Saw (2004)

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Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by James Wan
Release Date 2004
Language English
Studio Twisted Pictures
Distributor Lionsgate
Main Cast
Character Actor
Dr. Lawrence Gordon Cary Elwes
Detective David Tapp Danny Glover
Zep Hindle Michael Emerson
Adam Faulkner-Stanheight Leigh Whannell
John Kramer/Jigsaw Tobin Bell

Saw is a 2004 American horror film starring Cary Elwes as Dr. Lawrence Gordon and Leigh Whannell as Adam Faulkner-Stanheight. The film was directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell. It is the first installment in the Saw film series. It portray two men who awake to find themselves chained in a large dilapidated bathroom, with one being ordered to kill the other or his family will die. All this is the plan of the serial killer, nicknamed Jigsaw, who has his own philosophy explaining all his actions. He believes that one who does not value life is not worthy of it. The film was adapted from the a low-budget short film of the same name, which was created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell in 2003. A sequel, titled Saw II, was released in 2005.

The following weapons were used in the film Saw (2004):




Smith & Wesson Model 686

A Smith & Wesson Model 686 is found lying on the floor next to the dead body (Tobin Bell) in the room. Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) is given one bullet and is told he has to kill Adam if he wants to see his family again. He ultimately ends up wounding Adam in the shoulder with the revolver. When the game ends, the gun remains in the bathroom.

The actual Smith & Wesson 686 used in the film.
The Smith & Wesson Model 686 lies in the corpse's left hand. Note the rounded cylinder releases as on early versions pistols and S&W logo.
Lawrence finds a .357 round...
...and loads it into the 686. The primer looks dented, so this round wouldn't fire.
Gordon aiming the revolver at Adam.

Wilson Combat "Protector"

A two-tone Wilson Combat "Protector" is used by Zep Hindle (Michael Emerson) for holding Gordon's family hostage and in the gunfight with Detective Tapp. It is also briefly used by Alison Gordon (Monica Potter) when she grabs it during a fight with Zep. Adam (Leigh Whannell) also briefly picks it up after killing Zep and tries aim it at Jigsaw but gets shocked by a remote and drops it. Like Gordon's revolver, the "Protector" stays in the bathroom.

Wilson Combat "Protector" - .45 ACP
Zep watches the Bathroom Trap through a video camera. His "Protector" lies next to him.
Zep's "Protector" on his belt.
Zep threatens Alice with his gun.
Zep and Allison struggle over the "Protector".
View on the frame of the pistol. The gun used in the film has the mag well removed to allow the use of standard magazines for 1911.
Alice takes the "Protector" during a fight with Zep.
Zep fires the "Protector" at Tapp...
...and then reloads.
Adam wants to shoot John Kramer, but gets shocked by a remote.

Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS is used by Detective Tapp (Danny Glover) after his dismissal (most likely this is his personal weapon). He loads the magazine after hearing gunfire in Gordon's apartment and runs there. He uses the gun during the gunfight with Zep Hindle (Michael Emerson) at Gordon's apartment and later when he pursues Zep through the sewers.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Tapp's gun lies on the table in his hideout.
Tapp loads his Beretta.
Detective fires his Beretta at Zep...
... but the Beretta locks empty.
Tapp chases Zep into the building where Adam and Lawrence's game is happening.
Someone give him a Darwin Award
During the fight, Zep turns the gun around and Tapp accidentally shoots himself.

Beretta 92FS Inox

Detective Sing (Ken Leung) carries a Beretta 92FS Inox as his sidearm during the same flashback, and uses it to disable one of the "Drill Chair" traps to save Jeff Ridenhour (Ned Bellamy).

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Unable to find the right key, Sing decides to shoot the lock with his gun.
He pulls the Beretta out of his jacket...
... and shoots one of the drills.
Sing fires his Beretta at Jigsaw.

Zastava CZ99

During the flashback in which Detective Tapp (Danny Glover) and Detective Sing (Ken Leung) break into Jigsaw's (Tobin Bell) warehouse, Tapp is armed with a Zastava CZ99.

Zastava CZ99 - 9x19mm.
First time, it's seen in holster on his desk.
Tapp holds his CZ99 in Jigsaw's hideout.
Shot showing the other side of the gun.
The detective gives the order to surrender.
Tapp's CZ99. Note the ambidextrous decocker on the right side of the grip which differentiates the CZ99 from the SIG-Sauer P226 on which it is based.


Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer Police Special

During the warehouse flashback, an Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer Police Special is used by both Detective Tapp (Danny Glover) and then by Detective Sing (Ken Leung) who both hold it on Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) before he escapes. After Tapp is wounded, Sing pursues Jigsaw with the Ithaca, and manages to shoot him in the back with it, before he is killed by a shotgun trip-wire trap.

Ithaca Model 37 Deer Slayer Police Special - 12 gauge
Sing enters the warehouse with the Ithaca drawn. This shot was done in post-production, and this is actually Leigh Whannell, who portrays Sing in this scene. In the fullscreen version, you can actually see his whole face!
Sing aims the Ithaca at Jigsaw.
Sing with the Ithaca.
Tapp aims the Ithaca at Jigsaw.
Tapp with the Ithaca.
Detective Tapp arresting Jigsaw.
Close-up of the barrel. Note a Deer Slayer Police Special front sight.
Sing pursues Jigsaw with the Ithaca.
Sing chases Jigsaw in the hallway with a shotgun.
Dead body of detective Sing in newspapers.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns

While pursuing Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), Detective Sing (Ken Leung) is killed when he steps on a trip wire that is connected to four loaded 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns that are mounted on the archway above him.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge.
1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 gauge
The shotguns sit above Sing before killing him.

Winchester 1300

When the camera zooms in on one of the shotgun's triggers, it turns into that of a Winchester 1300's.

Winchester M1300 with extended tube & rubber Butt pad - 12 gauge
The camera zooms in on the trigger of a Winchester 1300.
Another angle.

See Also

Saw Film Series
Saw (2004)  •  Saw II (2005)  •  Saw III (2006)  •  Saw IV (2007)  •  Saw V (2008)  •  Saw VI (2009)  •  Saw VII 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)   •  Jigsaw (2017)   •  Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)  •  Saw X (2022)

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