by Larry and Andy Wachowski


FADE IN: 1 ON COMPUTER SCREEN so close it has no boundaries. A blinding cursor pulses in the electric darkness like a heart coursing with phosphorous light, burning beneath the derma of black-neon glass. A PHONE begins to RING, we hear it as though we were making the call. The cursor continues to throb, relentlessly patient, until -Yeah? Data now slashes across the screen, information flashing faster then we can read: "Call trans opt: received. 2-19-98 13:24:18 REC:Log>." WOMAN (V.O.) Is everything in place? On screen: "Trace program: running." MAN (V.O.) 1

We listen to the phone conversation as though we were on a third line. The man's name is Cypher. The woman, Trinity. TRINITY (WOMANV.O.) I said, is everything in place? The entire screen with racing columns of numbers. Shimmering like green-electric rivers, they rush at a 10-digit phone number in the top corner. CYPHER (MANV.O.) You weren't supposed to relieve me. TRINITY (V.O.) I know but I felt like taking a shift. The area code is identified. The first three numbers suddenly fixed, leaving only seven flowing columns. CYPHER (V.O.) You like him, don't you? You like watching him? We begin MOVING TOWARD the screen, CLOSING IN as each digit is matched, one by one, snapping into place like the wheels of a slot machine. (CONTINUED)

2. 1 CONTINUED: TRINITY (V.O.) Don't be ridiculous. CYPHER (V.O.) We're going to kill him. Do you understand that? He's going to die just like the others. TRINITY (V.O.) Morpheus believes he is the One. Only two thin digits left. Do you? TRINITY (V.O.) I... it doesn't matter what I believe. CYPHER (V.O.) You don't, do you? TRINITY (V.O.) If you have something to say, I suggest you say it to Morpheus. CYPHER (V.O.) I intend to, believe me. Someone has to. The final NUMBER POPS into place -TRINITY (V.O.) Did you hear that? Hear what? On screen: 0690. "Trace complete. Call origin: #312-555CYPHER (V.O.) CYPHER (V.O.) 1

TRINITY (V.O.) Are you sure this line is clean? CYPHER (V.O.) Yeah, 'course I'm sure. We MOVE STILL CLOSER, the ELECTRIC HUM of the green NUMBERS GROWING into an ominous ROAR. I better go. (CONTINUED) TRINITY (V.O.)

1 She hangs up as we PASS THROUGH the numbers.THE MATRIX .NIGHT A black sedan with tinted windows glides in through the police cruisers.Rev. and a powerbook computer. The biggest of them violently kicks in the door. destroying several rooms as it spooled soot up the walls and ceiling. small Secret Service earphones in one ear. We FOLLOW four armed POLICE OFFICERS using flashlights as they creep down the blackened hall and ready themselves on either side of Room 303. her hands still on the keyboard. Suddenly. They wear dark suits and sunglasses even at night. and AGENT JONES get out of the car.NIGHT The hotel was abandoned after a fire licked its way across the polyester carpeting. The other cops pour in behind him. AGENT BROWN. the cord coiling back into their shirt collars. leaving patterns of permanent shadow. BIG COP Hands behind your head! it! Now! Do She slowly puts her hands behind her head. entering the nether world of the computer screen. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL . Police! BIG COP Freeze! 2 The room is almost devoid of furniture. (CONTINUED) LIEUTENANT AGENT SMITH 3 . 3/9/98 1 CONTINUED: (2) 3. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL . They are also always hardwired. a flashlight cuts open the darkness and we find ourselves in -2 INT. Sitting there. is TRINITY. a modem. guns thrust before them. 3 EXT. There is a foldup table and chair with a phone. Lieutenant? Oh shit. AGENT SMITH. The only light in the room is the glow of the computer. a woman in black leather.

and FIRED. 4 INT. you were given specific orders -LIEUTENANT I'm just doing my job. AGENT SMITH No. A GUN still in the cop's hand is snatched. There is a final violent exchange of GUNFIRE and when it's over. Trinity moves again. 4. 3/9/98 3 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Lieutenant. twisted. flashlights sweeping with panic as the remaining cops try to stop a leather-clad ghost. your men are already dead. They're bringing her down now. The Lieutenant laughs. Trinity is the only one standing. a two-hundred-fifty pound sack of limp meat and bone that slams into the cop farthest from her. You gimme that Juris-my dick-tion and you can cram it up your ass. LIEUTENANT I sent two units. blood erupting. Her leg kicks with the force of a wrecking ball and he flies back. LIEUTENANT I think we can handle one little girl. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL The Big Cop flicks out his cuffs. (CONTINUED) 4 . Lieutenant.THE MATRIX . They've done this a hundred times. 3 Agent Smith nods to Agent Brown as they start toward the hotel.Rev. so smooth and fast. The eye blinks and Trinity's palm snaps up and the nose explodes. they know they've got her. AGENT SMITH The orders were for your protection. BULLETS RAKING the walls. inhumanly fast. until the Big Cop reaches with the cuffs and Trinity moves -It almost doesn't register. the other cops holding a bead.

You can make it. All right -Go.O.) . HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL TRINITY 5. 4 5 Agent Brown enters the hotel while Agent Smith heads for the alley. MORPHEUS (V. She drops the phone.O.) TRINITY TRINITY MORPHEUS (V. TRINITY Are there any Agents? Yes. centering herself.) You have to focus.O. Goddamnit! MORPHEUS (V.Rev. Wells and Lake. Shit. She takes a deep breath. 3/9/98 4 CONTINUED: A flashlight rocks slowly to a stop.) I know. There is a phone. This line is not a viable exit. answered. They cut the hardline.THE MATRIX . TRINITY Morpheus! The line was traced! don't know how. Operator. pacing. MORPHEUS (MANV.O. 5 EXT. 6 INT.O. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL Trinity is on the phone.) I The other end is 6 MAN (V.

3/9/98 7 INT. gliding in and out of each jump. HALL 6. 9 EXT. Trinity begins to jump from one roof to the next. the ground seems to flow beneath her as she hangs in flight.Rev. COP Jesus Christ -. running as hard as she can and -(CONTINUED) 10 9 8 . WINDOW A yellow glow in the midst of a dark brick building. still running hard. Ahead. The roof falls away into a wide back alley. but Trinity's face is perfectly calm. slack-jawed. 8 EXT. however. there is -10 EXT. Trinity is running as Agent Brown rises over the parapet. Trinity races to the opposite end. 7 She bursts out of the room as Agent Brown enters the hall. From above. COP That's it. she sees her only chance. It is a dizzying chase up and over the dark plateaued landscape of rooftops and sheer cliffs of brick.that's impossible! They stare. landing. exiting through a broken window onto the fire escape. we got her now. The next building is over 40 feet away. Trinity zeros in on it. Trinity sees Agent Smith staring at her. 50 feet beyond the point where her path drops away into a paved chasm. Agent Brown. ROOF On the roof. somersaulting up. The cops slow. FIRE ESCAPE In the alley below. has the same unnatural grace. leading the cops in pursuit. contrasted to the wild jumps of the cops. staring at some point beyond the other roof. leading another unit of police. launching herself into the air. realizing they are about to see something ugly as Trinity drives at the edge. then hits. She can only go up.THE MATRIX . her movements so clean. rolling over a shoulder up onto one knee. as Agent Brown duplicates the move exactly.

as the PHONE begins to RING. Get up -. Trinity. 10 CONTINUED: Hurtles herself into the empty night space. She falls. her body leveling into a dive. the headlights blindingly bright. arms covering her head as the whole world seems to spin on its axis -A10 INT. Obviously hurt. slamming into the booth. then falls onto a back stairwell. her pace quickening.just get up! She stands and limps down the rest of the stairs. she starts down the concrete walk. Gritting through the pain. BACK STAIRWELL And she crashes with an EXPLOSION of GLASS and WOOD. Across the street. waiting for Agent Brown but is met by only a slight WIND that HISSES against the fanged maw of broken glass. You're fine. focusing in completely. it's TIRES SCREAMING as it accelerates. bouncing down stairs bleeding. trained. Trinity tries to move. in a pool of white street light. bearing down on the box of Plexiglas just as -She answers the phone. tumbling. There is a frozen instant of silence before the hulking mass of dark metal lurches up onto the sidewalk -(CONTINUED) 11 . she races the truck. her gun instantly in her hand. A10 10 TRINITY Get up. broken -But still alive. 11 EXT. Everything hurts. Trinity sees the headlights of the truck arcing at the telephone booth as if taking aim.7. STREET Trinity emerges from the shadows of an alley and. at the end of the block. she sees it -The telephone booth. a garbage truck suddenly u-turns. She wheels on the smashed opening above.

We are SUCKED TOWARDS the mouthpiece of the phone. until the smooth gray plastic spreads out like a horizon and the small holes widen until we FALL THROUGH one -Swallowed by DARKNESS. AGENT JONES It's already begun. Agent Smith almost smiles. The DARKNESS CRACKLES with phosphorescent energy. Agent Jones and Brown walk up behind him. AGENT SMITH It doesn't matter. 3/9/98 11 CONTINUED: 8. After a moment. The handset of the pay phone lays on the ground.Rev. Trinity is gone. There is no body. She got out. His jaw sets as he grinds his molars in frustration. AGENT SMITH We'll need a search running. AGENT BROWN The informant is real. separated in the crash like a severed limb. 11 Barreling through the booth. CLOSER and CLOSER. bulldozing it into a brick wall. AGENT BROWN The name is Neo. The screen flickers with windowing data as a search engine runs with a steady relentless rhythm. AGENT JONES We have the name of their next target.THE MATRIX . the word "searching" blazing in around us as we EMERGE FROM a computer screen. SMASHING it to PLEXIGLAS PULP. Yes. Agent Smith inspects the wreckage. We DRIFT BACK FROM the screen and INTO -AGENT SMITH AGENT JONES . a black loafer steps down from the cab of the garbage truck.

(CONTINUED) CHOI (O. knock. 12 At the center of this technological rat-nest is NEO. Tabletops are that lay open like an everywhere. pushing random functions and keys while the computer types out a message as though it had a mind of its own.. still unnerved. Neo." Neo's eye pries open. 12 INT. there is another message: "Knock. Someone KNOCKS again. a man who knows more about living inside a computer than outside one.? He hits another and an "H" appears. but the screen is now blank. He keeps typing. He types "CTRL X" but the letter "T" appears." He hits it again and the message repeats. Another message appears: "Follow the white rabbit.9. He looks back at the computer. Behind him. He rubs his eyes but when he opens them.S) Neo rises. What. one eye still closed. unsure of where he is." Someone KNOCKS on his door and he almost jumps out of his chair. He stops and stares at the four words on the screen: "The Matrix has you. He is asleep in front of his PC. Neo. Who is it? It's Choi. NEO'S APARTMENT It is a studio apartment that seems overgrown with technology. Weed-like cables coil thickets that wind up desks. duct-taped into and around the legs of several filled with cannibalized equipment autopsied corpse. NEO NEO NEO . looking around." What the hell? He hits the "ESC" button. the computer screen suddenly goes blank. A prompt appears: "Wake up.. He sits up. He notices the screen.

He takes out an envelope and gives it to Neo through the cracked door. NEO You're two hours late. on the floor. door. CHOI (MAN) It's her fault.. I know. leaving the chain on.. 12 NEO You got the money? Two grand. You don't exist. Hold on. sticks the money in the book and drops it NEO CHOI Opening the door. Simulacra and Simulations. NEO I don't know. I know. The book has out and inside are several computer disks. On the floor near his bed is a book.. CHOI Something wrong. 12 CONTINUED: Neo flips a series of locks and opens the door. He closes the Baudrillard's been hollowed He takes one.10. A young Chinese MAN stands there with several of his friends. man! My own personal Jesus Christ! NEO If you get caught using that -CHOI I know.. (CONTINUED) NEO . he hands the disk to Choi. This never happened. Neo nods as the strange feeling of unrealness suddenly returns. CHOI Hallelujah! You are my Savior. man? You look a little whiter than usual. Right.. My computer..

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He looks back at Choi, unable to explain what just happened. NEO You ever have the feeling that you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming? CHOI All the time. It's called mescaline and it is the only way to fly. He smiles and slaps the hand of his nearest droog. CHOI It sounds to me like you need to unplug, man. A little R&R. What do you think, Dujour, should we take him with us? Definitely. I can't. Come on. promise. NEO I have to work tomorrow. DUJOUR It'll be fun. I DUJOUR

He looks up at her and suddenly notices on her black leather motorcycle jacket dozens of pins: bands, symbols, slogans, military medals and -A small white rabbit. Yeah, yeah. 13 INT. APARTMENT An older apartment; a series of halls connects a chain of small high-ceilinged rooms lined with heavy casements. Smoke hangs like a veil, blurring the few lights there are. Dressed predominately in black, people are everywhere, gathered in cliques around pieces of furniture like jungle cats around a tree. (CONTINUED) The ROOM TILTS. NEO Sure, I'll go. 13

12. 13 CONTINUED: Neo stands against a wall, alone, sipping from a bottle of beer, feeling completely out of place. He is about to leave when he notices a woman staring at him. The woman is Trinity. She walks straight up to him. 13

In the nearest room, shadow-like figures grind against each other to the pneumatic beat of INDUSTRIAL MUSIC. Hello, Neo. NEO How do you know that name? TRINITY I know a lot about you. I've been wanting to meet you for some time. Who are you? TRINITY My name is Trinity. NEO Trinity? The Trinity? The Trinity that cracked the I.R.S. D-Base? TRINITY That was a long time ago. Gee-zus. What? NEO I just thought... you were a guy. Most guys do. Neo is a little embarrassed. NEO Do you want to go somewhere and talk? TRINITY No. It's safe here and I don't have much time. (CONTINUED) TRINITY TRINITY NEO NEO TRINITY

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The MUSIC is so LOUD they must stand very close, talking directly into each other's ear. NEO That was you on my computer? She nods. NEO How did you do that? TRINITY Right now, all I can tell you, is that you are in danger. I brought you here to warn you. Of what? TRINITY They're watching you, Neo. Who is? TRINITY Please. Just listen. I know why you're here, Neo. I know what you've been doing. I know why you hardly sleep, why you live alone and why, night after night, you sit at your computer. You're looking for him. Her body is against his; her lips very close to his ear. TRINITY I know because I was once looking for the same thing, but when he found me he told me I wasn't really looking for him. I was looking for an answer. There is a hypnotic quality to her voice and Neo feels the words, like a drug, seeping into him. TRINITY It's the question that drives us, the question that brought you here. You know the question just as I did. NEO What is the Matrix? (CONTINUED) NEO NEO

pressing in on Neo until it is all he can hear as we -CUT TO: 14 INT. 3/22/98 13 CONTINUED: (3) TRINITY When I asked him. META CORTECHS OFFICE The main offices are along each wall. if you want it to. Shitshitshit. (CONTINUED) 16 15 NEO 14 . You believe that you are special.M. They have to see it to believe it. RHINEHEART. the windows overlooking downtown. the ultimate company man. Mr.THE MATRIX . 13 She turns and he watches her melt into the shifting wall of bodies. Anderson. that somehow the rules do not apply to you. 15 EXT. He strains to read the clock-face: 9:15 A. lectures Neo without looking at him. SKYSCRAPER The downtown office of Meta CorTechs. She leans close. TRINITY The answer is out there. he said that no one could ever be told the answer to that question. Obviously. her lips almost touching his ear. Neo. A SOUND RISES steadily. 16 INT. It's looking for you and it will find you. slowly dragging Neo to consciousness. RHINEHEART You have a problem with authority.Rev. a software development company. you are mistaken. growing out of the MUSIC. dragging their rubber squeegees down the surface of the glass. 14. NEO'S APARTMENT The sound is an ALARM CLOCK. typing at his computer continuously. Neo stares at two window cleaners on a scaffolding outside.

Unnerved. It seems the instant it is in his hand. Inside is a cellular PHONE.S. Do I make myself clear? NEO Yes. RHINEHEART The time has come to make a choice. Hello? (CONTINUED) NEO . the company has a problem. FEDEX GUY Have a nice day. VOICE (O. Mr. or you choose to find yourself another job. RHINEHEART This company is one of the top software companies in the world because every single employee understands that they are a part of a whole. 17 INT. it RINGS. Thus. 16 CONTINUED: His long. with a labyrinth of cubicles structured around a core of elevators. bony fingers resume clicking the keyboard.15.) Thomas Anderson? Neo turns and finds a FEDERAL EXPRESS GUY at his cubicle door. Rhineheart. NEO'S CUBICLE The entire floor looks like a human honeycomb. clear. Yeah. He opens the bag. Anderson. NEO That's me. Either you choose to be at your desk on time from this day forth. Perfectly 16 17 Neo signs the electronic pad and the Fedex Guy hands him the softpak. if an employee has a problem. Mr. He turns again. he flips it open.

) Stand up and see for yourself. 17 Neo's knees give and he sinks into his chair.Rev.) Neo starts to stand. NEO NEO His head peeks up over the partition.) The elevator. Neo.O.O. he sees Agent Smith. One cop stays at the elevator.O. Do it slowly. is? MORPHEUS (V.. NEO What the hell do they want with me?! (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V. Neo.O. And I'm not sure what they're going to do. A female employee turns and points out Neo's cubicle. Morpheus. we have run out of time. At the elevator. Neo ducks. 3/9/98 17 CONTINUED: Hello.) NEO .O. the others follow the Agents.O.THE MATRIX . Now. I don't know if you're ready to see what I want to show you. They're coming for you.. Agent Brown and Agent Jones leading a group of cops. Holy shit! Yes. Right now? Yes.) I've been looking for you.) Do you know who this 16. NEO Who's coming for me? MORPHEUS (V. but unfortunately. Neo. MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V.

O.17. MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V. clutching the phone tightly to him..) When I tell you. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS (V. but if you don't want to find out.O.) I'm not sure. MORPHEUS (V. Brown is talking to another employee.) I can guide you out.) . go to the end of the row to the first office on the left.? Go! Now! MORPHEUS (V. 17 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS (V. A cop is sent to NEO 17 Morpheus' voice is a whisper in Neo's ear...) A little longer. Now. The agents are moving quickly towards the cubicle.O.O. The Agents enter Neo's empty cubicle. stay as low as you can.) Neo lunges across the hall. Sweat trickles down his forehead. How?! MORPHEUS (V.) Stay here for a moment.O. Neo crams himself into a dark corner.O. search the bathroom. you better get out of there.O. MORPHEUS (V. diving into the other cubicle just as the Agents turn into his row. NEO But what if.) The cubicle across from you is empty.O.. but you have to do exactly what I say.

Neo. There is a window in front of you. One is that scaffold. then back at (CONTINUED) . 18 INT. 18 NEO How do you know all this? Morpheus laughs quietly. NEO No way. 17 Neo rolls out of the cubicle.O. this is crazy. You can make it.) There's a ledge.) There are only two ways out of this building. Good. Open it. No! NEO It's too far away. He hangs up.THE MATRIX . Neo looks down. MORPHEUS (V. Staying crouched. MORPHEUS (V. the scaffold. the building's glass wall vertigos into a concrete chasm. The other is in their custody.) You can use the scaffold to get to the roof. his eyes popping as he freezes right behind a cop who has just turned around. he sneaks away down the row. It's a short short climb. I leave it to you. MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V. 3/9/98 17 CONTINUED: (3) 18.O.O.) The answer is coming. shooting across the opening to the first office on the left.Rev.O.O. Neo looks at the door. The WIND HOWLS into the room. You take a chance either way. CLICK. He opens the window.) Outside there is a scaffold. MORPHEUS (V. no way. EMPTY OFFICE The room is empty.

forcing his head down as they push him into the dark sedan. Recoiling. a wide angle view of a white room where Neo is sitting at a table alone. and the phone falls out of his hand. knocking Neo off balance. Hanging onto the frame. entering the room as if the monitor was a window. He climbs up onto the window ledge. 18 CONTINUED: NEO This is insane! Why is this happening to me? What did I do? I'm nobody. Thomas A. SKYSCRAPER The Agents lead a handcuffed Neo out of the revolving doors. He watches as it is swallowed by the distance beneath him. 20 INT. I didn't do anything. At the same moment. Trinity watches in the rearview mirror of her motorcycle. The WIND suddenly BLASTS up the face of the building. he steps onto the small ledge. NEO I'm going to die. The scaffold seems even farther away. The name on the file: "Anderson. he clings harder to the frame. the door opens and the Agents enter. We MOVE INTO the monitor." (CONTINUED) 20 TRINITY 19 NEO 18 . Shit. INTERROGATION ROOM CLOSE ON a camera monitor. A thick manila envelope slaps down on the table. Agent Smith sits down across from Neo.19. NEO This is insane! I can't do this! Forget it! He climbs back into the office just as a cop opens the door. Shit! 19 EXT.

his eyes are an unnatural iceblue. The pages continue to turn. Neo feels himself sinking into a pit of shit. Paper rattle marks the silence as he flips several pages. you pay your taxes and you help your landlady carry out her garbage. 20. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . A man who calls himself Morpheus. One of them does not. AGENT SMITH It seems that you have been living two lives. The fact is that he is wanted for acts of terrorism in more countries than any other man in the world. Mr. He closes the file. Anderson. You are here because we need your help. Neo cannot tell if he is looking at the file or at him. AGENT SMITH I'm going to be as forthcoming as I can be. Whatever you think you know about this man is irrelevant.Rev. 3/9/98 20 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH As you can see. You have a social security number. AGENT SMITH The other life is lived in computers where you go by the hacker alias Neo. Anderson. Anderson. program writer for a respectable software company. 20 He opens the file. we've had our eye on you for some time now. Mr. AGENT SMITH One of these lives has a future. AGENT SMITH We know that you have been contacted by a certain individual. you are Thomas A. and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for.THE MATRIX . In one life. He removes his sunglasses.

AGENT SMITH My colleagues believe that I am wasting my time with you but I believe you want to do the right thing. It is obvious that you are an intelligent man. He leans closer. Mr. Neo tries to match his stare. Wow. That sounds like a real good deal. AGENT SMITH You disappoint me. Neo nods to himself. NEO Yeah. Anderson. and that you are interested in the future. How about I just give you the finger -He does. 20 CONTINUED: (2) AGENT SMITH (CONT'D) He is considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive. But I think I have a better one. to give you a fresh start and all we are asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice. That is why I believe you are ready to put your past mistakes behind you and get on with your life. NEO You can't scare me with this Gestapo crap. Anderson. I know my rights. Mr. AGENT SMITH We are willing to wipe the slate clean. I want my phone call! Agent Smith smiles. NEO And you give me my phone call! Agent Smith puts his glasses back on.21. (CONTINUED) 20 .

sucking him in with an almost gravitational force. saying nothing. From a case taken out of his suit coat. what good is a phone call if you are unable to speak? The question unnerves Neo and strangely he begins to feel the muscles in his jaw tighten. forcing him up out of bed. everything-is-okay breath when -The PHONE RINGS. Smith nods and the other two rip open his shirt. Smith removes a long. Wild with fear. Mr. Neo feels his lips grow soft and sticky as they slowly seal shut. he watches as the electronic device animates. 21 INT. Neo bolts upright in bed. becoming an organic creature that resembles a hybrid of an insect and a fluke worm. he lunges for the door but the Agents restrain him. Thin. Horrified.NIGHT Screaming.22. He answers it. His stomach looks fine. watching Neo's confusion grow into panic. whether you want to or not. The standing Agents snicker. Mr. He bucks wildly as Smith drops the creature which looks for a moment like an uncut umbilical cord --. fiber-optic wire tap. whisker-like tendrils reach out and probe into Neo's navel. Anderson. It almost stops his heart. melding into each other until all traces of his mouth are gone. 20 CONTINUED: (3) AGENT SMITH And tell me. Anderson. its tail thrashing as it worms its way inside. holding him in the chair. Was it a dream? His mouth is normal. (CONTINUED) 21 20 . It continues RINGING. AGENT SMITH You are going to help us.before it begins to burrow. Neo struggles helplessly as Smith dangles the wire over his exposed abdomen. building pressure in the room. He starts to take a deep. He realizes that he is home. NEO'S APARTMENT .

22 EXT. Every pair of eyes he passes seems to follow him. that time when it seems there are no rules and everything feels unsafe. Neo's boots scrape against the concrete..) Do you still want to meet? .Rev.) Go to the Adams Street bridge. Neo. you may have spent the last few years looking for me.NIGHT It is just beyond the middle of the night. headlights creep in behind him.O.THE MATRIX . Get in. but they've underestimated how important you are.. MORPHEUS (V. Rain pours from a black sky.O.) You're the One. MORPHEUS (V. but I've spent most of my life looking for you. As he reaches the bridge.O. You see. NEO What are you talking about? What the hell is happening to me? MORPHEUS (V. 22 NEO NEO 23. Neo feels sick. 3/9/98 21 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS (V. The Agents -MORPHEUS (V. He turns just as the car slides quickly to a stop beside him. The back door opens. CITY STREET . unsure of what he has done. you would probably be dead.) They got to you first. If they knew what I know.O. 21 He closes his eyes. CLICK. TRINITY .O.) This line is tapped so I must be brief. Yes.

SWITCH Take off your shirt.THE MATRIX . please. Why? (CONTINUED) NEO NEO NEO TRINITY NEO . Beside him is a beautiful androgyne called SWITCH. For our protection. TRINITY Neo. He looks at the strange device and the gun still trained on him. Our way or the highway. coppertop! We don't have time for 'twenty questions. WINDOW WIPERS BEAT HEAVILY against the windshield. Fine. She lifts a strange steel and glass device that looks like a cross between a rib separator. SWITCH Listen to me. Apoc does. speculum and air compressor. NEO What the hell is this?! TRINITY It's necessary. CAR 24. 23 A large man named APOC is driving. Neo. you have to trust me. What? Why? SWITCH Stop the car. 3/9/98 23 INT.Rev. aiming a large gun at Neo. From what? From you.' Right now there is only one rule. Neo opens the door.

THE MATRIX . A23 EXT. TRINITY Come on. 24 INT. On a small monitor that projects an ultrasound-like image. Neo stares out into the sheets of rain railing against the dark street beyond the open door. NEO What is this thing? TRINITY We think you're bugged. the cylinder sucking hard at his stomach. Neo. 23 A23 24 Trinity aims the device at Neo. Neo screams. DARK STREET A moment later the green street lights curve over the car's tinted windshield as it rushes through the wet underworld. squinting in pain as Trinity watches the needle on a pressure gauge climb steadily. TRINITY And I know that's not where you want to be. come on. He gasps as something wiggles beneath his skin inside his stomach. its glass snout forming a seal over his navel. He closes the door.. Switch snaps a cable into the front seat cigarette lighter. 3/9/98 23 CONTINUED: TRINITY Because you've been down there. we see Neo's insides begin to slither and churn. (CONTINUED) . Try to She turns a dial and the machine bears down on Neo's midsection. You already know that road. TRINITY 25. Lie back.. relax. CAR Neo grudgingly strips off his T-shirt. You know exactly where it ends.Rev.

She unrolls the window and dumps it out. This is it. HOTEL LAFAYETTE The car stops in a deserted alley behind a forgotten hotel. Trinity leads Neo from the stairwell down the hall of the thirteenth floor. 3/9/98 24 CONTINUED: SWITCH It's on the move. reverted back into a common wire tap. No I'm not. 27 INT. 26 EXT. 25 EXT. a rotting host of urban maggotry. its tendrils flapping against the clear walls. Shit. (CONTINUED) TRINITY 27 26 25 . the small fluke-like bug flips and squirms. HOTEL LAFAYETTE It is a place of putrefying elegance. 24 The foreboding word hangs in Neo's ear for a moment when Trinity squeezes a trigger. Inside. TRINITY Clear.Rev. Electric current hammers into Neo and rigid convulsions take hold of him beneath the flickering car lamp until -Something finally rockets wetly out of Neo's stomach through the extractor's coils. NEO Jesus Christ! It's real?! That thing is real?! Trinity lifts a glass cage at the end of the tubing. CAR It hits the pavement with a metallic tink. as the car disappears into the rainy night. TRINITY 26. They stop outside room 1313.THE MATRIX . SWITCH You're gonna lose it.

(CONTINUED) NEO MORPHEUS . A smile. It's an honor. Please. TRINITY Let me give one piece of advice. At last. 28 INT. 27 28 Across the room.THE MATRIX . He wears a long black coat and his eyes are invisible behind circular mirrored glasses. He knows more than you can possibly imagine. Come. razor-thin. burgundy-leather chairs. A dull ROAR of THUNDER shakes the old building. As you no doubt have guessed. curls the corner of his lips. He strides to Neo and they shake hands. right now. the honor is mine. He nods to Trinity and she exits through a door to an adjacent room. They sit across from one another in cracked. Be honest. MORPHEUS I imagine. MORPHEUS Welcome. He turns and his smile lights up the room. Sit.Rev. Neo. MORPHEUS No. MORPHEUS I can see it in your eyes. tumbling down the rabbit hole? NEO You could say that. ROOM 1313 27. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. I am Morpheus. 3/9/98 27 CONTINUED: Neo can hear his own heart pounding. a DARK FIGURE stares out the tall windows veiled with decaying lace. you must be feeling a bit like Alice.

You've felt it your whole life. Neo. You have come because you know something. You're a legend. here? 28 NEO You're Morpheus. MORPHEUS Let me tell you why you are here. MORPHEUS Yes. that smile that could cut glass. felt that something is wrong with the world. the truth. But I think we both know there's more to it than that. What you know you can't explain but you feel it. driving you mad. Neo? No. (CONTINUED) NEO MORPHEUS NEO . Again. why are you MORPHEUS this is not far from But I'm getting ahead Can you tell me. It is this feeling that brought you to me. Most hackers would die to meet you. Why not? NEO Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life. Do you know what I'm talking about? The Matrix? MORPHEUS Do you want to know what it is? Neo swallows hard and nods. 28 CONTINUED: Ironically. Thank you.28. Do you believe in fate. You don't know what. MORPHEUS I know exactly what you mean. of myself. but it's there like a splinter in your mind.

there is no going back. the moisture growing in his palms. taste. MORPHEUS You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. The LEATHER CREAKS as he leans back.29. You take the blue pill and the story ends. or touch. The pills in his open hands are reflected in the glasses. After this. a blue pill. You feel it when you go to work. Like everyone else. Morpheus opens his hands. Nothing more. it's all around us. MORPHEUS Unfortunately. no one can be told what the Matrix is. You can see it out your window or on your television. Neo. kept inside a prison that you cannot smell. What truth? MORPHEUS That you are a slave. A prison for your mind. (CONTINUED) . MORPHEUS Remember that all I am offering is the truth. In the left. 28 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS The Matrix is everywhere. You have to see it for yourself. NEO 28 MORPHEUS This is your last chance. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Neo feels the smooth skin of the capsules. or go to church or pay your taxes. In the right is a red pill. you were born into bondage. here even in this room.

Dorothy. He whispers to Trinity: NEO You did all this? She nods. Switch and Cypher look up as they enter. He and Trinity are working quickly. 29 INT. placing a set of headphones over his ears. MORPHEUS Neo.Rev. Follow me. NEO What does that mean? CYPHER It means buckle up. 3/9/98 28 CONTINUED: (3) The 30. glowing ash-blue and electric green from the racks of monitors. Cheshire smile returns. They are wired to an old hotel phone. 28 Neo opens his mouth and swallows the red pill. (CONTINUED) APOC . OTHER ROOM MORPHEUS 29 He leads Neo into the other room.THE MATRIX . time is always against us. 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye. which is cramped with high-tech equipment. Apoc. Trinity. MORPHEUS Apoc. are we on-line? Almost. hardwiring a complex system of monitors. modules and drives. Will you take a seat there? Neo sits in a chair in the center of the room and Trinity begins gently fixing white electrode disks to him. 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. Near the chair is an old oval dressing mirror that is cracked.

until the fragile wisps of mirror thread break. spreading across his palm where he sees his face reflected. Neo. a webwork of cracks that slowly run together as though the mirror were becoming liquid. Quickly.THE MATRIX .. His eyes blink and twitch when he notices the mirror. he hears Apoc POUNDING on a KEYBOARD.? Cypher works with Apoc... NEO This can't be. checking reams of phosphorescent data.Rev.. he tries to pull his fingers out but the mirror stretches in long rubbery strands like mirrored taffy stuck to his fingertips.. through the ear phones. he stares as it begins to heal itself. Uh-oh. 29 Distantly. Apoc? (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS NEO . running like wax down his fingers.. that you were so sure was real? A flash of lightning flickers white hot against Neo. Wide-eyed. 3/9/98 29 CONTINUED: 31. Trinity monitors Neo's electric vital signs. Be what? MORPHEUS Be real? NEO The strands thin like rubber cement as he pulls away. MORPHEUS Have you ever had a dream. Sweat beads his face. Neo? How would you know the difference between the dreamworld and the real world? Neo looks at his hand. dripping. Neo reaches out to touch the mirror and his fingers disappear beneath the rippling surface. TRINITY It's going into replication. MORPHEUS What if you were unable to wake from that dream. fingers distended into mirrored icicles that begin to melt rapidly. Did you.

The mirror creeps up his neck as Neo begins to panic. 29 Morpheus takes out a cellular phone and dials a number. we're going to need the signal soon. rolling up and closing as a HIGH-PITCHED ELECTRIC SCREAM erupts in the HEADPHONES. trying to keep his mouth up. The mirror gel seems to come to life. racing. (CONTINUED) 30 . APOC Targeting.THE MATRIX . crawling up his arms like hundreds of insects. MORPHEUS Tank. It's cold. sucked into his scream and swallowed by darkness. 3/9/98 29 CONTINUED: (2) Still nothing. Tank. TRINITY He's going into arrest! Lock! APOC I got him! NEO MORPHEUS Now. tipping his head as though he were sinking into the mirror.CLOSE ON MAN'S BODY floating in a magenta amnion. It is a piercing shriek like a computer calling to another computer -Neo's body arches in agony and we are PULLED like we were pulled INTO the holes of the phone.. An ALARM on Trinity's monitor ERUPTS. now! His eyes tear with mirror. POWER PLANT . APOC 32.Rev. TRINITY I got fibrillation! Shit! Apoc? MORPHEUS Streams of mercury run from Neo's nose. almost there. 30 INT..

pale and motionless. fighting against the thick gelatin. disappearing down into a dim murk like an underwater abyss. Tearing himself free. The IVs in his arms are plugged into outlets that appear to be grafted to his flesh. his body slick with gelatin. (CONTINUED) . he waits for his vision to focus. He moves to the foot of the capsule and looks out.THE MATRIX . the surface of which has solidified like curdled milk. He feels the weight of another cable and reaches to the back of his head where he finds an enormous coaxial plugged and locked into the base of his skull. a hole widening around his mouth as he sucks for air. Air bubbles into the Jell-O but does not break the surface. To either side he sees other tube-shaped pods filled with magenta gelatin. until it ruptures. He is struggling desperately now. Towers of glowing petals spiral up to incomprehensible heights. He tries to pull it out but it would be easier to pull off a finger. level after level. 33. He is standing in an oval capsule of clear alloy filled with magenta gelatin. clawing at the thinning elastic shroud. dimly-glowing petal attached to a black metal stem. It is Neo. All connected to a center core. there are more. Pressing up. 3/9/98 30 CONTINUED: His body spasms. He is bald and naked. Unable to breathe. obscure his face. he sees other human beings. stretching like a red rubber cocoon. he fights wildly to stand. His sight is blurred and warped. The image assaults his mind. Dizzy. 30 Metal tubes. he emerges from the cell. surreal versions of hospital tubes. the surface distends. nauseous.Rev. Other lines like IVs are connected to limbs and cover his genitals. Above him. beneath the wax-like surface. The sound of the plant is like the sound of the ocean heard from inside the belly of Leviathan. Fanning out in a circle. exaggerating the intensity of the vision. each capsule like a red. the stem rises seemingly forever.

FADE TO BLACK. paralyzing him as the cable lock at the back of his neck spins and opens. 30 CONTINUED: (2) 30 From above. clear plastic needle and cerebrum-chip slides from the anterior of Neo's skull with an ooze of blood and spinal fluid. Neo passes out. sucks the gelatin and then Neo into a black hole. beautiful housings of alloyed metal covering organic-like systems of hard and soft polymers. 33 INT. pulling him up into the belly of the futuristic flying machine hovering inside the sewer main. The machine seizes hold of Neo. MORPHEUS Welcome to the real world. 31 INT. Neo. The cable disengages itself. It is almost insect-like in its design. flushing up through grease traps clogged with oily clumps of cellulite.34. the back of the unit opens and a tremendous vacuum. He smiles. Human hands and arms help him up as he finds himself looking straight at Morpheus. The other connective hoses snap free and snake away as the machine lets Neo go. He swallows his scream as it seems to stare at him. Banking through pipe spirals and elbows. HOVERCRAFT The metal harness opens and drops the half-conscious Neo onto the floor. 32 INT. like an airplane door opening. WASTE LINE The pipe is a waste disposal system and Neo falls. A long. The metallic cable then lifts. Suddenly. SEWER MAIN Neo begins to drown when he is suddenly snatched from the flow of waste. a machine drops directly in front of Neo. sliding with the clot of gelatin. 33 32 31 .

THE MATRIX .S.) I don't have to hope it. I know it. TRINITY (O. HOVERCRAFT . 3/9/98 FADE IN: 34 INT. Neo's eyes flutter open. 35. angelic in the fluorescent glow of a light stick. We found him.S. HOVERCRAFT We have no sense of time. FADE TO BLACK. (CONTINUED) 35 MORPHEUS NEO (O. 34 MORPHEUS (O. something tingling through him.S.INFIRMARY He opens his eyes again. We see Morpheus' face above us. We hear voices whispering.) .Rev. am I dead? Far from it..S.) I hope you're right. Morpheus closes Neo's eyes and Neo lays back.) We've done it. He focuses and sees his body pierced with dozens of acupuncture-like needles wired to a strange device. DOZER He still needs a lot of work. NEO What are you doing? MORPHEUS Your muscles have atrophied. .. DOZER and Morpheus are operating on Neo. 35 INT. Fluorescent light sticks burn unnaturally bright. MORPHEUS (O. NEO Why do my eyes hurt? MORPHEUS You've never used them before. We're rebuilding them. Trinity.

36. 35 CONTINUED: Rest, Neo. coming. 36 INT. NEO'S ROOM Neo wakes up from a deep sleep, feeling better. He begins to examine himself. There is a futuristic IV plugged into the jack in his forearm. He pulls it out, staring at the grafted outlet. He runs his hand over the short hair now covering his head. His fingers find and explore the large outlet in the base of his skull. Just as he starts to come unglued, Morpheus opens the door. NEO Morpheus, what's happened to me? What is this place? MORPHEUS More important than what is when? When? MORPHEUS You believe the year is 1997 in fact it is much closer to I can't say for certain what it is because we honestly do know. The wind is knocked from Neo's chest. MORPHEUS There is no reason for me to try to explain it when I can simply show it. Come with me. 37 INT. HOVERCRAFT Like a sleepwalker, Neo follows Morpheus through the ship. MORPHEUS This is my ship, the Nebuchadnezzar. It's a hovercraft. (MORE) (CONTINUED) 37 when 2197. year not NEO MORPHEUS The answers are 35


THE MATRIX - Rev. 3/9/98 37 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS (CONT'D) Small like a submarine. It's cramped and cold. But it's home. They climb a ladder up to the main deck. 38 INT. MAIN DECK Everyone is there. MORPHEUS This is the main deck. You know most of my crew. Trinity smiles and nods. MORPHEUS The ones you don't know. That's Mouse, Cypher, and Switch. Those two guys are Tank and Dozer. The names and faces wash meaninglessly over Neo. MORPHEUS And this, this is the Core. This is where we broadcast our pirate signal and hack into the Matrix. It is a coaxial battery of life

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swamp of bizarre electronic equipment. Vines of hang and snake to and from huge monolithic slabs, a black portable satellite dish and banks systems and computer monitors.

At the center of the web, there are six ecto-skeleton chairs made of a poly-alloy frame and suspension harness. Near the circle of chairs is the control console and operator's station where the network is monitored. MORPHEUS You want to know what the Matrix is, Neo? The answer is right here. He touches the back of Neo's head. MORPHEUS Help him, Trinity. Neo allows himself to be helped into one of the chairs. He feels Morpheus guiding a coaxial line into the jack at the back of his neck. The cable has the same kind of cerebrum chip we saw inside the plant. (CONTINUED)

38. 38 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS This will feel a little weird. There are several disturbing noises as he works the needle in. We MOVE IN as Neo's shoulders bunch and his face tightens into a grimace until a loud CLICK fires and his ears pop like when you equalize them underwater. He relaxes, opening his eyes as we PULL BACK to a feeling of weightlessness inside another place -39 INT. CONSTRUCT Neo is standing in an empty, blank-white space. MORPHEUS This is the Construct. Startled, Neo whips around and finds Morpheus now in the room with him. MORPHEUS It is our loading program. We can load anything from clothes, to weapons, to training simulations. Anything we need. Morpheus walks past Neo and when Neo turns he sees the two leather chairs from the Hotel Lafayette set up in front of a large screen television. Sit down. Neo stands at the back of the chair as Morpheus sits. NEO Right now, we're inside a computer program? Morpheus smiles. MORPHEUS Is it so hard to believe? Your clothes are different, the plugs in your arms and head are gone. Look at your hair, you were bald a moment ago. Neo touches his head. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS 39 38

This is the world as it exists today. It exists now only as part of a neuralinteractive simulation that we call the Matrix. isn't it? Neo's hands run over the cracked leather. smell. As in Baudrillard's vision. MORPHEUS 'The desert of the real. On the television. we see images of the Twentieth Century city where Neo lived. MORPHEUS This is the world you know. taste. not the territory. then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. The world as it was at the end of the Twentieth Century.39. The mental projection of your electronic self. In the distance.This isn't real? MORPHEUS What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you feel. (CONTINUED) 39 . MORPHEUS You have been living inside a dreamworld. He picks up a remote control and clicks on the television. the water is gone. NEO This -. 39 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS It's what we call residual self image. we see the ruins of a future city protruding from the wasteland like the blackened ribs of a long-dead corpse. Neo. your whole life has been spent inside the map. He changes the channel and we see a very different city as we enter the television. Wild. or see.' Beneath us.

I must say I find it almost funny to imagine the world slapping itself on the back. Fate. MORPHEUS We don't know who struck first. I say almost funny. it seems. is not without a sense of irony. He looks up and his sunglasses reflect the obsidian clouds roiling overhead. As we DESCEND INTO the circular window of his glasses. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky. they were dependent on solar power.? You mean artificial intelligence? MORPHEUS Yes. we have been dependent on machines to survive.I. . we marveled at our magnificence as we gave birth to A.I. Neo clings to the chair. Us or them. all of mankind was united in celebration. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun. NEO A. At the time. there is a flash of lightning. MORPHEUS We have only bits and pieces of information. where we FIND Morpheus and Neo. MORPHEUS Throughout human history. What we know for certain is that. 39 CONTINUED: (2) 39 We TURN AND DESCEND. Through the blinding inebriation of hubris. A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines. at some point in the early Twenty-first Century.40. trying to get his bearings. SPIRALING DOWN TOWARD the lake bed which is scorched and split like burnt flesh. toasting the new age.

U. MORPHEUS The Machines discovered a new form of fusion. The fetus is suspended in a placenta-like husk. horrifying precision. I wouldn't believe it. lightning tearing open the sky as a harvester sweeps past us.'s of body heat. 40 EXT. All they needed was a small electrical charge to initiate the reaction. where its malleable skull is already growing around the brain-jack. A40 INT. we PULL BACK from the darkness which reveals itself to be the black eye of a fetus. endless fields where human beings are no longer born. watched them liquefy the dead so they could be fed intravenously to the living and standing there. MORPHEUS There are fields. A40 40 . We RISE UP. we see the image of the power plant now on the television as we return to the white space of the construct. the field stretching in every direction to the horizon. pooling around a tiny newborn that suckles its feed tube. FETUS FIELDS On the flash. Still PULLING BACK.T. Red amniotic gel flows into the pod below us. the pure. we begin to PULL BACK as it snaps shut. MORPHEUS For the longest time.000 B. MORPHEUS The human body generates more bioelectricity than a 120-volt battery and over 25. The husk hanging from a stalk is plucked by a thresherlike farm machine. facing the efficiency.41. we are grown. POWER PLANT From the yawning black of the waste port. But then I saw the fields with my own eyes. I came to realize the obviousness of the truth.

Once it's out.42. falling as he trips free of the harness. NEO Get this thing out of me! Easy. Stop! 42 INT. TRINITY Easy. CONSTRUCT Morpheus steps INTO VIEW as he clicks off the television. Neo. NEO Don't touch me! Get away from me! On his hands and knees. he reels as the world spins. NEO No! I don't believe it! possible! It's not MORPHEUS I didn't say that it would be easy. NEO Let me out! I want out! 42 Dozer holds him while Trinity unlocks it. MORPHEUS What is the Matrix? Control. NEO I don't believe it! believe it! I don't (CONTINUED) . I just said that it would be the truth. MAIN DECK His eyes snap open and he thrashes against the chair. Neo. trying to rip the cable from the back of his neck. The Matrix dreamworld control in being into MORPHEUS is a computer-generated built to keep us under order to change a human this. he tears away from them. 41 He holds up a coppertop battery. He opens the back of the television remote control. Sweat pours off him as a pressure builds inside his skull as if his brain had been put into a centrifuge. 41 INT.

He pauses. to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. 43 42 . 43 INT. I broke the rule because I had to. the human race will never be free. It was this man that freed the first of us and taught us the truth. Neo knows that answer. But if you could. MORPHEUS When the Matrix was first built there was a man born inside that had the ability to change what he wanted. He stares into the darkness. NEO I can't go back. It is dangerous. (CONTINUED) The room is dark. can I? Morpheus is sitting like a shadow on a chair in the far corner. confessing as much to himself as to Neo. Neo is stretched out on his bed. There is a rule that we do not free a mind once it reaches a certain age. MORPHEUS No. 42 CONTINUED: CYPHER He's going to pop! Vomiting violently. Their mind turns against them. Neo pitches forward and blacks out. I've seen it happen. NEO'S ROOM He blinks. They have trouble letting go. MORPHEUS I feel that I owe you an apology. regaining consciousness.43. as long as the Matrix exists. I'm sorry. would you really want to? Deep down.

HOVERCRAFT There is no morning. Neo can feel his eyes on him. I'll be your operator. an end to the war and freedom for our people. 44 INT.44. He stands up. I guarantee it. That is why there are those of us that have spent our entire lives searching the Matrix. MORPHEUS I did what I did because I believe the search is over. 43 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS When he died. Morning. Get some rest. I'm Tank. For what? Your training. TANK You will tonight. He offers his hand and Neo shakes it. Tank doesn't have any jacks. the Oracle prophesied his return and envisioned that his coming would hail the destruction of the Matrix. No. there is only darkness and then the fluorescent light sticks flicker on. looking for him. 45 INT. He notices that (CONTINUED) TANK Did you sleep? NEO The 45 44 MORPHEUS MORPHEUS You're going to NEO 43 . NEO'S ROOM Neo is awake in his bed. door opens and TANK steps inside. need it. staring up at the lights.

Me and my brother Dozer.. well then this is an exciting time. We're not supposed to talk about any of that but if you are. oldfashioned. It's a city? TANK The last human city. Where is it? TANK Deep underground. where it's still warm. MAIN DECK Neo is plugged in. Near the earth's core. 46 INT. You live long enough. I got to tell you. you might even see it. Born free. I'm fairly excited to see what you are capable of. hanging in one of the suspension chairs. Genuine child of Zion. (he smiles) Goddamn. 45 CONTINUED: NEO You don't have. Zion? TANK If this war ended tomorrow.45.. place we got left. home-grown human. Zion is where the party would be. (CONTINUED) 46 NEO The only NEO NEO 45 . I mean if Morpheus is right and all. we are one hundred percent pure. TANK Any holes? Nope. Right here in the real world. We got a lot to do so let's get to it.

MAIN DECK CLOSE ON a computer monitor as grey pixels slowly fill a small. half-empty box. The title bar reads: "Combat Series 10 of 12. but this is some major boring shit. The monitors kick wildly as his heart pounds. Tank punches the "load" code. Smiling. Drunken Boxing. It is a meter displaying how much download time is left. An instant later his eyes snap open. Jujitsu. he likes it! for more? Hell yes! 47 INT. He begins flipping through a tall carousel loaded with micro discs. TANK How about some combat training? Neo reads the label on the disk. No way. adrenaline surges. and his brain sizzles.46. (CONTINUED) 47 NEO Ready NEO NEO . Mikey. His body jumps against the harness as his eyes clamp shut. Holy shit! TANK Hey.." Morpheus walks in.." file categories flashing beneath it: "Savate. Ken Po. 46 CONTINUED: TANK We're supposed to load all these operations programs first. Why don't we start with something a little fun? Tank smiles as he plops into his operator's chair. Jujitsu? jujitsu? NEO I'm going to learn 46 Tank slides the disk into Neo's supplement drive.

if you can. NEO This is incredible. MORPHEUS This is a sparring program. machine. Some of them can be bent.THE MATRIX . noticing that Neo is wildly and chaotically lit up as opposed to the slow and steady rhythm of Morpheus. 47 Neo's body spasms and relaxes as his eyes open. the two bodies appear quite serene. 3/9/98 47 CONTINUED: How is he? TANK Ten hours straight. Others can be broken. He looks like he just orgasmed. Tank monitors their Life Systems. He's a MORPHEUS 47. fu. similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. suspended in the drive chairs. It has the same basic rules. breath hissing from his lips. Show me. Understand? Neo nods as Morpheus assumes a fighting stance. 48 INT. DOJO They are standing in a very sparse Japanese-style dojo. cautiously circling until he gives a short cry and launches a furious attack. Neo assumes a similar stance. 49 INT. fists and feet striking from every angle as Neo presses his attack. It is like a Jackie Chan movie at high speed. Rules like gravity. 49 48 I know kung MORPHEUS . MORPHEUS Then hit me. What you must learn is that these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system.Rev. MAIN DECK While their minds battle in the programmed reality. but each and every blow is blocked by effortless speed.

MORPHEUS Do you believe that's air you are breathing now? Neo stands. MORPHEUS Good. speckling the white floor of the dojo. five more hit their marks until -Neo falls. Improvisation.You're too fast. teeth clenched. DOJO Neo's face is knotted. interrupting dinner. For every blow Neo blocks. as he hurls himself at Morpheus. 50 INT. MORPHEUS How did I beat you? NEO You -. Again. still unable to catch his breath. on his hands and knees. MOUSE Morpheus is fighting Neo! All at once. Panting. MORPHEUS Do you think my being faster. taking Neo apart. 51 INT. everyone bolts for the door.48. Their fists fly with pneumatic speed. Morpheus attacks him and it is like nothing we have seen. His feet and fists are everywhere. But your weakness isn't your technique. nodding slowly. stronger has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Neo is frustrated. Adaptation. MORPHEUS 51 50 . blood spits from his mouth. MESS HALL MOUSE bursts into the room.

NEO I know what you're trying to do -MORPHEUS I'm trying to free your mind. MORPHEUS Come on! Stop trying to hit me and just hit me. watching the fight. load the jump program. Neo. 54 INT. MAIN DECK There are several gasps. like watching a game of Mortal Kombat. Tank. 55 54 53 52 . Neo's face twists with rage as the speed of the blows rises like a drum solo.49. MAIN DECK Everyone is gathered behind Tank. You're the one that has to step through. knocking off his glasses. but all I can do is show you the door. DOJO Morpheus rubs his face. Whack. MOUSE Jeezus Keeerist! He's fast! Look at his neural-kinetics! They're way above normal! 53 INT. DOJO Morpheus begins to press Neo. countering blows while slipping in several stinging slaps. then smiles. MORPHEUS Come on. What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Know you are. Morpheus cracks Neo again. Don't think you are. Neo. Wham. A single blow catches Morpheus on the side of the head. MOUSE I don't believe it! 55 INT. 52 INT.

APOC Not possible. NEO Free my mind. And jumps.DAY Morpheus and Neo are again in the white space of the Construct. MAIN DECK They are transfixed. Morpheus spins. Beneath their feet. Disbelief. but what if he does? He won't. Shit.ROOFTOP . MOUSE I know. MORPHEUS Let it all go. Neo. No problem. Right. He takes a deep breath. He sails through the air. Neo looks down at the street twenty floor below. running hard at the edge of the rooftop. HOVERCRAFT Apoc and Switch exchange looks as Tank grabs for the disk. 56 INT. 58 TANK No one's ever made their first jump. Fear. MOUSE What if he makes it? No way. 58 INT. we see the jump program rush up at them until they are standing on a rooftop in a city skyline. NEO 57 56 And starts to run.50. (CONTINUED) APOC . CONSTRUCT . Free your mind. Doubt. Okie dokie. then at Morpheus an impossible fifty feet away. his coat billowing out behind him like a cape as he lands on the rooftop across the street. 57 INT.

the ground rushing up at him.but comes up drastically short. MORPHEUS Do you know why you didn't make it? NEO Because. slowly coming to a rest. stretching like a trapeze net. ROOFTOP Summoning every ounce of strength in his legs. 59 EXT. Neo launches himself into the air in a single maniacal shriek --. Stories fly by. While Tank helps Morpheus. flat on his back. but as he hits. Neo spits blood into his hand.51.. CYPHER Everyone falls the first time. (CONTINUED) 60 59 TRINITY 58 . His eyes widen as he plummets.. cradling his ribs. Neo's eyes open as Tank eases the plug out. He laughs. He bounces and flips. Come on. 60 INT. the ground gives way. MOUSE What does it mean? SWITCH It doesn't mean anything. I didn't think I would? Morpheus smiles and nods. a bit unsure. Morpheus exits the building and helps him to his feet. right. He tries to move and groans. Trinity? But Trinity has already left. wiping the windblown tears from his face. 58 CONTINUED: Trinity stares at the screen. MAIN DECK They break up. her fists clenching as she whispers.

breathing in the scent of him before slowly pulling away. then inhales lightly. isn't there? TRINITY Don't tell me you're a believer now? (CONTINUED) 62 61 60 . Neo stares at the blood. 61 INT. HALL Trinity steps out of Neo's room to find Cypher watching her. Trinity says nothing.52. her face close to his. NEO If you are killed in the Matrix. CYPHER I don't remember you ever bringing me dinner. CYPHER There's something about him. TRINITY Neo. do you die here? MORPHEUS The body cannot live without the mind. 60 CONTINUED: NEO I thought it wasn't real. She sets the tray down and pulls the blanket over him. 62 INT. MORPHEUS Your mind makes it real. carrying a tray of food. I saved you some dinner -She sees him passed out on the bed. She pauses. NEO'S ROOM Trinity enters from the hall.

A cop writing a parking ticket stares at Neo from behind his sunglasses. MORPHEUS Were you listening to me. so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it. TRINITY Morpheus will take him when he's ready. businessmen. But when you are inside and you look around. (CONTINUED) NEO 63 62 . these people are still a part of the system and that makes them our enemy.. teachers. lawyers. The minds of the very people we are trying to save.. 62 CONTINUED: CYPHER I just keep wondering if Morpheus is so sure. MORPHEUS You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged and many of them are so inured.53. constantly bumped and shouldered off the path. 63 EXT. carpenters. CITY STREET . But until we do. what do you see.TRAINING PROGRAM . why doesn't he take him to the Oracle? She would know. She turns and he watches her walk away. and that system is our enemy. A beautiful woman in a red dress smiles at Neo as she passes by.DAY Morpheus moves effortlessly through a crowded downtown street while Neo struggles to keep up. Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress? I was. MORPHEUS The Matrix is a system. Neo.

63 CONTINUED: Look again. Every single man or woman who has stood their ground. Neo turns just as Agent Smith levels a gun at his face. Someone? MORPHEUS I won't lie to you. Inside the Matrix. Everything except Morpheus and Neo freezes. Neo stares at the Agent. who has fought an Agent. holding all the keys.54. if you are not one of us. has died. That means that anyone that we haven't unplugged is potentially an Agent. it's another training program designed to teach you one thing. they're guarding all the doors. you will succeed.this isn't the Matrix? MORPHEUS No. you're one of them. Freeze it. Neo screams. (CONTINUED) NEO NEO MORPHEUS MORPHEUS 63 . running from them. But where they failed. NEO This -. which means that sooner or later someone is going to have to fight them. What are they? MORPHEUS Sentient programs. they are everyone and they are no one. but they are the gatekeepers. They can move in and out of any software still hardwired to their system. Neo. MORPHEUS We've survived by hiding from them.

Big Brother I think. NEO What? Are you trying to tell me that I can dodge bullets? MORPHEUS No. Yet their strength and their speed are still based on a world that is built by rules. An ALARM BEGINS TO SOUND. 65 INT. 63 64 65 Morpheus slides into the copilot's chair next to Dozer.O. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready. Another ship. 3/9/98 63 CONTINUED: (2) Why? MORPHEUS I've seen an Agent punch through a concrete wall. trailing a swirling. Because of that they will never be as strong or as fast as you can be. Neo. they're running a parallel pipeline. supercharged. MORPHEUS Did Zion send the warning? DOZER No. SEWER MAIN The Nebuchadnezzar blisters by. Men have emptied entire clips at them and hit nothing but air. 64 EXT. TANK (V. electromagnetic wake. you won't have to.) We got trouble. Morpheus' cell PHONE RINGS and he flips it open. COCKPIT NEO 55. Morpheus scans the decayed landscape of the sewer main that rolls by as Neo and Trinity squeeze into the cockpit behind him. (CONTINUED) . Neo scratches his head.THE MATRIX .Rev.

MORPHEUS Set it down in there. armed and ready. 66 EXT. MAIN DECK Tank works furiously at the operator's station as the ceaseless WHIR of the ship's TURBINES GRIND TO a HALT. 67 INT. COCKPIT Neo leans into Trinity's ear.M.P. NEO 56. 65 Neo feels the ship rock to the side as it squeezes into a tiny supply line. The main deck is plunged into dark silence. TANK Power off-line. Squiddy? TRINITY A Sentinel.Rev. Squiddy's sweeping in quick. It's a killing machine designed for one thing. Tank? 68 INT. 69 INT. (CONTINUED) 69 68 67 66 . Tank's fingers curl around a small key that glows a dim red. COCKPIT Morpheus clicks the intercom. almost wedged into a pipe that barely accommodates its size. DOZER Search and destroy. HOVERCRAFT The Nebuchadnezzar sets down. 3/9/98 65 CONTINUED: DOZER Shit. The rest of the screw stands behind him as he whispers. E. MORPHEUS How we doing.THE MATRIX .

? TRINITY An electromagnetic pulse. It's the only weapon we have against the machines. 70 INT. Don't move. 69 CONTINUED: E. their breath freezing into a uniform cloud as it gets colder and colder. The crew members huddle together.P. Everyone is asleep. Now we wait. Neo can feel the hairs on the back of his neck rise as it silently glides over them with shark-like malevolence until it disappears into the darkness. DOZER NEO 69 Neo freezes and they wait. Strands of green haze curl round mossy icicles that dangle into a pool of churning frozen waste. 70 . In the frozen little room. a shifting shadow of mechanized death. everyone breathes a little easier.57. It is beautiful and terrifying. the temperature in the cockpit begins to rapidly drop. Dozer looks up. Neo begins to angle around Dozer but Morpheus grabs him. the vast cavern of the sewer main yawns before them.M. Black alloy skin flickers like sequins beneath sinewy coils and skeletal appendages. In the darkness. It disables any electrical system in the blast radius. Without the Nebuchadnezzar's heating systems. THROUGH the cockpit's windshield. Dozer quietly reaches to brush away the frost on the windshield and as his hand clears a swath -They see it. MORPHEUS It'll hear you. HALL The ship is quiet and dark.

Your brain does the translating. though. bizarre codes and equations flowing across the face of the monitor. You get used to it. Actually. Sorry. you scared the bejeezus out of me. Is that. I've been thinking the same thing ever since I got here. NEO NEO 71 Neo stares at the endlessly shifting river of information. CYPHER You know. I don't even see the code. NEO Do you always look at it encoded? CYPHER Have to. CYPHER Whoa! Shit.? The Matrix? CYPHER Yeah.58. Neo's eyes light up as he steps closer to the screens that seem alive with a constant flow of data. CYPHER No. MAIN DECK The core glows with monitor light. it's all right. Neo. I know what you're thinking 'cause right now I'm thinking the same thing. 71 INT. to tell you the truth. and redhead. He raises the glass. You want a drink? Neo nods and he pours a clear alcohol from a plastic jug.. brunette. Cypher is in the operator's chair as Neo comes up behind him. The image translators sort of work for the construct programs but there's way too much information to decode the Matrix. (CONTINUED) . All I see is blonde..

THE MATRIX - Rev. 3/9/98 71 CONTINUED: CYPHER Why, oh why, didn't I take that blue pill? He throws the shot down his throat. Neo does the same and it almost kills him. Smiling, Cypher slaps him on the back. CYPHER Good shit, eh? Dozer makes it. It's good for two things: degreasing engines and killing brain cells. Red-faced, Neo finally stops coughing. another.

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CYPHER Can I ask you something? Did he happen to tell you why he did it? Neo looks up, unsure. CYPHER Why you're here? ... Yeah. CYPHER Gee-zus! What a mindjob. You're here to save the world. You gotta be shitting me. What do you say to something like that? Neo looks down at his drink. CYPHER I'm going to let you in on a little secret here. Now don't tell him I told you this, but this ain't the first time Morpheus thought he found the One. Really? CYPHER You bet your ass. It keeps him going. Maybe it keeps all of us going. NEO How many were there? (CONTINUED) NEO NEO

60. 71 CONTINUED: (2) Five. CYPHER Since I've been here. 71

NEO What happened to them? Dead. How? CYPHER Honestly. Morpheus. He got them all amped up believing in bullshit. I watched each of them take on an Agent and I watched each of them die. Little piece of advice: you see an Agent, you do what we do; run. Run your ass off. Neo gulps down another shot. NEO Thanks... for the drink. Anytime. Cypher nods as Neo heads for the ladder. Sweet dreams. A71 INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT CHAMBER MUSIC and the ambiance of wealth soak the restaurant around us as we watch a serrated knife saw through a thick, gorgeous steak. The meat is so perfect, charred on the outside, oozing red juice from the inside, that it could be a dream. We hear a voice that we recognize immediately. AGENT SMITH Do we have a deal, Mr. Reagan? A fork stabs the cube of meat and we FOLLOW it UP TO the face of Cypher. (CONTINUED) A71 CYPHER CYPHER CYPHER All dead. NEO

THE MATRIX - Rev. 3/9/98 A71 CONTINUED: CYPHER You know, I know that this steak doesn't exist. I know when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, do you know what I've realized? He shoves it in, eyes rolling up, savoring the tender beef melting in his mouth. CYPHER Ignorance is bliss.

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Agent Smith watches him chew the steak loudly, smacking it between his teeth. CYPHER Mmm so, so goddamn good. AGENT SMITH Then we have a deal? CYPHER I don't want to remember nothing. Nothing! You understand? And I want to be rich. Someone important. Like an actor. You can do that, right? AGENT SMITH Whatever you want, Mr. Reagan. Cypher takes a deep drink of wine. CYPHER All right. You get my body back in a power plant, reinsert me into the Matrix and I'll get you what you want. AGENT SMITH Access codes to the Zion mainframe. CYPHER I told you I don't know them. But I can give you the man who does. Morpheus. AGENT SMITH

APOC You mean the breakfast. Take chicken for example. or tuna fish.Rev. MESS HALL CLOSE ON breakfast. Breakfast of 62. a substance with a consistency somewhere between yogurt and cellulite. MOUSE If you close your eyes. Neo scoops up a spoonful. Mouse. And maybe -APOC Shut up. it almost feels like you're eating runny eggs. how do the machines know what Cream of Wheat really tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong. APOC Or a bowl of snot. 3/9/98 72 INT. 72 Tank slides it in front of Neo and takes a seat with the other crew members enjoying breakfast. (CONTINUED) . but technically neither did you. It makes you wonder about a lot of things. because you have to wonder. MOUSE Exactly my point. MOUSE But you know what it really reminds me of? Cream of Wheat.THE MATRIX . TANK Here you go. buddy. Maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like which is why chicken tastes like everything. Did you ever eat Cream of Wheat? SWITCH No. maybe what I think Cream of Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal. lunch. champions. and dinner of champions.

MOUSE Pay no attention to these hypocrites. MOUSE Oh no. We grow it in a vat. MORPHEUS I want everyone on twelve-hour standby. 3/9/98 72 CONTINUED: DOZER It's a single-celled protein combined with synthetic aminos. I'm taking Neo to see her. you know. With that he turns and leaves. I designed her. vitamins. I could arrange a more personalized milieu. I wrote that program. He sidles up to Neo. MOUSE So I understand you've run through the Agent training program? You know. 72 (CONTINUED) . Morpheus enters. SWITCH The digital pimp hard at work.THE MATRIX . Neo. meet her. Everything your body needs. NEO APOC 63. it doesn't have everything the body needs. We're going in. To deny our impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human. Here it comes.Rev. and minerals. MOUSE So what did you think of her? Of who? MOUSE The woman in the red dress. She doesn't talk much but if you'd like to.

He squints at the sun which seems unnaturally bright. 72 A72 Tank is at the TANK All right. A72 INT. Sit back and enjoy your flight. MAIN DECK Everyone is strapped into their chairs.THE MATRIX .DAY The door opens and for the first time since his release. Apoc and Switch remain at the door as the others enter the alley. 73 EXT. TANK NEO 64. Cypher opens the driver's door of an old car as Trinity. (CONTINUED) 73 MORPHEUS B72 . He strikes the enter key and we RUSH CLOCKWISE OVER the chairs. CUT TO: B72 INT. operator's station.Rev. Morpheus and Neo cross to the car. He is the only one without sunglasses. then drops something inside a garbage can. We're in. Cypher glances about quickly. HOTEL LAFAYETTE .. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . everyone please observe that the no smoking and fasten seat belt signs have been turned on. Neo steps back into the Matrix.ROOM 1313 SPINNING COUNTER-CLOCKWISE AROUND an old PHONE that RINGS inside the empty room until we SPIN FULL CIRCLE and FIND everyone now standing there.. Morpheus answers the phone. 3/9/98 72 CONTINUED: See who? The Oracle. MORPHEUS We should be back in an hour. each body reacting as we.

73 It is a cellular phone and we see its blue display as the line connects. CAR Neo sits beside Trinity in the back. (CONTINUED) 74 . He cannot stop staring as the simple images of the urban street blur past his window like an endless stream of data rushing down a computer screen. MORPHEUS Almost unbelievable. 3/9/98 73 CONTINUED: 64A. isn't it? Neo nods as the car continues to wind through the crowded city.Rev.THE MATRIX . 74 INT.

. NEO What does that mean? TRINITY That the Matrix cannot tell you who you are.. NEO What did she tell you? She told me. What? NEO I used to eat there. TRINITY That's different. almost as if talking to himself.. 74 CONTINUED: God. none of them really happened. NEO But an Oracle can. She looks at him and suddenly she is unable to speak or even breathe. He turns to the window for a moment and then turns back. He is speaking in a whisper... NEO I have these memories.. (CONTINUED) TRINITY TRINITY NEO TRINITY NEO 74 .65.. He turns to her. Really good noodles. Obviously.. from my entire life but. NEO Did you go to her? Yes...

prophecy? MORPHEUS Yes.66. NEO So is this the same oracle that made the. The beginning? MORPHEUS Of the Resistance. come with me. ELEVATOR The idea of learning one's fate begins to weigh upon Neo with a steadily growing unease. 76 INT. Cypher looks into NEO 74 Neo and Morpheus get out of the car. NEO And she knows what? Everything? NEO An elevator 76 77 MORPHEUS She would say she knows enough. (CONTINUED) . CYPHER Here we go again. She's been with us since the beginning. 74 CONTINUED: (2) What? The car suddenly jerks to a stop. eh. 77 INT. MORPHEUS Neo. uh. the rearview mirror at Trinity. it is the kind of place where people can disappear. BUILDING 75 Tenement-like and vast. 75 EXT. We're here. opens and Neo follows Morpheus inside. She's very old. Trin? He smiles as she turns to the window. BUILDING Morpheus nods to a blind man who nods back.

She is a guide. a disturbing sense of inevitability closes in around him. MORPHEUS I told you that I can only show you the door. Why? NEO I told you I don't believe in this stuff. 78 The ELEVATOR opens. Neo. She can help you find the path. Morpheus steps to the side of a door.67. so what's the point? (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS . NEO Morpheus. I don't think this is a good idea. He backs away. Neo blows out a breath. At the end of the hall. You have to step through it. NEO What did she tell you? MORPHEUS That I would find the One. MORPHEUS Don't think of it in terms of right and wrong. NEO She helped you? Yes. HALL The long dark hall beckons. 78 MORPHEUS 77 INT. DING. His hand reaches but stops. Neo follows Morpheus out of the elevator and the DOORS RATTLE shut behind him. With every step. hovering over the spherical handle. No matter what she says I'm not going to believe it. 77 CONTINUED: NEO And she's never wrong.

78 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS What do you believe in? NEO What do I believe in? Are you kidding me? What do you think? The world I grew up in isn't real. no.. Unbelievable. I believed that it was all about me. I don't believe in anything anymore. I do not believe things with my mind. NEO Why? So I can hear some old lady tell me. it's still going to sound insane and unbelievable. This is difficult for Morpheus to admit. And I don't care who says it. NEO And you believe I'm the One? Yes I do. what? That I'm this guy that everybody's been waiting for? That I'm supposed to save the world? It sounds insane. MORPHEUS Faith is not a matter of reasonability..68. MORPHEUS That's why we're here. I believe them with my heart. I misunderstood what she told me. My entire life was a lie. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS 78 . NEO Did you believe in them too? MORPHEUS I believed what the Oracle told me. NEO Yeah? What about the other five guys? The five before me? What about them? Morpheus tries to hide his heart being wrenched from his chest. In my gut.

All I can do is believe. you can call it whatever the hell you want. and my world changed. All right. He looks up at Neo. I doubted everything the Oracle had said. PRIESTESS Make yourself at home. It's about this. 79 INT. Neo. (CONTINUED) PRIESTESS (WOMAN) You're right on time. You can call it an epiphany. Neo. You are the One. the unadulterated confidence of a zealot. Neo feels a rush from Morpheus's intensity. After the fifth. MORPHEUS Until that time all I am asking from you is for you to hold on to whatever respect you may have for me and trust me. Neo. 79 NEO 78 . Not a day or night passes that I do not think of them. I was wrong. His eyes blaze. It's not about a word. A WOMAN wearing white opens the door. Morpheus. Terribly wrong.69. you are the sixth and the last. So I can't explain it to you. 78 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS I believed that all I had to do was point my finger and anoint whoever I chose. It doesn't matter. MORPHEUS And then I saw you. I lost my way. Hello. Neo. He reaches for the handle which turns without him even touching it. believe that one day you will feel what I felt and know what I know. I doubted myself. ORACLE'S APARTMENT It seems particularly normal.

What truth? SPOON BOY That there is no spoon. In front of him is a pile of spoons bent and twisted into knots. Closer to him. Scattered about the room are a half dozen children. only try to realize the truth. Spoon Boy smiles. You can wait here. others are deep in meditation. staring at the spoon. SPOON BOY Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends. That is impossible. SPOON BOY (SKINNY BOY) Do not try to bend the spoon. The boy smiles and hands Neo the spoon which is now perfectly straight. it slowly begins to bend until -A hand touches his shoulder. come with me. Instead. Neo nods. 79 CONTINUED: Thank you. The entire room is reflected inside the spoon and as Neo stares into it. NEO There is no spoon. There is another woman in white sitting on a couch watching a soap opera. Neo crosses to him and sits. Neo watches a little girl levitate wooden alphabet blocks. Some of them are playing. It is only yourself. She leads Neo down another hall and into what appears to be a family room. All of them exude a kind of Zen calm. PRIESTESS Neo. a SKINNY BOY with a shaved head holds a spoon which sways like a blade of grass. PRIESTESS The Oracle will see you now.70. NEO MORPHEUS 79 . PRIESTESS These are the other Potentials.

Almost done. Always a pip. ORACLE I'd ask you to sit down. NEO How did you know. Not quite what you were expecting. don't they? Yeah.. She looks like someone's grandma. comfortable slacks and a print blouse. peering inside through a cracked door. And don't worry about the vase. That vase. wearing big oven mitts. (CONTINUED) ORACLE NEO NEO NEO 80 . Smell good. Hello? ORACLE (OLD WOMAN) I know. but you're not going to anyway.. right? I got to say I love seeing you non-believers. NEO You're the Oracle? ORACLE Bingo. KITCHEN An OLD WOMAN is huddled beside the oven. 80 INT. I'm sorry. Be right with you. What vase? He turns to look around and his elbow knocks a VASE from the table. It BREAKS against the linoleum floor. She is an older woman.71. ORACLE I said don't worry about it. I'll get one of my kids to fix it. NEO Shit. You're Neo.? She sets the cookie tray on a wooden hot pad. She pulls out a tray of chocolate chip cookies and turns.

She puts her cigarette down. Who? ORACLE Not too bright though. 'ahh. You just know it. then looks at his palms. Open your mouth. Means. 'Know Thyself. ORACLE So? What do you think? you're the One? Honestly? NEO I don't know. ORACLE You know why Morpheus brought you to see me? He nods.' I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. ORACLE Well. She nods. the kind every kitchen has. Nobody can tell you you're in love. ORACLE You know what that means? It's Latin. Through and through. except that the words are in Latin. then feels the glands in his neck.' She widens his eyes. Balls to bones. She winks. I better have a look at you. Smiling. (CONTINUED) . 80 CONTINUED: ORACLE What's really going to bake your noodle later on is. she lights a cigarette. would you still have broken it if I hadn't said anything. Say. ORACLE You're cuter than I thought. checks his ears. Being the One is just like being in love.72. You think NEO I 80 She gestures to a wooden plaque. see why she likes you.

without him? The Oracle takes a long drag. ORACLE Are you sure you want to hear this? Neo nods. 80 CONTINUED: (2) ORACLE Okay. 'Hmmm. Poor Morpheus. What's funny? NEO Morpheus.73. ORACLE Sorry. regarding Neo with the eyes of a Sphinx. kid. You got the gift but looks like you're waiting for something. that's interesting but.. Neo almost has to laugh. now I'm supposed to say. He almost had me convinced.. NEO I'm not the One. Who knows? That's how these things go. him we are lost. ORACLE I know. (CONTINUED) . What? ORACLE Your next life. maybe. Without ORACLE NEO NEO 80 NEO What do you mean.' Then you say -But what? ORACLE But you already know what I'm going to tell you.

the tightness in his chest slowly beginning to fade. SITTING ROOM . remember? He tries to nod as she reaches for the tray of cookies. When they are alone. Neo can't breathe. Morpheus puts his hand on Neo's shoulder. ORACLE Here. 80 CONTINUED: (3) ORACLE Morpheus believes in you. Which one. In one hand. 81 NEO 80 . and no one. ORACLE I'm sorry. I promise by the time you're done eating it. I really am. You have a good soul and I hate giving good people bad news. 81 INT. not you or even me can convince him otherwise.74. You're in control of your own life. What? ORACLE You're going to have to make a choice. You'll remember that you don't believe any of this fate crap. Neo. What was said was said for you and you alone. you will have Morpheus's life. take a cookie.DAY Morpheus rises from a couch as the priestess escorts Neo out. you will have your own. will be up to you. But don't worry. kiddo. One of you is going to die. you'll feel right as rain. He believes it so blindly that he's going to sacrifice his life to save yours. Neo takes a cookie. as soon as you walk outside that door. In the other hand. Neo nods and takes a bite of his cookie. you'll start feeling better. MORPHEUS You don't have to tell anyone what she told you.

85 EXT. good news or bad news? MORPHEUS Not now. 83 84 OMITTED INT. CAR Neo and Morpheus get in the car. ROOM 1313 .. At the operator's station. Trinity looks at Neo who is staring at the final bit of cookie. 86 INT. welcome to the real world.DAY As they get out of the car.) They're on their way.Rev. Let's go. MOUSE Welcome to Movie-Phone. Cypher smiles at Neo. CITY STREET . Right as rain. CYPHER Like the man says. TANK (V. following the others into the hotel. TRINITY Are you all right? NEO . 82 Cypher slaps the car in gear and pulls into traffic.DAY Mouse's CELLULAR RINGS. He puts it in his mouth and chews. Cypher. CYPHER Well. wiping the sweat from his forehead.THE MATRIX . Tank is typing rapidly. Cypher looks into the rearview mirror at Neo. MAIN DECK Sweat rolls down Cypher's face and neck. 3/22/98 82 INT. (CONTINUED) 86 85 83 84 . Cypher.O. nervously glances around.. MORPHEUS 75.

. 3/22/98 86 CONTINUED: TANK What is that.THE MATRIX .Rev.DAY 75A.? 87 INT. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . (CONTINUED) . 86 87 Light filters down the throat of the building through a caged skylight at the top of the open elevator shaft.. Six figures glide up the dark stairs that wind around the antique elevator.

A moment later. 87 Those words stop the others dead in their tracks. a yellow-green eyed shadow that slinks past them and pads quickly down the stairs. Oh shit! 89 TANK Oh shit! 89 88 INT. vu. TRINITY How much like it? Was it the same cat? NEO It might have been. NEO Deja vu. What is it? (CONTINUED) NEO . 87 CONTINUED: Neo notices a black cat.DAY Trinity turns around. Trinity looks at Morpheus who listens quietly to the RASPING breath of the old BUILDING.76. I'm not sure. Neo sees another black cat that looks and moves identically to the first one. MAIN DECK The monitors suddenly glitch as though the Matrix had an electronic seizure. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . Whoa. TRINITY What did you just say? Nothing. her face tight. 88 INT. NEO Just had a little deja TRINITY What did you see? What happened? NEO A black cat went past us and then I saw another that looked just like it.

THE MATRIX . APOC Something to ward off evil spirits. STAIRCASE .DAY Morpheus looks up the stairs as he hears a HELICOPTER.O. then explodes into the room. TANK (V.) They cut the hardline! It's a trap! Get out! Mouse yanks open the curtain. Neo nods. 89 90 91 92 93 Hearing the HELICOPTER. She also listens as the staccato BEAT of HELICOPTER BLADES GROWS ominously LOUD.Rev. He answers it. 93 INT. 3/9/98 89 CONTINUED: TRINITY A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix.DAY MORPHEUS TANK 77.DAY Heavy bolt cutters snap through the main phone cable. Oh no. Come on! Apoc slaps a gun into Neo's hand. It happens when they change something. stuffing it into his belt. The windows are bricked up. Mouse spins as the RUMBLE of combat BOOTS BUILDS. 92 INT. 90 INT. It's a trap! 91 INT. MAIN DECK Tank sees what was changed. Mouse goes to the draped windows as his CELLULAR RINGS. BASEMENT . ROOM 1313 . MOUSE .

96 INT. 94 95 96 97 Mouse's body thrashes against its harness. ROOM 1313 . The sound of heavy BOOT-STEPS close around them with the mechanical sureness of a vice. he finds the bricked-up windows.DAY Mouse sails backwards as BULLETS POUND him against the blood-spattered brick window. No. then lying perfectly still. 3/9/98 94 INT. MAIN DECK TANK 78. There's no way out. A99 INT. We're trapped. 98 99 OMITTED INT. hearing POLICE SWARMING below. The flatline ALARM softly cries out from the life MONITOR. 95 INT.THE MATRIX .DAY He turns and rushes down the hall of the eighth floor.DAY Morpheus stops as Mouse's SCREAM is drowned out by the report of MACHINE GUN FIRE. Morpheus stops. CYPHER That's what they changed.DAY Flying downstairs. HALL . At the end of it. 97 INT. (CONTINUED) A99 98 99 . STAIRWELL . STAIRS . MORPHEUS Give me your phone. no.Rev. TRINITY They'll be able to track it. MAIN DECK Tank watches helplessly. no. blood coughing from his mouth in one final spasm.

his hand going to his earpiece.) Now left.DAY Agent Smith hears the LINE CLICK dead. ROOM 1313 . MAIN DECK The diagram windows onto the screen. 3/9/98 A99 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS We have no choice. A99 100 101 102 103 Agent Smith stands over Mouse's dead body.DAY Morpheus is guided by Tank.) Tank. 103 INT.DAY Flashlights probe the rotting darkness as the police search every floor. find a structural drawing of this building and find it fast. Good.Rev. 101 INT. ROOM 808 . and that's it in front of you. 104 INT. TANK (V.O.O. Morpheus rips off his jacket. ROOM 1313 . Got it. (CONTINUED) 105 MORPHEUS 104 . MORPHEUS (V. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . MORPHEUS (V.) I need the main wet-wall.THE MATRIX . 100 INT. 102 INT.O.DAY TANK 79. MAIN DECK Tank answers the call. 105 INT.

eighth floor. WALL . A106 INT. 106 INT. HALL . we see a man-sized hole smashed through the plaster and lath.THE MATRIX . 3/9/98 105 CONTINUED: Eighth floor. straining for a clue.DAY Cops flood the eight floor.Rev. HALL . 111 110 109 108 . slowly worming their way down the grease-black stack pipes. STAIRWELL . 108 INT. A105 INT. STAIRWELL . 109 INT. Above them. WALL . As they pass the bathroom. when one hears SOMETHING STRANGE near the bathroom.DAY Agent Brown and Agent Smith stand over Morpheus's jacket. light fills the hole they made to get inside.DAY Cypher has slipped and is wedged between the wall and several thick supply pipes. rushing everywhere.DAY The cops search in silence. 107 INT.DAY AGENT SMITH They're on the 80. AGENT BROWN Where are they? 110 INT. It is empty.DAY They are inside the main plumbing wall. 105 A105 106 A106 107 Several cops sweep through the room. ROOM 608 . 111 INT.DAY Boots clatter up the marble staircase.DAY Agent Brown listens to his earpiece. ROOM 808 .

WALL . 114 INT. 3/9/98 112 INT. shatter-cracking as the Cop realizes -COP They're in the walls! 113 INT. his ear almost against the thin membrane of plaster separating them. ROOM 608 .DAY The COP leans in. (CONTINUED) 114 .THE MATRIX .DAY The Cop spins out of the bathroom for cover.DAY 80A.Rev. HISSES and a GRUNT when -The wall suddenly bulges. BULLETS PUNCHING shafts of light like swords into the box of soot-black space. 112 113 Trinity pulls Cypher free just as the Cop OPENS FIRE. He can hear WHISPERS. ROOM 608 . Neo finds his GUN first and begins BLASTING wildly through the plaster and lath. Neo's BULLETS SPLINTERING the door jamb.

diving on top of Agent Smith. he freezes as something seems to seize hold of him. It's an Agent! Just as Neo's throat is about to collapse.81. pinning him in an iron grip. fingers gouging into his neck. WALL . Before Agent Smith can find his weapon.DAY Neo listens for a moment. punching Neo back against the iron stack pipe. No! NEO Morpheus! Go! She yells down to Don't! TRINITY CYPHER 115 114 Trinity! MORPHEUS Trinity's fists ball in frustration. The Cop's body starts to spasm and his M-16 falls to the ground. long shadows springing up from the mounted flashlight. Morpheus is on him. Trinity tries to scramble up past Cypher. Apoc. The two men crash to the wet terrazzo floor. you must get Neo out. Morpheus! Morpheus squeezes Agent Smith's throat. Neo suddenly glimpses what is happening but is powerless to stop it. when he hears FOOTSTEPS RISING FAST. 114 CONTINUED: About to whirl back in. Go! (CONTINUED) TRINITY . Morpheus explodes through the tattered plaster and lath. Do you understand? He is all that matters. In the crawlspace. No. Two arms suddenly smash through the wall. MORPHEUS Trinity. 115 INT. the gunfire quiet.

There are four enormous boilers. Cypher watches her pry open the grate. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS 117 TRINITY 116 TRINITY 115 . a dark concrete cavern.DAY Morpheus and Agent Smith remain on the ground. Trinity watches Cypher disappear into the smoke. Around them they hear a chorus of short. when a gas can bounces near him. 117 INT. Come on! Cypher seems to trip as the cloud envelops him. 116 INT. We meet at last. Searching the floor. Soldier's blinding lights cut open the darkness as Trinity.82. skidding down the inside of the wall. Neo and the others crash through the ceiling. BASEMENT . then follow the others down the wet-black hole. ROOM 608 . locked in each other's death grip. Smoke blossoms from the green metal canisters.DAY This part of the basement. sharp coughs of grenade launchers from gas-masked figures. the cover of the catch basin. AGENT SMITH The great Morpheus. Trinity never stops moving. she finds what she needs. was the main mechanical room. AGENT SMITH I am Agent Smith. dinosaur-like technology that once pumped hot water like arteries. 115 CONTINUED: NEO We can't leave him! We have to! She grabs his ankle and they begin almost falling. using the lath as a brake. And you are? Smith.

drives a vicious head butt into Agent Smith's face. unfazed. Striking like a viper. Take him. Agent Smith counters Morpheus and slowly begins to pry his hands from his throat. Morpheus turns in time to see a wall of men in the doorway. his body going slack when another kick buries him deep into crunching plaster and lathe. No! 119 120 OMITTED EXT. searching the Matrix when the PHONE RINGS. STREET . CYPHER (V. blood oozing from the shattered bridge of his nose.DAY A manhole cover cracks open.83. Trinity climbs out. The THUNDER DOPPLERS away and the cover opens. His nose and glasses shatter. MAIN DECK Tank is again at the monitors. filling the tiny bathroom until he disappears under the tide. Morpheus staggers back.) I need an exit! Fast! (CONTINUED) TANK 121 119 120 TANK 118 AGENT SMITH 117 . smiles. Morpheus.O. Agent Smith. 118 INT. 121 INT. MAIN DECK Tank reaches out to the screen as if reaching for Morpheus. 117 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS You all look the same to me. Operator. Two eyes peek out just as a TRUCK RATTLES over it. and returns Morpheus's head butt with three of his own in pneumatic succession. The wall of cops rushes Morpheus.

Jesus. 123 INT.O. Across the street is the burning paddy wagon that appears to have collided with an oncoming car. TRINITY (V. 121 122 Cypher is standing at a public phone.O. Tank answers. STREET .O. 124 EXT. it's me. An actor. STREET . Boom.) Nearest exit is Franklin and Erie. I don't know where yet.Rev. CYPHER Just get me outta here. A goddamn car accident. I got you. 123 TANK (V.O. 3/9/98 121 CONTINUED: Cypher? 122 EXT. All of a sudden. TANK (V. Tank? TANK (V. someone up there still likes me.) Tank. Cypher hangs up and smiles as we hear FIRE TRUCKS in the distance. NEO Is Morpheus alive? TRINITY Is Morpheus still alive. An old TV repair shop.) .DAY TANK 84.) Yes.THE MATRIX . (CONTINUED) 124 CYPHER Definitely.DAY All four are moving quickly down a back street. CYPHER There was an accident. MAIN DECK The PHONE RINGS. They're moving him.

) I sent him to Franklin TRINITY TRINITY 85. a PHONE that has not rung in years begins to RING. Plywood covering a small window is ripped off and Cypher crawls inside. TV REPAIR SHOP . eviscerated and shrouded with dust. TANK 127 126 125 .Rev. Got it. 127 INT. 124 A124 In a deserted alley. Deep in the back room.) You're not far from Cypher. inevitability seems to cinch around Neo.DAY Trinity sees the TV repair shop. 125 INT. TRINITY We need an exit! TANK (V.DAY Dead machines. 3/9/98 124 CONTINUED: He's alive. STREET . Cypher's body twitches in its harness. Got him. I thought -So did we.THE MATRIX . TV REPAIR SHOP . 126 EXT. TRINITY Cypher. Cypher steps onto a dumpster in front of a small boarded-up window. A124 EXT.O. and Erie.O. MAIN DECK Tank punches the exit command.DAY TANK (V. jerking itself awake. lay on metal shelves like bodies in a morgue. Again.

square into his chest. TV REPAIR SHOP . Neo. MAIN DECK Tank finishes loading the exit program as Cypher pulls back a heavy blanket. Cypher checks the GUN. 128 129 130 131 132 There is no Trinity listens to the dead line and takes out the cellular. TRINITY You first.DAY Neo crawls through the window that Cypher opened. 3/9/98 128 INT. blasting him into the air.DAY The PHONE is still RINGING. exposing a high-tech rifle. TV REPAIR SHOP . SWITCH God. Tank is on his feet. 131 INT. Neo answers the PHONE when there is a CLICK. unable to believe he missed. 129 INT. 130 INT. NEO It just went dead.Rev.DAY The PHONE begins to RING as the others crawl in. lunging when Cypher FIRES again. MAIN DECK Suddenly. TRINITY DOZER CYPHER 86. I love that sound. a white bolt of LIGHTNING EXPLODES against Tank's chair.THE MATRIX . Shit. TV REPAIR SHOP . No! 132 INT. signal. What happened? I don't know. . Nothing but silence.

Wearing Tank's operator headgear. He nuzzles his face against hers.THE MATRIX . God. I thought I was in love with you. 134 INT. Too bad things had to work out like this. (CONTINUED) SWITCH APOC 135 TRINITY .Rev. TRINITY You killed them. 133 The operator PHONE begins to RING. Cypher? TRINITY Where's Tank? 134 CYPHER (V. staring down at it hanging in its coma-like stillness.) Hello.) He had an accident. Trinity. Trinity. until -CYPHER (V. MAIN DECK 87.. feeling the softness of it. An accident?! INTERCUT WITH: 135 INT. CYPHER You are a beautiful woman. for a long time. 3/9/98 133 INT. Cypher steps over the SIZZLING BODY of Dozer and looks at the monitor. CYPHER You know.O. MAIN DECK He walks over to Trinity's body.. TV REPAIR SHOP . I used to dream about you.DAY Every unanswered RING wrings her gut a little tighter.O. Cypher moves among the silent bodies. What?! Oh.

all I do is pull a plug here. I choose the Matrix.Rev. you'd know it was me. asshole. But most of all. Trinity! He tricked us! If he would've told us the truth.THE MATRIX . of being cold. CYPHER He lied to us. I'm tired of this war. She looks up at Apoc. 135 CYPHER Free? You call this free? All I do is what he tells me to do. TRINITY My God. He set 88. so right then. But you never saw this coming. us free. you have to watch a man die. You gave them Morpheus. I disagree. talking to Morpheus. I'm tired of this ship. (CONTINUED) . of eating the same goddamn goop every day. If I have to choose between that and the Matrix. I wish I could be there when they break you. I think the Matrix can be more real than this world. Cypher leans over. we would've told him to shove that red pill up his ass! TRINITY That's not true. Trinity. But there. I'm tired of this jagoff and all of his bullshit. 3/22/98 135 CONTINUED: CYPHER I'm tired. Trinity. I disagree. I mean. did you? God. her face going white. Cypher. I wish I could walk in just as it happens. TRINITY The Matrix isn't real! CYPHER Oh. Morpheus. CYPHER Surprise. I'm tired of fighting.

(CONTINUED) CYPHER . and then falls dead. please don't. a scream caught in his throat.Rev. She suddenly feels her body severed from her mind as she is murdered. I suggest you say it now. They're going to reinsert my body. if you have anything terribly important to say to Switch. his hand sliding around the neck of Switch as he takes hold of her plug. Trinity eyes find Switch and she knows she's next. They've promised to take me back. You can't SWITCH CYPHER That's what you think. I'll be fat and rich and I won't remember a goddamned thing. No! TRINITY But you're out. I'll go back to sleep and when I wake up. twists it and yanks it out. TRINITY Oh no. CYPHER Welcome to the real world. 135 He grabs hold of the cable in Apoc's neck. Yoo late. his hands reaching for nothing. 3/22/98 135 CONTINUED: (1A) Trinity? APOC 88A. CYPHER By the way. He laughs. SWITCH Not like this. It's the American dream. Not like this.THE MATRIX . eh baby? Apoc seems to go blind for an instant. go back. Cypher.

CYPHER I don't believe it! TANK Believe it or not. those big pretty eyes and tell me the truth. you piece of shit. Right? How can he be the One if he's dead? He takes hold of the cord. Trinity stares at Neo as a single word falls soundlessly from her lips. Yes or no. He stands over Neo. I'm just the messenger. 135 CONTINUED: (2) TRINITY Goddamn you. eyes wide with fear and he knows he is next. Cypher! CYPHER Don't hate me. Trinity. (CONTINUED) CYPHER TRINITY 135 . then there's no way I can pull this plug. CYPHER You never did answer me. No! Charred and bloody. is there? She turns to Neo. Trinity. when I asked you before.. did you? All I want is a little yes or no. Look into his eyes. CYPHER If Neo is the One. Tank levels the gun. You can tell me. yes. CYPHER If Morpheus was right. . then in the next few seconds there has to be some kind of miracle to stop me. Did you buy Morpheus's bullshit? Come on.. Trinity. And right now I'm going to prove it to you. you're still going to burn.89.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE . As Tank unplugs her. They open the roof access door and enter the top floor maintenance level of the hotel. 139 EXT. TRINITY Tank. MAIN DECK Trinity's eyes snap open.DAY Agent Smith stands. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . TV REPAIR SHOP Trinity throws her arms around Neo and for a moment they are alone and alive until the PHONE RINGS. you're hurt. a sense of relief surging through her at the sight of the ship.THE MATRIX . 140 INT. 138 136 137 . 138 INT. Dozer? Tank's face tightens and she takes him into her arms. (CONTINUED) 140 139 TRINITY NEO You first this time. flanked by columns of Marines. 136 137 OMITTED INT. 135 He FIRES a CRACKLING BOLT of LIGHTNING that knocks Cypher flying backwards. she sees his charred wounds. Go.Rev. TANK I'll be all right. Agent Jones gets out of the helicopter. staring out the windows at the city below shimmering with brilliant sunlight.DAY A government highrise in the middle of downtown where a military helicopter sets down on the roof. 3/9/98 135 CONTINUED: (3) 90.

oblivious. wired to various monitors with white disk electrodes. of course. Morpheus is handcuffed to a chair. Morpheus? Marveled at its beauty.. it really became our civilization. Agent Brown sucks a serum from a glass vial. He turns from the window. Billions of people just living out their lives. AGENT SMITH Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered. He is alternately shivering and sweating. as a species. human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. It was a disaster.91. what this is all about. which is. But I believe that. stripped to the waist. No one would accept the program. AGENT SMITH Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. filling a hypodermic needle. 140 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Have you ever stood and stared at it. He sits down directly in front of Morpheus. Agent Brown studies the screens as the life signs react violently to the injection. AGENT SMITH I say 'your civilization' because as soon as we started thinking for you. (CONTINUED) 140 . Beside him. Its genius.. where everyone would be happy. Entire crops were lost. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization. AGENT SMITH The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Agent Brown jams the needle into Morpheus's shoulder and plunges down.

Morpheus. (CONTINUED) NEO . NEO What are they doing to him? TANK They're breaking into his mind. Morpheus.92. bodies are covered. trying not to show the pain racking his mind. How much time? TANK Depends on the mind. 141 INT. AGENT SMITH Like the dinosaur. He lifts Morpheus's head. Agent Smith looks at Agent Brown. The other 141 140 Neo looks at Morpheus. Morpheus stares hard at him. AGENT JONES There could be a problem. 140 CONTINUED: (2) AGENT SMITH Evolution. All it takes is time. Look out that window. It's like hacking a computer. AGENT SMITH Double the dosage. MAIN DECK Tank drapes a sheet over his dead brother. AGENT SMITH The future is our world. Agent Jones suddenly enters. Evolution. whose body is covered with a cold sweat. it will crack and his alpha pattern will change from this to this. But eventually. You had your time. The future is our time.

TANK We can't let that happen. TANK When it does. If an Agent had those codes and got inside Zion's mainframe. Zion is more important than me. they could destroy us. plug. Goddamnit! TRINITY Goddamnit! Rage overtakes her and 141 NEO There has to be something that we can do. NEO What do they want? TANK The leader of every ship is given the codes to Zion's mainframe computer. 142 INT. Or you. Trinity sees Cypher's dead body. or even Morpheus. Agents stand over him. 141 CONTINUED: Tank punches several commands on Morpheus's personal unit. Morpheus will tell them anything they want to know. GOVERNMENT BUILDING Morpheus is fighting to hold his mind together. He looks up at Trinity who is pacing relentlessly. she kicks him. TANK We have to pull the TRINITY You're going to kill him? Morpheus?! Kill TANK Trinity. The monitor waves change from a chaotic pattern to an ordered symmetrical one. Trinity.93. There is. The 142 (CONTINUED) . we don't have any other choice.

NEO Goddamnit! I don't believe this is happening! TANK Neo. fate rushing at him like an oncoming train. his whole life is suddenly suspended by the finality of this moment hurling at him with the speed of a bullet. We will miss you. AGENT BROWN If.. this has to be done! (CONTINUED) NEO .94. Trinity can't bear to watch. 143 INT. you were more than our leader.. unless -They are dead. the insider has failed. MAIN DECK Tank kneels beside Morpheus's body. indeed. Deploy the sentinels. You were. Immediately. Neo suddenly sees it perfectly clear. Neo is paralyzed. AGENT JONES In either case -142 AGENT SMITH We have no choice but to continue as planned. As she closes her eyes. Stop! They both look at him. a father. always. they will sever the connection as soon as possible. tears slip free. her 143 Tank closes his eyes and takes hold of the plug. TANK Morpheus. 142 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Never send a human to do a machine's job.

(CONTINUED) TRINITY NEO TRINITY NEO . he walks to his chair. Turning. What? NEO I'm not the One.. TRINITY 143 TRINITY What are you doing? I'm going in. TRINITY Morpheus sacrificed himself so we could get you out! There's no way you're going back in! NEO Morpheus did what he did because he believed that I'm something I'm not. This can't be just coincidence.. It can't be! Can it? TANK What are you talking about? NEO The Oracle. She told me this would happen. NEO That I would have to make a choice. Neo stops. The Oracle hit me with that.. What choice? He makes his choice. She told me. Trinity. Trinity is stunned.95. 143 CONTINUED: NEO Does it? I don't know. too. You can't! I have to. his stare fixed on Morpheus..

TRINITY No. Three of them! I want Morpheus back. Morpheus believed something and he was ready to give his life for what he believed. I'm just another guy.. I understand that now. but what you are talking about is suicide. Neo. Why? NEO Because I believe in something.. Why? Because. NEO I know that's what it looks like. 143 CONTINUED: (2) TRINITY No. I can't logically explain to you why it's not. this is loco. you.96. too. can't be true. What? NEO I believe I can bring him back. Morpheus is the one that matters. have to be. TANK Neo. NEO I'm sorry. (CONTINUED) TRINITY TANK TRINITY NEO It 143 . They've got Morpheus in a military controlled building. Uncertainty swallows her words and she is unable to tell him what she wants to. I'm not. but it's not. That's why I have to go. That's not true.. Even if you somehow got inside. those are Agents holding him..

No you're not. 144 INT.DAY Agent Smith sits casually across from Morpheus who is hunched over. load us up. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . TRINITY No? Let me tell you what I believe. AGENT SMITH Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. I believe that if you are serious about saving him then you are going to need my help and since I am the ranking officer on this ship. AGENT SMITH I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. NEO What are you doing? TRINITY I'm coming with you. hovering on the edge that he just jumped off. I've realized that you are not actually mammals. if you don't like it then I believe that you can go to hell. 143 CONTINUED: (3) 143 Trinity stares at him. because you aren't going anywhere else. But you humans do not. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. his body leaking and twitching. There is nothing more to say except -TRINITY Tank. I believe Morpheus means more to me than he does to you.97. (MORE) (CONTINUED) 144 NEO . The life signs continue their chaotic patterns. Her jaw sets and she starts climbing into the chair beside him.

144 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH (CONT'D) 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. TANK (V. Guns... the cure. A144 INT. CONSTRUCT Neo and Trinity stand in the white space of the construct as he answers his RINGING cell PHONE.) Okay. AGENT SMITH There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. You are a plague.. MAIN DECK Neo and Trinity's bodies hang motionless in their drive chairs as Tank hits load. 145 A144 144 . He smiles. CONSTRUCT Racks of weapons appear and they begin to arm themselves. 146 INT.O. AGENT SMITH Human beings are a disease. a cancer of this planet. And we are. He leans forward.. 145 INT. Yeah? He snap-cocks an Uzi. Do you know what it is? A virus. What do you need? Besides a miracle.98. TRINITY No one has ever done anything like this. (CONTINUED) NEO 146 NEO Lots of guns.

He wipes sweat from Morpheus' forehead. This zoo. It's the smell. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . I can't stand it any longer. if there is such a thing. I fear that I've somehow been infected by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do. It is something that isn't supposed to happen to Agents. letting it dangle over his shoulder.DAY Agent Smith is again at the window. whatever you want to call it. He is becoming angry. This reality. AGENT SMITH Why isn't the serum working? AGENT BROWN Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions. holding them to Morpheus' nose. Agent Smith hides his knotting fist. AGENT SMITH Repulsive. 146 CONTINUED: NEO That's why it's going to work. AGENT SMITH Leave me with him. He removes his earphone. 147 INT. coating the tips of his fingers. Now! They leave and Agent Smith sits beside Morpheus. Morpheus? I'm going to be honest with you. This prison. I feel saturated by it. AGENT SMITH I hate this place. AGENT SMITH Can you hear me. Agents Brown and Jones look at each other.99. isn't it? (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 147 146 .

(CONTINUED) 150 149 148 147 . They cut across the lobby to the security station. Neo is carrying a duffel bag. Trinity has a large metal suitcase. Morpheus sneers through his pain. They're coming. Do you understand? I need the codes. raising his metal detection wand. He takes hold of his hand. Neo calmly passes through the METAL DETECTOR which begins to WAIL immediately. AGENT SMITH You are going to tell me or you are going to die. his fingers gouging into his flesh. TANK Hold on. I must get free. In this mind is the key. MAIN DECK Tank sits down beside Morpheus. You have to tell me how. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . 149 EXT. He begins squeezing. game faces.DAY In long black coats. drawing nervous glances. 148 INT. 147 CONTINUED: He lifts Morpheus' head. A SECURITY GUARD moves over toward Neo. Morpheus. I have to get inside Zion. AGENT SMITH Once Zion is destroyed. Trinity and Neo push through the revolving doors. holding it tightly with both hands. there is no need for me to be here. 150 INT. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . My key. whose face is ashen like someone near death. Dark glasses.100.DAY A dark wind blows. They're coming for you. AGENT SMITH I must get out of here.

clutching his radio. Weapons like extensions of their bodies. Holy shit -Neo is a blur of motion. and crater under a hail storm of EXPLOSIVE-tipped BULLETS. crack. Backup! GUARD #4 Send in the backup! It is GUARD He looks up as Trinity sets off the metal detector. The backup arrives. replacing his earpiece. releases Morpheus. loose change -- 101. Know what? (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH Agent Smith 151 . 150 Neo slowly sets down his duffel bag and throws open his coat. three guards are dead before they hit the ground. 151 INT. They are met by the quivering spit of a SUB-HAND MACHINE GUN and the RAZORED WHISTLE of throwing knives. The concrete cavern of the lobby becomes a white noise ROAR of GUNFIRE. EXECUTIVE OFFICE Agents Jones and Brown burst into the room. A wave of soldiers blocking the elevators. Bodies slump down to the marbled floor while Neo and Trinity hardly even break their stride. the last thing he sees.THE MATRIX . AGENT BROWN What were you doing? Agent Smith recovers. 3/9/98 150 CONTINUED: GUARD Would you please remove any metallic items you are carrying: keys. AGENT JONES You don't know. Slate walls and pillars pock. In a split second. revealing an arsenal of guns.Rev. knives and grenades slung from a climbing harness. A fourth guard dives for cover. are used with the same deadly precision as their feet and their fists.

He pulls down part of the false ceiling and finds the elevator shaft access panel. 151 Agent Smith listens to his earphone. 152 . 3/9/98 151 CONTINUED: 101A. wiring a plastique and napalm bomb.Rev. ELEVATORS . Neo hits the emergency stop. Trinity immediately drops and opens the suitcase.DAY They get in. not believing what he is hearing.THE MATRIX . 152 INT.

DAY Agent Jones looks at Morpheus. (CONTINUED) AGENT JONES 156 155 . BA-BOOM! The massive explosion blows open the doors. ELEVATOR SHAFT . emergency sprinklers begin showering the room. 155 INT. LOBBY . AGENT JONES I think they're trying to save him. The ALARM sounds.DAY Neo ratchets down a clamp onto the elevator cable.DAY The Agents hear the BLAST of FIRE ALARMS. filling it with the sound of WHISTLING METAL as they sear to the top. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . dark throat of the building and takes a deep breath. Lower level -AGENT BROWN They are actually attacking. Both of them lock on. Agent Smith smashes a table. 154 INT. fire clouds engulfing the elevator section of the lobby. yanking Trinity and Neo up through the shaft as the elevator falls away beneath them. Another enormous EXPLOSION thunders above them. He looks up the long. BOOM! The CABLE SNAPS. lower than they attached themselves. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . Neo whips out his GUN and presses it to the cable.DAY The ELEVATOR hits the bottom. 153 INT.102. distending space. NEO There is no spoon. 154 153 The counter-weights plummet. shaking the building. 156 INT.

(CONTINUED) NEO NEO 157 156 . narrows the gap. His GUN BOOMS as we ENTER the liquid space of --. dancing up and away. 156 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Find them and destroy them! Agent Jones nods and touches his earpiece. one hand on the ground as a spiraling gray ball shears open his shoulder. Neo sees her. ducks just between them. guns filling his hands with thought-speed. shells ejecting.. bends. Trinity! Agent Jones charges.BULLET-TIME. .DAY The roof-access tower is now engulfed in flames as Neo and Trinity stand amongst a pile of their fallen enemies. 157 EXT. The AIR SIZZLES with wads of lead like angry flies as Neo twists. still running. the PILOT inside the army helicopter watches the last of their ferocious onslaught. Screaming. we are under attack! Suddenly his face. Across the roof. Trinity sees what's coming. bent impossibly back. PILOT I repeat. ROOF .103. and he knows what is behind him. Just as she drops the final Marine. we look THROUGH the sights and gun smoke AT the Agent blurred with motion -Until the hammers click against the empty metal. he whirls. Agent Jones. his whole body dissolves.. Help. consumed by spreading locust-like swarm of static as Agent Jones emerges. the bullets coming faster until Neo. Fingers pumping. the fear in her face.

it is the pilot. He hears a sharp metal AGENT JONES Immediately. click.THE MATRIX . Come on. 157 He starts to scream as another digs a red groove across his thigh. 3/9/98 157 CONTINUED: 104. He has only time to look up. Suddenly Agent Jones stops. we have to keep moving.jammed tight to his head. He checks his shoulder wound. TRINITY Are you all right? NEO I'm fine. I've never seen anyone move that fast.Rev. he whirls around and turns straight into the muzzle of Trinity's . to see Agent Jones standing over him. Neo sees the helicopter. Dodge this! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The body flies back with a flash of mercurial light and when it hits the ground. TRINITY NEO TRINITY . how did you do that? Do what? TRINITY You moved like they moved.. Trinity helps Neo up.. She pulls out the cellular phone. NEO Can you fly that thing? Not yet. raising his gun a final time. Only human.45 --. NEO It wasn't fast enough. TRINITY Neo.

O. all the essentials of flying a helicopter absorbed at light-speed. The GUN jumps and BULLETS EXPLODE THROUGH the WINDOW in a CACOPHONY of CRASHING GLASS as the Agents go for their weapons. No. 3/29/98 158 INT.50 machine gun. ROOF . finding one that he feeds into Trinity's supplement drive. walking through the puddles pooling in the carpet. aiming the mounted .THE MATRIX .DAY Trinity's eyes flutter as information surges into her brain. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . Hurry! TRINITY (V. TRINITY (V. 159 EXT. Agent Smith hears a sound and understands the seriousness of the attack. But Neo is too close. He turns to the wall of windows as the helicopter drops INTO VIEW -Neo is in the back bay. HOVERCRAFT Tank is back at the controls. 160 161 OMITTED INT. Tank is immediately searching the disk drawers. (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 160 161 TRINITY 159 .50 caliber too fast and BULLETS are everywhere.DAY Agent Jones throws open the door and enters.Rev. PERFORATING the room. the . Let's go.) Tank. punching the "load" commands on her keyboard. I need a pilot program for a military B-212 helicopter.O.) TANK 105. Over the RUSHING WATER and the ALARMS. 158 His fingers flash over the gleaming laser disks. Operator.

trying to will him into action. his body jack-knifing back. Nooo! He FIRES SWEEPING ACROSS the sheetrocked WALL in a perfect line. 162 INT. 163 INT. out of control -As Neo spins. Neo stares at Morpheus. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . NEO Get up. (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 163 162 161 . Morpheus lunges. knocking him off balance. NEO He won't make it. Morpheus! Get up! Neo grabs the climbing rope and attaches one end to his harness. Agent Smith stops and sees Morpheus run past the open door. When he finally opens his eyes.DAY Just outside the executive office. searing through the wet air with jet trails of chalk. And finally Agent Smith.DAY Slowly. we see the BULLETS SHRED. when Neo hurls himself into the wide blue empty space. Morpheus lifts his face into the room's rain. He rises from the chair. his GUN still FIRING as his body falls. snapping the other rope-end on to a bolted bar as -Morpheus begins to fall. they are again dark and flashing with fire. three Marines blister with snow-static. PUNCTURING the WALL. HALL .106. snapping his handcuffs just as the Agents enter the adjoining room. a bullet buries itself in his leg. blood arcing out with a sudden flash of light -Then Agent Brown. For an instant. 161 CONTINUED: Agent Jones is hit first. flying for a moment. And as Morpheus starts his dive for the window. every move a whip crack.

PONK. Shit-shit-no! Neo hears the helicopter begin to die. GOVERNMENT BUILDING .DAY Trinity pulls the copter up and away as Agent Smith stands in the shattered window. The rear hull is punched full of holes and smoke and oil pour out like black blood. an umbilical cord attached to a machine. set in motion. Uh-oh -Trinity throws the helicopter towards the roof of the nearest building. 163 As their two bodies. 107. Morpheus and Neo cling to one another as they and the machine above them begin to fall. the chopping blades start to slow while -Trinity guides the parabolic fall over the nearest roof where -Neo and Morpheus drop safely. falling down -The ground deliriously distant as Neo snatches hold of his mentor's still handcuffed wrist. Almost bouncing free of each other. arms. hands searching in furious desperation. rolling free as the rope goes slack. finding hold and clinging. Neo gets to his feet. rushing at each other on a seemingly magnetic course until they collide. PONK. PONK. legs flipping over. Morpheus tumbles. trying to detach himself but -(CONTINUED) NEO TRINITY 164 NEO .Rev. aiming his GUN out through the curtain of rain. legs scrambling. cracking their fragile embrace. SNAPPING taut. The ENGINE GRINDS. 3/9/98 163 CONTINUED: The rope snaking out behind him. Until the LINE ends. Gotcha! 164 EXT.THE MATRIX .

connected to Neo. Both shaking. hurtling at the parapet. 164 The helicopter is falling too fast.Rev. his mouth agape.. I knew it! 166 167 OMITTED EXT. ROOFTOP . severing the cord from the helicopter.DAY Neo pulls Trinity up into his arms.. she told me -MORPHEUS She told you exactly what you needed to hear. Holding on to the rope she swings. arcing over the roof like a setting sun -The coils of slack snap taut. when his feet hit the rain gutter and he levers up just as -Trinity fires.THE MATRIX . dragging him with ferocious speed towards the edge even as -Trinity lunges for the back door. the Oracle. who stands on the building's edge watching her arc beneath him as the HELICOPTER EXPLODES -She bounces against a shatterproof WINDOW that SPIDERCRACKS out while flames erupt behind her. Neo. hold each other again. . Trinity? Trinity looks at Neo. Sooner or later. MAIN DECK Tank stares at the screen. 3/9/98 164 CONTINUED: 108. falling free of it as it SMASHES. you're going to realize just like I did the difference between knowing a path and walking a path. That's all. yanking Neo off his feet. NEO Morpheus. grabbing for the rope with the other -Neo flies like a skipping stone. her gun in one hand. 165 INT. they TANK He's the One! 166 167 165 MORPHEUS Do you believe it now. blades first into a GLASS skyscraper.

AGENT JONES We have their position. SUBWAY STATION . AGENT BROWN Sentinels are standing by.) We need an exit. sir.) 109. looking out at the surrounding city. Subway. MAIN DECK The PHONE RINGS.DAY An old man sits hunched in the far corner of the station.DAY We rush at the roof access door as it suddenly slams open and the three Agents charge out. 170 INT. But Neo.O. MORPHEUS (V.Rev.THE MATRIX . AGENT JONES Order the strike. Tank.O. State and Balbo.) We're on our way -169 EXT.O. He moves to the edge of the building. Agent Smith can't stand listening to them. shadows gathered around him like blankets. AGENT SMITH They're not out yet. ROOFTOP . TANK Got one ready. sir! MORPHEUS (V. Damnit! AGENT BROWN The trace was completed. Trinity and Morpheus are already gone. 168 MORPHEUS (V. (CONTINUED) 170 AGENT SMITH 169 . TANK Goddamn! It's good to hear your voice. 3/9/98 168 INT.

I don't know what it means or even if it matters but I feel I have to say it.. TRINITY Neo. Trinity hangs up the phone. he nurses from a bottle of Thunderbird when -A PHONE begins to RING.. never be free of the Matrix. then turns to Neo. SUBWAY .. TRINITY I've never told anyone this before. she told me. His eyes grow wide. (CONTINUED) 172 .OLD MAN'S POV . staring -172 INT. dangling by its cord.DAY Through the old man's eyes as the world begins to RUMBLE. The RUMBLE GROWS. the PHONE begins to RING.DAY Agent Smith stares. the ground beginning to shake. Behind her. He will 171 He starts to turn from the edge of the building when he suddenly hears it. his face twisted with hate. Morpheus.. 170 Morpheus gets in and answers the phone.. 170 CONTINUED: Mumbling. TRINITY When I went to the Oracle. Neo leads Trinity and Morpheus bounding over a set of turnstiles towards the ringing phone inside a graffiticovered booth. glowing white in the dark. the phone dropping. 171 EXT. But.. his head whipping back around. Lost in the shadow. the old man watches as Morpheus disappears. she told me that I was going to fall in love. Let's go! NEO You first. I think I've been afraid to.110. ROOFTOP . I have to tell you something.

HOVERCRAFT Trinity blinks. AGENT SMITH 174 TRINITY You have to send me TANK TRINITY 173 NEO 172 . No! The GUN FIRES. Neo is drawn towards her.111. Neo! TANK What the hell just happened? An Agent! back! I can't! 174 INT. Neo turns to Agent Smith whose gun stares at him like a third eye. they are frozen by the strobing lights of the train until Neo whispers in her ear. In the darkness of the far corner. BURSTING through the PLASTIC WINDOW just as Trinity disappears. The PHONE RINGS once more before she lifts the receiver when. NEO Promise me you'll tell me the rest? She nods as he closes the booth. the BULLET flying at her. Mr. 173 INT. Neo sees the old man in the flashing train-light as he becomes -Agent Smith. Anderson. their lips close enough to kiss when a TRAIN BLASTS into the station. 172 CONTINUED: The RUMBLE RISES.DAY The destroyed phone dangles in the empty booth. drowning her voice. SHATTERING the EAR-PIECE. SUBWAY STATION . For a moment. raising a fistful of black gun-metal. The handset hanging in the air as the BULLET HITS. shivering as her conscious exits the Construct.

what is. For a blinking moment we enter BULLET-TIME. 176 TRINITY Run.DAY Neo whip-draws his gun with the flashpoint speed of lightning as -Smith OPENS FIRE. both men BLASTING. (CONTINUED) 178 . SUBWAY STATION . 175 INT. something fixed and hard like a gunfighter's resolve. 177 178 INT. Agent Smith machine-calm. They freeze in a kind of embrace. There is no past or future in these eyes. rolling up out of a move that is almost a mirrored reflection of the other -Each jamming their gun tight to the other's head.112. moving at impossible speed. SUBWAY STATION . Neo sweating. TRINITY What is he doing? MORPHEUS He's beginning to believe. panting. Slowly he turns back and in his eyes we see something different. Run. cartridges cartwheel into space. 176 175 INT. bullets float forward like a plane moving across the sky. Agent Smith smiles. MAIN DECK Morpheus and Trinity stand behind Tank riveted to the scrolling code. There is only 177 INT. Neo. MAIN DECK Trinity is unable to understand.DAY Neo looks at the dead escalator that rises up behind him. An instant later they are nearly on top of each other. GUN REPORT THUNDERS through the underground. Gun flash tongues curl from Neo's gun.

Neo pulls the TRIGGER. Behind him. NEO AGENT SMITH 178 . The smile falls. AGENT SMITH I'm going to enjoy watching you die. From deep in the tunnel. delivering a necksnapping reverse round-house. mouth coughing blood. TRINITY Jesus. 179 INT. Neo retreating as -A knife-hand opens his forearm. 178 CONTINUED: You're empty. CLICK. and a kick sends him slamming back against a steel column. Stunned. So are you. he's killing him! 180 INT. Neo leaps into the air. Agent Smith attacks with unrelenting fury. fists flying at furious speed. where he falls inches from the electrified third-rail. Agent Smith's face warps with rage and he attacks. lifting him into the air. (CONTINUED) 180 179 Agent Smith yanks his TRIGGER. CLICK.113. The sound of an ONCOMING TRAIN. he ducks just under a punch that CRUNCHES into the BEAM. SUBWAY STATION . blows and counters. his eyes ice blue. Mr. hurling him against the curved wall of the train tunnel. Agent Smith's glasses fly off and he glares at Neo. HOVERCRAFT Trinity watches Neo as his body jerks.DAY Agent Smith grabs hold of him. fists pounding Neo like jackhammers. a BURST of HIGH-SPEED METAL GRINDING against METAL. like an animal cry. The Agent is about to jump down and press his attack when he hears something. Anderson. his life signs going wild. STEEL CHUNKS EXPLODING like shrapnel.

Anderson? Agent Smith grabs Neo in a choke-hold forcing him to look down the tracks. swallowing Agent's Smith's words. knees shaking. starting to run. his glasses again intact. With an ear-splitting SHRIEK of tortured RAILS. 180 . NEO My name is Neo. AGENT SMITH That is the sound of inevitability. Agent Smith bursts out in furious pursuit. racing for the escalator -As the train comes to a stop and the doors of the last car open. limping. Neo backflips up off the tracks just as -The train barrels over Agent Smith. He is not ready to die. 180 CONTINUED: Neo tries to get up. AGENT SMITH Good-bye.114. Neo sees it coming and he starts to fight. RUMBLING as a TRAIN NEARS. Neo stands. The TRAIN ROARS at them. Neo turns. the train's headlight burning a hole in the darkness. Impossibly. as he grits through the pain. Agent Smith jumps down onto the tracks and drop-kicks him in the face. he hurls himself straight up. Mr. The veins bulge in Neo's head. There is another METAL SCREECH. Anderson. They fall as the sound and fury of the TRAIN EXPLODES into the station. when the TRAIN SLAMS on its emergency brake. Neo is unable to breathe. AGENT SMITH Do you hear that. as Agent Smith tightens his hold. CLOSER. Mr. part of it still in the station. smashing Smith against the concrete ceiling of the tunnel. The world again begins to shake. the train slows. AGENT SMITH It is the sound of your death. much LOUDER.

P. 182 INT. HOVERCRAFT Tank searches the Matrix. Trinity. TANK I lost him.115. 182 TANK Morpheus lifts the headset. sir. MORPHEUS Maybe six. a SIREN SOUNDS. How long? Five minutes. He's going to make it. Oh no. Yes. TRINITY TRINITY On the hologram radar.M. 181 MORPHEUS He's on the run -Suddenly. Trinity is behind him.) . he sees the sentinels. COCKPIT Morpheus climbs into the cockpit. 181 INT.O. TRINITY What just happened? I don't know. TRINITY You can't use that until Neo is out! MORPHEUS I know. MORPHEUS Tank. TANK (V. Don't worry. charge the E. Oh shit! Morpheus bolts to the ladder.

Agent Smith starting to gain. Operator. 3/9/98 183 EXT. you better get your ass back here! 187 EXT. ALLEY Agent Smith stops and takes aim. Trinity. 184 INT. every potential Agent. CITY STREET . NEO (V. Trinity screams into the headset. NEO I'm trying. (CONTINUED) 187 NEO I got some serious 185 TANK 184 186 .) Mr. Tank! pursuit! 186 INT.Rev. I'm trying.THE MATRIX . MAN (BUSINESSMAN) What the shit -. Wizard. 183 A BUSINESSMAN walks along the sidewalk. HOVERCRAFT Tank answers. He flips open the cell phone and dials long distance. Hurry. HOVERCRAFT The KEYBOARD is CLICKING. get me the hell out of here! 185 EXT. it is Agent Smith.O. Tank searches for an exit. wheeling and dealing into his cell phone when it disappears.DAY 116. TRINITY Neo.DAY Neo dives down an phone! The Man turns to call for help and when he turns back. snatched by Neo as he flashes by. CITY STREET . Neo is in a full-out sprint. spinning and weaving away from every pedestrian.

ALLEY He dives from the maze down a service alley dead end. A hotel. help! 193 INT. OPEN MARKET Neo spins away. And at every turn there is an Agent. tent flaps and crates. Uh. but it is a 191 192 189 190 188 Neo turns back as the Agents emerge from the market. 3/9/98 187 CONTINUED: 117. Wabash and Lake. 187 A BULLET SHATTERS the image of Neo in a truck's rearview MIRROR. The door. 189 190 OMITTED EXT. and finds himself in an open market that teems with people. 194 EXT.THE MATRIX . MAIN DECK Tank speed-reads the reams of Matrix code. Room 303. ALLEY Neo dives for it but -(CONTINUED) 194 TANK NEO Need a little help! 193 . out of control. MAIN DECK Tank frantically scans the monitor like a road map. 188 INT. careening through the labyrinth. turning. TANK I got a patch on an old exit.Rev. He kamikazes his way down the little avenues lined with vendors and shops. behind fish counters. 191 192 OMITTED EXT. appearing from crowds.

battering through the door which splinters. Neo almost kicks the door from its hinges.O. No! TANK (V.O. A195 INT. 3/9/98 194 CONTINUED: It's locked. long strides when a door explodes open at the end. APARTMENT BUILDING . where another woman is chopping vegetables. 194 Peeling back.O.Rev. perforated by BULLETS.) Other left! He whirls back to his other left.) TANK (V. running in sharp. leaping for the fire escape just as a knife buries itself in the window casing. kicking in an apartment door.) EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING . That window! Neo throws it open. Neo scrapes himself to his feet. A195 195 Neo lurches. broken and bleeding.) The door on your left.) NEO 118. 195 INT. charging for the end of the alley.THE MATRIX . APARTMENT BUILDING . Neo leaps the last ten feet into the alley below with Agent Brown right behind him. An old woman watches TV as Neo blurs past her and into her kitchen.O. lunging from the Agents' BULLETS. . Down! B195 Down! B195 TANK (V.STAIRCASE Neo springs up the old crooked apartment building stairs.O.HALL He is halfway down the hall.FIRE ESCAPE Tumbling down the RATTLING FIRE ESCAPE. Kick it in! TANK (V. Shit! TANK (V.

DAY 119. MORPHEUS Here they come. No. TANK I'm going to make the call. slamming down on the Nebuchadnezzar. MORPHEUS He's going to make it. 198 INT. 200 INT. HOVERCRAFT Tank loads the exit. TANK That's it! You're almost there! That fire escape at the end of the alley! 197 EXT. the faded NEON BUZZES: Heart O' The City Hotel. Morpheus looks up. 196 197 Agent Smith suddenly pauses as if recognizing something. 3/22/98 196 INT.Rev. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL . Trinity watches him. 199 EXT. SEWER MAIN The sentinels open and shift like killer kaleidoscopes as they attack. MAIN DECK Finger on the monitor. HOVERCRAFT The hovercraft booms down as they hit. the lights go red. Do it! Suddenly.THE MATRIX . Tank traces Neo's path. the lock on the EMP detonator. Morpheus opens 200 199 TRINITY MORPHEUS 198 .

. A201 INT. 203 INT. Neo. Trinity screams. ALLEY .Rev. 304. he kicks in the window. Morpheus stumbles back in disbelief. HALL . 309. MAIN DECK Neo's body jerks.... 203 TRINITY 202 Agent Brown reaches the broken window behind him just as Neo grabs the handle of 303. 3/9/98 201 EXT.45 cocked. 202 INT. The doors count backwards: 310.DAY Neo scrambles up the fire escape.. MAIN DECK Another SYSTEM ALARM SOUNDS. Hurry. TANK They've burned through the outer hull.. HALL . 204 INT. 305. .DAY Neo can hear the PHONE RINGING... throwing open the door to find -Agent Smith. (CONTINUED) 204 . waiting.DAY 120. BULLETS SPARKING and RICOCHETING around him as Agents Brown and Jones close the gap. jumping into the hall.can't think -BOOM. Neo can't move -.THE MATRIX . 201 A201 On the third floor. and everyone hears it as the LIFE MONITORS SNAP FLATLINE.

you can't be because I love you. You see? You can't be dead. Trinity takes hold of Neo's body. I promised to tell you the rest. Neo falls to the blue shag carpeting.. listen to me. blood smearing down the wallpaper. Agent Brown checks his vital signs. Agent Smith smiles. please. Mr. Agent Smith stands over him. 206 INT. 205 INT. HALL . Check him. Morpheus takes hold of the EMP switch. AGENT SMITH Good-bye. the man I loved would be the one. Lasers suddenly sear through the main deck as the sentinels slice open the hull. He's gone. The Oracle. It can't be.DAY Three holes in his chest. it can't be. Trinity whispers in Neo's ear. still aiming. MAIN DECK Amid the destruction raining around her. You hear me? I love you! (CONTINUED) 208 AGENT BROWN 207 TRINITY 206 AGENT SMITH 205 204 . she told me that I'd fall in love and that man.. Neo.DAY Kneeling beside him. Neo. 204 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS No. 207 INT. TRINITY Neo. standing over him. Anderson. MAIN DECK In tears. taking no chances.121. 208 INT. HALL .

slow and come to a stop. We MOVE CLOSER UNTIL the bullet fills our vision and the distorted reflection morphs. Neo gets to his feet. all three Agents grabbing for their guns. fixed like stainless steel stars. 209 208 His eyes snap open. As one. HOTEL HALL . now able to see through the curtain of the Matrix. No! Neo raises his hands and the BULLETS. He rips off his sunglasses. He drops the bullet and the others fall to the floor. At the end of the hall. like a cloud of obedient bees. Neo plucks one of the bullets from the air.122. 210 INT. looking at Neo as if he were looking at a ghost. 209 INT. believing in all her heart that he will feel her lips and know that they speak the truth. the walls. they FIRE.DAY Holding his chest. 208 CONTINUED: Her eyes close and she kisses him. Neo looks out. the Agents wait for the elevator when Agent Smith glances back. even the Agents become a rushing stream of code. The Agents are unable to absorb what they are seeing. and Morpheus look at each other. For a moment. We see him and the hall reflected in the bright casing. It is a miracle. MAIN DECK Trinity screams as the monitors jump back to life. They hang frozen in space.DAY He does. HALL . And they do. Now get up! 211 INT. Neo struggles to get up. becoming the "real" image. NEO 211 TRINITY Tank 210 . the floor.

something deep. absorbed by the Matrix until -Only Neo is left.. saturated color images of Neo standing in the hall. the Agents know fear. disappearing. But the impact doesn't come. then balloon as -Neo BURSTS up out of him. MORPHEUS He is the one! TANK 212 An EXPLOSION shakes the entire ship. Neo sinks into Agent Smith. Neo faces the remaining Agents. Agent Smith gets up. They look at each other. as if the machine language was unable to keep up or perhaps describe what is happening. They begin to blur into streaks.123. His attack is ferocious but Neo blocks each blow easily. Spinning around he looks to the others and feels something. shimmering ribbons of light that open like windows. 213 INT. like a tremor before a quake. Then with one quick strike to the chest he sends Agent Smith flying backwards. the same idea striking simultaneously -They run. Agent Smith EXPLODES like an empty husk in a brilliant cacophony of light. And with a final death scream. his calm machine-like expression shredding with pure rage. faster and faster. 212 INT. as -Each screen fills with brilliant. something that is going to change everything. MAIN DECK All three stare transfixed with awe as the scrolling code accelerates. How. HALL Agent Smith screams. his tie and coat rippling as if he were a deep pool of water. his shards spinning away. Suddenly a SEARING SOUND stabs through his earpiece as his chest begins to swell. bracing himself as Neo charges him and springs into a dive.?! He is the one. He rushes Neo. For the first time since their inception. 213 ..

He reacts to the RINGING PHONE. HALL Again he hears her. sentinels blink and fall instantly dead. filling the pit with their cold metal carcasses. Neo! 215 INT.124. rushing toward it even as -216 INT. OVERFLOW PIT A blinding shock of white light floods the chamber. Neo? His eyes open. waiting. MAIN DECK A sentinel descends towards Morpheus. 218 INT. FADE IN: 219 CLOSE ON COMPUTER SCREEN as in the opening. see Neo dive for the phone as -Now! Morpheus turns the key. 217 INT. FADE TO BLACK. And she kisses him. MAIN DECK sentinels are everywhere destroying the ship. it seems like it might last forever. 214 INT. (CONTINUED) 219 TRINITY 218 217 TRINITY On the screen we 216 215 TRINITY 214 . The cursor beating steadily. Tears pour from her smiling eyes as he reaches up to touch her. only the humans are alive. HOVERCRAFT In the still darkness. A PHONE begins to RING.

Rev. you cannot change your cage. I'm done running. Seen from inside. NEO (V. We GLIDE IN TOWARDS the screen. After a long beat. that's what you helped me to understand. I can feel you now. is up to you.O. That to be free.) When I used to look out at this world. NEO (V.) I believe deep down. The numbers begin to lock into place. A world of hope. We DIVE THROUGH the numbers. but I know if you can free your mind. I know you're out there.O.) You won't have to search for me anymore. It's me.O. its leaders and laws. But now. you'll find the way. You have to change yourself. sucked TOWARDS a tight constellation of stars.THE MATRIX . A different world where all things are possible. NEO (V. I believe that the Matrix can remain our cage or it can become our chrysalis. 125. Whether I'm done fighting. I suppose. all I could see was its edges. NEO (V. NEO (V. we recognize Neo's voice.O. Of peace. 3/9/98 219 CONTINUED: It is answered and the screen fills instantly with the trace program. surging UP THROUGH the darkness. its boundaries. NEO (V.) I imagine you can also feel me. I see another world.) I can't tell you how to get there.) Hi. we both want this world to change. Done hiding. . We realize that the constellation is actually the holes in the mouthpiece of a phone. 219 We CLOSE IN ON the racing columns of numbers shimmering across the screen. its rules and controls.O.O.

125A. STREET . 3/9/98 220 EXT.PHONE BOOTH We SHOOT THROUGH the holes as Neo hangs up the phone. 220 (CONTINUED) .THE MATRIX .Rev.

Neo blasts by us. his long. black coat billowing like a black leather cape as he flies faster than a speeding bullet. 220 THE END . He looks up and we RISE.126. until the city is miles below. After a moment. 220 CONTINUED: He steps out of the phone and slides on a pair of sunglasses. FADE OUT. HIGHER and HIGHER.