Jigsaw (also known as Saw VIII) is a 2017 American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig and written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger. It is the eighth installment in the Saw franchise. The film stars Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, and Paul Braunstein and was released in the United States on October 27, 2017, by Lionsgate.
10 years after Jigsaw's death, the police detain Edgar Munsen (Josiah Black), who warns them about a new game. After that, the police begin to find the dead bodies of the participants in the new game. As the investigation progresses, suspicions grow, as Detective Haloran is confident that the new accomplice himself works in the police. At this time, five players are trying to survive in a new series of deadly tests.
2010's Saw 3D was originally deemed the final installment of the series, before Lionsgate commissioned the production of Jigsaw from a pitch by Stolberg and Goldfinger. It will be followed by a ninth installment, Spiral, in 2021.
The following weapons were used in the film Jigsaw:
Unlike other police officers, Detective Brad Halloran (Callum Keith Rennie) carries a Glock 17 as his duty gun throughout the film. First, he, along with the other cops, shoot criminal Edgar Munsen, which gives Logan a reason to accuse him of Munsen's death. After that, the gun is seen in Halloran's hands during the raid on Bonneville's studio and during the confrontation with Logan and Eleanor in the night barn. SWAT officers also carry Glock 17 pistols in leg holsters, notably during the aforementioned police raid.
In the opening scene, police officers, including Officer Solomon (Shaquan Lewis), Officer Palermo (Troy Feldman) and Officer Kohler (uncredited), use 2nd Gen Glock 22 pistols during the chase for Edgar Munsen (Josiah Black). When the criminal grabs an unknown remote, everyone takes aim at him and later opens fire. Unlike his colleagues, Detective Keith Hunt (Clé Bennett) is armed with a 3rd Gen Glock 22. He holds it during Edgar pursuit and later during the raid on Bonneville's studio. Officers restraining reporters outside St. Peter's Hospital also carry pistols in belt holsters.
Eleanor Bonneville (Hannah Emily Anderson), a big Jigsaw fan, sets the Ruger GP100 in the same "Magnum Eyehole" trap as in the Saw II, showing her studio to Logan. When Logan and El find where the games are taking place, they go there, taking the gun with them. There Eleanor puts the gun down and surrenders on Halloran's orders.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
SWAT officers are mostly armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 guns with flashlights during the raid on Bonneville's studio.
Several SWAT officers armed with M4A1 assault rifles with flashlights and EOTech sights during the raid on Eleanor's studio.
Heckler & Koch HK416
US Army soldiers are seen with Heckler & Koch HK416s in the picture when Halloran reads Logan's biography.
Double Barreled Shotgun (Sawed Off)
Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) uses a Sawed-Off Double Barrel Shotgun in the final test of the barn game, taking part in person. He loads the cartridge while explaining the rules (at the same time shocking all the viewers by his appearance), and then puts the gun on the rack. Anna (Laura Vandervoort) immediately grabs it, planing to shoot Ryan (Paul Braunstein), but the gun shoots backwards, killing her. Horrified, Ryan discovers that the phrase "buckshot is your key to freedom" was verbatim, retrieving the destroyed key to the shackles.
Remington 870 Police Magnum
One of the SWAT officers is seen with a Remington 870 Police Magnum with shell holder.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Police
Logan (Matt Passmore) fires an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Police at Edgar Munsen (Josiah Black). During the autopsy, he replaces a 7.62x51 bullet with a 9x19 bullet, knowing that only Halloran use a 9mm pistol, framing him.