Lawrence Gordon (born March 25, 1936) is an American producer and motion picture executive. He specializes in producing action-oriented films and other genres.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Gordon_(producer)
Dr. Lawrence Gordon, also known as Larry, is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He serves as one of the main protagonists of the first Saw film, a minor unseen antagonist in Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, and Saw V, and the tertiary protagonist of Saw 3D. He was portrayed by Cary Elwes.
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While investigating a crime scene involving the Jigsaw Killer, Lawrence's penlight was found, tying him to the gruesome murders and making him a suspect. He was brought in for investigation by detectives David Tapp and Steven Sing. Accused of being the Jigsaw Killer, Lawrence managed to prove he wasn't after giving his alibi; at the time of the death, Lawrence had been with Carla Song. Lawrence was released from custody after watching more detectives interrogate Amanda Young, a survivor of on...
When he awoke, he and Adam were shackled to pipes on opposite sides of a grimy industrial bathroom. Between them, just out of their reach, was what would appeared to be a dead man who shot himself in the head, lying in a pool of poisoned blood. A gun was clutched in one of the dead man's hands, with a cassette player in the other. Working together, Lawrence and Adam learned what they had to do to escape, from a pair of cassette tapes which left them clues about objects around the room. Lawren...
Just after leaving the bathroom, Gordon is forced to crawl his way down the hall in an attempt to save himself from bleeding to death. He crawls slowly down the hall in pain, and agony. After a short while, he comes across a smoldering hot pipe, with steam coming from it. He decides to use this pipe to his advantage, and help save himself. After testing the heat with his hand, he slowly, and painfully cauterizes his stump on it, screaming loudly into the hall before passing out. He is dragged...
Dr. Lawrence Gordon's first chronological appearance was in the animated comic Saw: Rebirth where it is revealed that he was a cold, uncaring doctor, and the person responsible for diagnosing John Kramer with cancer. A hospital orderly named Zep Hindle hinted to John that Lawrence had been cheating on his wife, and he was, with his medical student, a woman named Carla Song. This, together with his uncaring attitude at work and his crumbling relationship with his wife and daughter, was the rea...
Lawrence was mentioned briefly in one of the case files that can be found in Saw: The Video Game and was supposed to be a psychotic boss wearing the pig mask, until the boss was cut off the game. He is also referred to several times in the sequel: Flesh and Blood, mainly through Det. Tapp's audio files and notes on the Jigsaw case. In them he mentions that Gordon "fits the profile" or Jigsaw, and even suffered an emotional breakdown when he was young and had to be instituted. He also delves i...
In Saw II, Lawrence's severed foot is shown in the bathroom along with Zep and Adam's decomposed corpses, meaning that he did not return to Adam with help. His name was also seen outside his office door in a flashback scene. Dr. Gordon was unknownwingly seen in Michael Marks' test putting a key in Michael's eye but he was robed.He is the only main character to survive all the way from Saw to the end of Saw 3D.Many fans claimed to have seen his corpse in Saw II, but the claims were confirmed false in the Saw II commentaries. Also, the fact that he survived the events of Saw was officially confirmed with...There were many hints and signs that told the audience that Dr. Gordon was alive and they were scattered from movies Saw II to Saw VI. Long before Saw 3D was released, many noticed that the hooded...Lawrence Gordon was originally going to appear in the Sawvideo game as a pighead boss. Taking place after the original film, Lawrence was to be captured by Jigsaw for his failings to cut off his fo...
Lawrence Gordon (Producer) has been one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and successful producers in a career spanning four decades.
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- March 25, 1936
Lawrence Gordon (born March 25, 1936) is an American producer and motion picture executive. He specializes in producing action-oriented films and other genres.
- Producer, executive
- March 25, 1936 (age 84), Yazoo City, Mississippi
1 day ago · MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDB) CFO Michael Lawrence Gordon sold 14,096 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $274.09, for a total transaction of $3,863,572.64. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 123,006 shares of the company’s stock, […]
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- Saw II
- Saw III
- Saw IV
- Saw V
- Saw Vi
- Saw 3D
- The Final Request
Lawrence was a renowned doctor with a wife, Alison, and daughter, Diana. He and Alison often argued due to his cold and uncaring attitude, which he would also display at work with his patients. He was also secretly having an affair with one of his students, Carla Song. While investigating a Jigsaw crime scene, Lawrence's penlight was found, by detectives David Tapp and Steven Sing. He was interrogated but his alibi cleared him; at the time of the death, Lawrence had been with Carla. Lawrence was released from custody after watching more detectives interrogate Amanda Young, a survivor of one of Jigsaw's games. However, Lawrence was again suspected of being Jigsaw by Tapp, who had been discharged from the force following Detective Sing's death. Believing he had let the killer get away, he watched Lawrence carefully, hiring Adam Stanheightto follow and take pictures of him. After leaving his home, supposedly to go to work, Lawrence arrived at a motel where he was meeting Carla. Annoyed...
Jigsaw brought Lawrence to a grimy industrial bathroom, where he chained him by the ankle to a pipe. (Saw, Saw ll Saw III) When Lawrence Cary Elwes awoke, Adam Leigh Whannell was shackled to another pipe on the opposite side of the room. Between them, just out of their reach, was what appeared to be a dead man, lying in a pool of poisoned blood. A revolver was clutched in one of the dead man's hands, with a cassette. player in the other. Gun in the other Lawrence and Adam learned what they had to do to escape, from a pair of tapes found in their pockets, which also left them clues about objects hidden around the room. Lawrence learned that he had to kill Adam by 6 AM if he wished to escape, and that his wife and daughter's lives were at stake as well. Enclosed with the tape was a key and a bullet for the dead man's gun. Both Adam and Lawrence were supplied with hacksaws, which they found were unable to cut through their chains, and Lawrence realized that they were meant to cut throu...
Lawrence was mentioned briefly in one of the case files that can be found in Saw: The Videogame. He is also referred to several times in the sequel: Flesh and Blood, mainly through Det. Tapp's audio files and notes on the Jigsaw case. In them he mentions that Gordon "fits the profile" of Jigsaw, and even suffered an emotional breakdown when he was young and had to be institutionalized as a result. He also delves into his investigation of Gordon's illicit relationship with Carla Song. He was a cancelled boss in which he would fire a gun and throw molotovs. He would appear as a surgeon with the trademark pigmask.
The film - along with the subsequent four films - never specified whether or not Lawrence lived or died. In the beginning of the film, a cloaked figure is seen placing a key behind Michael Mark's eye, prior to his test. This started speculation that Gordon was still alive, as the man appears to be limping. Lawrence's decaying severed foot, is seen in the bathroom at the end of the film, along with Adam and Zep's decaying corpses, revealing that he did not return as promised. His name is also seen outside his office door in a flashback scene.
Lawrence's severed foot is seen yet again in Saw III; once at the start of the film, where Saw II left off, and again in a flashback, just days after he cut it off. He is also seen in another flashback that takes place before the first movie, lying unconscious on the bathroom floor while John and Amanda Young set up his test. It is also revealed in Saw III that Lynn Denlonworked at the same hospital as Lawrence, and the two bore similar characteristics each other. Lynn tells John that she recognizes him from TV, and that Lawrence was his doctor. Amanda then forces her to read Dr. Gordon's report on John.
In Saw IV, Lawrence is referenced to, but not by name, when Homicide Detective Fisk discovers that "another doctor" has been abducted from the same hospital by the Jigsaw Killer, referring to Lynn Denlon. His name is also seen outside his office again in another flashback.
In Saw V, Lawrence's name appears on a list of Jigsaw victims on a document observed by FBI Agent Peter Strahm. It is also revealed that Detective Mark Hoffman was the one who planted. Lawrence's penlight at the scene of Mark Wilson trap, at the request of John to divert suspicion from the two of them. While pursuing Hoffman through the underground tunnels, Strahm comes across the blood trail Gordon left behind after crawling out of the bathroom.
In a flashback in Saw VI, John Kramer is seen having a conversation with William Eastonprior to the first film; Lawrence is mentioned by name, when John says that "he has his hand on the door knob half the time". Jill later delivers a package left to her in John's will to the hospital, which is later revealed to be intended for Gordon.
After leaving the bathroom. Lawrence crawled through an underground network of tunnels, until he eventually came across a smoldering hot pipe, which he used to cauterize his stump, but passed out from shock. Lawrence was later found by John Kramer, a cancer patient of his and the real Jigsaw Killer, who congratulated him on his survival. He sanitized Lawrence's stump, gave him a prosthetic leg, and nursed him back to health. After Lawrence recovered, John let him go free. After being set free, he found his way home to his wife and daughter, but Alison was unable to cope with Lawrence's new unstable state of mind (as well as him being unfaithful to her in the first place). The two eventually divorced and Alison left Lawrence, taking Diana with her. Lawrence then returned to John, and agreed to become his third apprentice and quickly became his most valuable asset; although Jill Tuck was aware of this, this fact had been hidden from Mark Hoffman and Amanda Young. Using his medical ski...
Jill Tuck later delivered a package left to her in John's will to the St. Eustace Hospital. In it was a video tape in which John instructed Gordon to watch over Jill and to act immediately on his behalf if anything happened to her. After Hoffman murdered Jill with the Reverse Beartrap, Lawrence, Brad and Ryanattacked Hoffman outside his lair, rendering him unconscious. Lawrence took Hoffman back to the bathroom where Gordon himself was once tested, and chained him to the same pipe as Adam's skeleton. When Hoffman awoke, he attempted to reach for the nearby hacksaw to sever his own foot, but Lawrence threw it out of his reach, denying Hoffman his only chance to escape, as punishment for killing Jill. Lawrence then told Hoffman "Game Over", Hoffman before turning off the lights and sealing the bathroom door; glancing at his decaying severed foot on the way out.
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Dr. Lawrence A. Gordon is an internationally known scholar in the area of managerial accounting. His work focuses on such issues as performance measures, economic aspects of information security, cost management systems, the interface between managerial accounting and information technology, and capital investments.
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Lawrence Gordon was a doctor and a graduate of Charnell University, where he was granted a degree in medical oncology. Afterwards, he began his career as a successful oncologist at the Angel of Mercy Hospital. He was the husband of Alison Gordon and father of Diana Gordon. At one point, however, he and Alison were plunged into a marital crisis, because over time, it became unbearable for his wife to deal with the increasingly cold and emotionless attitude of her husband. Eventually, Lawrence...
Throughout his career as an oncologist, Lawrence regularly had to inform numerous cancer patients about their impending, unavoidable death. One of these patients was the civil engineer John Kramer, who Lawrence diagnosed with colon cancer and a frontal lobe tumor. However, during an earlier visit at the hospital, one of the residents, Dr. Logan Nelson made a careless mistake and inadvertently mixed up John's x-rays with those of another patient, Alex Rubinstein. Therefore, his cancer had furt...
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A few months later, John returned to the hospital for a routine examination to observe the progress of his tumor and John's worsening health. On this occasion, Lawrence introduced him to his students, including Carla, but was interrupted by Zep Hindle, one of the orderlies, who reminded him that John was a very interesting person, because Lawrence continuously only called him "the patient." Obviously annoyed by this interruption, Lawrence sarcastically thanked Zep for the information. As Zep...
Lawrence's disappearance was mentioned in the "Full Disclosure Report", a documentary, which was focused on Jigsaw's early crimes. As his wife, Alison, refused to be interviewed by the team of the host, Rich Skidmore, some friends of her family were interviewed instead. They revealed details about Alison's captivity and her telephone conversations with Lawrence during that time. When asked if they believed Lawrence to be the Jigsaw Killer, they denied this, stating that Lawrence wouldn't enda...
Lawrence also appeared in the animated comic Saw: Rebirth, which served as a prequel for the first three films in the series. Like in the films, he was portrayed as a cold, emotionless doctor, who barely cared about the feelings of his patients. This was exceptionally obvious, when he told John about his fatal cancer diagnosis. Just after that, an orderly, Zep Hindle, told John that Lawrence, like many of the doctors at the hospital, cheated on his wife.
In the first video game of the franchise, Detective David Tapp had to face one of Jigsaw's games at the abandoned Whitehurst Insane Asylum. Throughout this game, he found three black boxes in different areas of the clinic, which contained the reports of a doctor. He spoke about another doctor, who had begun therapy at Whitehurst after suffering an emotional breakdown. This therapy led to a significant improvement of his mental state. Besides details about his mental condition, these reports a...
Lawrence Gordon was an arrogant man, who barely cared about the people around them, especially his patients. Because of this, he always seemed cold-hearted and emotionally distant. Most of the time, he was more interested in his work and success rather than interpersonal relationships, which had negatively affected his marriage and family life. As he was proud of his high intellect, he showed signs of a narcissistic personality disorder and therefore often patronized other people. Nonetheless, Lawrence also had a charming personality, which is proven by Carla, who seemed to have actual feelings for him. Although they had an affair, Lawrence didn't sleep with her, because he genuinely loved his wife, despite their marital problems. He also loved his daughter and tried to be a good father for her. Following his abduction by Jigsaw, Lawrence suffered a breakdown, cut off his own foot and even tried to kill another human being in order to save his own family. Following his recruitment b...After the success of the first film, actor Cary Elwes engaged in a legal dispute when the production company, Lionsgate Films, didn't sufficiently pay him for his portrayal of Lawrence Gordon. Howe...After the first film, many fans assumed that Lawrence had become Jigsaw's accomplice. One of the arguments for those theories was the fact that the man, who placed the key behind Michael Marks' eye...Lawrence is the only main character who survived from the first film up until the eighth installment.He was one of two John Kramer/Jigsaw disciples alongside Logan Nelsonwho survived and continuing Jigsaw's legacy.
Lawrence Gordon Clark, is an English television director and producer, perhaps best known for his A Ghost Story for Christmas series of mostly M. R. James ghost stories, which were broadcast annually by the BBC throughout the 1970s.