Saw

Saw (2004)

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Revealing mistake: After Dr. Lawrence cuts off his leg and is crawling towards the gun, if you look at his dismembered leg, you can make out the shape of his foot hidden beneath his ripped up slacks.

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. Gordon picks up his tape, the way he holds it changes instantly.

00:06:50

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Continuity mistake: When Alison gets the gun from Zep and aims it at him, the gun is in her left hand. In the next shot it's in her right hand, and then it moves back to her left hand again. This is not an artifact of changing camera angles, you can clearly see the different hands holding the gun.

01:20:30

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Plot hole: Det. Kerry says at the scene of Paul's trap, "He had two hours." There is no way she could have known that. The clock simply said 3:00 and the tape specifically says "you have until 3 o'clock or this room will become your tomb". No way to know that's two hours after the fact.

00:17:30

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Continuity mistake: When Adam pounds on Zep with the toilet seat, he grabs his shoulder in pain. In the first shot of him holding his shoulder, his hand is soaked in blood. In the second shot, however, his hand is much cleaner.

01:30:25

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Adam walks around his apartment with his camera (because the lights were out) the filmmakers put lights in the set so the actors wouldn't walk into walls, and also letting the audience see what's actually happening. In the movie, though, there are supposed to be no lights on at all. However, just before Adam opens the closet door with Jigsaw in it, you can see the reflection of one of the set's lights on the top of Adam's camera.

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Factual error: The Swedish subtitlers made Amanda's situation even more tragic, incorrectly translating her dead cellmate as her dead soulmate.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry is desperately trying to reach for the cell phone, he uses the box that it came in. When that doesn't work he throws it off to the side (his left) but when we see it again the box is back where it originally was (on his right).

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Revealing mistake: When Adam is searching Zep for the key to the chain once he has found the tape recorder watch Zep's tummy - he's breathing.

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Continuity mistake: Adam's hacksaw blade snaps almost as soon as he gets it. However, later on (just after he gets electrocuted) we see it lying beside him with the blade in one piece.

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Continuity mistake: When Dr Gordon begins to saw his foot off, the blood seen covering his neck and top disappear in subsequent shots.

01:26:40

Visible crew/equipment: After the first call when Dr Gordon gets on the cell phone, a boom mike shadow is visible on the bathroom door.

00:10:00

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Continuity mistake: When the victims first find the saws and are vigorously trying to cut the chains: The wide angle of Larry sawing, shows him cutting at the chain. Close up he is cutting the padlock.

00:14:20

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Continuity mistake: When Larry takes the box out of the wall, it turns itself around from when he's holding it, to when it's on the floor (keep an eye on the box's padlock).

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where. Lawrence and Adam find the 'X' on the wall, there is a continuity error. Right after they find the 'X', the lights are turned on and there is the shape of a square on the wall (the cavity where the box is hidden). Before they find the 'X' there is no box or any dirty lines where the cavity is.

00:54:00

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Continuity mistake: When Larry looks at the picture with Zep at the window, from one angle the picture is all crumpled but in the first person view, it's smooth. This changes several times.

01:18:40

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Revealing mistake: In Adam's flat just as he starts beating Jigsaw's doll (Billy) up, you can see that he's not actually hitting the proper puppet, but a cheap replica. You can tell by the red lines on it's face, and there is no red marks where it's mouth is.

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. Lawrence opened his envelope he got a key in it. When he tried it on the lock on his chain and it failed to open, Adam then asks to try it. Right when Adam asks for it, he puts his tape and envelope down separate, but when reaches for his tape again, it has ended up inside the envelope.

00:07:50

Visible crew/equipment: You can see the shadow of the camera on Dr. Gordon's sleeve when he is talking to Diana sitting on her bed.

00:34:20

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Gordon gets out of Tapp's car and is talking to him at the car window, the amount of shirt sleeve showing under his jacket changes between shots.

00:42:00

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Continuity mistake: When Dr Gordon is going crazy, he throws the box to his right, but in the next shot it's on the left, then on the right again.

01:25:50

Audio problem: When Dr. Gordon is dialing 911, we hear one low tone then two higher tones. On touch-tones phones, 1, 4, and 7 are the lowest tones while 3, 6 and 9 are the highest. Gordon would have dialed a 1, 4 or 7 first and then a 3, 6 or 9 twice in succession. Possibly 1-9-9 for Emergency?

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Continuity mistake: When we first see the heart on the toilet, the lid is on upside down. When we see Adam look at it, the lid is on the right way up.

00:12:35

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Continuity mistake: When Adam retrieves the bag with the saws from the toilet, he places it on his right side. At one point you can see that there is nothing on his left side, but the next shot shows Adam grabbing the bag from his left side and tossing it into the tub.

00:14:00

Other mistake: Danny Glover's wall has hundreds of newspaper clippings attached to it. At one point in the film, we are shown some of the headlines, i.e."Psychopath teaches sick life lessons." If you actually read the text below you'll find that it bears no relevance to the headlines whatsoever. (You may need to use the zoom facility). Two of them are about a fourteen year old boy who died in an explosion, due to "Goofy Clay", and if you pause and read the wording, they have exactly the same text.

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Plot hole: Jigsaw is lying on the ground with a gun in one hand, and a tape recorder in the other; the tape recorder is removed, leaving his hand empty. If both of his hands were occupied/exposed, he would have had no way of depressing the button on the remote control to shock the prisoners. As seen at the end, when he shocks Adam the final time, the control is in his hand, not hidden anywhere else on his body.

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Continuity mistake: When Adam is walking into his apartment, his camera has a short lens on it. He then rounds the corner and goes into the darkroom and the camera has a long lens on it.

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Continuity mistake: When Adam throws the picture that he found in Lawrence's wallet to him, the picture lands next to the rectangular piece of tile that Lawrence uses in the immediate next shot to bring the picture closer to him. The tile moves from in front of him (given it's proximity to the photo) to right beside his right arm/hand. It "moved" about two feet.

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Continuity mistake: The mark on Larry's face changes throughout the film.

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Factual error: After the doctor speaks on the cell phone for the first time and the line goes dead, there is a dial tone. There is no dial tone on a cell phone.

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Audio problem: When Larry goes out into the hall after seeing to his daughter, Ally starts to talk to him but her mouth doesn't move with the words.

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Continuity mistake: Dr. Gordon rips open his envelope near the start. When he does he rips it with the "A" in "Lawrence" still visible. Camera cuts and the rip has moved down to take off half of the "W".

00:06:45

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Audio problem: Adam throws a very small object at the mirror with his second throw. Yet the sound is of something a lot bigger hitting the glass.

00:29:35

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Continuity mistake: Dr. Gordon gets a key in his envelope. The way he hold it changes instantly. Note the straight edge.

00:07:10

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Revealing mistake: In the scene when Zep arrives in the room and Lawrence is trying to grab at him, his foot is no longer leaving a blood trail.

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Factual error: While Dr. Gordon is sawing off his foot, he only has blood on his hands and some on his shirt. Since the blood on his shirt was from splatter, that means he must have cut through a few veins or arteries, yet he has no blood on his arms or face, which should certainly happen when cutting through something like that.

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Character mistake: Detective Sing asks Dr Gordon to listen to Amanda's testimony. Any detective would know its not a testimony, its a statement. Testimonies are done in court, not a police station.

00:23:00

amycamille1975

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Gordon is trying to get the phone it is just mm away from the box. When the camera changes, it's a good few inches away from the box.

01:25:05

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Continuity mistake: When Ali is pointing the gun at Zep, she is either holding it in her left hand or two-handed at one point. This is not to be confused with when the gun swaps hands.

01:20:15

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Continuity mistake: In the car chase scene, Zep is seen driving a late 80's Ford Bronco II (could be a Ranger pickup because we only see the front). When he arrives at the warehouse, the truck has changed to an early 90s Ford F-150.

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Continuity mistake: When they show a close-up of the feet of the "burn victim" (who's surrounded by glass on the ground) he's barefoot but when we see him running around he's wearing shoes.

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Continuity mistake: When Tapp and Sing go to Jigsaw's place and find the guy strapped to the chair, they uncover him, then re-cover him to see what Jigsaw is going to do. When Jigsaw pulls the sheet off, one side is still caught on the drill bits. When he starts the drills the sheet is completely clear.

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Continuity mistake: Adam grabs the bat with both hands right after he sees the laughing doll in his apartment (the view is from behind him). The very next shot shows the front of him, but he has the bat in one hand, and the camera in the other.

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Continuity mistake: Tapp is watching the Amanda tape. Jigsaw says "look" and then Tapp rewinds the tape for 2 seconds. He presses play and Jigsaw says, "Look around" He should have said the word "mate" at that point.

00:43:40

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Other mistake: When Larry is taking the cigarettes out of the box, look at his hand. It has a white paint drop or white dust on it, but throughout the scene it disappears and reappears.

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Continuity mistake: Jigsaw's thumb moves between shots after Adam gets the mini cassette recorder out of his hands. You can see Jigsaw's thumb, in the closeup shot, slide down to a position where it's lying horizontal and flat on the floor as the mini cassette recorder is being slid out of his hand. In the next shot, an overhead, you can see that his thumb has moved and is now more curled and in a more vertical position to where just the tip is touching the floor. Jigsaw isn't dead, so he could have moved, but this shot is an *instant* cut, he had no time to move.

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Continuity mistake: Adam swishes his hand in the filthy toilet, getting brown liquid over his hand. Adam's hand suddenly becomes completely clean a very short time later.

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Continuity mistake: When Tapp and Sing discover the Billy puppet in Jigsaw's warehouse, the puppet's head changes direction at least once.

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Continuity mistake: The bloody bullet wound is seen on Tapp after he's shot. When he is shown after he falls on the ground, the bullet wound is not there.

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Revealing mistake: When we see Paul walking round the room with glass on the floor, if you look carefully you can see he has shoes on in some shots.

00:19:15

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Visible crew/equipment: Just as Adam shouts "Somebody help me" right at the very start, you can see a boom shadow move over the wall.

00:01:30

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Continuity mistake: The bloody handprint on Lawrence's shoulder that Adam makes at the end is visible before he actually makes it. Second, when Adam finds the tape recorder, it flashes back to Lawrence saying "why?" before Zep tells him it's the rules and the handprint is also visible, but shouldn't be there as Adam made it after he killed Zep.

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Continuity mistake: We see Adam on Dr. Gordon on the screen that Zep is watching. By Adam's foot there is nothing, yet when we see Adam, there is a piece of glass.

00:30:00

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Continuity mistake: Dr. Gordon empties his envelope into his hands in an extreme closeup. In this shot you can see the tape is not sticking up. Camera changes and the tape is now sticking up.

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Continuity mistake: When we see the bathroom again after we hear about Amanda, the clock is at 11:35. When Adam breaks the glass, just a few continuous minutes later, the time is 12:20.

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Continuity mistake: When Alison is pointing the gun at Zep, Zep's position in relation to the bed changes instantly.

01:20:50

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Continuity mistake: When Adam takes the picture of Lawrence in the car park, the position of Lawrence's fingers on his face vary between the picture Adam took to the actual shot of him when he does so.

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Other mistake: When you see the shot of the camera watching Adam and Dr Gordon, you can see a plank sticking out directly in front of the camera. A little later, when you see the camera's view, which has some incredibly wide views, you can't see the plank, which would definitely have to be visible to see both of the people in the bathroom.

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Continuity mistake: When Adam and Gordon are talking in the beginning, Adam's hair moves between shots.

00:03:40

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Revealing mistake: Adams shirt is dry, after being in a tub full of water.

00:10:20

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Jigsaw: Congratulations. You are still alive. Most people are so ungrateful to be alive. But not you. Not anymore.

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Trivia

On the DVD these interesting facts were told by the directors and writers: the character Adam is actually the co-writer of Saw. The Saw was only shot in 18 days and under 1,000,000 dollars, and it all took place in 2 warehouses and the writers/directors came up with the idea by wanting to make a movie that revolves around a single room and the people trapped inside.

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