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Saw III
Saw iii.jpg
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Release Date 2006
Language English
Studio Twisted Pictures
Distributor Lionsgate
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jeff Denlon Angus Macfadyen
Amanda Young Shawnee Smith
John Kramer/Jigsaw Tobin Bell
Lynn Denlon Bahar Soomekh
Detective Allison Kerry Dina Meyer
Detective Eric Matthews Donnie Wahlberg
Timothy Young Mpho Koaho


Saw III is a 2006 horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, adapted from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell. It is the third film in the Saw franchise. The film stars Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, and Dina Meyer and was released in the United States on October 27, 2006, by Lionsgate.

The story follows Jeff, a man who lost his son in a car accident and wants revenge, who is put through a series of Jigsaw's tests in order to try to get him to let go of his desire for vengeance on the man that killed his son. Meanwhile, a bed-ridden John Kramer has his apprentice Amanda Young kidnap Dr. Lynn Denlon, who is tasked with keeping John alive for one final test before he dies. A sequel, titled Saw IV, was released in 2007.


The following weapons were used in the film Saw III:


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Handguns

Beretta 92FS

Jeff Denlon (Angus Macfadyen) finds a one 9x19mm round after the test with Danica Scott (Debra McCabe), the magazine after the test with Halden (Barry Flatman),and Beretta 92FS after the final test with Timothy (Mpho Koaho). He loads the pistol and walks down the corridors. Later, in the operating room, he shoots Amanda. In the scene where Jeff slowly walks into the tool room, the gun turns into a non-gun prop, likely for safety and convenience reasons.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm Parabellum
"One bullet will end it all"
Jeff finds a single 9x19mm round after his first test.
"One step closer to your revenge"
After rescuing the Judge Halden, Jeff finds the next box with a magazine inside.
"Last chance"
And after final test he finds the gun in another box...
... and without hesitation takes the gun
Putting everything together, Jeff loads the bullet into the Beretta 92FS.
Jeff slowly enters the tool room. Note that the end of the barrel is shiny, hinting at a blank fire pistol.
Jeff's test heads to a close as he searches the building for his wife with Beretta in hand. This particular example appears to be an airsoft gun due to the size of the barrel.
Jeff points an empty pistol at Jigsaw.

SIG-Sauer P226

Detective Allison Kerry (Dina Meyer) continues to carry and use her service SIG-Sauer P226, as in the previous film. She pulls the P226 from her nightstand when she notices a hidden camera in her closet and then fires a few shots through the closet door before being kidnapped.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm Parabellum
After the police arrive at the site of Troy's game, Kerry tries to establish the cause of his death. Her service P226 sits in a holster on her belt.
In the evening at home, Kerry grabs a gun from the bedside table, suspecting something wrong.
Kerry (Dina Meyer) immediately draws out her pistol and shoots several times without hesitation.
Detective shoots her P226 through the closet's doors at a potential attacker.
Kerry begins to make her way toward her closet cautiously with the pistol in her hands.
She cautiously approaches the closet to check it.
But the closet turned out to be empty.

Smith & Wesson 5946

At the beginning of the movie, Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) reaches for his Smith & Wesson 5946 left by Amanda at the end of the last movie with his boot and checks the magazine, after that he throws it away in a rage. After that, Amanda (Shawnee Smith) took the gun off-screen and used it as a personal weapon throughout the film. She repeatedly points the gun at Lynn sensually, but almost immediately puts it down. In the final act, she becomes enraged and intends to shoot Lynn, but a small "shootout" begins with Jeff. When Amanda fires it, it sounds as though it is suppressed.

Smith & Wesson 5946 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The main storyline begins with the same thing as the second film ended - Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) captured by Amanda.
Detective finds his Smith & Wesson 5946 has been stripped of its rounds after being locked in the bathroom at the end of Saw II.
Amanda pulls out a gun to threaten Lynn...
...and chambers it.
Amanda watches the Jeff's test with a Eric's gun.
Amanda (Shawnee Smith) begins to get emotional and on edge while holding Eric Matthews' sidearm.
Amanda points the S&W at Lynn.
Amanda with the Smith & Wesson 5946.
Good close-up of the pistol showing the night sights and chamber.
Amanda makes difficult decisions and shoots Lynn.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB

In a flashback, Jeff Denlon (Angus Macfadyen), in a state of anger over the death of his son, points his personal Smith & Wesson Model 10 in the mirror while imagining a confrontation between him and the man who hit his son with a car.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB - .38 Special
Jeff (Angus Macfadyen) points his Smith & Wesson Model 10 at a mirror in a state of anger over the death of his son.
Close-up of the gun.
At some point, he even attempts to commit suicide, but stops.
Jeff's S&W lying in bed, after he hid it from his daughter, Corbett (Niamh Wilson).

Smith & Wesson Model 686

In one of the flashbacks, John (Tobin Bell) and Amanda prepare the bathroom for Adam and Gordon's test, which took place in the first movie. He takes the Smith & Wesson Model 686 from a bag and lies down with it on the floor.

The actual Smith & Wesson Model 686 used in the film.
The revolver is seen in the bag with the rest of the equipment for the test. Notice the S&W logo.
John prepares to lay down on the floor pretending to be dead with the Smith & Wesson Model 686 as he was in the first Saw.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Hearing a bomb explosion at Troy's game, one of the neighbors calls the police. Then the arriving SWAT officers including Pete Baker (Kelly Jones) and Joe (Vincent Rother) are armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 breaches a welded-shut door in the abandoned school. Unlike other films in the franchise, the appearance of SWAT forces with firearms in this film is very brief.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group and MP5F stock - 9x19mm Parabellum
The good shot showing the receiver and the fire selector.
A SWAT team member Pete Baker (Kelly Jones) with the railed MP5 stock collapsed in.

Heckler & Koch UMP45

When the SWAT team breaches the room in the school near the opening, SWAT Commander Daniel Rigg (Lyriq Bent) is seen with a Heckler & Koch UMP45 equipped with a flashlight and laser with the stock folded in.

Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP
Rigg (Lyriq Bent) armed with a Heckler & Koch UMP45 with the stock folded as he and his team sweep a room.
Rigg (the one on the left) with an UMP45.
When the police have established all the details of a new game, Rigg's gun with a folding stock is best seen.

Shotguns

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

The key to deactivate the "Rack" trap is hung from a wire in front of the sawed-off barrels of a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun located in an enlarged glass box. This wire is connected to the shotgun's triggers, so that any attempt to remove the key will result in a shot. Jeff (Angus Macfadyen) has to take the key to save his son's killer Timothy Young (Mpho Koaho). Initially, he manages to carefully disconnect the key, but by releasing the wire, he inadvertently set the trap in action and the shot kills the Judge Halden (Barry Flatman) standing in front of it.

Stoeger imported Coach Western shotgun, for comparison - 12 gauge
Halden inspects the glass box first. Note the wire and the key attached to it.
After the announcement of the rules of the last test, Jeff inspects the glass box containing the rigged-up booby trap with the shotgun with the key he has to retrieve in front of the muzzle.
Jeff tries to gently free the key from the string connected to the shotgun trigger.
Any little movement of the string connected to it moves the mechanism attached to the shotgun.
Close-up of the triggers a second before the shot.

Other

Nail bomb

A homemade nail bomb is the main incentive for Troy (J. LaRose) to pass the test. There is a timer on it for five minutes, during which time it should have been released from the chains. But since this trap was designed by Amanda and not by John, Troy had no chance of salvation. One of the neighbors heard the explosion and called the police. When they arrive, a SWAT team led by Daniel Rigg finds the remains of the bomb and Troy's body, and Detective Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) immediately begins to examine the crime scene.

The bomb itself consists of a large glass jar with nails and a timer connected to it with a detonator.

Shotgun Collar

The main challenge for Lynn was the shotgun collar. This device is five shotgun shells placed around the collar, directly aiming at the victim's head. Each of these shells has its own hammer which all had to be activated individually. The collar was attuned to some kind of signal. If this signal got lost, for example if the test subject moved out of range , the collar would be activated, causing it to blow off the victim's head. The wrong actions of Amanda and Jeff led to the collar activating and killing Lynn.

Amanda picks up the device from the table to put the collar on Lynn.
General view of shotgun collar. Note that the hammers are not currently cocked and Amanda will do it herself.
Amanda alternates cocking the hammer for each cartridge...
...and on the other side.
Lynn while searching for tools for John's operation. Note the lettering on the brass head.
Lynn with the shotgun collar. Note the green light, which indicates that John is in good condition.

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