Saw (2004)

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Corrected entry: The Dr and Adam must be at least 6 meters (6.5 yards) away from each other (both completely stretching out not touching the body in the middle). However, they easily throw pictures back and forth with unflinching accuracy.

Correction: There are only two instances in the movie where a single photo is being thrown. The first time photos were exchanged Lawrence threw his entire wallet to Adam (who returned it), the second time Adam threw the single polaroid to Lawrence, the third time Adam flung a stack of large, stiff photos at Lawrence (and only a few made it all the way across), and finally when Adam throws the picture of Zep to Adam. To throw one single piece of cardboard or stiff, flat plastic that distance is not so difficult as you may think. It requires a certain technique, but it is easy to learn and can be done. And both times he does it, Adam has far from "unerring accuracy". Lawrence has to lie down and reach with his full length to get the photo.


Corrected entry: When Dr. Gordon is tucking his daughter into bed, he is wearing a white t-shirt underneath his blue collared shirt, however when he is chained to the pipe in the bathroom with Adam, he is not wearing an undershirt. In both shots the top buttons of his shirt are unbuttoned.

Correction: Dr. Gordon is wearing an undershirt. This is seen when he takes off his blue shirt to use as a tourniquet for cutting off his foot.


Corrected entry: We find out in the movie that Detective Tapp loses his job and goes insane trying to find the killer after his partner dies during the Warehouse shoot out that occurred with Jigsaw. Lawrence explains that Detective Tapp started stalking him thinking that Lawrence was Jigsaw and due to this, Adam was even hired to take photos of Lawrence. At the very end of the movie, when we discover the true identity of the Jigsaw killer, a montage of clips are shown, including one from the warehouse scene showing Jigsaw's face visible behind his robe. Since Detective Tapp would have easily seen his face when attempting to arrest Jigsaw, he would have known for sure that Lawrence wasn't in fact the Jigsaw killer.

Kelsey H.

Correction: The montage is taking place from a different perspective. We saw the whole warehouse scene, and could tell that Jigsaw's face wasn't visible during any of it. They only showed it during the montage because you now knew who was behind it, and they were just showing it from a new, enlightened perspective.

Corrected entry: When Dr. Gordon couldn't dial 911 on the cell phone; the fact is that 911 is considered a high priority number, even though the outgoing calls are blocked. It is impossible and against the law for service providers to block 911 calls.

Shooting Script

Correction: I work customer service for a major cell phone provider and it is true that it is against the law to disable 911 from phones but Jigsaw was a demented killer who went into painful detail in planning these events for every event possible. It would not be imposible to access third party software and block the calls directly from the phone after hacking the hex values in the operating system on the phone. I have used such products myself to enable/disable locked functions on my own phone.


Corrected entry: During the film, the two cigarettes are placed back inside the box, one bloody, one not. One is then given to Adam. Later on when Larry is crying, we see both cigarettes (clean) lying next to him.


Correction: Actually, earlier in the movie you see some flattened cigarettes on the ground while the doctor us shuffling around, long before the box is located.

Corrected entry: The room where Lawrence and Adam are being held in is at least 10 feet underground (we know this because Zep climbs down a ladder whilst running away from Tapp). Lawrence shouldn't be able to get a mobile phone signal, yet he manages to receive two calls.


Correction: Whether you get a cell phone singal is dependent upon a lot of factors. The depth is not the only one. It would be possible to have a signal.

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Corrected entry: ***SPOILER*** How did the man in the centre of the room (who we know is the mastermind of it all and not dead) get there without an accomplice locking the door? We know a possible accomplice wasn't Zep.

Correction: The door was not locked. Dr. Lawrence couldn't reach it with the chains on. Zep opened it right up at the end. So, it wasn't necessary to lock it. Also, both the Dr. and Adam were unconscious so obviously he set it all up, part of the game.


Corrected entry: If Zep had a "slow-acting poison" in his bloodstream, why did he play the game? Any rational human being (especially one who worked in a hospital) would simply have gone to an emergency room, had his blood analyzed, and been given an antidote. Game over.

Correction: Zep wasn't a rational human being to begin with. Also, anyone who found out there was a poison in their system, would want to get the antidote from the person who put it in there. There's no simple check for poison - without knowing exactly what it is, finding that out can take a huge length of time and finding an antidote could take even longer.


Corrected entry: The doctor takes the gun from the dead body and places the bullet into the chamber of the gun. The bullet is placed in the chamber which would be directly behind the barrel. the placement would be wrong to fire the bullet on the first pull, because revolvers turn the chamber before the hammer hits the blasting cap of the bullet. so the trigger would have to be fired until the chamber completes a whole circle.

Correction: If you watch carefully, the doctor chambers the gun but then begins cycling through the chambers until it gets into the correct position. I noticed your mistake as well but when seeing the scene a 2nd time, I caught this.

Corrected entry: After cutting his foot the Dr throws away the saw but no blood splatters around.

Correction: He had his shirt wrapped round the wound, which would have prevented blood splattering (he was a doctor remember, and would know how to do this).

Corrected entry: When the man with the candle and flammable substance is reading the combinations on the wall during a camera closeup, he is finally set on fire and burned to death. Based on the camera shot, what was in front of him was a wall with safe combinations on it. Look closely at the candle in his left hand. The fire from the candle never gets close enough to his skin to ignite the flammable substance. There is a puff of flame that comes from in front of him that creates the flash of fire that kills him.


Correction: This isn't actually a mistake. It's a scene transition. Everything in the scene is sped up, so they aren't actually going to show when the candle burns down to his hand and sets him on fire. Plus, it's a flashback that's being told by one of the detectives. They don't really know how it happened, just that it did.

Corrected entry: When Dr. Gordon is in the parking garage, he stops walking momentarily, and there is a flash of light behind him. We later learn that this flash is actually from Adam's camera. But when Adam is telling his story of following Dr. Gordon, a picture comes onto the screen of the doctor in the garage, but it is a close up of the front of his face. However, earlier in the movie, the flash came from behind him. Adam could not have taken a picture of Dr. Gordon's face from behind him.

Correction: Actually, the flash came from his left side (the light even flashes across his face). The photograph we see later is taken from a left-hand angle.

Corrected entry: ***SPOILER***After cutting off his own leg, Dr Gordon retrieves the gun from the 'corpse' and fires at Adam, holding the gun somewhere above the head of the jigsaw killer. The earsplitting gunshot should definitely elicit an abrupt movement from the killer. Even experienced cops twitch when they fire off a gun.

Correction: We find out towards the end of the movie that John took a muscle relaxer, and that's how he was able to stay so still for so long.

Correction: Jigsaw probably sedated himself, that is how he could not move for hours on end. You can see he is groggy when he finally gets up.

Corrected entry: SPOILER: The "dead man" turns out to be Jigsaw. How did he position Adam in the tub and get on the floor before Adam woke up? Lawrence was awake when Adam woke up, so how did he not notice what was happening? And if there was a time lapse between Jigsaw's actions and Lawrence awakening, how did Adam not drown in the tub?

Correction: Very simple: the room is so dark they cannot see anything, so Jigsaw had plenty of time to position himself before they found the light switch. It is also explained in Saw 3 that Amanda helped position Adam and the Dr and then turn the lights out on her way out.

Corrected entry: If you look at the revolver as Carey Elwes loads his single bullet at the end, notice all the chambers are empty. If the person on the floor had actually shot himself in the head, there would be at least one spent shell still in the gun.

Correction: *SPOILER* The person on the floor had NOT, in fact, shot himself, so where is the mistake?

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Zep is driving to the toilets with the old black cop driving behind him there is a shot filmed from the front of the Zep's car. Therefore there should be one set of car lights behind him, but there are actually two.

Correction: We also see a set of headlights behind the black cop when a shot is filmed from the front of his vehicle. Is it so unlikely that there could be another driver on the road?

Corrected entry: When Larry is standing by the bedroom door saying goodnight to his daughter, her bedside night light is on. He then flicks off the main light switch and it cuts back to his daughter's bed. The night light is off.

Correction: Some light switches are hooked up to lamps, and are able to be shut off by the switch.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie Dr Gordon shoots Adam in his left shoulder, later on Adam's wound is on his right shoulder.

Correction: He shoots him in the right shoulder, and the wound is on the right shoulder, no mistake here.

Corrected entry: Why doesn't Dr. Gordon recognise his own patient (Jigsaw), laying before him?

Correction: It was established that Dr. Gordon didn't know his own patients' names (particularly this one) when Zep had to tell the him who the patient was; it's not surprising that he wouldn't recognize the man, especially when the doctor's fearing for his own life (not to mention the fact that Jigsaw's face is covered in blood).


Correction: When lying down jigsaw's head is turned facing Adam, making it impossible for Lawrence to see his face/ recognize John.

Corrected entry: The padlocks could have easily been sawed through. Neither of them even tried.

Correction: Adam's saw broke as he tried to cut through everything around him. Do you honestly think that rusty saw could've sawed through that?

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Trivia: According to director James Wan on the director's cut DVD commentary, the major plot twist of the film, from Adam listening to Zep's tape to Jigsaw standing up, was one continuous shot, and was also the only shot they did of the sequence.


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Question: This question applies to the whole series. Why do some of the people who actually manage to survive Jigsaw's traps end up working with him instead of either helping capture him or killing him and insuring that no more innocent people get killed?

Answer: Jigsaw's traps would more than likely leave a person mentally unstable, which could result in Stockholm Syndrome, a condition which involves a victim sympathising with their captor. In fact, after Lawrence Gordon escapes the bathroom after severing his own foot, Jigsaw nursed him back to full health, thus gaining his trust (this is shown in Saw VII). He also plays mind games on people, which is shown in a flashback in Saw III in which he convinced Amanda to side with him. In her unstable state of mind, she realised that he was the first person in her life she could actually relate to, and thus became an accomplice.


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