Saw V

Saw V (2008)

35 mistakes

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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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Visible crew/equipment: When the police cars arrive after Strahm's cube trap, there is a very quick shot of the black police car passing before the camera. When it does, a white screen and black stage light are reflected on its surface. This is just before it shows the SWAT going in. (00:10:45)

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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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Revealing mistake: When Strahm is being crushed by the "closing walls" at the end, watch closely during the last few seconds. There is a brief shot from above Strahm, looking down as he screams and the camera is spinning. If you watch closely, you can tell the "closing walls" that are crushing him aren't moving during this shot.

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)

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Revealing mistake: When Stahm is in the cube trap, there is one shot just before he sees his phone, gun, etc. and you can see a massive gap down the side of the cube where it wasn't shut properly. With the size of the hole, it would be extremely hard to keep water in the cube. (00:09:35)

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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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Continuity mistake: The amount of blood on Alison's padlock in the first of the group traps changes instantly. (00:22:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Ashley is decapitated, a pool of blood appears under her severed head. Later when we see the head from the second room, the pool of blood is not present. (00:26:50 - 00:33:30)

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Continuity mistake: When entering the second room, the position of the door, before it gets closed, changes depending on the camera angle. (00:33:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jill Tuck is talking to Agent Erikson in his office, there is a shot with a boom arm's shadow visible across a picture and bit of wall, behind Agent Erikson. (01:03:40)

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Jigsaw: Murder is distasteful.

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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: It's explained that Hoffman wanted to be the hero and that he expected that no one would make it out alive in the building after Rigg's game. How in the world could he have expected or even decided this? He had no control over others who won their game in the building, so therefore how on earth could he predict that Strahm would kill Jeff in the previous film? And was the water cube intended to kill Strahm as he was warned not to proceed?

Answer: The games of Jigsaw and his followers were always intended to be extremely difficult, but with a small chance for survival based on the actions of the player. Hoffman probably wouldn't have cared either day if anyone else survived, but likely anticipated that most of the others would die. (Strahm's line about everyone being supposed to die with Hoffman being the soul survivor was more conjecture than anything.) In terms of killing Jeff- both Jeff and Strahm were emotional hot-heads, so in all likelihood one or both was going to die if they encountered each other. Strahm's water cube was intended to be an execution tool for breaking the rules. That's why Hoffman seemed so shocked that he miraculously survived.

Answer: Best guess is the person in the mask at the end of the tunnel would've killed Jeff and kept Strahm for the water trap? We could also assume that Hoffman has the same characteristics as Amanda and made the water trap "unwinnable" and just forgot to take Strahm's pen out of his pocket. And if Strahm never proceeded in the operating room, he would've died of suffocation?

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