Saw III

Saw III

Saw III is a 2006 horror film. After twice eluding the police, the Jigsaw Killer and his new apprentice Amanda Young set into motion two tests: Doctor Lynn Denlon, who must find a way to keep both Jigsaw (now on the verge of death) and herself alive; and her husband Jeff, whose choices will ultimately decide the fates of eight people. [1]

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Darren Lynn Bousman
Production: Lionsgate Films
  1 win & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
48
Rotten Tomatoes:
28%
Unrated
Year:
2006
108
$80,200,000
Website
1,713 Views

Lynn:
Who are you? Who are you?!

John:
Hello, Dr. Denlon. You may not remember me, but I most certainly remember you. I was a guest... at your hospital once.

Lynn:
Where am I?

John:
Do you remember me?

[Amanda tosses Lynn a folder containing John's diagnostic report]

Lynn:
I've seen you on television. Lawrence Gordon was your doctor.

John:
I was his patient and he was mine. As you can see from that report, my prognosis isn't good. Would you agree?

Lynn:
There's no preventative treatment for what you have.

John:
I remember you saying that to me once before in almost the exact same tone. Leave it to a doctor to find such a cold, clinical way of saying I'm dead man walking. Looking at me, how long would you say I have left?

Lynn Denlon:
I'd have to examine you. Even then, a frontal lobe tumor is unpredictable. The growth depends on the rate of mitosis versus apoptosis and-

John:
I'm sorry, but is all this crude medical equipment around me causing you to believe that you're still inside a hospital?

Lynn:
No.

John:
Then why are you speaking to me in that graduate-school medical jargon?

[beat]

John:
LOOK AT ME! Now you look at me. I asked you a simple question: Based on your experience, how long do you think I have left?

Lynn:
It's not a simple answer. Based on your file, I'd say... not long.

John:
Death is a surprise party. Unless, of course, you're already dead on the inside. Unless you're the type of person who swallows antidepressants to hide the pain. Turns their backs on their husband and neglects their child; who has every possible advantage in life but chooses not to advance.

[Jeff finds Danica, naked, in freezer room and a tape in the back]

Tape:
Welcome to your first test, Jeff. For the past three years, you've cursed the names of all those you thought were responsible for the death of your son. You fantasized those accountable will pay. Well, in this room you will find a woman in front of you chained in place. This will prevent her from running. Much like she did on the day your son was hit. Her name is Danica Scott. She was the only witness present at the scene of your son's untimely demise. If not for her own self-absorption and cowardice, she could have brought your son's killer to justice. Now it is you who has a chance to bring her to justice. You alone can grant her the gift of life before she freezes to death. Behind the pipes on the back wall, you will find the key that will free her and bring you one step further to the man responsible for the loss of your child. Will you claim the key to save only yourself...

Danica Scott:
Help me!

Tape:
... or can you find it within you to save another? Make your choice.

[Danica is sprayed with freezing water, which stops after a few seconds]

Danica Scott:
I didn't do anything. I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO YOU!

Jeff:
That's exactly it! You didn't do anything!

Danica Scott:
I'm f***ing... dying.

Jeff:
He died! In my arms. My eight-year-old son died in my arms.

[Danica is sprayed again]

Danica Scott:
[shivering] I made a m-m-mi-mistake. I'm so sorry. I'm human. I'm human just like your son was. Okay? Look at me. I said look at me.

[Jeff ascends a platform next to a silo to retrieve a tape and discovers Halden chained at the neck at the bottom of the silo]

Halden:
Help me. Get me out of here, please. Please, help me. Get me out of here! Please! Don't just stand there! Help me!

[Jeff plays the tape]

Tape:
Jeff, when the judge presiding over your case sentenced your boy's murderer so lightly, your soul never recovered. Now you have the power to sentence his soul straight to hell. Or you can forgive. The key that will free him is hidden inside your son's possessions. Possessions you have clung to for far too long. Now, if you flip the switch on the incinerator beneath you, a fire will cleanse you of this obsession and destroy them all, leaving only the key remaining. It is also the key that will bring you closer to the man accountable for taking your child. He doesn't have much time, Jeff. Let the game begin.

Halden:
Please, get me out of here. Please. [The saw blades next to the silo start] What is that? What's going on? What's that sound?!

[A delivery machine above the saw blades starts. A dead, maggot-ridden infested pig is brought in and dropped into the blades. The liquefied remains rain down on Halden. The process repeats several times.]

Halden:
I'm a criminal court judge, for Christ's sake! You can't do this to me!

Jeff:
You don't remember me? Well, maybe you remember, Timothy Young? He was the driver who killed my son. You gave him six months!

Halden:
Okay, all right. We can talk about your case. Obviously, you want answers. I can't give them to you like this!

Jeff:
Six months! People get more for f***ing parking tickets!

Halden:
Listen to me. Now, I can see you're in great deal of pain. But there are ways we can have his sentence extended. I can help you!

Jeff:
Too late! They let him go!

Halden:
Don't become what he is! Don't become a killer. Please, [Extends his hand out to Jeff] I have a son, too. [Jeff walks down the stairs to the incinerator] Where are you going?

Jeff:
[looking at his son's belongings] Oh, God. [tries to open door]

John:
This is your last chance, Amanda.

Amanda:
She's nothing.

John:
Your time's running out. Now you think about what you are doing. Think about everything that you've done. You think about what you promised me. Think about our dreams. Think about tomorrow.

[Jeff stands just outside the room]

Jeff:
Lynn?

Lynn:
Jeff!

[Amanda shoots Lynn]

John:
You just destroyed four lives. You just murdered Jeff's wife.

[Jeff shoots [4] Amanda in the neck. She collapses at the counter next to John.]

John:
Amanda. It's okay. This was your test. Your game.

[Flashback]

John:
What do I want? I want to play a game. You are being tested. Your will is being tested. Your will to keep someone alive. Can you do that? Can you follow the rules and grant someone the gift of life?

[Present]

John:
I was testing you. I took you in.

[Flashback]

John:
You will give everything to me.

Amanda:
Yes.

John:
Every cell in your body.

John:
[Narrating] I selected you for the honor of carrying on my life's work. But you didn't.

Amanda:
That's right. I'm a murderer.

John:
I despise murderers.

John:
[Narrating] You didn't test anyone's will to live.

Amanda:
Game over.

John:
[Narrating] Instead, you took away their only chance. Your games were unwinnable, your subjects merely victims.

Kerry:
You.

John:
There is no turning back. Do you understand that?

John:
[Narrating] In my desperation, I decided to give you one last chance. So I put everything in place.

Amanda:
You chose her 'cause she's the best, right?

John:
That's one reason I chose her.

John:
[Narrating] You didn't know that Lynn and Jeff were husband and wife. I had to keep that from you for the purposes of my game. I had to leave out the ruined marriage, the cheating wife, the vengeful husband, the neglected daughter, and I let you make your own choices.

[Present]

John:
I wanted you to succeed.

[Flashback]

John:
Amanda. Put it away. Trust me. Even with that gun, it is Lynn who holds your life in her hands.

Amanda:
She's not important to me.

John:
I beg you to reconsider that. Unlock her collar and let her go.

Amanda:
I said no!

John:
The rules of our game have been made very clear. You need to abide by those rules.

[Present]

John:
You couldn't. Oh, god.

[Amanda collapses and dies]

John:
Game over.

[John turns and sees Jeff pointing a gun at him]

John:
[scoffs] You haven't learned anything tonight, have you? Your rage and your vengeance will only hurt the ones you love. Killing me will only add to your misery. It will not bring back your son. Think of your daughter, Jeff. She needs you, now more than ever. You can't kill me, Jeff.

[Jeff laughs and pulls the trigger. It clicks empty.]

John:
Your wife's dying, Jeff. Her time's running out. [Jeff walks over to Lynn] Jeff, do not miscalculate. Your fate is in my hands. Your wife's fate is in my hands.

Jeff:
[Quietly, to Lynn] I love you.

Lynn:
[To Jeff] I love you.

Jeff:
I'm taking you home, okay?

John:
Though you may not see any threat, there are threats all around you. Jeff, if you try to move your wife, she will die. I can have an ambulance here in four minutes. Would you like to take your wife out of here tonight? Would you like to take her to safety?

Lynn:
Stay.

John:
Stand and face me, Jeff.

Lynn:
Stay with me.

John:
Right now. Would you like to get your life back? Would you, Jeff? I can make that happen. Which is it, Jeff? Come on. Yes or no?

Jeff:
Yes. What do you want?

John:
One final test. The rules are simple. Over on that table is a host of vicious implements which you can use to exact your pound of flesh, to take your vengeance, to indulge your obsession. Or, you can choose to put your vengeance aside and you can forgive. You can forgive me for the pain that I've caused you and your wife tonight. Which is it going to be, Jeff? It's up to you. Live or die, Jeff. Make our choice.

[A long, tense moment passes by]

Jeff:
I forgive you.

[Jeff walks away]

Lynn:
[Weakly] Jeff. Jeff.

[Jeff approaches John with a power saw]

Lynn:
Jeff!

John:
Yeah.

Lynn:
Jeff, no...

[Jeff slashes John's throat]

Jeff:
I forgive you.

[Lynn's shotgun collar activates. John starts a tape]

Tape:
Hello, Jeff. I made this tape as an, insurance policy, if you will.

Lynn:
Jeff!

[Jeff drops the power saw]

Tape:
And if you're listening to it, then it's time to collect. I was your final test of forgiveness and if you're listening to this, then you failed. Now you must pay the price. The price for living for nothing but vengeance. Now I will give you something to live for. I told you that you couldn't kill me, Jeff, but I didn't tell you why. And the answer is simple: I am the person responsible for the loss of your child. I am the only person who knows where your daughter is. She only has a limited supply of air, Jeff...

Jeff:
[Screaming] No!!

Tape:
...and if you want to get her back, you'll have to play a game.

[John dies]

Jeff:
No!

Lynn:
Jeff!

[Jeff turns around as Lynn's shotgun collar detonates, blowing her head away]

Jeff:
NO!! NO!!!!


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