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Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

  1. Leigh Whannell

    Story, Writer

  2. James Wan

    Director, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cary Elwes

    Cary Elwes

    Dr. Lawrence Gordon

  2. Danny Glover

    Danny Glover

    Detective David Tapp

  3. Monica Potter

    Monica Potter

    Alison Gordon

  4. Michael Emerson

    Michael Emerson

    Zep Hindle

  5. Ken Leung

    Ken Leung

    Detective Steven Sing

  6. Tobin Bell

    Tobin Bell


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget $1,200,000.00

Revenue $103,911,669.00

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Release Information

  • January 19, 2004
  • October 29, 2004
    R, Theatrical



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A review by talisencrw

By talisencrw

Though I tend to go for both older films (those made before 1970) and especially so when it comes to the horror/thriller genre, I saw parts 3 and 5 upon theatrical release (yes, I know it's really not right to see film series out of sequence but I simply don't care) and they were intriguing and decent, don't ask me why. Now that I both date a horror film aficionado and my 13-year-old son himself is one as well, I have decided to check out the contemporarily well-received original (I may decide now to see the entire series, and in order, but really who's to say?). Instantly, such trusted... read the rest.

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