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Encyclopedia > Saw (2003 film)
Saw

The puppet delivers its message.
Directed by James Wan
Produced by Darren McFarlane
Written by Leigh Whannell
Starring Leigh Whannell
Paul Moder
Katrina Mathers
Dean Francis
Music by Charlie Clouser
Cinematography Martin Smith
Editing by James Wan
Neil Monteith
Distributed by Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment (2005) (USA) (DVD)
Lions Gate Films (2005) (worldwide) (DVD)
Release date(s) 2003
Running time 9½ min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Saw is a nine-and-a-half-minute short film by James Wan and Leigh Whannell. It was created from a scene that they chose from the script for Saw (2004). It was originally used to pitch their script to various studios and actors who may have been interested in their movie. In the internet it known as "Saw 0.5".[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... James Wan (born 1977) is an Australian film director from Perth. ... Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ... Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Charles Alexander Clouser (born June 28, 1963 in Hanover, New Hampshire) is a musician whose activities include playing keyboard and drums, music programming, engineering, and mixing. ... James Wan (born 1977) is an Australian film director from Perth. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lions Gate Films. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Early American actor William Garwood starred in numerous short films, many of which were only 20 minutes in length Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American film industry in the early period of cinema. ... James Wan (born 1977) is an Australian film director from Perth. ... Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ... Saw is a 2004 horror film, and the first installment of the Saw film series. ...


This short film later became a scene in the feature film Saw, with Shawnee Smith portraying Amanda wearing the Reverse Bear Trap device instead of David. Saw is a 2004 horror film, and the first installment of the Saw film series. ... Shawnee Smith (b. ... One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ...


The short film can be viewed on the second disc of Saw: Uncut Edition.


Plot

The film begins with a young man named David (Whannell) in an interrogation room talking to an unnamed, unsympathetic police officer. David is in handcuffs, and there is blood on his face and shirt. David is smoking a cigarette. He tells the officer that after he finished his work as an orderly at the hospital, he was knocked unconscious and taken to a large room. Inside the room, David is strapped to a chair with a large, rusty metal device locked onto his head. Leigh Whannell (born January 17, 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, and actor, perhaps most famous for his work on the Saw film series. ... Police officers in South Australia German state police officer in Hamburg A police officer (also known as a policeman or police constable, and colloquially as copper, cop or bobby (on the beat)) is a warranted worker of a police force. ...


To his left was a small television, which begins playing a video. The video shows a frightening puppet, Billy the Puppet, that tells him that the device on his head is a "reverse beartrap", which is hooked into his jaws and will pry his face open with great force if he does not unlock it in time. The dummy tells David that the only key to unlock the device is in the stomach of his dead cellmate. Billy is a puppet that has appeared in the Saw films. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


David is able to break free of his bonds, but by doing so he sets off a timer on the back of the device. Across the room, he finds the body that the puppet mentioned, but also finds that the man is actually alive but under paralysis. David panics, and slices into the man's stomach anyway. After finding the key, David unlocks the device and throws it to the ground, just as it snaps open. David escapes death from the device.


David begins screaming and weeping in terror. At the entrance to the room, the puppet from the video appears on a tricycle. He congratulates David on surviving, and tells him that he has proven he is no longer ungrateful for being alive.


The movie ends with the police officer asking "Are you grateful, David?" causing the young man to again break down.


Hello Zepp is played when credits are shown. Hello Zepp was a song composed by Charlie Clouser for the original Saw film, but was re-used heavily throughout the following films in the Saw trilogy, usually played when revealing a major plot twist. ...


External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... The Saw film series is a horror/thriller film franchise created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, beginning in 2004 and continuing to the present and into the future. ... Saw is a 2004 horror film, and the first installment of the Saw film series. ... Saw II is a 2005 horror film. ... Saw III is the third installment in the Saw series. ... Saw IV is the fourth installment in the Saw series. ... Saw IV is the fourth installment in the Saw series. ... The Jigsaw Killer is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Amanda Young is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... The Gordon family was a family that appeared in the first installment of the Saw film series. ... Adam Faulkner was a fictional character from the Saw film series, portrayed by Saw writer and co-creator Leigh Whannell. ... Allison Kerry is a fictional character in the Saw film series. ... Eric Matthews was a fictional character from the Saw series, with the first appearance in Saw II. He was portrayed by Donnie Wahlberg. ... The Reinhart family was a family that appeared in the Saw series, in particular, Saw III. The family consisted of Jeff, his wife Lynn, and their children Corbett and Dylan. ... Lieutenant Rigg is a character from the Saw film series, first appearing in Saw II. He was portrayed by Lyriq Bent. ... Soundtrack for the film, Saw. ... Saw II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack for the film, Saw II. It was released on October 25, 2005 by Treadstone Records (US) and Trisol Records (UK). ... Soundtrack for the film, Saw III. The album is due to be released October 24, 2006. ... Saw IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack for the film Saw IV. It will be released on October 23, 2007 by Adrenaline Music. ... One of the main focuses of the Saw film series are the traps, more commonly referred to as games and tests, that the characters Jigsaw and his apprentices Amanda and Hoffman created for their victims. ... Billy is a puppet that has appeared in the Saw films. ... The pig mask is a prop used throughout the Saw film series by numerous characters, although most commonly used by the Jigsaw Killer and his apprentices. ... Hello Zepp was a song composed by Charlie Clouser for the original Saw film, but was re-used heavily throughout the following films in the Saw trilogy, usually played when revealing a major plot twist. ... The Saw film series is a horror/thriller film franchise created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, beginning in 2004 and continuing to the present and into the future. ...

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