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)

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Revealing mistake: When Strahm's phone says "no signal" there is actually a three bar signal. (00:06:35)

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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.

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.

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.

Other mistake: When Agent Strahm first starts investigating, he uses the FBI computer to look up Seth's name. He is heard typing many more characters, very quickly, than actually show up in the 'search' field on the screen. (00:29:20)

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Other mistake: Virtually all the text in the various articles and reports in this movie are fake. Look at the John Kramer article at the very beginning, even at first glance you can tell it's an article about pilgrims or something and has nothing to do with John Kramer. Also, when Staham is going through the articles he found on Hoffman's sister, you can very plainly see that every article (there are a few) is just the same typed out story copied and pasted into various formats. (This doesn't even require slow motion, just pay attention.) (00:11:45)

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: When Jill is talking to Erickson, the height of the key on her chest keeps changing. (01:03:10)

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Revealing mistake: When Strahm removes his jacket at the end of the movie and starts pushing the walls with his hands and uses his legs, when he takes his feet off the wall, the wall moves. Now considering these walls are supposed to be solid steel, this doesn't make sense. The walls are actually wood.

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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Other 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)

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.

Visible crew/equipment: When Strahm goes to get his gun in the crushing room at the end of the film, a boom mic is reflected on his jacket.

Plot hole: Hoffman is able to implicate Agent Strahm as the mastermind behind the main series of traps in this film by planting Strahm's cell phone at the scene. However, Hoffman is repeatedly shown to be touching things at the scene without wearing gloves, so a forensics sweep of the crime scene afterwards would show Hoffman's fingerprints all over the place and reveal him to be the actual mastermind. Agent Erickson arrives at the crime scene before the two survivors of the traps complete their tests, so the forensics team would have been called in before Hoffman had a chance to remove any evidence that would incriminate himself. As a forensics officer himself, Hoffman should know better.

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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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Other mistake: Seth is told that in 30 seconds the pendulum will drop low enough to cut his body and in 60 seconds it will cut him in half. We then see the clock start ticking. After Seth has crushed his hands, we see the clock - 46 seconds have passed and yet the pendulum hasn't cut him yet. (00:04:35)

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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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Quotes

Jigsaw: 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 either be you sanctuary, or it can be your grave. The choice is yours.
Agent Strahm: Fuck you.

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Trivia

(Spoiler) Strahm is killed by the walls of the final room crushing him. However, in the original script, rather than the walls crushing, the room was supposed to fill with water, thus mirroring that trap that nearly killed Strahm in the beginning of the movie. Due to practicality reasons, this idea was dropped, though it does explain the air-tubes coming of the glass box. (Which would have been for Strahm to breath.)

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