Saw V

Continuity mistake: When Seth has been sliced by the blade, he spits blood that goes all over his face. It then cuts to Hoffman looking at him, then back to Seth, and now the blood on his face has gone. This happens three or four times. (00:05:10)

Continuity mistake: The air hoses attached to the glass box at the end of the film are hanging straight down in some shots, and are wrapped around themselves in others, without anybody touching them.

Continuity mistake: The air hoses at the end of the film keep changing position. There is a shot from above: the air hoses are below actually resting on top of the glass box. Then when Strahm is trying to get out through the roof, there is a small rectangle cut out of the grated mesh and the hoses are above the roof and are not resting on the box anymore.

Continuity mistake: After the first room bombs go off, all the people are crouched on the floor and there is a load of dust. Camera shows Billy, then the people again. Now, there is no dust and everyone is stood up again. (00:35:05)

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Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie, the clocks show incorrect time and at times changes from 8:20 to 18:20 and the countdown clock shows wrong sequencing. (01:01:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Hoffman has the orange blanket put on him by the paramedic after escaping the Gideon Building, she puts it on him twice. It is also at one point not covering his right shoulder, but in the next shot, when Fisk talks to him, it is. (00:11:00)

Continuity mistake: When Strahm looks at his phone while locked in the sick room, the signal bar is on the right and the battery signal on the left. When Hoffman plants Strahm's phone in his hideout to frame Strahm, the signal bar is now on the left and the battery on the right. (00:06:40)

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Suggested correction: Battery is always on the right, signal is always on the left.

Continuity mistake: The tape recorder changes position in the final game. After the walls start moving in, Strahm drops the tape recorder and it is facing the door, completely straight. When he goes and gets his gun to shoot the box, it is on a slant now. Strahm didn't move it.

Continuity mistake: When Strahm looks at the file and says "got you" he points at the 4th record on the list. Camera cuts and now he's pointing at the 6th. (00:29:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the very start we see Seth with the collar round his neck, connected by a bolt. When the collar opens at the end of the trap, the bolt has disappeared. (00:02:20)

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Continuity mistake: In Seth's trap, the mechanism that is connected to the hand crushers is moving one way and then stops. When it continues, it continues the same direction. However the hand crushers now go up. (00:04:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Strahm has just discovered the hidden door near the start, the position of the drips from the glow-in-the-dark gunk changes between shots. (00:06:45)

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Continuity mistake: The shotgun that is positioned to Hoffman's throat changes position between shots. Note the gap between the barrel and Hoffman's throat. (00:41:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Jigsaw's lawyer puts the opened envelope down on the desk, having taken the video out, he puts it horizontally on the folder. Camera cuts and it's now rotated 90 degrees instantly. (00:12:40)

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Continuity mistake: When we first see Hoffman looking at the CCTV screens, we can see Ashley is lying down. When it shows her waking up, however, she is sat up. (00:20:20)

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Continuity mistake: Spoiler: Right at the end, we find out that Saw III and Saw IV were happening simultaneously, as demonstrated by Strahm walking in and killing Jeff. We then see Hoffman close the door on Strahm, locking him in the room. Saw V continues from the exact moment when Hoffman shuts the door on Strahm. In Saw V, Strahm quickly kicks the door with his foot just seconds after Hoffman has closed it. However in Saw IV, we see Hoffman walking away. In this shot we should hear Strahm kicking on the door.

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Continuity mistake: Jigsaw puts the razor down on a piece of paper and it is in a near right angle. When Hoffman picks the razor up, it is still at an angle. However, as soon as it's in his hand it's perfectly straight. There is no time for Hoffman to straighten the razor without us seeing him do so. (00:47:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the five victims are in collars ready to start their first test, Ashley gets decapitated at the end. There is a shot of her head on the ground in a pool of blood. But in another scene later on Mallick goes through the door into the next room where you can see the head on the ground, and the pool of blood under the head has vanished. (00:26:50 - 00:33:15)


Continuity mistake: Just as the second room trap comes to a close we see 9 seconds on the timer and hear it ticking down. We hear 4 ticks and then there are 2 seconds left. There should be 5. (00:37:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the crushing room at the end of the film, Strahm is trying to open the box where Hoffman is. As it's descending into the ground, on the side of the box you can see the feet of a crew member with white sneakers moving around. It is not Strahm's feet: he's wearing black boots. No slow-mo is required.

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Jigsaw: Hello Seth, I want to play a game. Right now, you are feeling helpless. This is the same helplessness you bestowed onto others. But now, it's unto you. Some would call this 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.

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Trivia: Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writers of both "Saw IV" and "Saw V", have a cameo in the flashback of Hoffman being kidnapped and meeting Jigsaw for the first time. When Hoffman is about to get on the elevator right before getting kidnapped, Dunstan is the second man to exit the elevator (he is in black and has a beard), right after the snobbish woman. Melton is the tall man who exits the elevator last before Hoffman enters.


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Question: The second trap, they had to break jars open that were on the ceiling and get into the safety chambers, but there were "only three" for four people... Those were some pretty long, tall chambers. Couldn't the two smallest people share a single chamber, and all four survive? Especially since they look tall enough for two people to lie down right on top of each other.

Answer: That was the entire point of the trap. Each trap in the overall game was meant for them to all work together. The tape for this trap asks "Who will be the odd man out?" They took this to mean that one person had to remain outside the chambers, but what it really meant was two people would each share a chamber (assuming all five survived the first trap) and one person would occupy the third chamber all by themselves. Charles realised this and tried to tell everyone, but was unfortunately killed by the explosion before he could.

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Nope actually he said who of you 4 has to he knew was 4 survivors?

He does not say that at all. The exact wording is "With only three points of safety, which of you will be the odd man out?" At no point does the tape say that one of them has to die. That would be completely contradictory to the point that the five of them were supposed to work together to safely get through every trap.

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Not what he meant. He knows human nature is survival at the expense of someone else. He set the trap so all could survive, but he knows the panic and self-preservation will lead the group to sacrifice someone.


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