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Matrix, The (1999)

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Reeves, KeanuacteurNeo
Fishburne, LaurenceacteurMorpheus
Moss, Carrie-AnneactriceTrinity
Weaving, HugoacteurAgent Smith
Foster, GloriaactriceOracle
Pantoliano, JoeacteurCypher
Chong, MarcusacteurTank
Arahanga, JulianacteurApoc
Doran, MattacteurMouse
McClory, BelindaactriceSwitch
Parker, Anthony RayacteurDozer
Goddard, Paul (I)acteurAgent Brown
Taylor, Robert (VII)acteurAgent Jones
Aston, David (I)acteurRhineheart
Aden, MarcacteurChoi
Nicodemou, AdaactriceDujour (White Rabbit Girl)
Gordon, DenniactricePriestess
Witt, RowanacteurSpoon Boy
Witt, EleanoractricePotential
Brown, Tamara (I)actricePotential
Pender, JanayaactricePotential
White, AdrynacteurPotential
Tjen, NatalieactricePotential
Young, Bill (I)acteurLieutenant
O'Connor, David (I)acteurFedEx Man
Ball, Jeremy (I)acteurBusinessman
Johnson, FionaactriceWoman in Red
Lawrence, Harry (I)acteurOld Man
Dodd, SteveacteurBlind Man
Quinton, LukeacteurSecurity Guard
Woodward, LawrenceacteurGuard
Butcher, Michael (I)acteurCop Who Captures Neo
Ledger, BernardacteurBig Cop
Simper, RobertacteurCop
Scott, Chris (III)acteurCop
Harbach, NigelacteurParking Cop
Wachowski, Andyréalisateur
Wachowski, Larryréalisateur
Wachowski, Andyscénariste
Wachowski, Larryscénariste
Berman, Bruce (I)producteur
Cracchiolo, Danproducteur
Hughes, Carol (III)producteur
Mason, Andrew (II)producteur
Mirisch, Richardproducteur
Osborne, Barrie M.producteur
Silver, Joel (I)producteur
Stoff, Erwinproducteur
Wachowski, Andyproducteur
Wachowski, Larryproducteur
Pope, Bill (I)directeur photo
Staenberg, Zachmonteur
Davis, Don (I)compositeur
Barrett, Kymcostumier
Paterson, Owendécorateur
Anderson, Nathan (II)diversproduction aide
Armstrong, Ian I.T.diversmedical advisor
Bendix, Nilsdiverskung fu team: Hong Kong
Bentley, Jason (I)diversmusic supervisor
Blakeman, Kerrydiverssafety officer
Bloom, Philip G.diversassistant to executive producer
Bowring, John (I)diverskey armorer
Butler, Mandydiversfirst assistant accountant
Celeste, Suzannediversdialect coach
Chadiloff, Sergeidivers2-D/3-D conceptual designer
Chen, Tiger Hudiverskung fu team: Hong Kong
Cherrie, Spikediverssafety officer
Clifton, Robindiverslocation manager: second unit
Cox, Helendiversnurse: second unit
Crawford, Michael (II)diverspost-production accountant
D'Arcey, Michelediversassistant accountant
Davis, Don (I)diversconductor
Davis, Don (I)diversorchestrator
Dean, Belinda (I)diversproduction aide: second unit
Donohoo, Sassicadiversproduction aide
Duncombe, Gregdiverspicture helicopter pilot: second unit
Dwyer, Marcusdiversproduction aide
Ellison, Brian (II)diverssafety officer: second unit
Eves, Lizziediversproduction secretary: second unit
Faithful, Johndiverscaterer: second unit
Fetzer, Kerrydiverscaterer
Firth, Guydiverscaterer
Fletcher, Mark (II)diversstaff assistant
Forbes, Peter (IV)diversstaff assistant
Gamble, Katherinediversassistant production coordinator
Gilhooly, Anniediversassistant: Barrie M. Osborne
Goldsmith, Juandiversproduction aide
Grelis, Martindivershelicopter pilot
Griffin, Janediversproduction coordinator: second unit
Havas, Biancadiversstaff assistant
Hayes, Marvin (II)diversproduction aide
Healy, Jane (I)diversstaff assistant
Hodge, Sandra (I)diversassistant: Mr. Fishburne
Horrigan, Joseph M.diversmedical advisor
Huang, Sam Kai-Sendiverskung fu team: Hong Kong
Huddleston, Donnadiversstaff assistant
Iracleanos, Jamiediversassistant: Mr. Cracchiolo
Jacobs, Emma (II)diversassistant: Andrew Mason
Jenkins, Alistairdiversproduction accountant: Australia
Johnson, Jaynediversstaff assistant
Johnson, Tommy (VII)diversmusician: tuba
Johnston, Melissa (II)diversproduction aide
Kaufman, Alex (II)diversproduction aide
Kim, Caroldiverskung fu coordinator: Hong Kong
Lam, Diondiverskung fu team: Hong Kong
Landreth, Fionadiversstaff assistant
Lawless, Peterdiverslocation manager
Lee, Chew Tat-Chiudiverskung fu team: Hong Kong
Lee, Terry (II)diversaerial coordinator: second unit
Lennon, Leadiversstaff assistant
Leung, Madye Sing-Hungdiverskung fu team: Hong Kong
Lincoln, Julie-Annediverscaterer: second unit
Lowson, Belindadiversstaff assistant
Mack, Jasondiverssecurity officer
MacKenzie-Kerr, Samidiversscreen graphics assistant
Mendelsohn, Michaeldiversfinancial consultant
Middleton, Suzannediversstaff assistant
Nersesian, Craigdiversset production coordinator
Nguyin, 'Longy'diverscast sports masseuse
O'Reilly, Tommydiversstaff assistant
Oosterhouse, Phildiversassistant: Wachowski brothers
Osborne, Danielle (II)diversstaff assistant
Peters, Juliadiversproduction coordinator: second unit
Polgar, Robertdiversassistant: Dan Cracchiolo
Pritchard, Angeladiversassistant: Barrie M. Osborne
Puentes-Tucki, Reinaldodiversassistant: Mr. Reeves
Robertson, Jacquiediversnurse
Roth, Michael (III)diversstaff assistant
Rowe, Michellediversphysical trainer
Rowland, Margediversproduction accountant
Searson, Fionadiverspublicist
Seppelt, Janetdiversstaff assistant
Sharpe, Sallydiversstaff assistant
Snyder, Denisediversphysical trainer
Steine, Gilliandiversscript supervisor: second unit
Sullivan, Victoriadiversscript supervisor
Tibbey, Brycediversstaff assistant
Tuella, Michellediversassistant: Joel Silver
Turner, John (VI)diversprogrammer: amx
Van Gyen, Rikkidiverssafety assistant
Varnes, Kevindiverscaterer
Vollmer, Justinediversproduction secretary
Walker, Richard (IV)divershead eye wear designer
Whalley, Sinclairdiversstaff assistant
Whittle, Chrisdiversstaff assistant
Wood, Carldiversassistant location manager
Woodward, Lawrencediverssafety coordinator
Worthy, Megandiversproduction coordinator
Wrencher, Charlydiversstaff assistant
Wrencher, Lukediversstaff assistant
Yuen, Shun-Yeediverskung fu team: Hong Kong
Yuen, Woo-pingdiverskung fu choreographer
Zhang, Daxingdiverskung fu team: Hong Kong

- Because 'The Matrix' was filmed in Australia the Region 4 (Australia) DVD release includes a more comprehensive Australian based list of credits.
- In the UK, 10 seconds of footage was cut from the cinema version to attain a more commercial "15" certificate. The BBFC asked for cuts to 8 head-butts - in the fight between Morpheus and Agent Smith (1 and 3 respectively), and in the subway fight between Neo and Agent Smith (2 each). All UK video and DVD releases featured the same cut print and, even though the commentary was left off the first UK DVD release for this reason, the version featured in the 'Attache Case' box set includes the commentary but still features the cut version. The cuts were finally waived in 2006.
- In the French version, when Neo dies, Trinity says that she loves him and that she is going to bring him back. When in fact, In the original version she says that she is not afraid anymore because she loves him.
- Neo asks if he can dodge bullets: In the French version, Morpheus answers that when he'll be ready, he won't feel them. In the original version, he answers that he won't have to.
- In the German version of The Matrix, there is an alternate dialog of the scene on the roof with the agent: After the agent said "only Human" trinity says "only an agent" instead of "dodge this".
- The FOX televised version omits the "There is no spoon" scene before Neo meets The Oracle and cuts down on the multiple shots fired at Neo by Agent Smith at the end; in this version, it only shows Neo shot twice. Some language is, respectively, cut as well.
- In the DVD version that was released in Israel, you don't see Mouse running into the kitchen and calling everyone to see Morpheus fights Neo.
- Although rated 18, the DVD/video version shown in Ireland is the UK cut version i.e. misses the 10 seconds of head-butts.
- At the end of all the credits, the URL for the homepage is provided ( and a password, 'steak', is supplied.
There's a 'secret' link on the page that requests a password.
- There are no opening credits beyond the production logos and the title.
- The opening Warner Bros. logo is green on a gray sky, and the opening Village Roadshow logo is green.
- CONT: In the first scene in which Neo appears, we see him from above, sleeping in front of his computer. The keyboard he is using is a Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro with the atypical curved key configuration. When messages begin appearing on his screen, he tries to stop them by hitting various keys, but the close-up of the keys show keys from a standard keyboard that are clearly not the keys on a Natural Keyboard Pro.
- CONT: When Neo (Anderson) is first handed the FedEx envelope, he moves his hand to the corner to open it - then the camera shifts, and he moves his hand to the corner to open it.
- CONT: When Neo first meets Morpheus, they shake hands. We see Morpheus from behind, and his left arm is behind his back. Then we see Morpheus from the front, and his left arm is straight down at his side. Then we see Morpheus from the back again, and his arm is once again behind his back.
- CREW: When Neo backflips off the train tracks onto the platform, at the end of the flip, a few inches of the wires can be seen either side of his hands.
- CONT: After Trinity crashes through the window, tumbles down the stairs and then points her guns back toward the window, we cut to a close shot of the top of the stairs showing a hanging light fixture swinging back and forth. A few seconds before, during an over-the-shoulder shot from Trinity's perspective, the fixture is perfectly still. The sound and image imply that it did not start swinging until she reached the bottom of the stairs.
- CONT: When Neo has hundreds of acupuncture needles in his body, needles disappear from his head. The comments on DVD indicate that all of the needles were a prosthetic device except for the ones in his head. The real needles are there when the camera looks at him from the side, but then disappear as the camera moves in.
- FAKE: During the Agent/Trinity chase, when the last police officer fails to completely jump across, his legs cause the "brick" wall to vibrate noticeably.
- BOOM: While showing Neo what has happened to his real world, Morpheus looks to the sky and remarks: "Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony." As he looks up, you can see the boom mike reflecting in his sunglasses.
- CONT: When Morpheus attacks Smith to save Neo, Morpheus headbutts Smith and knocks his glasses off (camera angle behind Morpheus). But then there is a shot from Smith's POV and his glasses are on again, then the camera shifts to Morpheus' view and they're gone again.
- FAKE: During the beginning scene, when the officers are chasing Trinity on the rooftops, over their heads, you can see that the sky is really the ceiling of the soundstage painted black.
- FAIR: After Morpheus is rescued from the Agents, the blood and marks on his face are gone. He's been under a huge stream of water that probably washed them away.
- CONT: Near the end of the subway fight scene, Agent Smith throws Neo into a wall after which he falls onto the rails along with debris from the wall, but when Neo backflips onto the platform, the debris is neatly positioned by the wall.
- CONT: During the lobby shootout, Neo cartwheels while firing an M-16 rifle at some guards, however, one shot shows Neo firing in completely the wrong direction.
- CONT: When Neo passes through the metal detector before the lobby shootout, the side profile shot as he is stopped by the guard has him with his jacket halfway open. He is clearly unarmed as he is wearing a normal belt and there are no guns under his jacket. However, he then opens his jacket from a completely closed state to reveal that he is wearing a fully loaded gun belt with both weapons and ammo.
- CONT: During the Subway fight scene between Neo and Smith, Neo's hair turns from dusty to non-dusty, and back again several times.
- CONT: In the subway fight scene Smith throws Neo through a wooden wall of some sort. When Smith grabs Neo's leg and pulls him out you can clearly see that it is Neo's stunt double.
- FAKE: After Neo shots his whole ammo at his first Agent on the rooftop, he throws his guns away, but in the next famous bullet-time scene there are no guns in sight.
- FAKE: When Neo is firing the chain gun from the helicopter, we see Agent Smith firing at him from behind a couch, which then gets destroyed. The picture then changes and returns, and when it returns, after Smith has been shot, you can clearly see that he has been replaced by a dummy, as his shin bends forward when he falls.
- CONT: When agent smith shoots neo in the chest at the end he shoots ten times. Although when we see his chest there are only four bullet wounds.
- CONT: During the lobby shootout, Trinity sneaks up on a soldier who is reloading and kicks his M-16 rifle out of his hands. In some shots, the guard is still holding the gun, but in other shots, he isn't. However, when Trinity knocks him out and he hits the floor, the M-16 clearly is still in his hands.
- SYNC: When Neo meets Trinity for the first time in the nightclub she is close to him talking in his ear. Even though she pauses between sentences the shot from the back of Trinity shows that her jaw is still moving during the pauses.
- FAKE: When Trinity is using the device to extract the "bug" from Neo's stomach, the close-up shot from the side showing the bug bursting out and into the device clearly reveals what looks like fishing line pulling it out.
- FAKE: During the bit when Trinity's helicopter is crashing, right after Neo says "Trinity!" there is a shot of the helicopter in slow motion falling and disappearing under the ledge of the building Neo is standing on in the foreground, with the building that it's going to crash into behind. However, the helicopter is not reflected in the building's windows.
- CONT: When Morpheus is running towards the helicopter after Neo decimated the room with a minigun, Agent Smith walks in and fires his weapon through the wall, hoping to hit him. He shoots at a downward angle, but when we see the bullets pass by in slow motion, they are parallel with the floor.
- CONT: When Agent Smith is interrogating Morpheus, he has his hands on his head, his index finger is in front of his ear in the shot from behind, but in the shot from the other direction, his index finger is behind his ear.
- CONT: When Neo is being interrogated by the agents, Agent Smith plops a folder on the table. When he opens it, there are no pages on the back of the cover. When the camera shifts as Agent Smith is looking through the pages, we see several pages on the back of the cover that Agent Smith never placed there.
- FAKE: When Neo is fighting the agent in the subway scene, they shoot at each other in bullet time. Though there are bullets coming out of the pistols, the actions of the pistols (the top part of the gun that slides back to allow the spent cartridge to spring out of the barrel) are not moving to let the pistol reload. In addition, there is no recoil.
- FAKE: Less than a second before Neo jumps off the building in "the first jump", special effect artifacts are briefly visible around him. (As he's running, side view, against the sky.)
- CONT: When Morpheus and Neo are in the Agent Training program, the first shot of Neo you don't see a dove in the reflective glass behind him, in the second shot you see one.
- CONT: When Neo drops the phone, the first time you see the phone falling, there is a parade marching in the street below. Cut immediately back to Neo, the street is empty.
- CONT: Numerous differences between sunglass reflections and the surroundings.
- CREW: As Neo passes the camera while falling during the "Jump Program," his shirt is blown open by the wind and clearly shows the harness he is wearing underneath.
- FAIR: When Neo is rescuing Trinity from the falling helicopter, he slides across the roof of a building. When he reaches the edge, his foot hits the block causing it to move, but in a way consistent with a real block whose grout is imperfect; after all, that's a rather large force.
- CONT: After Neo is shot by Agent Smith, Trinity leans close to whisper. Her hair begins to fall over her face. Cut to another angle and her hair is back in place again.
- CONT: Just before the door to the Oracle's apartment opens, Morpheus has his glasses on. After the door opens and the camera angle switches, his glasses are in his left hand (visible after Neo crosses in front). Presumably he snatched them off in the same move that instantly took his arms from a 90-degree angle to straight down.
- CONT: Cypher's cigar changes hands in the restaurant.
- CONT: As agent Smith is fighting Morpheus, he hits him several times with his head. Smith's sunglasses are on-off-on between shots.
- CONT: The piece of meat Cypher eats at the restaurant changes from one shot to the next.
- FAKE: When Neo is running from the agents, he jumps off a fire escape, and when the camera flashes further away you can clearly see the thick gray mat used for the fall.
- FAIR: The Massive Attack song "Dissolved Girl" playing in Neo's headphones is track 6 on the album, not track 5, and the timing on the counter is off in relation to the actual song. Given Neo's equipment, it could well have been a homemade custom CD.
- CONT: When his boss, Mr. Reinhart, is lecturing Thomas Anderson, Anderson's hands are in front when seen from outside and from the rear, and behind him when seen from Mr. Reinhart's desk.
- CONT: When Morpheus and Neo move from the dojo to the jump program, the shot from their viewpoint looking down shows them landing far from any roof structures, on a building much higher than any nearby. The next shot of Neo shows them to be right next to a structure, on a building about as tall as one right across the street.
- CONT: While Neo is on the way to the Oracle, his sideburns change length and shape.
- CONT: When Morpheus is showing Neo the construct, there are no shadows (even under their feet). However, when Neo wants out, he steps back and there are shadows under his feet.
- CONT: When Trinity learns how to fly the helicopter, she is given instructions to fly a B-212 (which is what's shown) with a Bell JetRanger image on the computer.
- CONT: When Neo is leaving the Oracle's apartment, the cookie in his hand (down by his side) has a bite taken out of it. A few seconds later, Neo brings the cookie up to take a bite - and it is whole.
- FAIR: The computer screen gives the time of Trinity's phone trace as 13:24:18. While it is dark outside, that time could be UTC.
- CONT: As the team prepares to visit the Oracle, we see Tank "loading them up" pressing buttons on the various keyboards around him. Before the last cut, his right hand is up, pressing buttons while his left hand is down. When we cut to the shot above Tank, his left arm is up and his right arm is down.
- CONT: The gun Neo is handed as the police attack is a Sig-Sauer, but in later shots he is using a Glock, and then a Sig again.
- FAKE: A security guard calls for help on his radio at the beginning of the lobby shootout. He is wearing knee pads underneath his uniform.
- FAIR: The chain of ammunition for the gun in the helicopter does not feed directly into the gun; it goes through a feeding mechanism between the ammo box and the gun. Further, the shells that drop are indeed spent; they have a bottleneck shape that confuses some viewers.
- FAKE: During the fight scene in the subway, as the Agent is about to punch through the concrete post, the section to be punched out is clearly visible.
- CREW: When Neo is holding Morpheus outside the helicopter, a safety cable is visible as a black line along Morpheus's arm going up to Neo in the last long shot before Neo lets go.
- CONT: In the "dodge this" scene, Trinity's gun changes from a Beretta 92F to a Beretta 84F.
- CONT: When Neo backflips out of the train's way, the distance between him and the train changes.
- CONT: After Neo steals a man's cellular phone and the agents shoot at him, we see him running down an alley with the back of his shirt untucked from his pants. As he kicks in the door, his shirt has tucked itself back into his pants.
- FAIR: During the rescue of Morpheus, at one point Trinity is seen to use both hands in controlling the flight stick of the helicopter. While a helicopter normally requires use of two sticks to control, in the kind of emergency situation shown, the collective (controlling up/down motion) can be temporarily ignored.
- CONT: Blood on Neo's mouth as the subway approaches.
- CONT: When Neo is in the old Lincoln with Trinity, Switch, and Apoc, Trinity says, "Apoc, lights." A close-up of the light switch follows. The external lights should be off because the switch is all the way in, yet it is night and the lights have been shown to be on. Apoc then pulls the switch halfway out, which would turn on the exterior running lights only, not the interior lights. He should've turned the switch, not pulled it.
- FAIR: On Neo's introduction to the Construct, Morpheus jacks him in, then shows up in the Construct himself almost immediately, far quicker than he could have jacked in himself. But it's quite possible Neo was held in some kind of limbo until Morpheus was ready to join him.
- CONT: After Neo fights Agent Smith in the subway, he is about to run up the right side of the steps. He stops to look at the subway train, sees Agent Smith get off the train, then turns to run up the center of the steps without moving sideways.
- CONT: When Neo is interrogated by the agents, the reflection in Agent Smith's glasses do not correspond to the action in the editing. For instance, we see Neo standing in one shot, but the reflection in Agent Smith's glasses shows Neo sitting in the next shot.
- FAKE: In the lobby scene, after Neo has jumped in the air to kick the last guard, the guard drops his gun and the nozzle bends when it hits the ground, showing the gun to be rubber.
- CONT: When Neo is flushed from his cubicle and fished up with the claw from a hatch in the Nebuchadnezzar he is passed out. But as he enters the ship he clearly moves his feet to avoid hitting the rim of the hatch.
- CREW: The "reflection" of Neo's hand on the knob of the door to the Oracle's home shows a hooded camera operator.
- CONT: When Morpheus escapes the military building he snaps his handcuffs but they remain on. When Neo grabs Morphous, in mid air, no handcuffs are visible. The handcuffs re-appear when Neo drops Morpheus onto one hand.
- CREW: When Morpheus and Neo enter the white construct room the camera crane is reflected in Morpheus' glasses in several shots.
- CONT: When Neo opens fire from the helicopter, and the glass begins to break, none of the three agents is visible (though they should be) and the chair in which Morpheus should be sitting can be seen to be empty.
- CREW: Dolly track, camera, and crew reflected in Neo's sunglasses after putting them on at the end of the film, when he steps out of the phone booth.
- CREW: When Neo sits at his desk and receives the envelope with the phone in it, a crew member's hand is leaning on the left corner of his desk. (VHS version)
- CONT: When Neo is being bugged the progression of the bug is inconsistent between shots.
- CONT: As Morpheus introduces Neo to the Construct, his glasses are completely dark. The following shot they suddenly turn highly reflective. This was because, for that shot, the glasses were painted black to avoid the cameraman from being reflected in them.
- CONT: After Neo is brought into the real world, Tank comes to introduce himself; while they're talking, the strap on Tank's right shoulder repeatedly jumps from the middle of his shirt sleeve to the edge between shots.
- FACT: An error in language really, the Oracle at Delphi (in Greece) prophesied with the words 'Know Thyself' above the entrance to the Temple of Apollo situated there. But these words were in Greek, 'Gnothi se auton', not the Latin appearing on the sign in the movie. It is incongruous to change the language for the film as the classical reference to The Oracle is then obscured for no reason.
- CONT: When Neo gives Agent Smith the finger, the position of his hand changes between shots.
- CONT: Trinity is wearing a minidress over her tank top and vinyl pants that disappears when the group is first shown inside the wet-wall.
- CONT: In the building the group returns to after seeing the Oracle, smoke appears around the hardline before it's cut by the agents (or by one of their minions). Also, the amount of smoke is considerably more than wires that size could produce unless they were already on fire.
- FAKE: When Morpheus fights Agent Smith in the dilapidated bathroom, Agent Smith knocks him over onto an old toilet. Before Morpheus's head hits the toilet, the outline of the section which is about to be "knocked out" is visible. Also, the toilet can be seen to bend and wobble as Morpheus falls onto it, revealing it to be made of rubber (or at least something other than porcelain).
- CREW: When Trinity cartwheels on the wall, you can clearly see the missing section of the ceiling that controls the wires used for the scene. (Fullscreen only)
- CONT: When Neo meets Trinity, Apoc, and Switch for the first time in the car, Trinity opens the car door, but when we cut back to Neo, she opens the door again.
- FACT: During the gun fight to save Morpheus, Neo is shooting a 9mm machine pistol but spent rounds are from a 5.56mm weapon.
- CONT: When Neo is flushed from his cubicle and picked up by the claw, all the fingers are working, when the claw is shown again in the ship, one of the fingers is clearly folded in a way that would make it impossible to assume the shape required to pick up Neo.
- CREW: When Morpheus takes Neo to meet the Oracle he reaches for the doorknob. The doorknob reflects Morpheus reaching out to touch it, but you can also see a camera underneath his coat.
- CONT: When Tank is about to shoot Cypher, the camera changes from showing Tank to Cypher. When the camera is on Cypher, you can see it is his stunt double.
- CONT: When Smith surprises Neo in room 303 and shoots Neo in the chest, the gun is shown, from above, being fired in slow motion. The shell expelled and the one coming from below are clearly blanks, indicated by the crinkled front of the shell designed to hold the packing and powder in until fired.
- CONT: As Trinity and Neo enter the elevator after the lobby shootout scene, the pillars have clearly been stripped down from all the bullets fired into them. A few shots later, however, the pillars are whole again as the explosion from the elevator bomb passes through the lobby.
- FACT: No guns in this movie can be fired as fast as they are. The bullets can be seen flying in bullet time and the action flies back, but the action wouldn't fly back until the bullet was through the target and wouldn't go that fast.
- CREW: In the video early tape versions of the movie, When Neo gets the mobile phone from the courier to talk to Morphius for the first time, a crew members hand and forearm are clearly visible in the background.
- CONT: In the scenes after Neo lands on the roof from the helicopter, you see the helicopter in the background with the main rotors spinning. In the next shot, Neo's back is to the camera with the shadow of the helicopter on the roof of the building, but there are no helicopter rotors fixed, or spinning.
- FAKE: The doorknob at the Oracle's apartment is installed backward. The screws on the outside of the door. Seen clearly with the camera reflecting when Neo reaches for it.
- FACT: When Smith shoots Neo outside room 303, Neo hits the wall and there is a blood smear on the wall but no bullet holes -- a desert eagle would go right through Neo and in to the wall.
- CONT: The name of the software company Neo works at is spelled "METACORTEX" on the outside of the building, but a sign inside the building has it spelled "META CORTECHS". Featurettes suggest that the name was changed to avoid an expensive legal issue; evidently one of the signs was missed.
- CONT: When Trinity first says "Dodge this," the agent is standing with his entire body facing forward, towards Neo, and Trinity is beside him with her gun against his temple. When she fires, the agent is suddenly facing towards her, and she seems to fire into his forehead.
- FACT: Morpheus specifies the human body generates 25,000 BTUs of body heat. The human body is constantly outputting heat into the environment so he should specify the rate of energy transfer rather than a total amount of energy being transferred. Or he should specify how much time it takes for a human body to output 25,000 BTUs in order for any claims, regarding how much energy is extracted from humans, to be meaningful.
- CHAR: The reason why the machines use humans (a power source) makes no sense from a scientific point of view. The useful energy extracted from the humans would necessarily be equal to or less than the energy expended in keeping them alive, even before we consider the energy expended in running the Matrix. An alternative is provided in the novelization and the spin-off short story "Goliath": the machines use human brains as computer components, to run "sentient programs" (the Agents and various characters in the sequels) and to solve scientific problems. Fans continue to debate the discrepancy, but there is no official explanation.
- CONT: When Neo steals the man's cellular phone, the next shot of Neo running away briefly shows an agent in the man's place, who’s still pointing and shouting with the same man's voice.
AON Tower, Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (government building rooftop)
Allianz Building, Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (helicopter crash rescue)
BT Tower, Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (helicopter crash)
Colonial State Bank Centre, Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (government building)
Corner of Pitt, O'Connell and Hunter Streets, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Neo's phone call to the machines at the end)
Forty One Restaurant, Chifley Tower, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Cypher/Agent Smith meeting)
Fox Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (studio)
Hickson Road, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Trinity phone booth escape)
Martin Place Fountain, Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (agent training program)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA (exterior scenes - skyline in opening Trinity rooftop chase)
Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia (subway station)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia (building scene)
Westin Hotel, Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (deja-vu staircase)
White Bay Studios, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Anderson knows there is something wrong with the world he sees, hears, smells, breathes and lives in every day. While leading a double life as a programmer at a software company and as a hacker known by the alias 'Neo' he learns of the term 'matrix' and is obsessed to find its meaning.
He also wants to meet Morpheus who is branded as a terrorist by the authorities but might just be someone altogether different. When they finally meet Morpheus offers him a choice: Anderson could either return to his world and remain flummoxed by the nature of matrix, or come with Morpheus who will help him understand 'the truth'. Anderson chooses to go with Morpheus and learn the astonishing truth: the world he used to live in until recently is artificially generated by all-powerful machines who use human body as a source of their energy, and even in the 'real' world, the machines are closing in to find and destroy the remaining free humans. It's at this stage that Anderson will adopt the name Neo, discover his hidden powers and become "The One" who will liberate the humans from slavery, all the while defending himself and his companions from the "Agents" - personifications of elaborate computer programmes designed to find and destroy humans who go against the machine rule.
BY: Soumitra
In the near future, a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is "farmed" to fuel the Matrix's campaign of domination in the "real" world. He joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (Carrie Ann Moss) in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix.
BY: Jake Gittes
Computer hacker Thomas Anderson has lived a relatively ordinary life--in what he thinks is the year 1999--until he is contacted by the enigmatic Morpheus who leads him into the real world. In reality, it is 200 years later, and the world has been laid waste and taken over by advanced artificial intelligence machines. The computers have created a false version of 20th-century life--the "Matrix"--to keep the human slaves satisfied, while the AI machines draw power from the humans. Anderson, pursued constantly by "Agents" (computers who take on human form and infiltrate the Matrix), is hailed as "The One" who will lead the humans to overthrow the machines and reclaim the Earth.
BY: Brian Barjenbruch
Trinity: I know why you're here, Neo. I know what you've been doing... why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you sit by your computer. You're looking for him. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn't really looking for him. I was looking for an answer. It's the question that drives us, Neo. It's the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did.
Neo: What is the Matrix?
Trinity: The answer is out there, Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.
Agent Brown: What were you doing?
Agent Jones: He doesn't know.
[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]Neo: Whoa. Déjà vu.
[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]Trinity: What did you just say?
Neo: Nothing. Just had a little déjà vu.
Trinity: What did you see?
Cypher: What happened?
Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
Neo: What is it?
Trinity: A déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
[on the war that devastated the Real World]Morpheus: We don't know who struck first, us or them. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time, they were dependent on solar power. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun.
Agent Brown: Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions.
Morpheus: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brainMorpheus: What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.
Neo: I thought it wasn't realMorpheus: Your mind makes it realNeo: If you're killed in the matrix, you die here?
Morpheus: The body cannot live without the mindMorpheus: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
[Neo's eyes suddenly wander towards a woman in a red dress]Morpheus: Were you listening to me, Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?
Neo: I was...
Morpheus: [gestures with one hand] Look again.
[the woman in the red dress is now Agent Smith, pointing a gun at Neo's head; Neo ducks]Morpheus: Freeze it.
[Everybody and everything besides Neo and Morpheus freezes in time]Neo: This... this isn't the Matrix?
Morpheus: No. It is another training program designed to teach you one thing: if you are not one of us, you are one of them.
Agent Smith: You're empty.
Neo: So are you.
Morpheus: Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
Agent Smith: We're willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we're asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice.
Neo: Yeah. Well, that sounds like a pretty good deal. But I think I may have a better one. How about, I give you the finger [He does] and you give me my phone call.
[Neo tries a drink made by Dozer and winces]Cypher: Good shit, huh? It's good for two things: degreasing engines and killing brain cells.
Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible.
Instead... only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Spoon boy: There is no spoon.
Neo: There is no spoon?
Spoon boy: Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.
Agent Jones: Only human.
Morpheus: I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice.
Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?
Neo: You could say that.
Morpheus: I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up.
Ironically, that's not far from the truth. Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Neo: No.
Morpheus: Why not?
Neo: Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.
Morpheus: I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.
It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Neo: The Matrix.
Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?
Neo: Yes.
Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch.
A prison for your mind.
Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
Morpheus: Free your mind.
[Morpheus jumps from one building to another a long distance away]Neo: Whoa.
Neo: Why do my eyes hurt?
Morpheus: You've never used them before.
Morpheus: Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Morpheus: Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?
Morpheus: Welcome to the real world.
Cypher: All I do is what he tells me to do. If I had to choose between that and the Matrix, I'd choose the Matrix.
Trinity: The Matrix isn't real.
Cypher: I disagree, Trinity. I think that the Matrix can be more real than this world. All I do is pull a plug here, but there... you have to watch Apoc die.
Oracle: I'd ask you to sit down, but, you're not going to anyway. And don't worry about the vase.
Neo: What vase?
[Neo turns to look for a vase, and as he does, he knocks over a vase of flowers, which shatters on the floor]Oracle: That vase.
Neo: I'm sorry...
Oracle: I said don't worry about it. I'll get one of my kids to fix it.
Neo: How did you know?
Oracle: Ohh, what's really going to bake your noodle later on is, would you still have broken it if I hadn't said anything?
Neo: What did she tell you?
Morpheus: That I would find the One.
Oracle: You're cuter than I thought. I can see why she likes you.
Neo: Who?
Oracle: Not too bright, though.
Agent Smith: You hear that Mr. Anderson?... That is the sound of inevitability... It is the sound of your death... Goodbye, Mr.
Neo: My name... is Neo.
Cypher: I know what you're thinking, 'cause right now I'm thinking the same thing. Actually, I've been thinking it ever since I got here: Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?
Morpheus: The pill you took is part of a trace program. It's designed to disrupt your input/output carrier signal so we can pinpoint your location.
Neo: What does that mean?
Cypher: It means: Buckle up Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye.
Cypher: Look into his eyes. Those big pretty eyes and tell me... is he the one?
[looks at Neo, tears slightly visible in her eyes]Trinity: YesCypher: No! I don't believe it!
Tank: Believe it or not you piece of shit you're still goin' to burn!
Agent Smith: Never send a human to do a machine's job.
Agent Smith: Never send a human to do a machine's job.
Agent Brown: If, indeed, the insider has failed, they'll sever the connection as soon as possible. Unless...
Agent Jones: ...they're dead. In either case...
Agent Smith: ...we have no choice but to continue as planned. Deploy the sentinels. Immediately.
Neo: Yeah. That sounds like a really good deal. But I got a better one. How about... I give you the finger... and you give me my phone call?
Agent Smith: Mr. Anderson... you disappoint me.
Neo: You can't scare me with this Gestapo crap. I know my rights. I want my phone call.
Agent Smith: Tell me, Mr. Anderson... what good is a phone call... if you're unable to speak?
Neo: What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?
Morpheus: No, Neo. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready, you won't have to.
Oracle: OK, now I'm supposed to say, "Hmm, that's interesting, but...” then you say...
Neo: ...”but what?"Oracle: But... you already know what I'm going to tell you.
Neo: I'm not The One.
Oracle: Sorry, kid. You got the gift, but it looks like you're waiting for something.
Neo: What?
Oracle: Your next life, maybe. Who knows? That's the way these things go.
Trinity: My name's Trinity.
Neo: *The* Trinity? Who cracked the IRS d-base?
Trinity: That was a long time ago.
Neo: Jesus...
Trinity: What?
Neo: I just thought... you were a guy.
Trinity: Most guys do.
Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.
Trinity: Neo... nobody has ever done this before.
Neo: That's why it's going to work.
[last lines]Neo: I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.
Rhineheart: You have a problem with authority, Mr. Anderson. You believe you are special, that somehow the rules do not apply to you. Obviously, you are mistaken.
Agent Smith: It seems that you've been living two lives. One life, you're Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, pay your taxes, and you... help your landlady carry out her garbage. The other life is lived in computers, where you go by the hacker alias "Neo" and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of them does not.
Morpheus: You've been living in a dream world, Neo.
Neo: I know kung fu.
Morpheus: [eyeing him, hand on chin] Show me.
Morpheus: How did I beat you?
Neo: You... you're too fast.
Morpheus: Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Do you think that's air you're breathing now?
Lieutenant: I think we can handle one little girl. I sent two units, they're bringing her down now.
Agent Smith: No lieutenant, your men are already dead.
Agent Smith: Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call when you are unable to speak?
Trinity: Please Neo, you have to trust me.
Neo: Why?
Trinity: Because you have been down there Neo, you know that road, you know exactly where it ends. And I know that's not where you want to be.
Morpheus: What is "real"? How do you define "real"?
Morpheus: Welcome to the desert of the real.
Neo: You ever have that feeling where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming?
Choi: All the time. It's called mescaline, it's the only way to fly.
Tank: Here you go, buddy; "Breakfast of Champions."Mouse: If you close your eyes, it almost feels like you're eating runny eggs.
Apoc: Yeah, or a bowl of snot.
Mouse: Do you know what it really reminds me of? Tasty Wheat. Did you ever eat Tasty Wheat?
Switch: No, but technically, neither did you.
Mouse: That's exactly my point. Exactly. Because you have to wonder: how do the machines know what Tasty Wheat tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong. Maybe what I think Tasty Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal, or tuna fish. That makes you wonder about a lot of things. You take chicken, for example: maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like, which is why chicken tastes like everything.
Neo: Mr. Wizard. Get me the hell out of here.
Agent Smith: I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This reality, whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it.
Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.
Mouse: To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.
Cypher: You know, I know this steak doesn't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize? [Takes a bite of steak] Ignorance is bliss.
Morpheus: You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief.
Free your mind.
Cypher: I'm tired, Trinity. Tired of this war, tired of fighting...
I'm tired of the ship, being cold, eating the same goddamn goop everyday...
Neo: Am I dead?
Morpheus: Far from it.
Neo: What are you doing?
Trinity: I'm going with you.
Neo: No you're not.
Trinity: No? Let me tell you what I believe. I believe that Morpheus means more to me than he does to you. I believe if you are really serious about rescuing him, you are going to need my help. And since I am the ranking officer on this ship, if you don't like it... I believe you can go to hell. Because you're not going anywhere else. Tank, load us up.
[first lines][phone rings]Cypher: Yeah.
Trinity: Is everything in place?
Cypher: You weren't supposed to relieve me.
Trinity: I know, but I felt like taking a shift.
Cypher: You like him, don't you? You like watching him.
Trinity: Don't be ridiculous.
Cypher: We're gonna kill him. You understand that?
Trinity: Morpheus believes he is the one.
Cypher: Do you?
Trinity: It doesn't matter what I believe.
Cypher: You don't, do you?
Trinity: Did you hear that?
Cypher: Hear what?
Trinity: Are you sure this line is clean?
Cypher: Yeah, of course I'm sure.
Trinity: I better go.
Agent Brown: She got out.
Agent Smith: Doesn't matter.
Agent Brown: The informant is real.
Agent Smith: Yes.
Agent Jones: We have the name of their next target.
Agent Brown: The name is Neo.
Agent Smith: We'll need a search running.
Agent Jones: It has already begun.
Neo: What is happening to me?
Morpheus: You are the One, Neo. You see, you may have spent the last few years looking for me, but I have spent my entire life looking for you.
Choi: Hallelujah. You're my savior, man. My own personal Jesus Christ.
Neo: If you get caught using that...
Choi: I know. This never happened. You don't exist.
Neo: Right.
[Neo receives a cell phone in an overnight-mail envelope. As soon as he's holding it, it rings]Neo: Hello?
Morpheus: Hello, Neo. Do you know who this is?
Neo: Morpheus?
Morpheus: Yes. I've been looking for you, Neo. I don't know if you're ready to see what I want to show you, but unfortunately, you and I have run out of time. They're coming for you, Neo, and I don't know what they're going to do.
Neo: Who's coming for me?
Morpheus: Stand up and see for yourself.
Neo: What, right now?
Morpheus: Yes, now.
Switch: Our way... or the highway.
Trinity: Dodge this.
Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Tank: Door on your left.
[Neo goes right]Tank: Your other left.
Cypher: Neo. You scared the b'Jesus out of me.
Cypher: No. I don't believe it.
Tank: Believe it or not, you piece of shit, you're still gonna burn.
Neo: Okey dokey... free my mind. Right, no problem, free my mind, free my mind, no problem, right...
Agent Smith: The great Morpheus. We meet at last.
Morpheus: And you are?
Agent Smith: A Smith. Agent Smith.
Morpheus: You all look the same to me.
Agent Smith: I'm going to enjoy watching you die, Mr. Anderson.
Morpheus: I've seen an agent punch through a concrete wall. Men have emptied entire clips at them and hit nothing but air, yet their strength and their speed are still based in a world that is built on rules. Because of that, they will never be as strong or as fast as you can be.
Neo: I used to eat there. Really good noodles.
Tank: We're supposed to start with these operation programs first.
That's major boring shit. Let's do something a little more fun. How about... combat training.
Neo: Ju jitsu? I'm gonna learn Ju jitsu. [Tank winks and loads the program] Holy shit!
Tank: Hey Mikey, I think he likes it. How about some more?
Neo: Hell, yes. Hell yeah.
Cypher: All I see now is blonde, brunette, redhead.
Oracle: Do you know what that means? [points to a banner] It means know thy self. I wanna tell you a little secret, being the one is just like being in love. No one needs to tell you you are in love, you just know it, through and through.
Trinity: Neo, I'm not afraid anymore. The Oracle told me that I would fall in love and that that man... the man that I loved would be The One. So you see, you can't be dead. You can't be... because I love you. You hear me? I love you.
[Trinity kisses Neo; Neo's vital signs return]Trinity: Now get up!
Cypher: Jesus. What a mind-job.
Trinity: What's he doing?
Morpheus: He's beginning to believe.
Morpheus: To your left there is a window: open it... use the scaffold to get to the roof.
Neo: No way. No way. This is crazy.
Morpheus: There are two ways out of that building: one is that scaffold, the other is in their custody. You take a chance either way: I leave it to you.
Morpheus: Were you listening to me, Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?
[talking to the unconscious Morpheus]Cypher: If you'd told us the truth, we would've told you to shove that red pill right up your ass.
[Cypher has betrayed the crew and is pulling their plugs one by one]Cypher: By the way, if you have something terribly important to say to Switch, I'd suggest you say it now.
Trinity: Oh, please God...
Switch: Not like this. Not like this.
[Cypher pulls her plug]Cypher: Too late.
Trinity: God damn you Cypher!
Cypher: Don't hate me Trinity... I'm just the messenger.
Choi: It just sounds to me like you need to unplug, man.
Agent Smith: As you can see, we've had our eye on you for some time now, Mr. Anderson.
Morpheus: What is the Matrix? Control. The Matrix is a computer-generated dream world built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this.
[holds up a Duracell battery]Neo: No, I don't believe it. It's not possible.
Morpheus: I didn't say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth.
Morpheus: We've done it, Trinity. We've found him.
Trinity: I hope you're right.
Morpheus: You don't have to hope. I *know* it.
Rhineheart: The time has come to make a choice, Mr. Anderson. Either you choose to be at your desk on time from this day forth, or you choose to find yourself another job.
Switch: The digital pimp hard at work.
Agent Smith: Dammit.
Agent Brown: The trace was completed.
Agent Jones: We have their position.
Agent Brown: Sentinels are standing by.
Agent Jones: Order the strike.
Agent Smith: They are not out yet.
[Neo walks through a metal detector in the lobby and is approached by a security guard after it goes off]Security guard: Could you please remove any metallic items you may be carrying, keys, loose change...
[Neo opens his trench coat to reveal dozens of guns underneath]Security guard: Holy shit!
[Neo knocks the guard down and shoots the other guards][after landing the Nebuchaunezzer to hide from the Sentinels]Morpheus: How we doing Tank?
[Tank types on the keyboard and the main power goes off]Tank: Main power offline. EMP armed...
[Tank opens the cover to the EMP switch]Tank: and ready.
Neo: EMP?
Trinity: Electro-Magnetic Pulse, disables any electrical system within the blast radius, only weapon we have against the machines.
Morpheus: Quiet.
Agent Smith: Find them and destroy them[Agent Smith has shot Neo with several bullets]Agent Smith: Check him.
[Agent Brown feels Neo's pulse]Agent Brown: He's gone.
Agent Smith: Good bye, Mr Anderson.
Morpheus: [to Neo who is choosing the red pill] Remember... all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more.
Cypher: It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.
Agent Smith: Lieutenant, you were given specific orders.
Lieutenant: I'm just doing my job. You give me that "juris-my-dick-tion" crap... you can cram it up your ass.
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In a world of 1s and 0s...are you a zero, or The One?
Free your mind
The Fight for the Future Begins
Be Afraid Of The Future
Believe the unbelievable
Reality is a thing of the past.
What is The Matrix?
Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
Perception: Our day-in, day-out world is real. Reality: That world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Whoa.
The Future isn't user friendly...[Australian Poster]
The Matrix has you.
Welcome to the Real World
Remember there is no spoon
The Future Will Not Be User Friendly
The World's population thinks it's real. On March 31st, they will see the "Real World".
- In the combat training program before Keanu Reeves starts his furious attacks on Morpheus, he rubs his nose with his thumb and finger, a similar mannerism of Bruce Lee (I) before he attacks on his opponents. The move was improvised by Reeves.
- According to weapon provider John Bowring (I) , guns for Keanu Reeves in the lobby sequence and the elevator sequence, where actually plastic lightweight weapons. They made a very faithful cast of MP5K, which weighs about 150-200 grams, so that Keanu could carry them quite easily without worrying about the weight. Heavy versions of the same thing were also made, if it gets dropped on the ground.
- Ewan McGregor was offered, but turned down, the part of Neo.
Leonardo DiCaprio was also considered for the role of Neo.
- Will Smith (I) was approached to play Neo but turned it down.
He later admitted in an interview with Wired magazine that, at the time, he "wasn't smart enough as an actor".
- Before filming, the principal actors spent four months with martial arts experts learning the fight moves, from October 1997 to March 1998. The actors had originally thought that it would take just a few weeks.
- Carrie-Anne Moss twisted her ankle while shooting one of her scenes but decided not to tell anyone until after filming, so they wouldn't re-cast her.
- Sets from the film Dark City (1998) , including rooftops, buildings and others exteriors sets, were used in this film. The rooftops that Trinity runs across at the beginning of the film are the same ones that John Murdoch runs across in Dark City.
- There are many who might legitimately claim to have invented the time-freezing photographic technique used in the movie. It might have been French director Michel Gondry who used it for the first time in a commercial (for an insurance company) and then in a video clip for Björk . It might have been architectural graphics artist Matthew Bannister who, in his academic work, suggested that motion and time in video could be separated, and proposed an apparatus for doing it much like that used for the film (but who was unable to make it work with then-available technology).
Or even artist Tim MacMillan who demonstrated the technique on British television in 1993. It may be that each of them, and others, invented it independently.
- The scene in which Neo meets the gifted children in the Oracle's apartment is an homage to the similar scene at the end of Akira (1988) . Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski acknowledged the influence of anime films in a brief USA Today interview a few days after the film's release.
- There are numerous references to the books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There".
- When Tank is uploading the Martial Arts training to Neo, there is a shot of the computer screen as it scrolls through the various Martial Arts styles. The graphics have a computer image of a person and the title of the style below. The first one on the screen is entitled "Drunken Boxing". Woo-ping Yuen , the fight choreographer for this movie, was director and fight choreographer for Jackie Chan (I) 's early hit, Jui kuen (1978) in which Jackie Chan's character masters the style of Zui Chuan, or Drunken Boxing.
- When Neo is calling to get extracted from the Matrix, he says, "Mr.
Wizard get me out of here." - a reference to the 1960s cartoon Tooter Turtle. Each episode, Tooter would yearn to be something he wasn't and have his friend Mr. Wizard (a lizard) wave his magic wand and make him an astronaut or a scientist or whatever. Inevitably, Tooter would quickly get himself into trouble and call out, "Help Mr Wizard," and the lizard would say, "Drizzle, drazzle, druzzle, drome, time for this one to come home." Tooter would be transported back to his old self and be chided by Mr Wizard to "be happy with what you are".
- When Neo fights Morpheus in the construct, the three pieces of music that play on the score are termed the "Bow Whisk Orchestra" by composer Don Davis (I) . It consists of a semi-improvisational piece with Asian instruments by Davis, the song "Leave You Far Behind" by Lunatic Calm, and another piece by Davis called "Switch or Break Show". Both "Bow Whisk Orchestra" and "Switch Or Break Show" are anagrams of "Wachowski Brothers". Also, when Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity return to the building after visiting the Oracle, the piece of music that plays is called "Threat Mix". Later, when in the same building Morpheus fights Agent Smith, the musical piece is called "Exit Mr. Hat". Both "Threat Mix" and "Exit Mr. Hat" are anagrams of "The Matrix".
- After the encounter with Trinity in the nightclub, Neo awoke at 0918.
- According to Morpheus, the human body generates more bioelectricity than a 120V battery, and more than 25000 BTU's of body heat.
- In the military controlled building where Morpheus is being held, Neo stops the elevator on the 41st floor.
- To escape from the military building where Morpheus is being held, Trinity pilots a B212 helicopter.
- Neo's call to the Matrix at the end of the movie was logged at 14:32:21 on 18th September 2199.
- Wachowski Bros. approached Hugo Weaving to play Agent Smith after seeing his performance in the movie Proof (1991) .
- According to Don Davis (I) , Johnny Depp was Larry and Andy's first choice for Neo, but Warner Bros. wanted Brad Pitt or Val Kilmer . After Kilmer and Brad Pitt said no, Warner Bros. was willing to consider Johnny Depp, and then it came between Johnny Depp and Keanu Reeves , who Warner Bros. was pushing. Keanu was always really tuned in to the concept and made a big difference in the casting.
- Gary Oldman was considered as Morpheus at one point, as well as Samuel L. Jackson (Samuel L. Jackson) .
- For the cell phone conversation scene between Neo and Morpheus in the Meta Cortechs office Keanu Reeves actually climbed up the window without a stuntman, which was 34 floors up.
- Wachowski Bros. simply described Trinity as a woman in black leather in the script, but it was interpreted tremendously by costume designer Kym Barrett .
- According to Larry Wachowski , for the slow-mo bullet ripple effects, Sound Designer Dane A. Davis (Dane A. Davis) put bullets on strings and whirl them around his studio. Also he digitized raindrops against window panes to create the sound of the Matrix code.
- When Neo is in the elevator on his way up to see the Oracle, to his right one can see "KYM" carved into the wall. This apparently refers to Kym Barrett , costume designer.
- As Neo runs through the old lady's apartment near the end of the film, we see an image on the TV of a menacing man in a black suit coat. The image is that of one of the Number 2s from the TV show "Prisoner, The" (1967) .
- The glyphs on the computer screens, with the exception of the call traces, consists of reversed letters, numbers, and Japanese katakana characters.
- All of the references to street corners (e.g. Wells and Lake) are real intersections in Chicago, USA, the Wachowski brothers' hometown. The subway train has signs for "Loop," another Chicago reference. The film however is quite obviously not set in Chicago or any other real city (though it was filmed in Sydney).
- The first trace program gives a view of the City's area code, but the camera zooms in before it can be completely determined, leaving the phone number as (3?2) 555-0690. Three locations exist in the United States with similar codes: Chicago (312), Delaware (302), and the northwestern Florida peninsula (352). Since there are other numerous other references to Chicago in the film, we can assume that the area code is 312.
- The filming of the helicopter scene nearly caused the film to be shutdown because they flew the helicopter through restricted Sydney airspace. Laws in the state of New South Wales in Australia were changed to allow the film the Matrix to proceed.
- The powerful sidearm used by the Agents in all 3 Matrix films is the Magnum Research/Israeli Military Industries Desert Eagle .50 AE.
- The last thing shot was Neo getting flushed into the lake when he gets unplugged for the first time.
- In the Oracle's waiting room, the television is showing white rabbits (which, at the beginning of the film, Neo was instructed to follow) from Night of the Lepus (1972) .
- Some personal information can be seen on Thomas Anderson's "criminal record" that Agent Smith glances at when he interrogates Neo: The last update to the file was July 22, 1998 Neo's date of birth is "March 11, 1962" Neo's place of birth is "Lower Downtown, Capitol City" Neo's mother's maiden name is "Michelle McCahey" Neo's father's name is "John Anderson" Neo attended "Central West Junior High" and Owen Paterson High" (named after the film's production designer).
- The motorcycle Trinity rides is a jet black Triumph Speed Triple.
- "Know thyself", the phrase in the kitchen of the "oracle", was the inscription above the entrance of the Delphic Oracle.
- The car used while inside the matrix is a black 1965 Lincoln Continental.
- The name of the company Neo works for is Metacortex. The roots of this word are meta-, which according to Webster's means "going beyond or higher, transcending," and -cortex, which is "the outer layer (boundary) of gray matter surrounding the brain." Thus, Metacortex is "transcending the boundaries of the brain," which is precisely what Neo proceeds to do.
- Neo's room number is 101. Room 101 was the place in George Orwell 's book "1984" where people were sent to be tortured and would end up believing something that wasn't true.
- Principal photography wrapped at 1:01 AM with the scene where the characters are inside the wall, climbing down. Principal photography took 25 weeks/118 days- This is the second time that Laurence Fishburne plays a captain of a ship. He was Captain Miller in Event Horizon (1997) .
- Neo is often referred to as the "One". One is an anagram of Neo.
- The book Neo hides his computer discs in is called "Simulacra and Simulation". The chapter where they're hidden called Nihilism.
Nihilism often involves a sense of despair coupled with the belief that life is devoid of meaning.
- The blocking moves Neo uses against Agent Smith upon his realization of being "the One", are the exact same techniques Daniel LaRusso uses against Mr. Miyagi upon his realization that he has in fact been karate training in Karate Kid, The (1984) . Sand the floor, paint the fence, wax on, wax off...
- Keanu Reeves was recovering from neck surgery while training for this film. During the four months of training, he had to wear a neck brace.
- By the middle of 2002, the famous "Bullet Time" sequence had been spoofed in over 20 different movies.
- In the early stages of developing what was to become the famous Bullet Time sequence, visual effects supervisor John Gaeta (I) and director of photography Bill Pope (I) constructed many gimbals and dollies in the hope of creating the effect the old fashioned way. The original dolly they created for the camera would be lead around the action at a tremendous speed, but after many failed tests and broken dollies, they opted for computer graphics, which meant writing an entirely new program for the effect. However, the Bullet Time sequence does still use one very old fashioned technique: still photography.
- The windows that Trinity crashes the helicopter into are apparently those of the Columbia Pictures screening room in Sydney, Australia.
- The date stamp on the phone trace program in the opening sequence reads "2/18/98". The date stamp on the phone trace program in the closing sequence reads "9/18/99". This means that the events in the movie take place over exactly 19 months.
- Before his character's final speech at the end, Keanu Reeves never has more than five sentences in a row to speak.
- When Morpheus is explaining "What the Matrix is" to Neo, he uses the phrase, "Welcome, to the desert of the real." This is a paraphrase from Jean Baudrillard's "Simulacra and Simulation", the hollowed-out book where Neo keeps his illegal software. The quote can be found in Chapter One - The Precession of Simulacra, Page one, Paragraph 2, "It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges persist here and there in the deserts that are no longer those of the Empire, but ours. The desert of the real itself." NB: The American title of Baudrillard's book is Simulations. It was published by Semiotext(e) in 1983.
- Numerous sets of identical twins were cast as extras in the "Woman in Red" scene - in which Morpheus takes Neo through a computer simulation of The Matrix - to create the illusion of a repeating program. Example: the tall man with slicked-back hair and sunglasses in the opening shot is seen seconds later as a police officer writing a parking ticket.
- Shot almost entirely in Sydney, Australia, the location scouts found it very difficult to find burned-out, American-ghetto-looking locations. Many of the urban-decay locations had to be created from scratch.
- Carrie-Anne Moss was a cast member of the short-lived television show "Matrix" (1993) .
- The climactic subway fight scene between Neo and Agent Smith went ten days over schedule.
- "Tastee Wheat", which is mentioned when Mouse is trying to describe the food in the real world, was replaced by "Sex Crispies" in the German version of the movie.
- Warner's gave the green light to the movie fairly late during preproduction. For a long time artists working on preproduction were not sure whether the film was ever going to be made.
- The iconic sunglasses worn by the Matrix characters are from the cult-ish label Blinde, which prides itself on producing handmade glasses. The company's founder, Richard Walker, had to tender against large companies such as Ray-Ban and Arnette to win the film's sunglasses contract, and set himself apart by scratch-designing pairs of glasses based purely on the characters' unusual names. When his tender was successful, Walker was flown into Sydney where he spent the duration of the Matrix shoot custom-designing sunglasses for the cast in the back of an Oxford Street optometrist.
- When Mouse is cornered by the SWAT team during the raid, the guns he pulls out are a pair of cam-operated, electrically-driven 12-gauge automatic shotguns with 25-round drum magazines, capable of firing at 900 RPM. They were built specially for the movie by John Bowring (I) , the film's key armorer.
- The spring-loaded cell phones used in the film were Nokia Stilleto's or 8110's. These phones were produced in limited quantities and were only available in Europe and in Australia.
- The key of the beginning theme you hear at the beginning of every Matrix movie (rousing strings and horn blasts) ascends by one semitone with each movie. The Matrix starts in the key of E, Matrix Reloaded in F and Matrix Revolutions in the key of F-sharp.
- The first day of shooting was the scene where Neo receives the phone from Morpheus in the office and attempts to flee from the agents.
- All of the maps shown are of Chicago, where the Wachowski are from.
Also, in the scene in the subway station the train features a sign that says "Loop", in Chicago Brown Line "L" trains have this sign.
- The name of the City's subway network is CityRail, which also happens to be the name of Sydney's suburban rail network.
- When Neo gets in the car with Trinity for the first time, Switch refers to him as "coppertop". Coppertop is a slang for the Duracell Battery, which is the battery Morpheus shows to Neo as he explains how the human race became an energy sources.
- Author Sophia Stewart has a case pending against the Wachowski Brothers and others alleging copyright infringement based on a claim that parts of The Matrix as well as the entire Terminator series were based on a 35 page screen play treatment she wrote in 1983 called The Third Eye which was based on The Book of Revelation.
- For the "Ultimate Matrix Collection" DVD re-release, the film was given a totally new, clean DVD transfer to replace the grainy one that had been on DVD since 1999, and give it the clear, sleek look of the sequels, which had not been seen since the theatrical release.
- Jean Reno (I) was approached to play Agent Smith. He turned it down and took a role in Godzilla (1998) instead.
- When Neo is meeting with the Oracle, the music playing in the background in her apartment is Django Reinhardt's "Minor Swing".
- According to costumer Gloria Bava , Neo's original coat was silver gray leather. It was changed because the directors wanted something that was able to billow and float. There is a reference in the script to "liquid sky"; a coat that would liquefy with the surroundings and billowy. Even putting a wind machine under the coat didn't move because leather was too heavy. Costumers finally changed the fabric.
- According to costume designer Kym Barrett , Trinity's costume was made with cheap PVC because of much tighter budget. Similarly, Neo's coat wasn't actually a very expensive fabric. It was a wool blend got for three dollars a yard.
- According to Wachowski Bros, all animals in the Matrix universe are computer generated images.
- The idea for the movie was created when Wachowski Bros were thinking for some new story for a comic book series. They wrote the entire script before their first directorial venture Bound (1996) , and worked on it up until the time of production.
- According to producer Barrie M. Osborne (Barrie M. Osborne) , Wachowski Bros originally wanted the Trinity chase on real rooftops rather than on a stage.
- The Wachowski Brothers approached Warner with the idea of the Matrix and Warner balked at the budget they had submitted. Over eighty million dollars. Warner instead agreed to give them ten million. The Wachowski Brothers took the money and filmed the first ten minutes of the movie (the opening scene with Carrie Ann Moss) using the entire ten million. They then showed the executives at Warner the opening scene, and Warner was so impressed, they green lighted the entire asking budget.
- Body count: 39- Sean Connery was originally offered the role of Morpheus. He turned down the role saying he couldn't understand the script.
- During the Trinity rooftop chase at the film's beginning, two distinctive city skylines are noticeable. Nashville, Tennessee's BellSouth Building and L & C Tower are visible behind the agents.
San Francisco's TransAmerica and Coit Towers can be seen behind Trinity after she jumps past the Guns & Ammo billboard.
UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) (uncut) / Malaysia:18SG / Ireland:15 (re-rating) / Iceland:16 / USA:R (certificate #36569) / Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Belgium:KT / Brazil:12 / Chile:14 / Finland:K-16 / France:U / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / Ireland:18 (cut) / Israel:PG / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 (cut) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:PA (Manitoba)
Color (Technicolor)
Australia / USA
Argentina Video Home (AVH) [ar] (Argentina) (video) / Roadshow Entertainment Video [au] (Australia) (video) / Roadshow Entertainment [au] (1999) (Australia) (theatrical) / Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland [fi] (1999) (Finland) (theatrical) / Varus Video [ru] (Russia) (VHS) / Warner Bros. GmbH [de] (1999) (Germany) (theatrical) / Warner Bros. [ar] (1999) (Argentina) (theatrical) / Warner Bros. [br] (1999) (Brazil) (theatrical) / Warner Bros. [gb] (1999) (UK) (theatrical) / Warner Bros. [it] (1999) (Italy) (theatrical) / Warner Bros. [jp] (1999) (Japan) (theatrical) / Warner Home Video [de] (1999) (Germany) (video) / Warner Home Vídeo [br] (Brazil) (DVD) / Warner Sogefilms S.A. [es] (1999) (Spain) (theatrical) / Warner Bros. [us] (1999) (USA) (theatrical)
Action / Thriller / Sci-Fi
Mots clés: 
future / parallel-world / maya / computer / spiral-staircase / belief / subterranean / nuclear-winter / rebellion / artificial-intelligence / gatling-gun / training / blockbuster / cyberpunk / messiah / traitor / hinduism / subway / deja-vu / religion / self-sacrifice / sacrifice / emp / morphing / shootout / human-versus-computer / reincarnation / salvation / oracle / simulator / lasersight / martial-arts / christianity / elevator-shaft / helicopter / slow-motion / buddhism / chosen-one / evolution / sunglasses / alternative-reality / acupuncture / men-in-black / flow-motion / cyberspace / bullet-time / hollowed-out-book / simulation / virtuality / black-cat / vomit / cellular-phone / deception / dream / kiss-of-life / philosophy / realization / telephone / truth / white-rabbit / reality / cubicle / futuristic / virtual-reality / christ-allegory / electro-magnetic-pulse / time-freeze / watermelon / revolving-door / laser-cutter / title-spoken-by-character / plato / the-matrix / shot-in-the-forehead / swat-team / jumping / robot / telephone-box / truck / gun-fu / dodging-bullets / elevator-scene / obscene-finger-gesture / bullet-dodging / simulated-reality / sentinel / alice-in-wonderland-references / elevator / cult-favorite / cyber-thriller / future-noir / neo-noir / tech-noir / violence / shot-to-death / murder / blood / dead-boy / utopia-quest / part-of-trilogy / belly-button
Compagnie de production: 
Groucho II Film Partnership / Silver Pictures [us] / Village Roadshow Pictures [au] / Warner Bros. Pictures [us]
Effets spéciaux: 
Amalgamated Pixels [us] (additional visual effects) / Animal Logic [au] / Bullet Time / DFILM Services [au] / Makeup Effects Group Studio [au] (animatronic prosthetics) / Manex Visual Effects (MVFX) [us] / Mass. Illusions LLC [us]
DTS / Dolby Digital / SDDS


178,659 (Germany) (25 May 2003) (re-release)
3,194,163 (Germany) (18 July 1999)
2,866,516 (Germany) (11 July 1999)
2,413,899 (Germany) (4 July 1999)
1,844,588 (Germany) (27 June 1999)
2,936,830 (Spain) (10 March 2003)
2,936,102 (Spain) (31 December 2001)
465,677 (Sweden) (30 December 1999)
462,844 (Sweden) (25 November 1999)
452,577 (Sweden) (28 October 1999)
432,039 (Sweden) (30 September 1999)
362,039 (Sweden) (26 August 1999)
225,869 (Sweden) (29 July 1999)
Budget du film: 
USD 63,000,000
Box office: 
USD 171,383,253 (USA) (19 September 1999) (sub-total)
USD 171,321,460 (USA) (12 September 1999)
USD 171,229,547 (USA) (5 September 1999)
USD 171,051,684 (USA) (29 August 1999)
USD 170,416,506 (USA) (15 August 1999)
USD 169,731,136 (USA) (8 August 1999)
USD 168,932,002 (USA) (1 August 1999)
USD 168,220,229 (USA) (25 July 1999)
USD 167,910,762 (USA) (18 July 1999)
USD 167,505,401 (USA) (11 July 1999)
USD 166,784,866 (USA) (4 July 1999)
USD 165,688,406 (USA) (27 June 1999)
USD 163,869,151 (USA) (20 June 1999)
USD 161,367,685 (USA) (13 June 1999)
USD 158,260,745 (USA) (6 June 1999)
USD 154,764,576 (USA) (30 May 1999)
USD 149,507,510 (USA) (23 May 1999)
USD 145,138,521 (USA) (16 May 1999)
USD 138,505,386 (USA) (9 May 1999)
USD 129,715,015 (USA) (2 May 1999)
USD 117,082,992 (USA) (25 April 1999)
USD 98,946,842 (USA) (18 April 1999)
USD 73,310,417 (USA) (11 April 1999)
USD 37,352,692 (USA) (4 April 1999)
GBP 16,918,842 (UK) (29 August 1999) (sub-total)
GBP 16,783,409 (UK) (22 August 1999)
GBP 16,555,986 (UK) (15 August 1999)
GBP 16,210,458 (UK) (8 August 1999)
GBP 15,772,288 (UK) (1 August 1999)
GBP 15,270,357 (UK) (25 July 1999)
GBP 14,592,885 (UK) (18 July 1999)
GBP 13,628,271 (UK) (11 July 1999)
GBP 12,337,315 (UK) (4 July 1999)
GBP 10,248,926 (UK) (27 June 1999)
GBP 7,342,530 (UK) (20 June 1999)
GBP 3,384,948 (UK) (13 June 1999)
USD 203,600,000 (Non-USA) (12 September 1999) (sub-total)
USD 190,000,000 (Non-USA) (29 August 1999)
USD 185,000,000 (Non-USA) (22 August 1999)
USD 175,400,000 (Non-USA) (15 August 1999)
DEM 50,400,000 (Germany) (sub-total)
EUR 10,695,801 (Spain) (10 March 2003) (sub-total)
SEK 34,207,647 (Sweden) (30 December 1999) (sub-total)
SEK 33,994,427 (Sweden) (25 November 1999)
SEK 31,820,632 (Sweden) (30 September 1999)
Résultat week-end de sortie: 
USD 27,788,331 (USA) (4 April 1999) (2,849 screens)
GBP 3,384,948 (UK) (13 June 1999) (361 screens)
USD 102,720,000 (USA)
USD 57,410,000 (USA)
Date de tournage: 
March 1998 - August 1998
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 1,011,566 (USA) (27 June 1999) (1,139 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 1,315,856 (USA) (20 June 1999) (1,365 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 1,869,930 (USA) (13 June 1999) (1,907 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 2,453,642 (USA) (6 June 1999) (2,045 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 3,830,026 (USA) (30 May 1999) (2,102 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 2,875,521 (USA) (23 May 1999) (2,521 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 4,548,484 (USA) (16 May 1999) (2,715 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 5,881,558 (USA) (9 May 1999) (2,860 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 8,715,866 (USA) (2 May 1999) (2,903 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 12,642,717 (USA) (25 April 1999) (2,903 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 17,941,314 (USA) (18 April 1999) (2,903 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 22,563,331 (USA) (11 April 1999) (2,903 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): USD 27,788,331 (USA) (4 April 1999) (2,849 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 63,166 (UK) (29 August 1999) (87 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 94,139 (UK) (22 August 1999) (109 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 164,353 (UK) (15 August 1999) (140 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 245,823 (UK) (8 August 1999) (181 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 192,122 (UK) (1 August 1999) (192 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 291,008 (UK) (25 July 1999) (282 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 457,119 (UK) (18 July 1999) (335 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 676,915 (UK) (11 July 1999) (366 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 1,079,406 (UK) (4 July 1999) (356 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 1,543,185 (UK) (27 June 1999) (361 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 2,275,576 (UK) (20 June 1999) (361 screens)
Marqueur inconnu (WG): GBP 3,384,948 (UK) (13 June 1999) (361 screens)
Warner Bros. - U.S., Canada, Bahamas & Bermuda; Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited - All Other Territories


Processus cinématographique: VistaVision (effects shots)
Format du film d'impression: 35 mm (anamorphic)
Processus cinématographique: Super 35
Format du négatif: 35 mm (horizontal) (effects shots)
Rapport L/H: 2.35 : 1
Modèle de caméra: Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Format du négatif: 35 mm
Laboratoire: Atlab Film Laboratory Service, Sydney, Australia


Titre du laserdisc: Matrix, The
Région de sortie: USA
Numéro de catalogue: 17665
Prix officiel: $ 39.98
Categorie: Movie
Rapport L/H: 2.35 : 1
Certification: R
Région de production: USA
Langage: English
Date de sortie: 21 September 1999


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"Boondocks, The" (2005)
"Boondocks, The" (2005)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)
"Clerks" (2000)
"ER" (1994)
"Extras" (2005)
"Family Guy" (1999)
"Family Guy" (1999)
"Family Guy" (1999)
"Futurama" (1999)
"Futurama" (1999)
"HBO First Look" (1994)
"HBO First Look" (1994)
"High Chaparall" (2003)
"King of Queens, The" (1998)
"Kingpin" (2003)
"My Name Is Earl" (2005)
"O.C., The" (2003)
"Saturday Night Live" (1975)
"Saturday Night Live" (1975)
"Saturday Night Live" (1975)
"Simpsons, The" (1989)
"Simpsons, The" (1989)
"Simpsons, The" (1989)
"Six Feet Under" (2001)
"South Park" (1997)
"South Park" (1997)
"Taken" (2002)
"Vecinos" (2005)
"Venture Bros., The" (2003)
"Veronica Mars" (2004)
'Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty' - Making of the Hollywood Game (2002)
'Team America': Capturing the Action (2005)
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004)
51st State, The (2001)
AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001)
All That I Need (2005)
Amazones (2004)
Angel (2005)
Animatrix, The (2003)
Anniyan (2005)
Armitage: Dual Matrix (2002)
Art of War, The (2000)
Avalon (2001)
Avatar (2004)
Awara Paagal Deewana (2002)
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
Belly of the Beast (2003)
Black Rain: The Script, the Cast (2006)
Blackball (2003)
Blade II (2002)
Blockbuster Imperative, The (2003)
Blood Omen II: Legacy of Kain (2002)
Blood Pact: The Making of 'Blade II', The (2002)
Bourne Identity, The (2002)
Bringing Down the House (2003)
Buhera mátrix (2007)
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Burly Man Chronicles, The (2004)
Charlie's Angels (2000)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira (2001)
Crash Course (2003)
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
CyberWorld (2000)
Cypher (2002)
D' Anothers (2005)
Da Vinci Load, The /II (2006)
Da jeuk ying hung chun (2006)
Dai-Rantô Smash Brothers Deluxe (2001)
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004)
Dazhe ne dumay! (2003)
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (2003)
Densha otoko (2005)
Deus Ex (2000)
Die Another Day (2002)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Doogal (2006)
Erkan & Stefan gegen die Mächte der Finsternis (2002)
Fainaru fantajî IX (2000)
Fear Effect (2000)
Fetten Jahre sind vorbei, Die (2004)
Finding Neo (2004)
Formula, The (2002)
Friday After Next (2002)
Frostbiten (2006)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Getting G'd Up (2000)
Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Great New Wonderful, The (2005)
Half-Life 2 (2004)
Hard Ball (2001)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Beginning (2002)
Hellboy (2004)
Horrible Livingroom Robot, The (2000)
Horrorvision (2001)
House of the Dead (2003)
Immortel (ad vitam) (2004)
Inside 'Die Another Day' (2003)
Intergalactic Combat (2007)
Isi/Disi - Amor a lo bestia (2004)
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)
Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
Joe Somebody (2001)
Julie and Jack (2003)
Just Killers (1999)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Kill.switch (2003)
Koan (2002)
Kopps (2003)
Krrish (2006)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Main Hoon Na (2004)
Making of 'Event Horizon', The (2006)
Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2', The (2004)
Mario Tennis (2000)
Master and the Angels, The (2000)
Matrix Revisited, The (2001)
Matrix Revolutions, The (2003)
Max Payne (2001)
Mazaný Filip (2003)
Men in Black II (2002)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004)
Metoroporisu (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
Momentum (2003)
Mummy Returns, The (2001)
New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 2000 (2000)
Ninja Mission 2000 (2000)
Original Kings of Comedy, The (2000)
Pacte des loups, Le (2001)
Pahat pojat (2003)
Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain (2004)
Pokémon 3: The Movie (2001)
Pretty Cool 2 (2007)
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Radium (2003)
ReBoot: My Two Bobs (2001)
Reel Paradise (2005)
Resident Evil (2002)
Riri Shushu no subete (2001)
Ritana (2002)
Saving 'Star Wars' (2004)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Scrolls to Screen: A Brief History of Anime (2003)
See Spot Run (2001)
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002)
Siu lam juk kau (2001)
Spider-Man (2000)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spy Kids (2001)
Standing Still /II (2005)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Sungnyangpali sonyeoui jaerim (2002)
Swordfish (2001)
Syphon Filter 2 (2000)
Teknolust (2002)
Terkel i knibe (2004)
Titus (1999)
Transformers (2007)
True Crime: Streets of LA (2003)
Tutti gli uomini del deficiente (1999)
Undercover Brother (2002)
Underworld (2003)
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001)
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002)
Watcher, The /I (2000)
Wixxer, Der (2004)
World of Warcraft (2004)
X-Men (2000)
Xtracurricular (2003)
Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes (2001)
Éloge de l'amour (2001)
"Prisoner, The" (1967)
Night of the Lepus (1972)
Featured in: 
"HBO First Look" (1994)
"I Love the '90s" (2004)
74th Annual Academy Awards, The (2002)
AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001)
Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture, The (2002)
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema (2005)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing, The (2004)
Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction, The (2004)
Making 'The Matrix' (1999)
Matrix Recalibrated, The (2004)
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003)
Matrix Revisited, The (2001)
Pervert's Guide to Cinema, The (2006)
Return to Source: Philosophy & 'The Matrix' (2004)
Scrolls to Screen: A Brief History of Anime (2003)
Sex and the Matrix (2000)
What Is Bullet-Time? (1999)
What Is the Concept? (1999)
Spin off: 
Animatrix, The (2003)
Enter the Matrix (2003)
Final Flight of the Osiris (2003)
Matrix: Path of Neo, The (2005)
Spoofed in: 
"Chappelle's Show" (2003)
"Fairly OddParents, The" (2001)
"Futurama" (1999)
"Futurama" (1999)
"Lenny Henry in Pieces" (2000)
"Lone Gunmen, The" (2001)
"Robot Chicken" (2005)
"Robot Chicken" (2005)
"Spaced" (1999)
"Spaced" (1999)
"Tripping the Rift" (2004)
Ali G Indahouse (2002)
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Animal, The (2001)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Año de la garrapata, El (2004)
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Big Nothing (2006)
Blade II (2002)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Charlie's Angels (2000)
Chick Flick: The Miracle Mike Story (2003)
Chin wong ji wong 2000 (1999)
Chuet chung tit gam gong (2003)
Cinderella Story, A (2004)
Comunidad, La (2000)
Conker's Bad Fur Day (2001)
Conker: Live and Reloaded (2004)
Dalton, Les (2004)
Dark Chronicle (2002)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Dobrynya Nikitich i Zmey Gorynych (2006)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Duck Dodgers in Attack of the Drones (2003)
Erkan & Stefan gegen die Mächte der Finsternis (2002)
EuroTrip (2004)
FLCL (2000)
Fanimatrix: Run Program, The (2003)
Fei ying (2004)
Frankenström (2001)
G.O.R.A. (2004)
Get Over It (2001)
Gidge, The (2003)
Girls from H.A.R.M.!, The (2000)
Gojira ni-sen mireniamu (1999)
Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen (2000)
Hei kek ji wong (1999)
Helix... Loaded, The (2005)
Home on the Range (2004)
Hoodwinked! (2005)
Horrible Livingroom Robot, The (2000)
Hyôryû-gai (2000)
Inspector Gadget (1999)
Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
Itse valtiaat - Agenttimusikaali (2005)
Jack Quack (The Path) (2005)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jing sheng jian jiao (2001)
Joe Somebody (2001)
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Kapag tumibok ang puso (Not once, but twice) (2006)
Karate Dog, The (2004)
Karmina 2 (2001)
Keloglan kara prens'e karsi (2006)
Killer Bean 2: The Party (2000)
Klay World: Off the Table (2005)
Kopps (2003)
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
Lange flate ballær (2006)
Lastikman (2003)
Macskafogó 2 - A sátán macskája (2007)
Madea Goes to Jail (2006)
Magic Roundabout, The (2005)
Main Hoon Na (2004)
Maltricks (2001)
Matwix, The (1999)
Meatrix, The (2003)
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Mou mon tai 2 (2002)
Mummy Returns, The (2001)
Muppets from Space (1999)
New York Minute /I (2004)
Original Kings of Comedy, The (2000)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm (2000)
Perfect Score, The (2004)
Pinoy/Blonde (2005)
Pootie Tang (2001)
Pretty Cool (2001)
Qui-Gon Show, The (1999)
Rice They Carried, The (2004)
Robots (2005)
Saving 'Star Wars' (2004)
Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Schuh des Manitu, Der (2001)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Sex and the Matrix (2000)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek 4-D (2003)
Siu lam juk kau (2001)
Slayers Premium (2001)
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
Spider-Man (2000)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000)
Superprodukcja (2003)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Tour Montparnasse infernale, La (2001)
Trixxx (1999)
Trixxx 2 (2000)
True Crime: New York City (2005)
Undead (2003)
Varannan vecka (2006)
Versus /II (2000)
Without a Paddle (2004)
Yeopgijeogin geunyeo (2001)
Zoolander (2001)
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