Outside the meatpacking plant, Detective Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) returns Corbett Reinhart (Niamh Wilson), Jeff's daughter, to the police. He claims they are the only two survivors, only to be shocked to see Strahm carried out alive as well.

Jill Tuck (Betsy Russell) obtains a box and videotape, left for her by John Kramer (Tobin Bell). The tape informs her that the items in the box are of "grave importance"; she opens the box using a key around her neck and looks inside, then leaves without disclosing its contents. Meanwhile, a memorial service is held for Officers Tapp, Sing, Kerry, Matthews and Rigg; during the memorial, Hoffman is promoted to detective lieutenant by the chief of police. While taking Strahm's mobile phone, he is informed that Lindsey Perez (Athena Karkanis), Strahm's partner, died from her wounds. He confronts Strahm at the hospital, who informs him that Perez's last words were "Detective Hoffman". Strahm is taken off of duty by his boss, Dan Erickson (Mark Rolston), and begins researching past Jigsaw victims, now obsessed with piecing together Hoffman's involvement. He learns through his research that Hoffman killed Seth Baxter with the pendulum trap after Seth killed his sister, and that John used his information of this murder to blackmail Hoffman into working with him. The two worked together to set up most of John's tests, most notably the razor-wire maze and the nerve gas house. Additionally, Hoffman planted the penlight that framed Dr. Lawrence Gordon and provided the files for the victims of the gas house. Near the end of his quest, he realizes that everyone was meant to die in the meatpacking plant except for Hoffman, who was to escape as the hero.

While Strahm pieces together Hoffman's involvement with Jigsaw, five more victims awaken in a trap taking place in a sewer. Collars are locked around their necks that connect them to razor blades mounted on the wall behind them; the keys to their collars are in glass boxes on the other end of the room, but moving for them will set off a one-minute timer. All but Ashley (Laura Gordon) retrieve their keys, and she is decapitated when her collar retracts. In the next room, keys must be found in jars hanging from the ceiling in order to unlock three chambers that will provide shelter from an explosion. Charles (Carlo Rota) attacks Mallick (Greg Bryk) and takes his key, but is struck by Luba Gibbs (Meagan Good) and is killed when the bombs explode. In the third room, five cables must be connected to a full bathtub to unlock five locks on the door, though none are long enough to reach. Luba attacks Mallick to use his body to close the circuits, but Brit (Julie Benz) foils this plan by stabbing her in the neck; they use Luba's body to close the circuits. In the final room, the door must be opened by filling a beaker, positioned in a machine fitted with circular saws, with ten pints of blood. They notice that there are five armholes and realize that all five victims were to work together to survive in every game. They also realize that all five of them were connected to a building fire that killed eight people. With no other choices, they begin sawing their arms to provide the ten pints.

Meanwhile, Hoffman plants Strahm's phone and Erickson's personal file in the fifth room of the sewer. Erickson follows the trail to the room just as Brit and Mallick get the door open. Mallick passes out from blood loss while Brit crawls into the room and is found by Erickson, who finds the phone and file as well. He calls for medical assistance for the two victims, then places an all-points bulletin out for Strahm's arrest. Simultaneously, Strahm follows Hoffman to the renovated nerve gas house and follows the path to a small underground room, which contains a box of broken glass. Hoffman's tape recorder informs him that he must trust him and enter the box, but Strahm stops the tape short and ambushes Hoffman when he arrives, ultimately sealing Hoffman in the box and subsequently causing the room to seal itself. Hoffman indicates the tape, which continues by telling Strahm that by choosing not to comply, he will "simply vanish" and Hoffman's legacy will become his own. The glass box is lowered safely into the floor, while the walls close in on Strahm and crush him to death.

Cast

Development

Saw V was written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan,[4][5] and the film went into production after Christmas 2007.[6] Filming began on March 17, 2008 in Toronto,[7] and principal photography concluded on April 28, 2008.[citation needed] Saw V finished filming by May 2, 2008 and went into post-production.[7][8] By mid-July 2008, there had been three photos released of David Hackl at the set of Saw V.[9] The first trailer, depicting Agent Strahm's box trap, was released at Comic-Con 08 as a short clip and the trailer was also shown before The X-Files: I Want to Believe.[10][11] The website opened on August 6, 2008. On September 17, 2008, a new clip was available on the Saw V website, depicting the Pendulum Trap.

Release

The film was released in Australia on October 23, 2008,[12] in North America and the United Kingdom on October 24, 2008,[4][12] and in New Zealand on October 30, 2008.[12]

Box office performance

In its opening weekend, Saw V grossed $30 million in 3,060 theaters in the United States and Canada, ranking #2 at the box office[13] behind High School Musical 3: Senior Year. [14] It grossed $56,746,769 in North America, and an additional $57,110,764 internationally, for a worldwide total of $113,857,533.[15] With the highest budget and lowest gross of all five films, Saw V was the least successful of the series, though it is also still considered a very strong success for making back nearly ten times its budget in theaters. This counts as the second film in the series to not be #1 at the box office, the first was the first film.

Critical reception

The film received generally negative reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 15% of critics gave the film positive reviews, making it the poorest-reviewed film in the series. One critic stating that "If its plot were as interesting as its torture devices, or its violence less painful than its performances, perhaps Saw V might not feel like it was running on fumes."[16] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 19 out of 100, based on 12 reviews.[17]

Elizabeth Weizman of the New York Daily News believed that the lack of Tobin Bell's character hurt the film: "Bell's deliciously twisted madman was the lifeline of this series, and without him, we're left watching a routine horror flick that might as well have gone straight to DVD. The series began with two major assets that set it apart: the concept of a brilliantly righteous executioner, and the actor who played him. Now, aside from Bell's brief, intermittent cameos, it has neither. So where the original Saw was diabolical fun, this fifth installment is as bloodless as the most unfortunate of Jigsaw's victims."[18] Sam Adams of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "The virtues of the individual films are almost beside the point, since it's hard to imagine why anyone would want to pick up the thread at this late date, but Saw V is a particularly dull and discombobulated affair, shot and acted with all the flair of a basic-cable procedural".[19]

Some reviews were positive, however. British website Digital Spy was relatively positive about the film, rating it 3/5 stars and commending the film for its "solid acting, slick direction and suitably filthy cinematography too", while also stating it will "make far more sense to those familiar with the previous installments".[20] IGN awarded the film with 3 out of 5 stars stating that the film ties up most of the loose ends of the previous 4 installments while also having a more straightforward and less complicated storyline. They also praised the traps for being the most inventive and best that the Saw franchise has had to offer.[21]

Home media

Unrated Director's Cut

During an interview at the 2008 Scream Awards, David Hackl claimed that his director's cut of Saw V (released on DVD January 20, 2009[22]), would run approximately 14 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. Hackl also stated that a number of scenes in the film would be re-ordered and arranged differently than in the theatrical cut.[23]

In this version, several changes have been made from the theatrical version[24]:

  • Seth's death is extended and is more graphic.
  • Seth whispers "I did what I was supposed to do", before he dies.
  • Re-edited sequence: Strahm opening the sick room door has been cut. Instead, the screen is blacked out with Strahm saying "Let me see your hands! Let me see your fucking hands!" (the line is now Saw IV continuity accurate), with picture coming in at Jeff's "Where is my daughter, you mother fucker?!" line. The shot of Jeff with his back turned to Strahm has been cut. We never leave the sick room during the recap so the Saw IV shots of Hoffman leaving Jigsaw's lair have also been cut.
  • A couple of extra shots of Strahm in the box before the water floods in.
  • The scene with John's tape ends with Jill slamming the box shut. John's lawyer asking Jill "What's in the box?" with her replying "Thanks for your time, Mr. Feldman" lines have been cut.
  • The reporter Pamela Jenkins's line of "Why isn't this a joint press conference with the FBI?" has been cut.
  • Re-edited sequence: Cut from Hoffman leaving his office after finding the "I Know Who You Are" message to him digging through the evidence locker for Strahm's phone, but instead of him grabbing the phone and leaving like in the theatrical version, another cop tells Hoffman that he is wanted at the hospital and it's about Agent Perez instead.
  • Re-edited sequence: Hoffman's scene with Strahm comes before Erickson is introduced instead of after.
  • New shot of Ashley's decapitated head.
  • Hoffman learning Erickson's name comes earlier.
  • Charles laughs when Mallick calls Brit boring.
  • When Strahm lays all the Jigsaw files out, we get a lot of rapid flashes of Seth's corpse at the scene of his death.
  • New Scene: Flashback with Hoffman and Fisk; Hoffman asks if Kerry is handling the Seth Baxter case and tells Fisk to keep him posted.
  • New Scene: We intercut Strahm's "You were involved with every investigation" line with a flashback of Hoffman at his desk. He opens a piece of mail and pulls out the letter inside saying "I Know Who You Are." Hoffman got the message right before meeting Jigsaw. Essentially, when we saw him get it in the theatrical cut, it was the second time he had seen it.
  • There is some extra dialogue exchanged between Brit, Mallick, and Luba in the Bathtub trap.
  • Hoffman writes something on his notepad and watches Erickson leave after a trace is put on Strahm's phone.
  • Re-edited sequence: We cut from Brit's "They all would have worked" line to Strahm following Hoffman, Erickson getting the phone location, etc. Then cut back to Brit and Mallick entering the final room before the bomb goes off.
  • There is some extra dialogue exchanged between Brit and Mallick before their last test.
  • Brit and Mallick's final test is extended and more graphic.
  • Strahm's final trap is extended and more graphic.

Unrated Collector's Edition

A collector's edition is available with exclusive packaging. It features sound effects, a collector's booklet, and a spinning "saw blade". The features on the DVD itself are the same as the standard Unrated Director's Cut.[25][26]

Soundtrack

The soundtrack was released on October 21, 2008 by Artists' Addiction Records.

References

  1. ^ SAW V rated 18 by the BBFC
  2. ^ "Saw V (2008)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=saw5.htm. Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ SAW V and SAW VI Director Already Signed!, Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2007-December 4.
  4. ^ a b Lions Gate Publicity lists Saw V for October 24, 2008
  5. ^ IGN.com interview with Patrick Melton
  6. ^ SAW 5 Shooting This Xmas. Retrieved December 4, 2007.
  7. ^ a b OfficialSawNews.com. Retrieved February 1, 2008.
  8. ^ Officialsawblog. Retrieved March 19, 2008.
  9. ^ Behind-the-Scenes Stills From 'Saw V'!, Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved July 16, 2008.
  10. ^ 'Saw V' Trailer Attached to 'X-Files' Prints
  11. ^ SDCC '08: Saw V Panel, Watch the Teaser Trailer!, Shocktillyoudrop. Retrieved July 24, 2008.
  12. ^ a b c Hoyts Distribution Release Schedule
  13. ^ "Saw V (2008) - Weekend Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=saw5.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  14. ^ "Weekend Box Office Results for October 24-26, 2008". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2008&wknd=43&p=.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  15. ^ "Saw V (2008)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=saw5.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  16. ^ "Saw V Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/saw_v/. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  17. ^ "Saw V (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/sawv. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  18. ^ 'Saw V' gore fest just doesn't cut it
  19. ^ 'Saw V' - Los Angeles Times
  20. ^ At The Movies - Saw V
  21. ^ Saw V Review
  22. ^ [1]
  23. ^ http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/14010
  24. ^ http://movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=3302785
  25. ^ Unrated Collector's Edition Pic
  26. ^ Saw V (Unrated Collector's Edition)

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Saw V is a 2008 horror film. Detective Hoffman is seemingly the last person to carry on the late Jigsaw Killer's legacy. When his identity as Jigsaw's apprentice is threatened, he goes on the hunt to eliminate all the loose ends. Meanwhile, a group of seemingly unrelated people must learn a twisted lesson of teamwork to survive a series of lethal tests.

Directed by David Hackl. Written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.
You Won't Believe How It Ends. Taglines
Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.

Contents

John Kramer/Jigsaw

Quotes

  • They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But I find it somewhat... distasteful. To be given credit for work that's not mine. Especially inferior work.
  • Like you, I know what it's like to lose family. And I know what it's like not to be able to protect loved ones. It's a powerless feeling.
  • [To Hoffman as he tries to escape his trap] I wouldn't do that. [About the shotgun aimed at Hoffman's head] Hair trigger.
  • Vengeance can change a person. Make you into something you never thought you were capable of being.
  • You can dispense justice and give people a chance to value their lives in the same moment.
  • Everbody deserves a chance!
  • Killing is distasteful to me! There is a better, more efficient way.
  • I am the man you call Jigsaw.
  • Tonight, you'll see the difference between killing and rehabilitation.
  • I assume nothing. I anticipate the possibilities and I let the game play out.
  • If you're good at anticipating the human mind, it leaves nothing to chance.
  • It's time to play a game.

Tapes

  • Hello, Agent Strahm. If you're hearing this, then you've finally found what you've been looking for. But is the discovery of my body enough? Or will your insatiable hunger to uncover the truth push you deeper into the abyss? Heed my warning: Do not proceed for this room can be your sanctuary or it can be your grave. The choice is yours.
  • [On a videotaped message to his ex-wife] If you're watching this, Jill, I'm long gone from this world. You are my heart. You always have been. You always will be. I'm not going to try to explain my actions of late. Suffice it to say that I find it difficult to forgive myself for what happened at the clinic. I permitted, indeed, encouraged your decisions regarding the people there. I saw danger and I should have acted sooner. I'm leaving you a box, today and its contents are of grave importance. Even though you and I don't always see everything eye to eye, I deeply believe in you and I believe that you will know what to do with these materials.
  • Hello and welcome. From birth, you were all given the advantages of few others. Yet, through poor moral decisions, you've used these advantages to selfishly futher only yourselves at the expense of others. Well today, this singular way of thinking will be put to the test. Today, five will become one with the common goal of survival. You are all connected. A cable runs through your collar devices. It can be pulled so tight that you will be decapitated on the mounted razors. The only way to remove the collar is with the keys from the glass boxes on the pedastals before you. However, if one of you moves to retrieve the key, the 60-second timer will begin for you all. In choosing how to react to the situation, your life-long instincts will tell you to do one thing, but I implore you to do the opposite. Let the games begin.
  • Hello. And welcome to the next lesson. These walls hold four chambers. These chambers offer safety. However, to access them, a key is needed, but only three of the keys will fit the locks. These keys are in the glass jars hanging from the ceiling. Move quickly, though. Because when the clock ticks down, the explosives in the corners of the room will detonate. With only three points of safety, which of you will be the odd man out? Make your choice.
  • Hello and welcome. You must all be eager to learn the next important lesson in your transformation. The game before you is designed to bridge the gap between you all. In order to open the five locks on the door out of this room, the five electrical circuits powering them must be closed. The only way to do this is to find a way to connect all five cords to the bath water. Close the circuits, and the door will open. But you must work quickly, for in three minutes, an electrical current will surge through this room, locking the door forever. Who will bridge the gap? The choice is yours.
  • Hello and welcome. This journey has been one of discovery and hopefully, you've discovered the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The human body, for instance, is an astoundingly durable creation. It contains approximately ten pints of blood. Yet it is still able to operate with just half of that. The device before you is one of sacrifice. A sacrifice of blood. In order to open the door, the beaker must be filled to the marked level. A level that is of no coincidence. This amount can come from any one of you. But that does not matter. What does matter is time. For in 15 minutes, if the beaker is not filled, the bombs will explode and the doors will be sealed forever. So now I ask you: How much blood will you give in order to survive?

Mark Hoffman

Quotes

  • [Rigg] tried to help. He didn't make it. Nobody made it.
  • [Promotion acceptance speech] Thank you. Thank you very much. Throughout this ordeal, if we've learned anything, it's that human life is sacred. And we've learned that, every day, life should be cherished. Justice is the backbone to every peaceful society. And I believe that true justice has been served.
  • My department's gone. They're all dead.
  • Read the papers. I saved that little girl.
  • I've been chasing Jigsaw from the beginning; and I got him. So, unless you've got something else to say, back the fuck off.
  • What do you want from me?!
  • You didn't see the blood! You didn't see what he fucking did to her!
  • [About Strahm] He was theorizing on the possibility of another accomplice to Jigsaw- other than Amanda Young. Someone who might be currently unknown.
  • [To John Cramer] What's going on with Amanda? I thought you told me the only way to truly offer enlightenment is by detaching emotionally.

Tapes

  • Hello, Seth. I want to play a game. Right now, you are feeling helpless. This is the same helplessness you've bestowed onto others. But now, it's onto you. Some would call it 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. Within sixty seconds, it will cut you in half. To avoid the pendulum, all you have to do is destroy the things that have killed: Your hands. You must insert your hands and push the buttons to start the devices before you. Your bones will be crushed to dust. Will you destroy the things that have taken life in order to save one, Seth? Make your choice.
  • Hello, Agent Strahm. If you are hearing this, then you have once again found what you are looking for - or so you think. You dedication is to be commended. But I ask you if you have learned anything on your journey of discovery. As the old adage goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." The situation you find yourself in is one of trust. So I ask you, Special Agent Strahm: Have you learned to trust me? The only way to survive this room is by entering the glass box before you. Pain will be incurred, but you have a chance of survival. [Strahm stops the tape here, then resumes it after throwing Hoffman in the box] However, if you choose not to, you will never be heard from again. Your body will never be found. You will simply vanish. I ask you, Special Agent Strahm: Have you learned enough to trust me? Will you heed my warning? For if you do not, this room will forever be your tomb, and my legacy will become yours. Make your choice.

Peter Strahm

  • Let me see your hands! Let me see your fucking hands!
  • Jesus.
  • Fuck you.
  • [Discovering his head is in a clear, glass box] Hey! Help! HELP! HELP!
  • Jigsaw's dead! How many lives did I inevitably save?
  • [Looking at the site of Seth's murder] You murdered him. Set it up to look like a Jigsaw trap.
  • [Looking at a picture of Paul Stahlberg's corpse] How'd they get you?
  • We were all supposed to die. You were supposed to be the "hero."
  • [Locking Hoffman in the Glass Box] I got you, you motherfucker.
  • Tell me how to open it. How do I open it?!
  • [Last words] I know who you are! I KNOW!

Others

  • Police Chief Logan: I'd like to thank you all for coming today. I'd like to be the first to say the Jigsaw murders are over. The officers who gave their lives are being honored here today. Today, I'd like to offer a special honor to the detective who's been on the case since the beginning. Who proved through hard work and dedication that the people who died did not die in vain. Today, we honor the newly promoted Detective-Lieutenant Mark Hoffman.
  • Luba: [After hitting Charles with a pole] Survival of the fittest, my ass!
  • Brit: [After killing Luba] I didn't trust her.
  • Brit: [To Mallick] We did it. We won. We won. [Mallick looks at his bisected arm]
  • Brit: We won. We won. We worked together...
  • Seth: I did what I was supposed to do...

Dialogue

[Seth awakens restrained to a table]
Seth: Fuck. What the fuck? F-- What the fuck?! Fuck! Hello?!
[Billy appears on a TV]
Tape: Hello, Seth. I want to play a game. Right now, you are feeling helpless. This is the same helplessness you've bestowed onto others. But now, it's onto you. Some would call it 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. Within sixty seconds, it will cut you in half. To avoid the pendulum, all you have to do is destroy the things that have killed: Your hands. You must insert your hands and push the buttons to start the devices before you. Your bones will be crushed to dust. Will you destroy the things that have taken life in order to save one, Seth? Make your choice.
[The clock starts]
Seth: No!
[Billy disappears from the TV as the Pendulum releases]
Seth: It was an accident!

[Strahm enters the Sick Room and finds Jeff there, holding a gun, having just killed Jigsaw]
Peter Strahm: Let me see your hands. Let me see your fucking hands!
Jeff: WHERE IS MY DAUGHTER, YOU--
[Jeff aims his gun at Strahm, who shoots him twice in the chest]
Jeff: ...fuck...
[Jeff falls, dead. Strahm turns to see Lynn Denlon's corpse.]
Peter Strahm: Jesus.
[As Strahm examines John's corpse, the door suddenly slams shut, cutting the power to the room]

[Strahm discovers a secret entrance/exit in a wall marked by glow-in-the-dark paint. Opening it, he finds a hallway with a tape hanging inside. He plays it.]
Tape: Hello, Agent Strahm. If you're hearing this, then you've finally found what you've been looking for. But is the discovery of my body... enough? Or will your insatiable hunger to uncover the truth push you deeper into the abyss? Heed my warning: Do not proceed for this room can be your sanctuary or it can be your grave. The choice is yours.
[Strahm looks at John's corpse]
Peter Strahm: Fuck you.

[Hoffman exits the Gideon Factory with Corbett (Jeff's daughter)]
Hoffman: [To the police] She's ok.
Corbett: Where's my dad?
Hoffman: He's OK.
Corbett: Where's my mom? Where's my mom?
[A police officer carries Corbett from Hoffman, and Hoffman goes to Fisk. Corbett is carried to an ambulance]
Fisk: Hoffman. [To the attending nurse] I got him. [To Hoffman] You okay to walk? What the hell, man? What happened? Where's Rigg?
Hoffman: He tried to help... he didn't make it. Nobody made it.
Woman: We got a live one!
[Strahm is wheeled by, unconscious, on a stretcher. Hoffman gives him a sinister look.]

Jill Tuck: It's nice to meet you, Mr. Feldman. Why am I here?
Dr. Feldman: I represent your ex-husband John. In the event of his death, I was instructed to contact you. You can understand my surprise when I found out who he really was. John left something for you.
[Dr. Feldman pulls out a folder and opens it, revealing a videotape. He puts it in a VCR and plays it.]
John: [On tape] If you're watching this, Jill, I'm long gone from this world. You are my heart. You always have been. You always will be. I'm not going to try to explain my actions of late. Suffice it to say that I find it difficult to forgive myself for what happened at the clinic. I... permitted- indeed, encouraged- your decisions regarding the people there. I saw danger and I... I should have acted sooner. I'm leaving you a box, today, and its contents are of grave importance. Even though you and I don't always see eye to eye on everything, I deeply believe in you and I believe that you will know what to do with these materials. [Tape ends]
[Dr. Feldman places a large box in front of Jill. She opens it and glares at its contents.]
Dr. Feldman: Ms. Tuck, if you don't mind... what's in the box?
Jill: Thank you for your time, Mr. Feldman.

Police Chief Logan: I'd like to thank you all for coming today. And I'd like to be the first to say that the Jigsaw murders are over.
Reporter: Why isn't this a joint press conference with the FBI? [1]
Police Chief Logan: Please, not now, Ms. Jenkins. The officers who gave their lives are being honored here today. But today, I'd like to offer a special honor to the detective who's been on the case since the beginning. Who proved through hard work and dedication that the people who died did not die in vain. Today, we honor the newly promoted Detective-Lieutenant... Mark Hoffman.
[Hoffman steps up to the podium]
Hoffman: Thank you. Thank you very much. Throughout this ordeal, if we've learned anything, it's that human life is sacred. And we've learned that, every day... life should be cherished. Justice is a backbone to every peaceful society. And I believe that true justice has been served.

[Flashback]
Tape: Hello, Agent Perez. And welcome to the world that you have long studied. Heed my warning, Agent Perez: Your next move is critical. [Whispers] Open the door...
Lindsey Perez: What is that?
[Perez leans in to hear a ticking sound. The Billy puppet's head explodes in her face]
[Present]
[Hoffman enters]
Hoffman: I'm truly sorry about Agent Perez.
Peter Strahm: She said your name, you know. The last thing she said was "Detective Hoffman." Why would she say that? Why did she say your name?
Hoffman: I don't know.
Peter Strahm: No? How did you walk out of that building?
Hoffman: How did you?
Peter Strahm: On a gurney, with a fucking hole in my throat! [Coughs] And you. Couple of scratches and a story about how your arm straps broke. Jigsaw doesn't make mistakes.
Hoffman: Is this you theorizing again? Because Jigsaw's dead.
Peter Strahm: I'm not talking about him. I'm talking about you and your whole crooked department!
Hoffman: My department's gone. They're all dead. There's no one left.
Peter Strahm: Besides you!
Hoffman: I've been chasing Jigsaw from the beginning. And I got him. So unless you've got something else to say, back the fuck off. Read the papers. I saved that little girl.

Agent Erickson: Sorry about Agent Perez. Shouldn't you be resting?
Peter Strahm: I'm fine, Erickson.
Agent Erickson: No, you're not, Peter. That's why I put you on medical leave.
Peter Strahm: I was supposed to die in that trap.
Agent Erickson: You never should've been there without backup.
Peter Strahm: I want to talk to Jill Tuck one last time.
Agent Erickson: You're no longer handling the case, Peter.
Peter Strahm: What?
Agent Erickson: [Hands him a slip of paper] Read it. [Strahm reads it, then looks at him, shocked] Over a dozen dead bodies were recovered at the scene, two of which were cops.
Peter Strahm: Jigsaw's dead! How many lives did I inevitably save?!
Agent Erickson: By endangering yourself and others? You're off the case.
Peter Strahm: On whose orders?
Agent Erickson: Mine. I'm sorry, Peter. It's over.

Ashley: Hey, don't move.
Luba: What did you do to me?
Ashley: I didn't do anything.
Mallick: Jigsaw. I knew this was going to happen to me. This is what he does!
Brit: No, it's not Jigsaw. He's dead. Haven't you watched TV lately?
Luba: Yeah, well whoever it is... [Points to a camera on the wall] they're watching us.
Brit: To make sure we follow the rules.
Ashley: Which are what?
Charles: [As Mallick tries to pull of his collar] I wouldn't do that if I were you. Unless you want your head to pop off like a dandelion.
Mallick: How do you know that?
Charles: Because I have eyes. [About the test] One pull pin starts the timer for all of us. You won't want to do that unless you know how it works, would you?
Mallick: You're starting to freak me out, dude.
[The TV in the room turns on]
Tape: Hello and welcome. From birth, you've all been given the advantages of few others. Yet, through poor moral decisions, you've used these advantages to selfishly futher only yourselves at the expense of others. Well today, this singular way of thinking will be put to the test. Well today, five will become one with the common goal of survival. You are all connected. A cable runs through your collar devices. It can be pulled so tight that you will be decapitated on the mounted razors. The only way to remove the collar is with the keys from the glass boxes on the pedastals before you. However, if one of you moves to retrieve the key, the 60-second timer will begin for you all. In choosing how to react to the situation, your life-long instincts will tell you to do one thing, but I implore you to do the opposite. Let the games begin.
[The 15:00 timer begins]
Mallick: Somebody has to die.
Luba: No, it says don't listen to your instincts. That means don't go for the keys.
Mallick: Are you fucking nuts?
Ashley: How are we supposed to live if we don't go for the keys?
Luba: Maybe it's testing our endurance?
Charles: We've got to move quick. That timer is connected to those jars.
Brit: No, it didn't say anything about those jars. It could be nothing--
Ashley: They're nail-bombs. Home-made. Probably C4.
Mallick: How the fuck do you know that?
Charles: She's a fire inspector. She's seen all kinds of demented shit.
Ashley: How do you know me?
Mallick: Hey, man. She's asking you a question. How do you know her? How do you know her? ANSWER ME!
Brit: Look, let's just keep our cool. Maybe we can figure this out.
Luba: We're all here for a reason. We're all connected. That's what the message said. [Looks at Brit] What did you do?
Brit: You go first.
Luba: It-it-it said we were all born with advantages, right? Means we were all from money.
Ashley: I'm not.
Charles: And neither am I.
Mallick: Yeah, nice fucking try, Nancy Drew.
Luba: Well, then what does it mean?
Ashley: Well, we all have something wrong with the advantage you were given from birth. That doesn't have to mean money.
Mallick: [To Charles] What are you not telling us? Huh? You know about her. What do you know about the rest of us? Will you fucking talk to me?!
Charles: RELAX.
Mallick: I am fucking relaxed!
Charles: It's a game! Tweaker! Get it? The less you know about me, the better. The reason why you've fucked up your charmed existence is pretty obvious to everyone, isn't it? [Exposes a burn mark on Mallick's arm]
Mallick: Fuck you. Fuck you! [Flips him off]
Charles: Been playing with matches again, have we?
Mallick: Fuck all of you, and your fucking plan!
[Mallick runs for a key]
Luba: Not yet!
[Mallick pulls the trigger tab. The timer activates]

[After Ashley's decapitation ends the game.]
Charles: Unless you want to be shredded when those nail bombs go off, I suggest we move on.
[Charles and Luba leave. Brit starts to collect the remaining keys.]
Mallick: What are you doing?
Brit: Being smart.

Cowan: Special Agent Strahm's office.
Hoffman: This is Detective Hoffman. Is Agent Strahm available?
Cowan: He's not, but I can connect you Special Agent Erickson. He's handling all inquiries.
Hoffman: Please.
Erickson's Answering Machine: You've reached the voice maibox of Special Agent Erickson. Please leave a message.
Hoffman: Uh, yeah. This is Detective Hoffman. I needed to discuss something with Agent Strahm, but I can't seem to track him down. Could you give a call? It would be greatly appreciated.
[Hoffman writes Erickson's name on a notepad]

[As Strahm leaves FBI Headquarters]
Agent Erickson: Peter. [To Cowan] Cowan, take this to Analysis, will you?
Cowan: Right away, sir.
[She leaves]
Agent Erickson: What are you doing here?
Peter Strahm: Just, uh... Grabbing some stuff from the office. I'm-I'm taking your advice.
Agent Erickson: [Unconvinced] Taking some time off, huh?
Peter Strahm: Yeah, well... [Points to the bandage on his neck] I-I have to heal up, you know.
Agent Erickson: [Still unconvinced] Mm-hmm.
Peter Strahm: You know. I'll keep in touch. I'll see ya around.
[Strahm leaves]

[Flashback]
Fisk: Hoffman. We got another body. Looks like another Jigsaw victim. You up for this?
Hoffman: Yeah.
[Examining both halves of Seth's corpse]
Fisk: Typical bio. Murder convict. Served five years. Just released last month.
Hoffman: I know him. His name's Seth Baxter. My sister's ex-boyfriend.
Fisk: This is the guy that murdered your sister?
Hoffman: He was sentenced to 25 years. Got it reduced to five on a technicality.
Fisk: Well, then I'd say justice was served.
[Present]
Peter Strahm: You killed him. Made it look like a Jigsaw trap. I got you.

[Entering another room]
Charles: [As Mallick prepares to shut the door] Not yet!
Brit: Don't close the door. It'll set off the timer.
Mallick: You don't know that for sure.
Brit: Educated guess.
Luba: We need to just figure out who everyone is.
Brit: Well, we know the dead woman worked for the fire department.
Charles: Not anymore. She got canned a month ago.
Mallick: How the fuck do you- How the fuck do you know that? You're responsible for this sh--! YOU HAD HER FUCKING HEAD CUT OFF! I'm closing the door! I'm gonna close the fucking door!
Brit: Just be quiet. Please. [Mallick listens. Looks over to Luba] What's your story?
Luba: I work for the Department of City Planning.
Brit: Married? Kids?
Luba: No. And no. [To Charles] Your turn.
Charles: I... You're not going to tell them about daddy?
Luba: My dad is... Richard Gibbs.
Mallick: The owner of the Cougars?
Charles: He's been trying to build a new stadium for years. Little did he know all he had to do was to wait for his daughter to get a job in City Planning!
Mallick: And you? What about you? What sort of shady shit have you been up to?
Brit: I'm a senior VP for a real estate development company.
Mallick: So you're boring, too.
Luba: The Marshvard Group. You know you can't get a permit in this town without going to City Planning. Right?
Brit: No, you can't.
Luba: [To Mallick] What about you?
Mallick: No wife, no kids that I know of, no job.
Charles: Trust fund, baby. Anyone surprised?
Mallick: I'm so fucking sick of your self-righteousness, man!
Brit: Your turn.
Charles: I'm an investigative journalist for The Herald.
Mallick: The Herald? That's your massive accomplishment? You work for a gossip rag?
Charles: Bite your fucking tongue.
Brit: [Looking up] What the hell are in those jars?
Charles: Let's do this fucking thing before the bombs go off.
[Charles shuts the door from the previous room. The nail bombs explode]
Mallick: Fuck!
[The TV turns on]
Tape: Hello. And welcome to the next lesson. These walls hold four chambers. These chambers offer safety. However, to access them, a key is needed, but only three of the keys will fit the locks. These keys are in the glass jars hanging from the ceiling. Move quickly, though. Because when the clock ticks down, the explosives in the corners of the room will detonate. With only three points of safety, which of you will be the odd man out? Make your choice.
[The 1:00 timer begins]
Mallick: Fuck!
Luba: Oh, my god.
[Mallick breaks a jar with a pole. Brit collects a key from it.]
Brit: Fuck. It's a blank. [Looks at the locks] I need a shape.
[Charles hits Mallick with a pole]
Charles: Get your hands off that! You're not going anywhere!
[Charles begins to beat Mallick with the pole.]
Luba: Stop it!
[Luba attack Charles, only to be thrown to the floor.]
Charles: Get a clue, you fucking bitch! It's survival of the fittest!
[Charles begins breaking all the jars. Brit looks for the right keys.]
Brit: [Examining the keys] Blank. Blank. [Discovers a fitting key] I got it.
[Brit sees Luba get a key and goes into a shelter. Mallick tries to get a fitting key from the floor, but Charles steps on his hand.]
Charles: Better luck next time, rich boy.
[Luba hits Charles with a pole, knocking him to the floor.]
Luba: Survival of the fittest, my ass!
[Mallick takes the key. He and Luba enter the shelters. Charles regains consciousness and stands. 0:03 seconds left.]
Charles: Wait!
[The room explodes]

Peter Strahm: [Looking through files of Jigsaw victims] After Seth, you were involved in every investigation. When did you first meet Jigsaw?
[Flashback]
Hoffman: [Entering an elevator] Going up?
John Kramer: Yes. Thank you.
[Hoffman notices that John is holding something]
Hoffman: [Reaching for his gun] What floor are you going to?
[John attacks Hoffman and injects him with something]
John: I think we're both going to the same place.

John: You know why you're here, don't you? They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But I find it somewhat... distasteful. To be given credit for work that's not mine. [Shows him a newspaper article regarding Seth's death] Especially inferior work. Like you, I know what it's like to lose family. And I know what it's like to to be able not to protect loved ones. It's a powerless feeling.
[Hoffman pulls on his chair restraints, slowly pulling on the trigger of a double-barreled shotgun aimed at his head]
John: Oh, I wouldn't do that. [Places a mirror in front of Hoffman showing him the shotgun] Hair trigger. [Regarding Hoffman's reflection] What do you see? Vengeance can change a person. Make you into something you never thought you were capable of being. But, unlike you, I've never killed anyone. I give people a chance.
Hoffman: You call this a chance?
John: We'll see. Our game's just begun.
Hoffman: Our game? You don't even know me.
John: No. I know you. I followed you as you pursued me. I know you. I know about your sister. I know how you cared for her. I know she was your only family. You sit in bars until closing. You drink so you can sleep. You stagger to your car and then you start it all over again the next day. And I discovered what you do for recreation. You can dispense justice and give people a chance to value their lives in the same moment. And by the way: The blade on your pendulum was inferior. If you want a true edge... [Picks up a straight razor]... you have to use tempered steel. Tempering's better for the long haul. You in this for the long haul, Detective?
Hoffman: I've been a cop for 20 years. Is that long enough for you?
John: Then you and I both know the statistics for repeat offenders in this city. 67.5% of criminals are back in prison within three years.
Hoffman: What do you want from me?!
John: So you might look at what you did to Seth as a kind of public service.
Hoffman: She was my only family. He didn't deserve a chance! He was an animal!
John: EVERYBODY deserves a chance!
Hoffman: You didn't see the blood! You didn't see what he fucking did to her!
John: Killing is DISTASTEFUL! To me. [Whispers] There is a better, more efficient, way. [Sits down and puts his finger on the tigger of the shotgun] What do you see? LOOK! What do you see?
Hoffman: Tell me what you want!
John: I want to know if you have what it takes to survive.
[After a tense moment, John pulls the trigger. One hammer falls on an empty barrel]
Hoffman: Fuck you! Fuck you.
John: You see. It's a different method I'm talking about. If a subject survives my method, he or she is instantly rehabilitated. Now, you want a chance? [Hoffman nods] You want a chance? I'll give you a chance. [Stands; looks in the mirror] I am the man you call "Jigsaw." It's your duty to bring me in. But I know who you are. And I know what you've done.
Hoffman: So this is blackmail?
John: No, no, no, no, no. [Kneels in front of Hoffman] This is redemption. [Begins cutting open Hoffman's restraints with the razor] I'm just giving you one option. That's all. [Sets the razor on a table in front of Hoffman] Now, you can arrest me, but doing so, your life ends as you know it. Or, you can explore... the method of rehabilitation that'll permit you to sleep at night. [Undoes the Shotgun restraint and takes it]
Hoffman: Or I can kill you right now.
John: But you're not a true killer. That's your dilemma. The information I have on you is exactly where it needs it to be. And it will be released in the event of my disappearance.
Hoffman: They'll never believe your word over mine. [Takes the razor]
John: You're willing to take that risk? The risk of ruining your own life in order to protect a corrupt legal system? That puts murderers back on the streets? [Breaks open the shotgun, revealing that the other barrel was loaded] How would your sister feel? We're at a crossroads, detective. Make your choice.

[Present]
Agent Erickson: Detective Hoffman, this is Special Agent Erickson. You had something you needed to discuss about the Jigsaw case.
Hoffman: Yes. I stopped by Agent Strahm's room tonight at the hospital tonight but he wasn't there. I hope he's all right.
Agent Erickson: Oh, yeah. He's fine.
Hoffman: Agent Strahm was theorizing about the possibility of an additional accomplice to Jigsaw. Other than Amanda Young. Someone who might be currently unknown. Did he ever mention anything like that to you?
Agent Erickson: No. Then again, I'm new to the case.
Hoffman: Yeah? Well, maybe you can get him to contact me at his earliest convience.
Agent Erickson: Will do. And, in your theorizing, who exactly did you suspect to be an accomplice?
Hoffman: Well, he suspected someone on the inside. Someone with access.
Agent Erickson: That's an interesting theory. Detective, what do you say we reconnect in the morning?
Hoffman: You got it.

[The remaining three emerge from the shelters and examine Charles' remains]
Brit: The guy was an asshole but he was smart. We could've used him.
Luba: Well, someone had to die. Would you rather it have been you?
[Mallick begins coughing and runs off]

[Strahm examines the Paul's Razor-Wire Maze from Saw]
[Flashback]
Tape: Hello, Paul. Did you cut yourself because you truly wanted to die-- or did you just want some attention? Tonight, you'll show me. If you want to live, you'll have to cut yourself again. How much blood will you shed to stay alive, Paul?
[Present]
[Strahm enters a small, hidden observation room]
[Flashback]
Hoffman: I didn't expect to feel any remorse.
John: The heart cannot be involved. Emotionally, there can be nothing there. It can never be personal.
Hoffman: Let's go.
John: No. [Stops him] You're not done, yet. Tonight, you will see the difference between killing and rehabilitation.
Hoffman: There is another detective that you should be aware of. His name's Tapp. He's smart, and he's getting closer.
John: I know who he is. I need you to lead him to someone for me. A doctor. A healer who needs some healing.
[John sets a penlight on a barrel]
[Flashback]
David Tapp: Is this yours, Doctor? [Holds up Lawrence Gordon's penlight]
[Present]
[Strahm examines files of the victims of the Nerve Gas House in Saw II]
Peter Strahm: You supplied these police files, didn't you?
[Flashback]
[Hoffman drags Obi (unconscious) into the first room of the house from Saw II]
Hoffman: You're assuming this is going to play out the way you want it.
John: [Adjusting the Revolver Door Trap] I assume nothing. I anticipate the possibilities and... I let the game play out.
Hoffman: Then why do you need Amanda in the game?
John: To ensure that the rules are followed. She won't make decisions for anyone. She will just... offer choices.
Hoffman: [Looking through the peephole] A little to your left. [John moves the revolver.] That leaves a lot to chance.
[John goes to position the first tape in a wall]
John: If you're good at anticipating the human mind... it leaves nothing to chance. [Hoffman finishes adjusting the revolver] It's time.

[Present]
Mallick: [Entering a room with a dirty rotting bathtub and a timer set for 15:00] Jesus Christ.
[Brit and Luba enter]
Luba: Great. More bombs.
Brit: All right, what'd you do to get here?
Mallick: I... I did something and a bunch of people were killed. I didn't mean to. They're still dead. So...
Luba: That's why you're here?
Mallick: Yeah.
Luba: Shouldn't you have gone to jail for something like that?
Mallick: Nobody else knows.
Brit: [Points at a camera] Somebody does.
[A short pause. Brit's eyes are on Luba]
Luba: I didn't kill anybody if that's what you're asking.
Brit: I wasn't.
Luba: I grant building permits. And yes, some people might have been more deserving than others. But you know what? That's the business. Someone tells you different, they're just stupid. Or naive. Or both.
Mallick: Bullshit. You take bribes. You're a fucking liar. You cheat people. That's not nice.
Luba: Yeah, well. I'm sure she's not exactly Mother Teresa either.
Brit: No, I'm not. I build condos in one of the most densely populated cities in the country. You don't put up a new building without tearing down a few old ones.
Mallick: So, we're all bags of shit that deserve to be here. That's good. That's great. Fucking great.
Brit: So is that what you think this is? You don't think there's any other connection?
Mallick: No, I do. I do. And I don't give a shit. Close the fucking door. We have to hear the rules.
[Brit shuts the door]
Tape: Hello and welcome. You must all be eager to learn the next important lesson in your transformation. The game before you is designed to bridge the gap between you all. In order to open the five locks on the door out of this room, the five electrical circuits powering them must be closed. The only way to do this is to find a way to connect all five cords to the bath water. Close the circuits, and the door will open. But you must work quickly for in three minutes, an electrical current will surge through this room locking the door forever. Who will bridge the gap? The choice is yours. [The timer starts]
Mallick: Jesus Christ. [Tries to connect the cords] This isn't gonna reach. How the fuck are going to do this? Come on!
Luba: You're gonna get in the tub. And we're going to connect the five cords to you.
Mallick: But you're gonna kill me, too.
Luba: Get in.
Mallick: [Sarcastically] Yeah, I-I'm more of a shower guy. I don't think I'm gonna do that right now.
Luba: Get in the fucking tub!
Mallick: [Flips her the bird] Fuck you, you bitch. You get in the fucking tub.
[Luba swings a pole at him. He stumbles into the bath, realizing her intentions]
Mallick: No, don't do it. Please, no. [Brit stabs Luba in the neck with the sharp end of an electrical cord] You killed her. You fucking killed her.
Brit: I didn't trust her.
Mallick: Jesus Christ. What is it with you two?
Brit: Just shut up and help me with the body.

Agent Erickson: Come in.
Cowan: Sir. Miss Jill Tuck. [Jill enters]
Agent Erickson: [To Jill] Evening. Special Agent Erickson:
Jill: Thank you for seeing me so late in the day.
Agent Erickson: Not a problem. [To Cowan] That'll be all. [She leaves] Please, have a seat. So, what do you need from us?
Jill: I think I'm being followed.
Agent Erickson: Well, that sounds more like police work, Ms. Tuck.
Jill: I don't think they can help me.
Agent Erickson: Because...?
Jill: Because it's you. The FBI.
Agent Erickson: I don't understand.
Jill: It started when John was first identified as Jigsaw. It didn't surprise me then, but I'm still being followed.
Agent Erickson: By who, Ms. Tuck? Who would be following you?
Jill: I think it's the agent who interrogated me.
Agent Erickson: Agent Strahm? [She nods] And why would he be following you?
Jill: I don't know.
Agent Erickson: Who else have you told about this?
Jill: Only you.

[Strahm enters Jigsaw's Sick Room]
[Flashback]
Hoffman: What's going on with Amanda? Didn't you tell me the only way to truly offering enlightenment is by not attatching emotionally?
John: But you can have something Amanda doesn't: anonymity. That's the greatest protection. That's what I've given you. I need you to set up a game. It may not be entirely clear, to you right now. But I assure you that the people being tested are a part of something much larger. They're connected. So in the end, all the pieces will fit together and it'll be clear.
[Lynn Denlon shouts in the background]
Lynn Denlon: Who are you?!
Hoffman: Amanda will fail you.
John: We'll see.
Lynn Denlon: What is this?! What are you doing?!
[John hands Hoffman a folder]
Hoffman: What's this?
John: It's time to play a game.
[Hoffman exits through the secret entrance revealed earlier in the film. Amanda wheels Lynn into the room.]
[Present]
Peter Strahm: We were all supposed to die.
[Flashback]
[Eric Matthews shoots Rigg. Rigg collapses through the door, releasing the ice blocks and smashing Eric Matthews' head]
Art Blank: JIGSAW'S FUCKING TESTING YOU!
Rigg: DON'T FUCKING MOVE! [Shoots Art]
Jeff: WHERE IS MY DAUGHTER-- [Strahm shoots him]
Peter Strahm: [In the Head Box trap] HELP!
Hoffman: He didn't make it. Nobody made it.
[Present]
Peter Strahm: You were supposed to be the "hero."
[Strahm angrily grabs John's gurney and flips it over.]

[Hoffman dials Erickson's cell number in a parking garage using Strahm's phone]
Agent Erickson: [Answering] Peter, where the hell are you? [Hoffman hangs up] Hello?
[Erickson dial's Strahm's number, but Hoffman shuts the phone off.
Strahm's Voice: You've reached the Voicemail for Special Agent Peter Strahm. Leave a message.
Agent Erickson: [On wireless headset] Cowan, I want to put a locator on Strahm's mobile phone.
Cowan: Right away, sir.
Agent Erickson: Call me right back.

[Discovering a glass casket-like box with five slots on one side]
Mallick: What the hell is that?
Brit: It's our next nightmare.
Mallick: [Looking through one of the slots] There are blades in here.
Brit: It's connected to the door. When the beaker fills up, the door opens.
Mallick: Fills with what?
Brit: Blood. Our blood. I'm thinking... our wrists are supposed to go in there and fill the beaker.
Mallick: Wait. Why can't we just use the water from the other room?
Brit: No, it's locks are closed. We have to stick our arm in to keep them open but then they get stuck. We need to close that door.
Mallick: So what? We fight to the death and the winner gets freedom with the other person's blood? [Brit walks forward] Wait, wait. Do you still have the keys from that first room?
Brit: Yeah.
Mallick: Try one of them on that door.
Brit: It won't work.
Mallick: No, no. It might. This one has a keyhole.
Brit: [Tries Mallick's suggestion. It doesn't work] It's not even the same lock.
Mallick: [Looks at the beaker] Wait, wait. Why are there five slots on this machine? Shouldn't there be only one?
[Brit examines the keys]
Brit: They all would've worked. [Runs to the previous room]
Mallick: Where are you going?
Brit: Hurry, before the bombs go off.
[In the previous room, with 50 seconds remaining]
Mallick: I don't think this is a good idea.
Brit: The tub wasn't meant for one person. We were supposed to hold one cable each, and suffer a small shock. It was meant for five people. They all were, every game. We only needed one key in the first room. They all worked and any one of them would've opened every collar. In the second room, the three chambers were large enough for more than one person. We were supposed to work together so we all survived. That's the game!
Mallick: [Quoting the first tape] "Your lifelong instincts will tell you to do one thing but I implore you to do the opposite." Oh, god. Whoops.
Brit: [Sees nine seconds left on the timer] Big fucking whoops!
[Brit pulls Mallick out of the room just as the nail-bomb explodes. A tape starts.]
Tape: Hello and welcome. This journey has been one of discovery and hopefully, you've discovered the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The human body, for instance, is an astoundingly durable creation. It contains approximately ten pints of blood. Yet it is still able to operate with just half of that. The device before you is one of sacrifice. A sacrifice of blood. In order to open the door, the beaker must be filled to the marked level. A level that is of no coincidence. This amount can come from any one of you. That does not matter. What does matter is time. For in 15 minutes, if the beaker is not filled, the bombs will explode and the doors will be sealed forever. So now I ask you: How much blood will you give in order to survive?
[The 15:00 timer begins]
Mallick: Fuck!
Brit: All right. So one person can fill the beaker with ten pints and die. Or two people can fill it with five pints and maybe live. What are we gonna do?

Mallick: I lied. I know the investigative journalist in there. His name was Charles. He was writing a story about what I did.
Brit: What'd you do?
Mallick: A dealer gave me an ounce of heroin to burn down an abandoned building. But it was-- oh, god! It wasn't abandoned. There was eight people in there-- eight people died. And-and the Feds got involved and I got caught but I made a deal and my dad got me off. But the guy who hired me disappeared and nothing happened. Nothing happened.
Brit: The fire. It's what connects us. The fire inspector who wrote the bogus accident report. The city planner who pushed through the residential permits. The journalist that buried the investigative story. The rich kid junkie who was the patsy. And the real-estate developer who set it all in motion. We killed eight people. And stole the property and nobody cared.
Mallick: Nobody cared? Eight people and their families cared! The Feds cared! Look at my fucking arm! I CARED! I CARED!
Brit: But you didn't face justice. None of us did.
Mallick: W-why did they all do it? Why? What was it, for money? This was your plan?! There was eight people still living in that building! You had to know that! Did you know that?! You're a monster!
Brit: So are you.
Mallick: We both deserve to be here.

[Entering a room from lower the foundations of Hoffman's house, Strahm discovers a large Box full of broken glass and a tape. A shaft is connected to two jars of water above the vent in the ceiling.]
Tape: [Hoffman's voice] Hello, Agent Strahm. If you are hearing this, then you have once again found what you are looking for. Or so you think. Your dedication is to be commended. But I ask you, if you have learned anything on your journey of discovery. As the old addage goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." The situation you find yourself in is one of trust. So I ask you, Special Agent Strahm: Have you learned to trust me? The only way to survive this room is by entering the Glass Box before you. Pain will be incurred, but you have a chance of survival.
[Strahm hears Hoffman approaching. Minutes later, Hoffman enters and finds the room empty. Strahm ambushes Hoffman and, after a short struggle, throws him into the Box and locks him inside it.]
Peter Strahm: I got you, you motherfucker!
[The door to the room suddenly slams shut. Strahm rushes over and tries to open it.]

[Erickson finds Brit at the final game. Brit slams a hook onto a desk
Agent Erickson: Drop it! I said drop it!
[Erickson walks around the desk and sees her bleeding on the floor]
Agent Erickson: Who did this to you? Who did this to you?
Brit: [Weakly] We won. We won. We worked together. We did it. We were connected...
[Brit passes out]
Agent Erickson: [On headset] I need immediate medical assistance. 1293 Sandburst Drive.

[Erickson tries to call Strahm, only to discover his cell phone at the lair]
Agent Erickson: Jesus, Peter.
[In the Glass Box room, Strahm fails to open the door.]
Peter Strahm: Tell me how to open it! [Slams the box] How do I open it?! How do I open it?
[Hoffman points to the tape player on the floor. Strahm picks it up and plays it]
Tape: However, if you choose not to, you will never be heard from again. Your body will never be found. You will simply vanish.
[The Box begins to rotate into the floor]
Tape: I ask you, Special Agent Strahm: Have you learned enough to trust me?
[Flashback]
Tape: [Narrating] Will you heed my warning? For if you do not...
Peter Strahm: Fuck you.
Tape: [Narrating] ...this room will forever be your tomb.
[Present]
Tape: And my legacy will become yours.
[Flashback]
John: If you're good at anticipating the human mind...
Jill Tuck: I think I'm being followed.
Agent Erickson: Who would be following you?
Peter Strahm: I want to talk to Jill Tuck one last time.
Hoffman: He suspected someone on the inside.
[Strahm and Erickson meet at FBI]
John: ...it leaves nothing to chance.
Peter Strahm: We were all supposed to die. You were supposed to be the "hero."
[Present]
Tape: Make your choice.
[Strahm realizes the room itself is the trap as two of the walls begin to converge]
Agent Erickson: Cowan, this is Erickson. I want you to put out an A.P.B. Suspect's name is Peter Strahm. Yeah, that's right. Special Agent Peter Strahm.
[Strahm tries to shoot the Box open, to no avail]
Peter Strahm: Tell me how to stop it, you son of a bitch!
[Strahm shoots at the Box twice more]
Peter Strahm: I know who you are! I KNOW!
[Strahm climbs the converging walls and tries to escape through the ceiling vent while the Box is lowered safely into the floor. Strahm's left arm is caught between the walls, breaking it violently and showering his blood onto the coffin. Hoffman looks away as the walls come to a close.]

Notes

  1. This line is not present on the "Unrated Director's Cut" DVD.

Taglines

  • You Won't Believe How It Ends.
  • In The End All The Pieces Will Fit Together
  • His Message Is Righteous. His Love Is Everlasting. His Gift Is Life.
  • This Halloween Belongs To Saw V.
  • Do You Want To Play A Game?
  • If It's Halloween, It Must Be Saw.

Cast:

Tobin Bell - John Kramer/Jigsaw
Costas Mandylor - Detective Mark Hoffman
Scott Patterson - Agent Peter Strahm
Betsy Russell - Jill Tuck
Mark Rolston - Agent Dan Erickson
Megan Good - Luba Gibbs
Julie Benz - Brit
Carlo Rota - Charles
Greg Byrk - Mallick
Laura Gordon - Ashley
Joris Jarsky - Seth Baxter

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