This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
NUMBERED SHOOTING SCRIPT March 29, 1998
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.)
her hands still on the keyboard. The other cops pour in behind him.THE MATRIX .NIGHT The hotel was abandoned after a fire licked its way across the polyester carpeting. They are also always hardwired. Police! BIG COP Freeze! 2 The room is almost devoid of furniture. and a powerbook computer. Sitting there.Rev. and AGENT JONES get out of the car. a modem. AGENT SMITH. guns thrust before them. is TRINITY. 1 She hangs up as we PASS THROUGH the numbers. leaving patterns of permanent shadow. There is a foldup table and chair with a phone. (CONTINUED) LIEUTENANT AGENT SMITH 3 . Suddenly. 3 EXT. a woman in black leather. destroying several rooms as it spooled soot up the walls and ceiling. We FOLLOW four armed POLICE OFFICERS using flashlights as they creep down the blackened hall and ready themselves on either side of Room 303. The only light in the room is the glow of the computer. AGENT BROWN. Lieutenant? Oh shit. The biggest of them violently kicks in the door. small Secret Service earphones in one ear. entering the nether world of the computer screen.NIGHT A black sedan with tinted windows glides in through the police cruisers. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL . a flashlight cuts open the darkness and we find ourselves in -2 INT. the cord coiling back into their shirt collars. 3/9/98 1 CONTINUED: (2) 3. BIG COP Hands behind your head! it! Now! Do She slowly puts her hands behind her head. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL . They wear dark suits and sunglasses even at night.
they know they've got her. AGENT SMITH The orders were for your protection. LIEUTENANT I sent two units. You gimme that Juris-my dick-tion and you can cram it up your ass. 3 Agent Smith nods to Agent Brown as they start toward the hotel. the other cops holding a bead. blood erupting. They're bringing her down now. There is a final violent exchange of GUNFIRE and when it's over. 4. so smooth and fast. Trinity moves again. a two-hundred-fifty pound sack of limp meat and bone that slams into the cop farthest from her.Rev. Trinity is the only one standing. The Lieutenant laughs. BULLETS RAKING the walls. LIEUTENANT I think we can handle one little girl. your men are already dead. you were given specific orders -LIEUTENANT I'm just doing my job. (CONTINUED) 4 . and FIRED. A GUN still in the cop's hand is snatched. 3/9/98 3 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Lieutenant. Her leg kicks with the force of a wrecking ball and he flies back. AGENT SMITH No. twisted. 4 INT. The eye blinks and Trinity's palm snaps up and the nose explodes. They've done this a hundred times. inhumanly fast. flashlights sweeping with panic as the remaining cops try to stop a leather-clad ghost. Lieutenant.THE MATRIX . until the Big Cop reaches with the cuffs and Trinity moves -It almost doesn't register. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL The Big Cop flicks out his cuffs.
She takes a deep breath.O.O. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL Trinity is on the phone. 5 EXT. TRINITY Morpheus! The line was traced! don't know how.O.) . All right -Go. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL TRINITY 5. 4 5 Agent Brown enters the hotel while Agent Smith heads for the alley.) I The other end is 6 MAN (V. 6 INT. TRINITY Are there any Agents? Yes.THE MATRIX . answered. MORPHEUS (V. Goddamnit! MORPHEUS (V. She drops the phone. Shit.) You have to focus. Operator. You can make it. pacing. Wells and Lake.) TRINITY TRINITY MORPHEUS (V. There is a phone. 3/9/98 4 CONTINUED: A flashlight rocks slowly to a stop.Rev. They cut the hardline. MORPHEUS (MANV.O. centering herself.) I know.O. This line is not a viable exit.
launching herself into the air. The roof falls away into a wide back alley. slack-jawed. still running hard. FIRE ESCAPE In the alley below. her movements so clean. contrasted to the wild jumps of the cops. 9 EXT. Ahead. COP Jesus Christ -. WINDOW A yellow glow in the midst of a dark brick building. rolling over a shoulder up onto one knee. Agent Brown. Trinity begins to jump from one roof to the next. ROOF On the roof. exiting through a broken window onto the fire escape. she sees her only chance.that's impossible! They stare.THE MATRIX . running as hard as she can and -(CONTINUED) 10 9 8 . realizing they are about to see something ugly as Trinity drives at the edge. staring at some point beyond the other roof. It is a dizzying chase up and over the dark plateaued landscape of rooftops and sheer cliffs of brick. however. landing. gliding in and out of each jump. there is -10 EXT. then hits. She can only go up. somersaulting up. we got her now. leading another unit of police. Trinity sees Agent Smith staring at her. The next building is over 40 feet away. leading the cops in pursuit. Trinity races to the opposite end. 8 EXT. the ground seems to flow beneath her as she hangs in flight. has the same unnatural grace. Trinity zeros in on it. Trinity is running as Agent Brown rises over the parapet. 50 feet beyond the point where her path drops away into a paved chasm. 3/9/98 7 INT. COP That's it. 7 She bursts out of the room as Agent Brown enters the hall. as Agent Brown duplicates the move exactly. The cops slow. HALL 6.Rev. From above. but Trinity's face is perfectly calm.
Trinity sees the headlights of the truck arcing at the telephone booth as if taking aim. broken -But still alive. Across the street. Everything hurts. Gritting through the pain. Trinity tries to move. her pace quickening. She wheels on the smashed opening above. bearing down on the box of Plexiglas just as -She answers the phone. focusing in completely. a garbage truck suddenly u-turns. bouncing down stairs bleeding. she starts down the concrete walk. STREET Trinity emerges from the shadows of an alley and. her body leveling into a dive. as the PHONE begins to RING. 11 EXT. in a pool of white street light. the headlights blindingly bright. Get up -. tumbling. BACK STAIRWELL And she crashes with an EXPLOSION of GLASS and WOOD. She falls. Obviously hurt. then falls onto a back stairwell. slamming into the booth. waiting for Agent Brown but is met by only a slight WIND that HISSES against the fanged maw of broken glass. trained. There is a frozen instant of silence before the hulking mass of dark metal lurches up onto the sidewalk -(CONTINUED) 11 . 10 CONTINUED: Hurtles herself into the empty night space. her gun instantly in her hand.7. You're fine. arms covering her head as the whole world seems to spin on its axis -A10 INT. it's TIRES SCREAMING as it accelerates. she races the truck. Trinity. A10 10 TRINITY Get up. she sees it -The telephone booth. at the end of the block.just get up! She stands and limps down the rest of the stairs.
THE MATRIX . CLOSER and CLOSER. There is no body. Agent Smith inspects the wreckage. AGENT BROWN The informant is real. We are SUCKED TOWARDS the mouthpiece of the phone. The screen flickers with windowing data as a search engine runs with a steady relentless rhythm. until the smooth gray plastic spreads out like a horizon and the small holes widen until we FALL THROUGH one -Swallowed by DARKNESS. the word "searching" blazing in around us as we EMERGE FROM a computer screen. Yes. She got out. SMASHING it to PLEXIGLAS PULP. separated in the crash like a severed limb. 11 Barreling through the booth. Agent Jones and Brown walk up behind him. After a moment. We DRIFT BACK FROM the screen and INTO -AGENT SMITH AGENT JONES . 3/9/98 11 CONTINUED: 8. His jaw sets as he grinds his molars in frustration. AGENT SMITH We'll need a search running. AGENT BROWN The name is Neo. AGENT JONES We have the name of their next target. a black loafer steps down from the cab of the garbage truck. bulldozing it into a brick wall.Rev. AGENT SMITH It doesn't matter. AGENT JONES It's already begun. Trinity is gone. The DARKNESS CRACKLES with phosphorescent energy. Agent Smith almost smiles. The handset of the pay phone lays on the ground.
(CONTINUED) CHOI (O. He sits up. Tabletops are that lay open like an everywhere. knock.S) Neo rises." Neo's eye pries open. Who is it? It's Choi. Neo. NEO NEO NEO . A prompt appears: "Wake up. unsure of where he is. 12 INT. still unnerved. Behind him." He hits it again and the message repeats. pushing random functions and keys while the computer types out a message as though it had a mind of its own. but the screen is now blank. Neo. the computer screen suddenly goes blank. duct-taped into and around the legs of several filled with cannibalized equipment autopsied corpse.? He hits another and an "H" appears. He types "CTRL X" but the letter "T" appears." Someone KNOCKS on his door and he almost jumps out of his chair.. He is asleep in front of his PC. there is another message: "Knock. He rubs his eyes but when he opens them. 12 At the center of this technological rat-nest is NEO. He stops and stares at the four words on the screen: "The Matrix has you. looking around. Someone KNOCKS again. a man who knows more about living inside a computer than outside one.9. one eye still closed. He keeps typing. NEO'S APARTMENT It is a studio apartment that seems overgrown with technology. Another message appears: "Follow the white rabbit. What. He notices the screen. Weed-like cables coil thickets that wind up desks.. He looks back at the computer." What the hell? He hits the "ESC" button.
This never happened. door.. CHOI Hallelujah! You are my Savior. sticks the money in the book and drops it NEO CHOI Opening the door. NEO I don't know. A young Chinese MAN stands there with several of his friends. NEO You're two hours late. I know. 12 NEO You got the money? Two grand. Right.. 12 CONTINUED: Neo flips a series of locks and opens the door. I know. On the floor near his bed is a book. The book has out and inside are several computer disks. Simulacra and Simulations. You don't exist. He closes the Baudrillard's been hollowed He takes one.. Neo nods as the strange feeling of unrealness suddenly returns.. leaving the chain on.10. (CONTINUED) NEO . CHOI (MAN) It's her fault. he hands the disk to Choi.. My computer. on the floor. He takes out an envelope and gives it to Neo through the cracked door. man? You look a little whiter than usual.. Hold on. CHOI Something wrong. man! My own personal Jesus Christ! NEO If you get caught using that -CHOI I know.
11. 12 CONTINUED: (2) 12
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
13. 13 CONTINUED: (2) 13
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
Rev. Shitshitshit. that somehow the rules do not apply to you. Obviously.M. lectures Neo without looking at him. Neo stares at two window cleaners on a scaffolding outside. pressing in on Neo until it is all he can hear as we -CUT TO: 14 INT. RHINEHEART You have a problem with authority. He strains to read the clock-face: 9:15 A. the windows overlooking downtown. dragging their rubber squeegees down the surface of the glass. RHINEHEART. (CONTINUED) 16 15 NEO 14 . 3/22/98 13 CONTINUED: (3) TRINITY When I asked him. Anderson. It's looking for you and it will find you. 14. her lips almost touching his ear. 13 She turns and he watches her melt into the shifting wall of bodies. he said that no one could ever be told the answer to that question. You believe that you are special. slowly dragging Neo to consciousness. Mr. SKYSCRAPER The downtown office of Meta CorTechs. 16 INT. a software development company. TRINITY The answer is out there. A SOUND RISES steadily. META CORTECHS OFFICE The main offices are along each wall. They have to see it to believe it. Neo. 15 EXT.THE MATRIX . She leans close. growing out of the MUSIC. if you want it to. the ultimate company man. you are mistaken. NEO'S APARTMENT The sound is an ALARM CLOCK. typing at his computer continuously.
He opens the bag. Mr. Do I make myself clear? NEO Yes. 17 INT. 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. Anderson. VOICE (O. bony fingers resume clicking the keyboard. if an employee has a problem. Inside is a cellular PHONE. He turns again. Yeah. 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. it RINGS.15. NEO That's me. NEO'S CUBICLE The entire floor looks like a human honeycomb.) Thomas Anderson? Neo turns and finds a FEDERAL EXPRESS GUY at his cubicle door. Hello? (CONTINUED) NEO . he flips it open. FEDEX GUY Have a nice day. 16 CONTINUED: His long. or you choose to find yourself another job. Unnerved. RHINEHEART The time has come to make a choice. with a labyrinth of cubicles structured around a core of elevators. Thus. the company has a problem. clear. It seems the instant it is in his hand.S. Mr. Rhineheart.
Do it slowly. Right now? Yes.O. but unfortunately. Neo.) Neo starts to stand. Morpheus. MORPHEUS (V.) I've been looking for you. Neo. At the elevator.. is? MORPHEUS (V.. They're coming for you. Holy shit! Yes. Now.) The elevator. he sees Agent Smith. we have run out of time.O.) NEO .) Do you know who this 16. 17 Neo's knees give and he sinks into his chair. NEO What the hell do they want with me?! (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS (V. I don't know if you're ready to see what I want to show you. A female employee turns and points out Neo's cubicle. MORPHEUS (V.O. Neo ducks.O.THE MATRIX . One cop stays at the elevator.O. the others follow the Agents.Rev. Neo.) Stand up and see for yourself. Agent Brown and Agent Jones leading a group of cops. MORPHEUS (V. NEO Who's coming for me? MORPHEUS (V. NEO NEO His head peeks up over the partition.O. 3/9/98 17 CONTINUED: Hello. And I'm not sure what they're going to do.
you better get out of there. NEO But what if.) I'm not sure.) Stay here for a moment.) The cubicle across from you is empty.) I can guide you out.. search the bathroom.O.. but if you don't want to find out.17.O.? Go! Now! MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V. clutching the phone tightly to him. The Agents enter Neo's empty cubicle.. Now. The agents are moving quickly towards the cubicle. but you have to do exactly what I say.O. go to the end of the row to the first office on the left.O.O. MORPHEUS (V. diving into the other cubicle just as the Agents turn into his row.O.) A little longer. Brown is talking to another employee.) .. 17 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS (V. stay as low as you can. MORPHEUS (V. A cop is sent to NEO 17 Morpheus' voice is a whisper in Neo's ear.O.) When I tell you.O.) Neo lunges across the hall. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS (V. Sweat trickles down his forehead. How?! MORPHEUS (V. Neo crams himself into a dark corner. MORPHEUS (V.
) Outside there is a scaffold. I leave it to you. he sneaks away down the row. The other is in their custody. 3/9/98 17 CONTINUED: (3) 18. NEO No way.) There are only two ways out of this building. 18 NEO How do you know all this? Morpheus laughs quietly. Neo looks at the door. The WIND HOWLS into the room. There is a window in front of you. You take a chance either way.O. You can make it. MORPHEUS (V. He opens the window.) You can use the scaffold to get to the roof.O. the building's glass wall vertigos into a concrete chasm. It's a short short climb.O.THE MATRIX . Staying crouched. EMPTY OFFICE The room is empty.O. One is that scaffold.) The answer is coming.O. CLICK. No! NEO It's too far away.Rev. Open it. then back at (CONTINUED) . MORPHEUS (V. the scaffold.) There's a ledge. shooting across the opening to the first office on the left. no way. Good. 18 INT. this is crazy. Neo. MORPHEUS (V. 17 Neo rolls out of the cubicle. MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V. Neo looks down. He hangs up. his eyes popping as he freezes right behind a cop who has just turned around.
Agent Smith sits down across from Neo. 20 INT. he steps onto the small ledge. At the same moment. NEO I'm going to die.19. He climbs up onto the window ledge. Thomas A. knocking Neo off balance." (CONTINUED) 20 TRINITY 19 NEO 18 . the door opens and the Agents enter. A thick manila envelope slaps down on the table. NEO This is insane! I can't do this! Forget it! He climbs back into the office just as a cop opens the door. he clings harder to the frame. The name on the file: "Anderson. He watches as it is swallowed by the distance beneath him. entering the room as if the monitor was a window. forcing his head down as they push him into the dark sedan. a wide angle view of a white room where Neo is sitting at a table alone. Hanging onto the frame. INTERROGATION ROOM CLOSE ON a camera monitor. Recoiling. Shit! 19 EXT. We MOVE INTO the monitor. Trinity watches in the rearview mirror of her motorcycle. SKYSCRAPER The Agents lead a handcuffed Neo out of the revolving doors. The WIND suddenly BLASTS up the face of the building. I didn't do anything. and the phone falls out of his hand. 18 CONTINUED: NEO This is insane! Why is this happening to me? What did I do? I'm nobody. Shit. The scaffold seems even farther away.
You are here because we need your help.THE MATRIX . AGENT SMITH The other life is lived in computers where you go by the hacker alias Neo. Whatever you think you know about this man is irrelevant. and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for.Rev. A man who calls himself Morpheus. his eyes are an unnatural iceblue. One of them does not. AGENT SMITH One of these lives has a future. Mr. 20 He opens the file. He closes the file. 20. 3/9/98 20 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH As you can see. program writer for a respectable software company. Paper rattle marks the silence as he flips several pages. Neo feels himself sinking into a pit of shit. you are Thomas A. Neo cannot tell if he is looking at the file or at him. The pages continue to turn. Mr. Anderson. AGENT SMITH It seems that you have been living two lives. we've had our eye on you for some time now. AGENT SMITH I'm going to be as forthcoming as I can be. Anderson. The fact is that he is wanted for acts of terrorism in more countries than any other man in the world. In one life. AGENT SMITH We know that you have been contacted by a certain individual. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . Anderson. you pay your taxes and you help your landlady carry out her garbage. He removes his sunglasses. You have a social security number.
and that you are interested in the future. Mr. It is obvious that you are an intelligent man. He leans closer. AGENT SMITH You disappoint me. How about I just give you the finger -He does. Neo nods to himself. I know my rights. NEO And you give me my phone call! Agent Smith puts his glasses back on. But I think I have a better one. Anderson. 20 CONTINUED: (2) AGENT SMITH (CONT'D) He is considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive. Neo tries to match his stare. NEO Yeah. NEO You can't scare me with this Gestapo crap. AGENT SMITH My colleagues believe that I am wasting my time with you but I believe you want to do the right thing. AGENT SMITH We are willing to wipe the slate clean. That sounds like a real good deal. Mr.21. I want my phone call! Agent Smith smiles. Anderson. (CONTINUED) 20 . 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. Wow.
Neo feels his lips grow soft and sticky as they slowly seal shut. fiber-optic wire tap. 21 INT. The standing Agents snicker. From a case taken out of his suit coat. (CONTINUED) 21 20 .22. He bucks wildly as Smith drops the creature which looks for a moment like an uncut umbilical cord --.NIGHT Screaming. 20 CONTINUED: (3) AGENT SMITH And tell me. becoming an organic creature that resembles a hybrid of an insect and a fluke worm. It almost stops his heart. NEO'S APARTMENT .before it begins to burrow. holding him in the chair. whisker-like tendrils reach out and probe into Neo's navel. everything-is-okay breath when -The PHONE RINGS. forcing him up out of bed. He starts to take a deep. AGENT SMITH You are going to help us. Thin. Anderson. building pressure in the room. Horrified. its tail thrashing as it worms its way inside. saying nothing. He answers it. It continues RINGING. Neo bolts upright in bed. Smith nods and the other two rip open his shirt. Was it a dream? His mouth is normal. Mr. 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. whether you want to or not. Smith removes a long. melding into each other until all traces of his mouth are gone. Neo struggles helplessly as Smith dangles the wire over his exposed abdomen. His stomach looks fine. he lunges for the door but the Agents restrain him. Mr. sucking him in with an almost gravitational force. Wild with fear. Anderson. He realizes that he is home. watching Neo's confusion grow into panic. he watches as the electronic device animates.
21 He closes his eyes. He turns just as the car slides quickly to a stop beside him..) Do you still want to meet? .THE MATRIX . unsure of what he has done. You see. Every pair of eyes he passes seems to follow him.Rev. Rain pours from a black sky. If they knew what I know.. 3/9/98 21 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS (V. 22 NEO NEO 23.O. that time when it seems there are no rules and everything feels unsafe. but I've spent most of my life looking for you. Yes. MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V.O.O. you would probably be dead. Get in.) They got to you first.O.) This line is tapped so I must be brief. CLICK. Neo. The Agents -MORPHEUS (V.NIGHT It is just beyond the middle of the night.) You're the One. 22 EXT. you may have spent the last few years looking for me.O. As he reaches the bridge.) Go to the Adams Street bridge. TRINITY . NEO What are you talking about? What the hell is happening to me? MORPHEUS (V. headlights creep in behind him. Neo's boots scrape against the concrete. but they've underestimated how important you are. Neo feels sick. The back door opens. CITY STREET .
What? Why? SWITCH Stop the car. speculum and air compressor. Neo opens the door. TRINITY Neo. 23 A large man named APOC is driving. aiming a large gun at Neo. CAR 24. Apoc does. She lifts a strange steel and glass device that looks like a cross between a rib separator. From what? From you. WINDOW WIPERS BEAT HEAVILY against the windshield.THE MATRIX . He looks at the strange device and the gun still trained on him. SWITCH Listen to me. Neo. Beside him is a beautiful androgyne called SWITCH.Rev. Why? (CONTINUED) NEO NEO NEO TRINITY NEO . 3/9/98 23 INT. coppertop! We don't have time for 'twenty questions. NEO What the hell is this?! TRINITY It's necessary. SWITCH Take off your shirt. For our protection. Fine. Our way or the highway. you have to trust me. please.' Right now there is only one rule.
its glass snout forming a seal over his navel. come on. the cylinder sucking hard at his stomach. TRINITY 25..THE MATRIX . DARK STREET A moment later the green street lights curve over the car's tinted windshield as it rushes through the wet underworld. Neo screams. He gasps as something wiggles beneath his skin inside his stomach. NEO What is this thing? TRINITY We think you're bugged. He closes the door. relax. squinting in pain as Trinity watches the needle on a pressure gauge climb steadily. 23 A23 24 Trinity aims the device at Neo.. Switch snaps a cable into the front seat cigarette lighter. 3/9/98 23 CONTINUED: TRINITY Because you've been down there. Neo. Neo stares out into the sheets of rain railing against the dark street beyond the open door. we see Neo's insides begin to slither and churn. (CONTINUED) . A23 EXT. Lie back. You already know that road. On a small monitor that projects an ultrasound-like image. TRINITY And I know that's not where you want to be. CAR Neo grudgingly strips off his T-shirt. Try to She turns a dial and the machine bears down on Neo's midsection.Rev. 24 INT. TRINITY Come on. You know exactly where it ends.
This is it. SWITCH You're gonna lose it.THE MATRIX . TRINITY 26. She unrolls the window and dumps it out. Shit. 26 EXT. (CONTINUED) TRINITY 27 26 25 . 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. TRINITY Clear. HOTEL LAFAYETTE It is a place of putrefying elegance. Trinity leads Neo from the stairwell down the hall of the thirteenth floor. 3/9/98 24 CONTINUED: SWITCH It's on the move. 25 EXT. Inside. 27 INT. CAR It hits the pavement with a metallic tink. No I'm not. NEO Jesus Christ! It's real?! That thing is real?! Trinity lifts a glass cage at the end of the tubing. as the car disappears into the rainy night. They stop outside room 1313.Rev. its tendrils flapping against the clear walls. HOTEL LAFAYETTE The car stops in a deserted alley behind a forgotten hotel. 24 The foreboding word hangs in Neo's ear for a moment when Trinity squeezes a trigger. a rotting host of urban maggotry. the small fluke-like bug flips and squirms. reverted back into a common wire tap.
tumbling down the rabbit hole? NEO You could say that. He turns and his smile lights up the room. TRINITY Let me give one piece of advice. Neo. 28 INT. He wears a long black coat and his eyes are invisible behind circular mirrored glasses. Come. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. As you no doubt have guessed. you must be feeling a bit like Alice. Sit. MORPHEUS No. (CONTINUED) NEO MORPHEUS . right now. MORPHEUS I imagine. At last. burgundy-leather chairs. 27 28 Across the room. A dull ROAR of THUNDER shakes the old building. MORPHEUS I can see it in your eyes. He knows more than you can possibly imagine. I am Morpheus. 3/9/98 27 CONTINUED: Neo can hear his own heart pounding. MORPHEUS Welcome. a DARK FIGURE stares out the tall windows veiled with decaying lace. He nods to Trinity and she exits through a door to an adjacent room. ROOM 1313 27. It's an honor. They sit across from one another in cracked. A smile. the honor is mine. Please. Be honest.THE MATRIX . curls the corner of his lips. razor-thin.Rev. He strides to Neo and they shake hands.
of myself. that smile that could cut glass. Most hackers would die to meet you. felt that something is wrong with the world. You have come because you know something. why are you MORPHEUS this is not far from But I'm getting ahead Can you tell me. But I think we both know there's more to it than that. Thank you. What you know you can't explain but you feel it. MORPHEUS Yes. Neo? No. but it's there like a splinter in your mind. 28 CONTINUED: Ironically. Neo. It is this feeling that brought you to me. You're a legend. Why not? NEO Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life. (CONTINUED) NEO MORPHEUS NEO . here? 28 NEO You're Morpheus. Do you know what I'm talking about? The Matrix? MORPHEUS Do you want to know what it is? Neo swallows hard and nods. You don't know what. Again. You've felt it your whole life. the truth. driving you mad. Do you believe in fate.28. MORPHEUS I know exactly what you mean. MORPHEUS Let me tell you why you are here.
a blue pill. taste. After this. it's all around us. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. You feel it when you go to work. kept inside a prison that you cannot smell. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. Morpheus opens his hands. Neo. (CONTINUED) . here even in this room. You have to see it for yourself. In the right is a red pill. A prison for your mind. Neo feels the smooth skin of the capsules. Like everyone else. The pills in his open hands are reflected in the glasses. NEO 28 MORPHEUS This is your last chance. What truth? MORPHEUS That you are a slave. You can see it out your window or on your television. there is no going back. MORPHEUS Remember that all I am offering is the truth.29. MORPHEUS You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. or touch. no one can be told what the Matrix is. You take the blue pill and the story ends. The LEATHER CREAKS as he leans back. MORPHEUS Unfortunately. you were born into bondage. 28 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS The Matrix is everywhere. or go to church or pay your taxes. In the left. Nothing more. the moisture growing in his palms.
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. glowing ash-blue and electric green from the racks of monitors. He whispers to Trinity: NEO You did all this? She nods. Near the chair is an old oval dressing mirror that is cracked. 29 INT. (CONTINUED) APOC . MORPHEUS Apoc. He and Trinity are working quickly. 28 Neo opens his mouth and swallows the red pill. time is always against us. placing a set of headphones over his ears. OTHER ROOM MORPHEUS 29 He leads Neo into the other room. They are wired to an old hotel phone. NEO What does that mean? CYPHER It means buckle up. Dorothy.THE MATRIX . hardwiring a complex system of monitors. Switch and Cypher look up as they enter. 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye. MORPHEUS The pill you took is part of a trace program.Rev. MORPHEUS Neo. are we on-line? Almost. It's designed to disrupt your input/output carrier signal so we can pinpoint your location. Trinity. 3/9/98 28 CONTINUED: (3) The 30. Follow me. Cheshire smile returns. Apoc. which is cramped with high-tech equipment.
spreading across his palm where he sees his face reflected. Be what? MORPHEUS Be real? NEO The strands thin like rubber cement as he pulls away. Neo. MORPHEUS What if you were unable to wake from that dream.. Did you. Trinity monitors Neo's electric vital signs.. fingers distended into mirrored icicles that begin to melt rapidly.Rev... he tries to pull his fingers out but the mirror stretches in long rubbery strands like mirrored taffy stuck to his fingertips. NEO This can't be. Uh-oh. a webwork of cracks that slowly run together as though the mirror were becoming liquid. TRINITY It's going into replication. Sweat beads his face. he stares as it begins to heal itself.. 29 Distantly. Wide-eyed. 3/9/98 29 CONTINUED: 31. through the ear phones. Apoc? (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS NEO . until the fragile wisps of mirror thread break. Neo? How would you know the difference between the dreamworld and the real world? Neo looks at his hand.. Quickly. Neo reaches out to touch the mirror and his fingers disappear beneath the rippling surface.? Cypher works with Apoc.THE MATRIX . dripping. that you were so sure was real? A flash of lightning flickers white hot against Neo. checking reams of phosphorescent data. MORPHEUS Have you ever had a dream. he hears Apoc POUNDING on a KEYBOARD. running like wax down his fingers. His eyes blink and twitch when he notices the mirror.
now! His eyes tear with mirror.CLOSE ON MAN'S BODY floating in a magenta amnion. TRINITY He's going into arrest! Lock! APOC I got him! NEO MORPHEUS Now.. racing. crawling up his arms like hundreds of insects. Tank. (CONTINUED) 30 . POWER PLANT . The mirror creeps up his neck as Neo begins to panic. rolling up and closing as a HIGH-PITCHED ELECTRIC SCREAM erupts in the HEADPHONES. 30 INT. APOC 32. TRINITY I got fibrillation! Shit! Apoc? MORPHEUS Streams of mercury run from Neo's nose. An ALARM on Trinity's monitor ERUPTS. APOC Targeting.. The mirror gel seems to come to life. It's cold. 29 Morpheus takes out a cellular phone and dials a number. almost there. 3/9/98 29 CONTINUED: (2) Still nothing. trying to keep his mouth up.THE MATRIX .Rev. MORPHEUS Tank. tipping his head as though he were sinking into the mirror. 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. we're going to need the signal soon. sucked into his scream and swallowed by darkness.
He is struggling desperately now. the stem rises seemingly forever. he waits for his vision to focus. He is bald and naked. he sees other human beings. each capsule like a red. 33. the surface of which has solidified like curdled milk. a hole widening around his mouth as he sucks for air. He moves to the foot of the capsule and looks out. Towers of glowing petals spiral up to incomprehensible heights. Pressing up. fighting against the thick gelatin. It is Neo. The image assaults his mind. until it ruptures. pale and motionless. stretching like a red rubber cocoon. level after level. obscure his face. exaggerating the intensity of the vision. To either side he sees other tube-shaped pods filled with magenta gelatin. Other lines like IVs are connected to limbs and cover his genitals.THE MATRIX . (CONTINUED) . He is standing in an oval capsule of clear alloy filled with magenta gelatin. The IVs in his arms are plugged into outlets that appear to be grafted to his flesh. Dizzy.Rev. All connected to a center core. disappearing down into a dim murk like an underwater abyss. nauseous. Unable to breathe. Tearing himself free. he fights wildly to stand. 3/9/98 30 CONTINUED: His body spasms. dimly-glowing petal attached to a black metal stem. his body slick with gelatin. the surface distends. He tries to pull it out but it would be easier to pull off a finger. surreal versions of hospital tubes. Air bubbles into the Jell-O but does not break the surface. Above him. there are more. His sight is blurred and warped. 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. The sound of the plant is like the sound of the ocean heard from inside the belly of Leviathan. beneath the wax-like surface. Fanning out in a circle. clawing at the thinning elastic shroud. 30 Metal tubes. he emerges from the cell.
HOVERCRAFT The metal harness opens and drops the half-conscious Neo onto the floor. pulling him up into the belly of the futuristic flying machine hovering inside the sewer main. 33 32 31 . 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. flushing up through grease traps clogged with oily clumps of cellulite. The cable disengages itself. sucks the gelatin and then Neo into a black hole. Neo. Banking through pipe spirals and elbows. It is almost insect-like in its design. The metallic cable then lifts. a machine drops directly in front of Neo. paralyzing him as the cable lock at the back of his neck spins and opens. FADE TO BLACK. like an airplane door opening. sliding with the clot of gelatin. 30 CONTINUED: (2) 30 From above. WASTE LINE The pipe is a waste disposal system and Neo falls.34. A long. 31 INT. The machine seizes hold of Neo. beautiful housings of alloyed metal covering organic-like systems of hard and soft polymers. 33 INT. SEWER MAIN Neo begins to drown when he is suddenly snatched from the flow of waste. Human hands and arms help him up as he finds himself looking straight at Morpheus. Suddenly. He smiles. MORPHEUS Welcome to the real world. the back of the unit opens and a tremendous vacuum. clear plastic needle and cerebrum-chip slides from the anterior of Neo's skull with an ooze of blood and spinal fluid. 32 INT. Neo passes out.
Morpheus closes Neo's eyes and Neo lays back. I know it. Trinity.) We've done it. MORPHEUS (O. DOZER He still needs a lot of work. angelic in the fluorescent glow of a light stick. 35.THE MATRIX . We see Morpheus' face above us..S. Neo's eyes flutter open. 3/9/98 FADE IN: 34 INT. NEO What are you doing? MORPHEUS Your muscles have atrophied. 35 INT. HOVERCRAFT . HOVERCRAFT We have no sense of time.S. He focuses and sees his body pierced with dozens of acupuncture-like needles wired to a strange device. (CONTINUED) 35 MORPHEUS NEO (O. We're rebuilding them.) I hope you're right. 34 MORPHEUS (O. We hear voices whispering.S. something tingling through him.. DOZER and Morpheus are operating on Neo. FADE TO BLACK.) . NEO Why do my eyes hurt? MORPHEUS You've never used them before. am I dead? Far from it.INFIRMARY He opens his eyes again.S.Rev. TRINITY (O. We found him. .) I don't have to hope it. Fluorescent light sticks burn unnaturally bright.
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
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
the water is gone. (CONTINUED) 39 . On the television. Neo. This is the world as it exists today. The world as it was at the end of the Twentieth Century. 39 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS It's what we call residual self image. It exists now only as part of a neuralinteractive simulation that we call the Matrix.This isn't real? MORPHEUS What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you feel. then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. MORPHEUS 'The desert of the real. or see. MORPHEUS This is the world you know.' Beneath us. He picks up a remote control and clicks on the television. He changes the channel and we see a very different city as we enter the television. The mental projection of your electronic self. In the distance. taste. Wild. not the territory. we see images of the Twentieth Century city where Neo lived. As in Baudrillard's vision. MORPHEUS You have been living inside a dreamworld. NEO This -. your whole life has been spent inside the map. we see the ruins of a future city protruding from the wasteland like the blackened ribs of a long-dead corpse.39. isn't it? Neo's hands run over the cracked leather. smell.
What we know for certain is that. Fate. at some point in the early Twenty-first Century. trying to get his bearings. MORPHEUS Throughout human history. we marveled at our magnificence as we gave birth to A.I. all of mankind was united in celebration. MORPHEUS We have only bits and pieces of information. A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines. we have been dependent on machines to survive. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun.I. NEO A. it seems. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky. He looks up and his sunglasses reflect the obsidian clouds roiling overhead. I must say I find it almost funny to imagine the world slapping itself on the back. where we FIND Morpheus and Neo. they were dependent on solar power.? You mean artificial intelligence? MORPHEUS Yes. 39 CONTINUED: (2) 39 We TURN AND DESCEND. I say almost funny. Through the blinding inebriation of hubris. SPIRALING DOWN TOWARD the lake bed which is scorched and split like burnt flesh. is not without a sense of irony. there is a flash of lightning.40. As we DESCEND INTO the circular window of his glasses. MORPHEUS We don't know who struck first. Neo clings to the chair. . Us or them. toasting the new age. At the time.
the field stretching in every direction to the horizon. POWER PLANT From the yawning black of the waste port.'s of body heat. Red amniotic gel flows into the pod below us. A40 40 .T. endless fields where human beings are no longer born. MORPHEUS For the longest time. 40 EXT.U. we see the image of the power plant now on the television as we return to the white space of the construct. But then I saw the fields with my own eyes. lightning tearing open the sky as a harvester sweeps past us. I wouldn't believe it. A40 INT. MORPHEUS The Machines discovered a new form of fusion. The fetus is suspended in a placenta-like husk.41. pooling around a tiny newborn that suckles its feed tube. the pure. MORPHEUS The human body generates more bioelectricity than a 120-volt battery and over 25. horrifying precision.000 B. watched them liquefy the dead so they could be fed intravenously to the living and standing there. The husk hanging from a stalk is plucked by a thresherlike farm machine. FETUS FIELDS On the flash. MORPHEUS There are fields. facing the efficiency. All they needed was a small electrical charge to initiate the reaction. I came to realize the obviousness of the truth. Still PULLING BACK. We RISE UP. where its malleable skull is already growing around the brain-jack. we begin to PULL BACK as it snaps shut. we are grown. we PULL BACK from the darkness which reveals itself to be the black eye of a fetus.
NEO Don't touch me! Get away from me! On his hands and knees. The Matrix dreamworld control in being into MORPHEUS is a computer-generated built to keep us under order to change a human this. NEO I don't believe it! believe it! I don't (CONTINUED) . 41 He holds up a coppertop battery. 41 INT. falling as he trips free of the harness. NEO No! I don't believe it! possible! It's not MORPHEUS I didn't say that it would be easy. CONSTRUCT Morpheus steps INTO VIEW as he clicks off the television. Neo. trying to rip the cable from the back of his neck. Stop! 42 INT. NEO Let me out! I want out! 42 Dozer holds him while Trinity unlocks it. TRINITY Easy. NEO Get this thing out of me! Easy. he reels as the world spins. MAIN DECK His eyes snap open and he thrashes against the chair. Sweat pours off him as a pressure builds inside his skull as if his brain had been put into a centrifuge. Once it's out. MORPHEUS What is the Matrix? Control. he tears away from them. Neo.42. He opens the back of the television remote control. I just said that it would be the truth.
There is a rule that we do not free a mind once it reaches a certain age. Neo knows that answer. But if you could. 43 INT. He stares into the darkness. (CONTINUED) The room is dark. Their mind turns against them. Neo is stretched out on his bed. to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. confessing as much to himself as to Neo.43. I've seen it happen. would you really want to? Deep down. NEO'S ROOM He blinks. Neo pitches forward and blacks out. It is dangerous. can I? Morpheus is sitting like a shadow on a chair in the far corner. 43 42 . I'm sorry. They have trouble letting go. MORPHEUS When the Matrix was first built there was a man born inside that had the ability to change what he wanted. regaining consciousness. He pauses. 42 CONTINUED: CYPHER He's going to pop! Vomiting violently. MORPHEUS No. It was this man that freed the first of us and taught us the truth. I broke the rule because I had to. MORPHEUS I feel that I owe you an apology. as long as the Matrix exists. the human race will never be free. NEO I can't go back.
staring up at the lights. there is only darkness and then the fluorescent light sticks flicker on. door opens and TANK steps inside. Neo can feel his eyes on him. For what? Your training. He notices that (CONTINUED) TANK Did you sleep? NEO The 45 44 MORPHEUS MORPHEUS You're going to NEO 43 . MORPHEUS I did what I did because I believe the search is over. HOVERCRAFT There is no morning. an end to the war and freedom for our people. TANK You will tonight. Get some rest. looking for him. 45 INT. need it. I'll be your operator. He offers his hand and Neo shakes it.44. the Oracle prophesied his return and envisioned that his coming would hail the destruction of the Matrix. I guarantee it. No. 43 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS When he died. Morning. Tank doesn't have any jacks. That is why there are those of us that have spent our entire lives searching the Matrix. 44 INT. NEO'S ROOM Neo is awake in his bed. I'm Tank. He stands up.
MAIN DECK Neo is plugged in. We got a lot to do so let's get to it. I'm fairly excited to see what you are capable of. We're not supposed to talk about any of that but if you are. 46 INT. Zion is where the party would be. It's a city? TANK The last human city. (he smiles) Goddamn. I mean if Morpheus is right and all. where it's still warm. Where is it? TANK Deep underground.. Genuine child of Zion. home-grown human. Me and my brother Dozer. You live long enough. we are one hundred percent pure. (CONTINUED) 46 NEO The only NEO NEO 45 . Zion? TANK If this war ended tomorrow. hanging in one of the suspension chairs. place we got left. Right here in the real world. I got to tell you. well then this is an exciting time. oldfashioned. Born free. TANK Any holes? Nope.45.. you might even see it. 45 CONTINUED: NEO You don't have. Near the earth's core.
." file categories flashing beneath it: "Savate. adrenaline surges. His body jumps against the harness as his eyes clamp shut. TANK How about some combat training? Neo reads the label on the disk. He begins flipping through a tall carousel loaded with micro discs. Tank punches the "load" code. Ken Po. The monitors kick wildly as his heart pounds." Morpheus walks in. MAIN DECK CLOSE ON a computer monitor as grey pixels slowly fill a small. Why don't we start with something a little fun? Tank smiles as he plops into his operator's chair. The title bar reads: "Combat Series 10 of 12. Drunken Boxing. (CONTINUED) 47 NEO Ready NEO NEO . An instant later his eyes snap open. he likes it! for more? Hell yes! 47 INT.. Jujitsu. Holy shit! TANK Hey. No way. It is a meter displaying how much download time is left. Smiling.46. half-empty box. but this is some major boring shit. Jujitsu? jujitsu? NEO I'm going to learn 46 Tank slides the disk into Neo's supplement drive. and his brain sizzles. 46 CONTINUED: TANK We're supposed to load all these operations programs first. Mikey.
Neo assumes a similar stance. 47 Neo's body spasms and relaxes as his eyes open. DOJO They are standing in a very sparse Japanese-style dojo. machine. breath hissing from his lips. Show me. Understand? Neo nods as Morpheus assumes a fighting stance. if you can. Rules like gravity. 49 48 I know kung MORPHEUS . 48 INT. MORPHEUS This is a sparring program. Others can be broken. fu. fists and feet striking from every angle as Neo presses his attack. He looks like he just orgasmed. similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. Some of them can be bent.THE MATRIX . suspended in the drive chairs. What you must learn is that these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system. but each and every blow is blocked by effortless speed.Rev. 49 INT. MORPHEUS Then hit me. 3/9/98 47 CONTINUED: How is he? TANK Ten hours straight. NEO This is incredible. It has the same basic rules. cautiously circling until he gives a short cry and launches a furious attack. Tank monitors their Life Systems. It is like a Jackie Chan movie at high speed. He's a MORPHEUS 47. MAIN DECK While their minds battle in the programmed reality. noticing that Neo is wildly and chaotically lit up as opposed to the slow and steady rhythm of Morpheus. the two bodies appear quite serene.
still unable to catch his breath. MORPHEUS How did I beat you? NEO You -. MORPHEUS Do you believe that's air you are breathing now? Neo stands. Again. Their fists fly with pneumatic speed. MORPHEUS Do you think my being faster. as he hurls himself at Morpheus.You're too fast. everyone bolts for the door. Improvisation. For every blow Neo blocks. Morpheus attacks him and it is like nothing we have seen. on his hands and knees. DOJO Neo's face is knotted.48. 50 INT. 51 INT. MOUSE Morpheus is fighting Neo! All at once. blood spits from his mouth. MORPHEUS 51 50 . His feet and fists are everywhere. MESS HALL MOUSE bursts into the room. But your weakness isn't your technique. MORPHEUS Good. nodding slowly. teeth clenched. taking Neo apart. Panting. speckling the white floor of the dojo. Adaptation. stronger has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Neo is frustrated. interrupting dinner. five more hit their marks until -Neo falls.
MAIN DECK Everyone is gathered behind Tank. 54 INT. Morpheus cracks Neo again. What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Neo. Tank. MORPHEUS Come on! Stop trying to hit me and just hit me. but all I can do is show you the door. knocking off his glasses. then smiles. DOJO Morpheus begins to press Neo. Whack. watching the fight. Neo's face twists with rage as the speed of the blows rises like a drum solo. MAIN DECK There are several gasps. NEO I know what you're trying to do -MORPHEUS I'm trying to free your mind. Know you are. DOJO Morpheus rubs his face. like watching a game of Mortal Kombat. countering blows while slipping in several stinging slaps. Don't think you are. Wham. 55 54 53 52 . MOUSE I don't believe it! 55 INT. 52 INT. load the jump program. MORPHEUS Come on. Neo. A single blow catches Morpheus on the side of the head. You're the one that has to step through.49. MOUSE Jeezus Keeerist! He's fast! Look at his neural-kinetics! They're way above normal! 53 INT.
but what if he does? He won't. Fear. Neo. MOUSE I know. Morpheus spins.ROOFTOP . his coat billowing out behind him like a cape as he lands on the rooftop across the street. Shit. (CONTINUED) APOC . Right. He sails through the air.DAY Morpheus and Neo are again in the white space of the Construct. 57 INT. 58 INT. Disbelief. NEO Free my mind.50. Okie dokie. He takes a deep breath. 56 INT. 58 TANK No one's ever made their first jump. CONSTRUCT . APOC Not possible. MORPHEUS Let it all go. Doubt. then at Morpheus an impossible fifty feet away. And jumps. NEO 57 56 And starts to run. Neo looks down at the street twenty floor below. Beneath their feet. MOUSE What if he makes it? No way. No problem. Free your mind. we see the jump program rush up at them until they are standing on a rooftop in a city skyline. MAIN DECK They are transfixed. HOVERCRAFT Apoc and Switch exchange looks as Tank grabs for the disk. running hard at the edge of the rooftop.
Neo spits blood into his hand. a bit unsure. Trinity? But Trinity has already left. 58 CONTINUED: Trinity stares at the screen. stretching like a trapeze net. He bounces and flips. (CONTINUED) 60 59 TRINITY 58 . right. the ground rushing up at him. the ground gives way. While Tank helps Morpheus.. MAIN DECK They break up. Come on. MORPHEUS Do you know why you didn't make it? NEO Because. He laughs. 59 EXT. His eyes widen as he plummets. slowly coming to a rest. Morpheus exits the building and helps him to his feet. He tries to move and groans. wiping the windblown tears from his face. ROOFTOP Summoning every ounce of strength in his legs. flat on his back.51. Stories fly by. Neo launches himself into the air in a single maniacal shriek --. Neo's eyes open as Tank eases the plug out. cradling his ribs. MOUSE What does it mean? SWITCH It doesn't mean anything. I didn't think I would? Morpheus smiles and nods.but comes up drastically short. CYPHER Everyone falls the first time. her fists clenching as she whispers.. but as he hits. 60 INT.
She pauses. 61 INT. then inhales lightly. Trinity says nothing. Neo stares at the blood. NEO If you are killed in the Matrix. She sets the tray down and pulls the blanket over him. her face close to his. isn't there? TRINITY Don't tell me you're a believer now? (CONTINUED) 62 61 60 . TRINITY Neo. do you die here? MORPHEUS The body cannot live without the mind. CYPHER I don't remember you ever bringing me dinner.52. breathing in the scent of him before slowly pulling away. HALL Trinity steps out of Neo's room to find Cypher watching her. 62 INT. carrying a tray of food. NEO'S ROOM Trinity enters from the hall. CYPHER There's something about him. I saved you some dinner -She sees him passed out on the bed. MORPHEUS Your mind makes it real. 60 CONTINUED: NEO I thought it wasn't real.
CITY STREET . carpenters. But until we do. A beautiful woman in a red dress smiles at Neo as she passes by. TRINITY Morpheus will take him when he's ready. But when you are inside and you look around. The minds of the very people we are trying to save. (CONTINUED) NEO 63 62 .DAY Morpheus moves effortlessly through a crowded downtown street while Neo struggles to keep up. businessmen. and that system is our enemy.. MORPHEUS Were you listening to me. what do you see. 62 CONTINUED: CYPHER I just keep wondering if Morpheus is so sure. Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress? I was. She turns and he watches her walk away. why doesn't he take him to the Oracle? She would know. teachers. these people are still a part of the system and that makes them our enemy. MORPHEUS The Matrix is a system. MORPHEUS You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged and many of them are so inured.. lawyers. 63 EXT. Neo. A cop writing a parking ticket stares at Neo from behind his sunglasses.53. so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.TRAINING PROGRAM . constantly bumped and shouldered off the path.
they are everyone and they are no one. 63 CONTINUED: Look again. but they are the gatekeepers. (CONTINUED) NEO NEO MORPHEUS MORPHEUS 63 . which means that sooner or later someone is going to have to fight them. What are they? MORPHEUS Sentient programs. NEO This -. you will succeed. Neo screams. MORPHEUS We've survived by hiding from them. Inside the Matrix. That means that anyone that we haven't unplugged is potentially an Agent. it's another training program designed to teach you one thing. Every single man or woman who has stood their ground. who has fought an Agent. But where they failed. holding all the keys.54. Neo stares at the Agent. they're guarding all the doors. Neo turns just as Agent Smith levels a gun at his face. running from them. Everything except Morpheus and Neo freezes. Freeze it. has died. Someone? MORPHEUS I won't lie to you. Neo. They can move in and out of any software still hardwired to their system. you're one of them. if you are not one of us.this isn't the Matrix? MORPHEUS No.
Morpheus' cell PHONE RINGS and he flips it open. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready. Neo. NEO What? Are you trying to tell me that I can dodge bullets? MORPHEUS No. they're running a parallel pipeline. Because of that they will never be as strong or as fast as you can be.) We got trouble.THE MATRIX . Yet their strength and their speed are still based on a world that is built by rules.Rev. TANK (V. you won't have to. Morpheus scans the decayed landscape of the sewer main that rolls by as Neo and Trinity squeeze into the cockpit behind him. (CONTINUED) . An ALARM BEGINS TO SOUND. SEWER MAIN The Nebuchadnezzar blisters by. electromagnetic wake. 3/9/98 63 CONTINUED: (2) Why? MORPHEUS I've seen an Agent punch through a concrete wall. trailing a swirling.O. Another ship. Big Brother I think. Neo scratches his head. COCKPIT NEO 55. Men have emptied entire clips at them and hit nothing but air. supercharged. MORPHEUS Did Zion send the warning? DOZER No. 64 EXT. 65 INT. 63 64 65 Morpheus slides into the copilot's chair next to Dozer.
TANK Power off-line. almost wedged into a pipe that barely accommodates its size. NEO 56. 69 INT. Squiddy's sweeping in quick. MORPHEUS Set it down in there. E. The main deck is plunged into dark silence.Rev. armed and ready. COCKPIT Morpheus clicks the intercom. MORPHEUS How we doing. Tank's fingers curl around a small key that glows a dim red. 66 EXT.M.THE MATRIX . HOVERCRAFT The Nebuchadnezzar sets down.P. 65 Neo feels the ship rock to the side as it squeezes into a tiny supply line. COCKPIT Neo leans into Trinity's ear. The rest of the screw stands behind him as he whispers. 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. 3/9/98 65 CONTINUED: DOZER Shit. Squiddy? TRINITY A Sentinel. (CONTINUED) 69 68 67 66 . Tank? 68 INT. DOZER Search and destroy. It's a killing machine designed for one thing.
THROUGH the cockpit's windshield. Black alloy skin flickers like sequins beneath sinewy coils and skeletal appendages. 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. 70 INT. It is beautiful and terrifying. Without the Nebuchadnezzar's heating systems.? TRINITY An electromagnetic pulse. HALL The ship is quiet and dark. Dozer quietly reaches to brush away the frost on the windshield and as his hand clears a swath -They see it. 70 . DOZER NEO 69 Neo freezes and they wait. The crew members huddle together. It disables any electrical system in the blast radius. everyone breathes a little easier. the vast cavern of the sewer main yawns before them. Everyone is asleep. the temperature in the cockpit begins to rapidly drop.57.M. It's the only weapon we have against the machines. Dozer looks up. Strands of green haze curl round mossy icicles that dangle into a pool of churning frozen waste. a shifting shadow of mechanized death. their breath freezing into a uniform cloud as it gets colder and colder. In the darkness. Don't move. Neo begins to angle around Dozer but Morpheus grabs him. 69 CONTINUED: E. In the frozen little room.P. MORPHEUS It'll hear you.
Is that.? The Matrix? CYPHER Yeah. Actually. I know what you're thinking 'cause right now I'm thinking the same thing.58. though. All I see is blonde. Your brain does the translating. Cypher is in the operator's chair as Neo comes up behind him.. NEO Do you always look at it encoded? CYPHER Have to. I don't even see the code. you scared the bejeezus out of me. I've been thinking the same thing ever since I got here. He raises the glass. (CONTINUED) . You want a drink? Neo nods and he pours a clear alcohol from a plastic jug.. bizarre codes and equations flowing across the face of the monitor. CYPHER No. The image translators sort of work for the construct programs but there's way too much information to decode the Matrix. to tell you the truth. Sorry. Neo. Neo's eyes light up as he steps closer to the screens that seem alive with a constant flow of data. 71 INT. it's all right. MAIN DECK The core glows with monitor light. and redhead. You get used to it. CYPHER Whoa! Shit. NEO NEO 71 Neo stares at the endlessly shifting river of information. brunette. CYPHER You know.
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.
Cypher pours him
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.
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
3/9/98 72 INT. Did you ever eat Cream of Wheat? SWITCH No. champions. MOUSE But you know what it really reminds me of? Cream of Wheat. And maybe -APOC Shut up. MOUSE Exactly my point. MESS HALL CLOSE ON breakfast. MOUSE If you close your eyes. lunch. Mouse. because you have to wonder. It makes you wonder about a lot of things. APOC Or a bowl of snot. 72 Tank slides it in front of Neo and takes a seat with the other crew members enjoying breakfast.Rev. Maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like which is why chicken tastes like everything. buddy. APOC You mean the breakfast. how do the machines know what Cream of Wheat really tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong. a substance with a consistency somewhere between yogurt and cellulite. Breakfast of 62. but technically neither did you. Neo scoops up a spoonful.THE MATRIX . it almost feels like you're eating runny eggs. or tuna fish. and dinner of champions. TANK Here you go. maybe what I think Cream of Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal. Take chicken for example. (CONTINUED) .
and minerals. you know. I wrote that program. Morpheus enters. 3/9/98 72 CONTINUED: DOZER It's a single-celled protein combined with synthetic aminos. I could arrange a more personalized milieu. With that he turns and leaves. MOUSE Oh no. it doesn't have everything the body needs. Here it comes. To deny our impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human. Everything your body needs. NEO APOC 63. SWITCH The digital pimp hard at work. He sidles up to Neo. Neo. We grow it in a vat.THE MATRIX .Rev. She doesn't talk much but if you'd like to. MOUSE Pay no attention to these hypocrites. MOUSE So I understand you've run through the Agent training program? You know. MOUSE So what did you think of her? Of who? MOUSE The woman in the red dress. I'm taking Neo to see her. We're going in. I designed her. 72 (CONTINUED) . meet her. vitamins. MORPHEUS I want everyone on twelve-hour standby.
He squints at the sun which seems unnaturally bright.THE MATRIX . HOTEL LAFAYETTE . We're in. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . A72 INT. MAIN DECK Everyone is strapped into their chairs. Morpheus and Neo cross to the car.. Apoc and Switch remain at the door as the others enter the alley. operator's station. each body reacting as we. Cypher opens the driver's door of an old car as Trinity. everyone please observe that the no smoking and fasten seat belt signs have been turned on. He strikes the enter key and we RUSH CLOCKWISE OVER the chairs. (CONTINUED) 73 MORPHEUS B72 ..DAY The door opens and for the first time since his release. He is the only one without sunglasses. 3/9/98 72 CONTINUED: See who? The Oracle. Sit back and enjoy your flight. TANK NEO 64.Rev. CUT TO: B72 INT. MORPHEUS We should be back in an hour. 72 A72 Tank is at the TANK All right. 73 EXT. Neo steps back into the Matrix. then drops something inside a garbage can. Morpheus answers the phone. Cypher glances about quickly.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.
isn't it? Neo nods as the car continues to wind through the crowded city. (CONTINUED) 74 . MORPHEUS Almost unbelievable. CAR Neo sits beside Trinity in the back.THE MATRIX . 73 It is a cellular phone and we see its blue display as the line connects. 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.Rev. 74 INT. 3/9/98 73 CONTINUED: 64A.
NEO What did she tell you? She told me. What? NEO I used to eat there. He turns to the window for a moment and then turns back. NEO What does that mean? TRINITY That the Matrix cannot tell you who you are.. He turns to her. almost as if talking to himself. She looks at him and suddenly she is unable to speak or even breathe.. He is speaking in a whisper. none of them really happened.. Obviously.. TRINITY That's different. NEO But an Oracle can.65.. (CONTINUED) TRINITY TRINITY NEO TRINITY NEO 74 .... NEO I have these memories. Really good noodles.. from my entire life but. NEO Did you go to her? Yes.. 74 CONTINUED: God.
prophecy? MORPHEUS Yes. The beginning? MORPHEUS Of the Resistance. 74 CONTINUED: (2) What? The car suddenly jerks to a stop. (CONTINUED) . 76 INT. MORPHEUS Neo. She's very old. NEO And she knows what? Everything? NEO An elevator 76 77 MORPHEUS She would say she knows enough. ELEVATOR The idea of learning one's fate begins to weigh upon Neo with a steadily growing unease. We're here. BUILDING 75 Tenement-like and vast. CYPHER Here we go again. the rearview mirror at Trinity. it is the kind of place where people can disappear. Cypher looks into NEO 74 Neo and Morpheus get out of the car. 75 EXT. She's been with us since the beginning. BUILDING Morpheus nods to a blind man who nods back. eh.66. come with me. 77 INT. uh. NEO So is this the same oracle that made the. opens and Neo follows Morpheus inside. Trin? He smiles as she turns to the window.
No matter what she says I'm not going to believe it. so what's the point? (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS . 77 CONTINUED: NEO And she's never wrong. With every step. DING. I don't think this is a good idea. NEO She helped you? Yes. Neo follows Morpheus out of the elevator and the DOORS RATTLE shut behind him. HALL The long dark hall beckons. Neo. 78 The ELEVATOR opens. a disturbing sense of inevitability closes in around him. hovering over the spherical handle. Neo blows out a breath. NEO What did she tell you? MORPHEUS That I would find the One. At the end of the hall. You have to step through it. MORPHEUS I told you that I can only show you the door. Morpheus steps to the side of a door. She can help you find the path. His hand reaches but stops. NEO Morpheus. He backs away. Why? NEO I told you I don't believe in this stuff. MORPHEUS Don't think of it in terms of right and wrong.67. She is a guide. 78 MORPHEUS 77 INT.
I do not believe things with my mind. NEO Why? So I can hear some old lady tell me. 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. 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. And I don't care who says it. MORPHEUS That's why we're here.. I don't believe in anything anymore.. it's still going to sound insane and unbelievable. I believed that it was all about me. My entire life was a lie. no. MORPHEUS Faith is not a matter of reasonability. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS 78 . I believe them with my heart. what? That I'm this guy that everybody's been waiting for? That I'm supposed to save the world? It sounds insane. This is difficult for Morpheus to admit.68. In my gut. Unbelievable. I misunderstood what she told me. NEO Did you believe in them too? MORPHEUS I believed what the Oracle told me. NEO And you believe I'm the One? Yes I do.
I doubted everything the Oracle had said. It doesn't matter. Morpheus. After the fifth. Neo. you are the sixth and the last. the unadulterated confidence of a zealot. and my world changed. (CONTINUED) PRIESTESS (WOMAN) You're right on time. Hello. You can call it an epiphany.69. A WOMAN wearing white opens the door. Neo feels a rush from Morpheus's intensity. Terribly wrong. Neo. All I can do is believe. He looks up at Neo. I lost my way. I doubted myself. Not a day or night passes that I do not think of them. PRIESTESS Make yourself at home. MORPHEUS And then I saw you. He reaches for the handle which turns without him even touching it. His eyes blaze. 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. All right. It's about this. Neo. believe that one day you will feel what I felt and know what I know. So I can't explain it to you. You are the One. ORACLE'S APARTMENT It seems particularly normal. Neo. you can call it whatever the hell you want. It's not about a word. 79 NEO 78 . 79 INT. I was wrong. 78 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS I believed that all I had to do was point my finger and anoint whoever I chose.
SPOON BOY (SKINNY BOY) Do not try to bend the spoon. NEO MORPHEUS 79 . NEO There is no spoon. SPOON BOY Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends. It is only yourself. staring at the spoon. Instead. Neo nods. Some of them are playing.70. The entire room is reflected inside the spoon and as Neo stares into it. There is another woman in white sitting on a couch watching a soap opera. You can wait here. only try to realize the truth. The boy smiles and hands Neo the spoon which is now perfectly straight. it slowly begins to bend until -A hand touches his shoulder. All of them exude a kind of Zen calm. What truth? SPOON BOY That there is no spoon. PRIESTESS The Oracle will see you now. Closer to him. Spoon Boy smiles. Scattered about the room are a half dozen children. come with me. That is impossible. others are deep in meditation. 79 CONTINUED: Thank you. PRIESTESS Neo. PRIESTESS These are the other Potentials. Neo crosses to him and sits. In front of him is a pile of spoons bent and twisted into knots. She leads Neo down another hall and into what appears to be a family room. Neo watches a little girl levitate wooden alphabet blocks. a SKINNY BOY with a shaved head holds a spoon which sways like a blade of grass.
ORACLE I said don't worry about it. but you're not going to anyway. You're Neo. Hello? ORACLE (OLD WOMAN) I know.? She sets the cookie tray on a wooden hot pad. peering inside through a cracked door. That vase. comfortable slacks and a print blouse. I'm sorry. right? I got to say I love seeing you non-believers. She looks like someone's grandma. don't they? Yeah. NEO You're the Oracle? ORACLE Bingo. NEO Shit. She pulls out a tray of chocolate chip cookies and turns. wearing big oven mitts. NEO How did you know. She is an older woman. (CONTINUED) ORACLE NEO NEO NEO 80 .. What vase? He turns to look around and his elbow knocks a VASE from the table. ORACLE I'd ask you to sit down. Be right with you. 80 INT. Not quite what you were expecting. I'll get one of my kids to fix it. And don't worry about the vase. Always a pip.. KITCHEN An OLD WOMAN is huddled beside the oven. Almost done. Smell good. It BREAKS against the linoleum floor.71.
I better have a look at you. (CONTINUED) . Who? ORACLE Not too bright though. Smiling. Means. Open your mouth.' I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. checks his ears. she lights a cigarette. 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. except that the words are in Latin. then feels the glands in his neck. the kind every kitchen has. 'Know Thyself. Being the One is just like being in love. then looks at his palms. see why she likes you. 'ahh.72. She puts her cigarette down. 80 CONTINUED: ORACLE What's really going to bake your noodle later on is. Through and through. ORACLE You know what that means? It's Latin. ORACLE You're cuter than I thought. You think NEO I 80 She gestures to a wooden plaque. Balls to bones. She nods. would you still have broken it if I hadn't said anything. Nobody can tell you you're in love. Say. You just know it. ORACLE Well. She winks.' She widens his eyes.
him we are lost. Poor Morpheus. What? ORACLE Your next life. now I'm supposed to say. What's funny? NEO Morpheus. Who knows? That's how these things go. kid. 'Hmmm. maybe.73. regarding Neo with the eyes of a Sphinx. ORACLE I know.' Then you say -But what? ORACLE But you already know what I'm going to tell you. NEO I'm not the One. (CONTINUED) . ORACLE Sorry.. Without ORACLE NEO NEO 80 NEO What do you mean. 80 CONTINUED: (2) ORACLE Okay. without him? The Oracle takes a long drag. that's interesting but. He almost had me convinced. You got the gift but looks like you're waiting for something.. Neo almost has to laugh. ORACLE Are you sure you want to hear this? Neo nods.
you will have your own. In the other hand. I really am. remember? He tries to nod as she reaches for the tray of cookies. you'll start feeling better. 81 NEO 80 . not you or even me can convince him otherwise. One of you is going to die. In one hand. as soon as you walk outside that door. MORPHEUS You don't have to tell anyone what she told you. Neo. you'll feel right as rain. ORACLE I'm sorry. kiddo. When they are alone. What was said was said for you and you alone. I promise by the time you're done eating it. ORACLE Here. But don't worry. and no one. you will have Morpheus's life. SITTING ROOM . What? ORACLE You're going to have to make a choice. 80 CONTINUED: (3) ORACLE Morpheus believes in you. Neo takes a cookie. will be up to you. Neo can't breathe. He believes it so blindly that he's going to sacrifice his life to save yours.74. You'll remember that you don't believe any of this fate crap. Which one. Neo nods and takes a bite of his cookie. You have a good soul and I hate giving good people bad news. take a cookie. 81 INT.DAY Morpheus rises from a couch as the priestess escorts Neo out. You're in control of your own life. Morpheus puts his hand on Neo's shoulder. the tightness in his chest slowly beginning to fade.
. CAR Neo and Morpheus get in the car. following the others into the hotel. Cypher. Tank is typing rapidly.Rev.DAY Mouse's CELLULAR RINGS. 82 Cypher slaps the car in gear and pulls into traffic.O. CITY STREET . CYPHER Like the man says. Cypher smiles at Neo. TRINITY Are you all right? NEO . 3/22/98 82 INT. TANK (V. Let's go. He puts it in his mouth and chews. Right as rain. (CONTINUED) 86 85 83 84 . welcome to the real world. Trinity looks at Neo who is staring at the final bit of cookie. CYPHER Well. Cypher looks into the rearview mirror at Neo. good news or bad news? MORPHEUS Not now. 85 EXT.DAY As they get out of the car. MORPHEUS 75. MOUSE Welcome to Movie-Phone. 86 INT.THE MATRIX . nervously glances around.) They're on their way. ROOM 1313 . 83 84 OMITTED INT. Cypher.. At the operator's station. wiping the sweat from his forehead. MAIN DECK Sweat rolls down Cypher's face and neck.
86 87 Light filters down the throat of the building through a caged skylight at the top of the open elevator shaft. 3/22/98 86 CONTINUED: TANK What is that. Six figures glide up the dark stairs that wind around the antique elevator.Rev. HOTEL LAFAYETTE .? 87 INT.THE MATRIX ..DAY 75A.. (CONTINUED) .
Neo sees another black cat that looks and moves identically to the first one. 87 CONTINUED: Neo notices a black cat. TRINITY How much like it? Was it the same cat? NEO It might have been. 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. her face tight. 88 INT. 87 Those words stop the others dead in their tracks. NEO Deja vu.76.DAY Trinity turns around. TRINITY What did you just say? Nothing. Oh shit! 89 TANK Oh shit! 89 88 INT. A moment later. vu. I'm not sure. Whoa. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . What is it? (CONTINUED) NEO . Trinity looks at Morpheus who listens quietly to the RASPING breath of the old BUILDING. a yellow-green eyed shadow that slinks past them and pads quickly down the stairs. MAIN DECK The monitors suddenly glitch as though the Matrix had an electronic seizure.
Come on! Apoc slaps a gun into Neo's hand. 92 INT. He answers it. APOC Something to ward off evil spirits. Neo nods.DAY Morpheus looks up the stairs as he hears a HELICOPTER. It's a trap! 91 INT. Mouse spins as the RUMBLE of combat BOOTS BUILDS.THE MATRIX .DAY MORPHEUS TANK 77.) They cut the hardline! It's a trap! Get out! Mouse yanks open the curtain. Mouse goes to the draped windows as his CELLULAR RINGS. BASEMENT . STAIRCASE . TANK (V. MOUSE . 90 INT. then explodes into the room.DAY Heavy bolt cutters snap through the main phone cable. ROOM 1313 . stuffing it into his belt. The windows are bricked up. 89 90 91 92 93 Hearing the HELICOPTER. Oh no. 93 INT. 3/9/98 89 CONTINUED: TRINITY A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. MAIN DECK Tank sees what was changed.Rev. It happens when they change something. She also listens as the staccato BEAT of HELICOPTER BLADES GROWS ominously LOUD.O.
ROOM 1313 . Morpheus stops. 98 99 OMITTED INT. No.DAY Mouse sails backwards as BULLETS POUND him against the blood-spattered brick window. 95 INT.DAY He turns and rushes down the hall of the eighth floor. The sound of heavy BOOT-STEPS close around them with the mechanical sureness of a vice. no. 3/9/98 94 INT. MAIN DECK Tank watches helplessly. HALL .THE MATRIX . STAIRWELL .DAY Flying downstairs. blood coughing from his mouth in one final spasm. CYPHER That's what they changed. The flatline ALARM softly cries out from the life MONITOR. 97 INT. At the end of it. no. then lying perfectly still. (CONTINUED) A99 98 99 .Rev. 94 95 96 97 Mouse's body thrashes against its harness. We're trapped. he finds the bricked-up windows. MORPHEUS Give me your phone. hearing POLICE SWARMING below. A99 INT. 96 INT. There's no way out. MAIN DECK TANK 78. TRINITY They'll be able to track it. STAIRS .DAY Morpheus stops as Mouse's SCREAM is drowned out by the report of MACHINE GUN FIRE.
105 INT. ROOM 808 . Good. 3/9/98 A99 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS We have no choice. Got it.DAY Morpheus is guided by Tank.DAY Agent Smith hears the LINE CLICK dead.DAY TANK 79. 103 INT. 101 INT. find a structural drawing of this building and find it fast. 104 INT. ROOM 1313 . 102 INT. MORPHEUS (V.O.O.) I need the main wet-wall.O. (CONTINUED) 105 MORPHEUS 104 . HOTEL LAFAYETTE . his hand going to his earpiece.THE MATRIX . 100 INT. MAIN DECK The diagram windows onto the screen. MAIN DECK Tank answers the call. MORPHEUS (V. ROOM 1313 . and that's it in front of you. TANK (V. Morpheus rips off his jacket.DAY Flashlights probe the rotting darkness as the police search every floor.) Tank. A99 100 101 102 103 Agent Smith stands over Mouse's dead body.) Now left.Rev.
DAY They are inside the main plumbing wall. 105 A105 106 A106 107 Several cops sweep through the room. A106 INT. WALL . HALL . slowly worming their way down the grease-black stack pipes.DAY Cypher has slipped and is wedged between the wall and several thick supply pipes. 109 INT. ROOM 608 . As they pass the bathroom. STAIRWELL . ROOM 808 . 3/9/98 105 CONTINUED: Eighth floor.DAY Agent Brown listens to his earpiece. STAIRWELL . 111 INT.DAY Cops flood the eight floor. light fills the hole they made to get inside. 111 110 109 108 . It is empty. rushing everywhere.DAY The cops search in silence. 106 INT.DAY AGENT SMITH They're on the 80.DAY Agent Brown and Agent Smith stand over Morpheus's jacket.Rev. straining for a clue. AGENT BROWN Where are they? 110 INT.THE MATRIX . HALL . eighth floor. Above them. 107 INT. 108 INT. we see a man-sized hole smashed through the plaster and lath. A105 INT.DAY Boots clatter up the marble staircase. when one hears SOMETHING STRANGE near the bathroom. WALL .
He can hear WHISPERS. ROOM 608 . 3/9/98 112 INT.DAY The Cop spins out of the bathroom for cover. WALL .THE MATRIX . 112 113 Trinity pulls Cypher free just as the Cop OPENS FIRE. Neo finds his GUN first and begins BLASTING wildly through the plaster and lath. BULLETS PUNCHING shafts of light like swords into the box of soot-black space. HISSES and a GRUNT when -The wall suddenly bulges.DAY The COP leans in. (CONTINUED) 114 . Neo's BULLETS SPLINTERING the door jamb.DAY 80A. ROOM 608 . shatter-cracking as the Cop realizes -COP They're in the walls! 113 INT. 114 INT.Rev. his ear almost against the thin membrane of plaster separating them.
Morpheus explodes through the tattered plaster and lath. Do you understand? He is all that matters. fingers gouging into his neck. Go! (CONTINUED) TRINITY .81. 114 CONTINUED: About to whirl back in. pinning him in an iron grip. MORPHEUS Trinity. Morpheus! Morpheus squeezes Agent Smith's throat. It's an Agent! Just as Neo's throat is about to collapse. punching Neo back against the iron stack pipe. when he hears FOOTSTEPS RISING FAST. 115 INT. long shadows springing up from the mounted flashlight. The two men crash to the wet terrazzo floor. Two arms suddenly smash through the wall. Morpheus is on him. No! NEO Morpheus! Go! She yells down to Don't! TRINITY CYPHER 115 114 Trinity! MORPHEUS Trinity's fists ball in frustration. he freezes as something seems to seize hold of him. WALL . diving on top of Agent Smith. In the crawlspace. Apoc. the gunfire quiet. No. Before Agent Smith can find his weapon.DAY Neo listens for a moment. The Cop's body starts to spasm and his M-16 falls to the ground. Trinity tries to scramble up past Cypher. Neo suddenly glimpses what is happening but is powerless to stop it. you must get Neo out.
AGENT SMITH The great Morpheus. Around them they hear a chorus of short. dinosaur-like technology that once pumped hot water like arteries. Come on! Cypher seems to trip as the cloud envelops him. Smoke blossoms from the green metal canisters. 115 CONTINUED: NEO We can't leave him! We have to! She grabs his ankle and they begin almost falling.DAY Morpheus and Agent Smith remain on the ground. We meet at last.DAY This part of the basement. Cypher watches her pry open the grate. Soldier's blinding lights cut open the darkness as Trinity. using the lath as a brake. There are four enormous boilers. 116 INT. a dark concrete cavern. skidding down the inside of the wall. the cover of the catch basin. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS 117 TRINITY 116 TRINITY 115 . Trinity never stops moving. locked in each other's death grip. sharp coughs of grenade launchers from gas-masked figures. she finds what she needs. was the main mechanical room. Neo and the others crash through the ceiling. And you are? Smith. ROOM 608 . AGENT SMITH I am Agent Smith.82. when a gas can bounces near him. BASEMENT . Searching the floor. then follow the others down the wet-black hole. 117 INT. Trinity watches Cypher disappear into the smoke.
117 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS You all look the same to me. Agent Smith counters Morpheus and slowly begins to pry his hands from his throat. Morpheus. his body going slack when another kick buries him deep into crunching plaster and lathe. and returns Morpheus's head butt with three of his own in pneumatic succession. CYPHER (V. blood oozing from the shattered bridge of his nose. Morpheus turns in time to see a wall of men in the doorway. drives a vicious head butt into Agent Smith's face. smiles. filling the tiny bathroom until he disappears under the tide.O.DAY A manhole cover cracks open. The wall of cops rushes Morpheus. Agent Smith.) I need an exit! Fast! (CONTINUED) TANK 121 119 120 TANK 118 AGENT SMITH 117 . STREET . Striking like a viper. Trinity climbs out. 121 INT. His nose and glasses shatter. MAIN DECK Tank reaches out to the screen as if reaching for Morpheus. MAIN DECK Tank is again at the monitors. The THUNDER DOPPLERS away and the cover opens. searching the Matrix when the PHONE RINGS. Two eyes peek out just as a TRUCK RATTLES over it. Take him. 118 INT. Operator. No! 119 120 OMITTED EXT.83. unfazed. Morpheus staggers back.
All of a sudden. Tank? TANK (V. STREET .) .DAY TANK 84. Jesus. CYPHER Just get me outta here. TRINITY (V. An old TV repair shop.) Nearest exit is Franklin and Erie. (CONTINUED) 124 CYPHER Definitely.) Yes. 121 122 Cypher is standing at a public phone.THE MATRIX . Tank answers.O. 124 EXT.O. They're moving him. A goddamn car accident. I don't know where yet.) Tank. 3/9/98 121 CONTINUED: Cypher? 122 EXT.O. NEO Is Morpheus alive? TRINITY Is Morpheus still alive. TANK (V.DAY All four are moving quickly down a back street. someone up there still likes me. STREET . MAIN DECK The PHONE RINGS. An actor. 123 TANK (V.O. CYPHER There was an accident. Cypher hangs up and smiles as we hear FIRE TRUCKS in the distance. Boom. it's me. Across the street is the burning paddy wagon that appears to have collided with an oncoming car.Rev. I got you. 123 INT.
Again. inevitability seems to cinch around Neo.) You're not far from Cypher.DAY Dead machines. eviscerated and shrouded with dust.) I sent him to Franklin TRINITY TRINITY 85. 125 INT. 127 INT. TV REPAIR SHOP .Rev.O.DAY TANK (V. TV REPAIR SHOP . Got it. STREET . a PHONE that has not rung in years begins to RING.DAY Trinity sees the TV repair shop. Plywood covering a small window is ripped off and Cypher crawls inside. TANK 127 126 125 . lay on metal shelves like bodies in a morgue. TRINITY We need an exit! TANK (V. Deep in the back room.THE MATRIX . Got him.O. Cypher's body twitches in its harness. I thought -So did we. 3/9/98 124 CONTINUED: He's alive. A124 EXT. 124 A124 In a deserted alley. and Erie. 126 EXT. MAIN DECK Tank punches the exit command. jerking itself awake. Cypher steps onto a dumpster in front of a small boarded-up window. TRINITY Cypher.
SWITCH God.DAY Neo crawls through the window that Cypher opened. Nothing but silence. signal. 131 INT. NEO It just went dead.DAY The PHONE begins to RING as the others crawl in. Tank is on his feet.DAY The PHONE is still RINGING. 3/9/98 128 INT. Neo. 130 INT. . Shit. TV REPAIR SHOP . TV REPAIR SHOP . MAIN DECK Suddenly. a white bolt of LIGHTNING EXPLODES against Tank's chair. TRINITY You first. TV REPAIR SHOP . Cypher checks the GUN.THE MATRIX . 128 129 130 131 132 There is no Trinity listens to the dead line and takes out the cellular. Neo answers the PHONE when there is a CLICK. unable to believe he missed. What happened? I don't know. TRINITY DOZER CYPHER 86. lunging when Cypher FIRES again. No! 132 INT. MAIN DECK Tank finishes loading the exit program as Cypher pulls back a heavy blanket. exposing a high-tech rifle. 129 INT. I love that sound.Rev. square into his chest. blasting him into the air.
God. What?! Oh. TRINITY You killed them. I thought I was in love with you. Cypher steps over the SIZZLING BODY of Dozer and looks at the monitor. Cypher? TRINITY Where's Tank? 134 CYPHER (V. Trinity. feeling the softness of it. An accident?! INTERCUT WITH: 135 INT.) Hello.O. until -CYPHER (V.. for a long time. Too bad things had to work out like this. Trinity. Cypher moves among the silent bodies. He nuzzles his face against hers. 133 The operator PHONE begins to RING. (CONTINUED) SWITCH APOC 135 TRINITY .O.DAY Every unanswered RING wrings her gut a little tighter. Wearing Tank's operator headgear. CYPHER You know. staring down at it hanging in its coma-like stillness.THE MATRIX . I used to dream about you. 134 INT.) He had an accident. CYPHER You are a beautiful woman. 3/9/98 133 INT..Rev. MAIN DECK He walks over to Trinity's body. MAIN DECK 87. TV REPAIR SHOP .
I think the Matrix can be more real than this world. I'm tired of this jagoff and all of his bullshit. I disagree. She looks up at Apoc. asshole. He set 88. all I do is pull a plug here. so right then. 135 CYPHER Free? You call this free? All I do is what he tells me to do. you have to watch a man die. 3/22/98 135 CONTINUED: CYPHER I'm tired. did you? God. I choose the Matrix. of being cold. But most of all. TRINITY My God. talking to Morpheus. you'd know it was me. Trinity. we would've told him to shove that red pill up his ass! TRINITY That's not true.THE MATRIX . I'm tired of this ship. You gave them Morpheus. I'm tired of fighting. I disagree. (CONTINUED) . I wish I could walk in just as it happens. us free. Morpheus. Cypher. But there. If I have to choose between that and the Matrix. I'm tired of this war. I wish I could be there when they break you. her face going white. Trinity. But you never saw this coming. Cypher leans over. of eating the same goddamn goop every day. TRINITY The Matrix isn't real! CYPHER Oh.Rev. Trinity! He tricked us! If he would've told us the truth. CYPHER Surprise. CYPHER He lied to us. I mean.
Trinity eyes find Switch and she knows she's next. his hand sliding around the neck of Switch as he takes hold of her plug. 3/22/98 135 CONTINUED: (1A) Trinity? APOC 88A. I'll be fat and rich and I won't remember a goddamned thing. a scream caught in his throat. 135 He grabs hold of the cable in Apoc's neck. CYPHER Welcome to the real world. if you have anything terribly important to say to Switch. Cypher. You can't SWITCH CYPHER That's what you think. eh baby? Apoc seems to go blind for an instant. It's the American dream. Yoo late. He laughs. I suggest you say it now. (CONTINUED) CYPHER .Rev. twists it and yanks it out. I'll go back to sleep and when I wake up. No! TRINITY But you're out. and then falls dead. his hands reaching for nothing. They've promised to take me back. TRINITY Oh no. go back. They're going to reinsert my body. CYPHER By the way.THE MATRIX . She suddenly feels her body severed from her mind as she is murdered. SWITCH Not like this. please don't. Not like this.
those big pretty eyes and tell me the truth. yes.. (CONTINUED) CYPHER TRINITY 135 . CYPHER If Morpheus was right.. eyes wide with fear and he knows he is next. You can tell me. Trinity stares at Neo as a single word falls soundlessly from her lips. did you? All I want is a little yes or no. Trinity. CYPHER If Neo is the One. Tank levels the gun. Did you buy Morpheus's bullshit? Come on. No! Charred and bloody. Yes or no. Cypher! CYPHER Don't hate me. you're still going to burn. then in the next few seconds there has to be some kind of miracle to stop me. Right? How can he be the One if he's dead? He takes hold of the cord.89. CYPHER You never did answer me. then there's no way I can pull this plug. CYPHER I don't believe it! TANK Believe it or not. Trinity. Trinity. is there? She turns to Neo. . when I asked you before. you piece of shit. And right now I'm going to prove it to you. Look into his eyes. I'm just the messenger. 135 CONTINUED: (2) TRINITY Goddamn you. He stands over Neo.
DAY A government highrise in the middle of downtown where a military helicopter sets down on the roof. 136 137 OMITTED INT. 140 INT. 3/9/98 135 CONTINUED: (3) 90. 139 EXT.THE MATRIX . flanked by columns of Marines. TRINITY Tank. she sees his charred wounds. a sense of relief surging through her at the sight of the ship. TANK I'll be all right. As Tank unplugs her.DAY Agent Smith stands. MAIN DECK Trinity's eyes snap open. They open the roof access door and enter the top floor maintenance level of the hotel. TV REPAIR SHOP Trinity throws her arms around Neo and for a moment they are alone and alive until the PHONE RINGS. staring out the windows at the city below shimmering with brilliant sunlight. 135 He FIRES a CRACKLING BOLT of LIGHTNING that knocks Cypher flying backwards. you're hurt. Go. (CONTINUED) 140 139 TRINITY NEO You first this time. Dozer? Tank's face tightens and she takes him into her arms.Rev. Agent Jones gets out of the helicopter. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . 138 136 137 . 138 INT. EXECUTIVE OFFICE .
Agent Brown studies the screens as the life signs react violently to the injection. wired to various monitors with white disk electrodes. as a species. Morpheus is handcuffed to a chair. (CONTINUED) 140 . which is. He turns from the window..91. AGENT SMITH The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. it really became our civilization. Billions of people just living out their lives. 140 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Have you ever stood and stared at it. oblivious. AGENT SMITH Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered. of course. Morpheus? Marveled at its beauty. Entire crops were lost. But I believe that. He sits down directly in front of Morpheus. stripped to the waist. No one would accept the program. AGENT SMITH I say 'your civilization' because as soon as we started thinking for you. Its genius. Beside him. He is alternately shivering and sweating. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization. AGENT SMITH Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. what this is all about. It was a disaster. human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. where everyone would be happy. filling a hypodermic needle.. Agent Brown sucks a serum from a glass vial. Agent Brown jams the needle into Morpheus's shoulder and plunges down.
it will crack and his alpha pattern will change from this to this. AGENT JONES There could be a problem. The future is our time. Morpheus. All it takes is time. trying not to show the pain racking his mind. whose body is covered with a cold sweat.92. Morpheus. You had your time. How much time? TANK Depends on the mind. Agent Jones suddenly enters. But eventually. NEO What are they doing to him? TANK They're breaking into his mind. Evolution. MAIN DECK Tank drapes a sheet over his dead brother. He lifts Morpheus's head. Morpheus stares hard at him. Look out that window. AGENT SMITH Like the dinosaur. AGENT SMITH The future is our world. AGENT SMITH Double the dosage. It's like hacking a computer. bodies are covered. The other 141 140 Neo looks at Morpheus. 141 INT. 140 CONTINUED: (2) AGENT SMITH Evolution. Agent Smith looks at Agent Brown. (CONTINUED) NEO .
There is.93. plug. Or you. TANK We have to pull the TRINITY You're going to kill him? Morpheus?! Kill TANK Trinity. she kicks him. Trinity. or even Morpheus. Goddamnit! TRINITY Goddamnit! Rage overtakes her and 141 NEO There has to be something that we can do. TANK We can't let that happen. TANK When it does. Zion is more important than me. NEO What do they want? TANK The leader of every ship is given the codes to Zion's mainframe computer. Trinity sees Cypher's dead body. Agents stand over him. He looks up at Trinity who is pacing relentlessly. Morpheus will tell them anything they want to know. GOVERNMENT BUILDING Morpheus is fighting to hold his mind together. The 142 (CONTINUED) . they could destroy us. 141 CONTINUED: Tank punches several commands on Morpheus's personal unit. 142 INT. we don't have any other choice. The monitor waves change from a chaotic pattern to an ordered symmetrical one. If an Agent had those codes and got inside Zion's mainframe.
We will miss you. AGENT BROWN If.. they will sever the connection as soon as possible. NEO Goddamnit! I don't believe this is happening! TANK Neo. Trinity can't bear to watch. indeed. Neo is paralyzed. Stop! They both look at him. his whole life is suddenly suspended by the finality of this moment hurling at him with the speed of a bullet. Immediately. the insider has failed.. As she closes her eyes. this has to be done! (CONTINUED) NEO . a father. always. Neo suddenly sees it perfectly clear. 142 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Never send a human to do a machine's job. unless -They are dead. her 143 Tank closes his eyes and takes hold of the plug. 143 INT. MAIN DECK Tank kneels beside Morpheus's body. You were. TANK Morpheus. AGENT JONES In either case -142 AGENT SMITH We have no choice but to continue as planned. fate rushing at him like an oncoming train. you were more than our leader. tears slip free.94. Deploy the sentinels.
This can't be just coincidence. he walks to his chair. his stare fixed on Morpheus. Turning. She told me. She told me this would happen. Neo stops. You can't! I have to.. (CONTINUED) TRINITY NEO TRINITY NEO . The Oracle hit me with that... It can't be! Can it? TANK What are you talking about? NEO The Oracle. 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. TRINITY 143 TRINITY What are you doing? I'm going in. What? NEO I'm not the One. too.95.. Trinity is stunned. NEO That I would have to make a choice. What choice? He makes his choice. Trinity. 143 CONTINUED: NEO Does it? I don't know.
Even if you somehow got inside.. can't be true. I'm just another guy. They've got Morpheus in a military controlled building. TANK Neo. but what you are talking about is suicide. That's why I have to go. NEO I know that's what it looks like. but it's not. Uncertainty swallows her words and she is unable to tell him what she wants to. you. too.. What? NEO I believe I can bring him back. That's not true. I can't logically explain to you why it's not.. (CONTINUED) TRINITY TANK TRINITY NEO It 143 . Morpheus is the one that matters. those are Agents holding him. NEO I'm sorry. Why? Because.96. have to be. this is loco. 143 CONTINUED: (2) TRINITY No. Why? NEO Because I believe in something. I'm not. Morpheus believed something and he was ready to give his life for what he believed. I understand that now.. Neo. Three of them! I want Morpheus back. TRINITY No.
AGENT SMITH Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But you humans do not.97. hovering on the edge that he just jumped off. 144 INT. No you're not. 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. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. if you don't like it then I believe that you can go to hell. load us up. There is nothing more to say except -TRINITY Tank. I've realized that you are not actually mammals. I believe Morpheus means more to me than he does to you.DAY Agent Smith sits casually across from Morpheus who is hunched over. because you aren't going anywhere else. his body leaking and twitching. TRINITY No? Let me tell you what I believe. 143 CONTINUED: (3) 143 Trinity stares at him. AGENT SMITH I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. Her jaw sets and she starts climbing into the chair beside him. The life signs continue their chaotic patterns. NEO What are you doing? TRINITY I'm coming with you. (MORE) (CONTINUED) 144 NEO . EXECUTIVE OFFICE .
the cure. TANK (V. You are a plague. MAIN DECK Neo and Trinity's bodies hang motionless in their drive chairs as Tank hits load. (CONTINUED) NEO 146 NEO Lots of guns. AGENT SMITH There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. AGENT SMITH Human beings are a disease. Do you know what it is? A virus...98. Guns. CONSTRUCT Neo and Trinity stand in the white space of the construct as he answers his RINGING cell PHONE.O. A144 INT. a cancer of this planet.. 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. He smiles. He leans forward. And we are. 145 A144 144 . 145 INT.) Okay. What do you need? Besides a miracle.. 146 INT. Yeah? He snap-cocks an Uzi. CONSTRUCT Racks of weapons appear and they begin to arm themselves. TRINITY No one has ever done anything like this.
AGENT SMITH Leave me with him. AGENT SMITH Repulsive. He removes his earphone. coating the tips of his fingers. Agents Brown and Jones look at each other. I can taste your stink and every time I do. This prison. AGENT SMITH Can you hear me. Agent Smith hides his knotting fist.DAY Agent Smith is again at the window. This zoo. AGENT SMITH Why isn't the serum working? AGENT BROWN Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions. 146 CONTINUED: NEO That's why it's going to work. I fear that I've somehow been infected by it. 147 INT. He wipes sweat from Morpheus' forehead. I feel saturated by it. Morpheus? I'm going to be honest with you. Now! They leave and Agent Smith sits beside Morpheus. whatever you want to call it. It is something that isn't supposed to happen to Agents. It's the smell. if there is such a thing. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . letting it dangle over his shoulder. He is becoming angry. isn't it? (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 147 146 . This reality. holding them to Morpheus' nose.99. I can't stand it any longer. AGENT SMITH I hate this place.
My key. I must get free. He begins squeezing. 147 CONTINUED: He lifts Morpheus' head. They cut across the lobby to the security station. AGENT SMITH I must get out of here. You have to tell me how. TANK Hold on. drawing nervous glances.DAY A dark wind blows.DAY In long black coats. AGENT SMITH You are going to tell me or you are going to die. Dark glasses. his fingers gouging into his flesh.100. MAIN DECK Tank sits down beside Morpheus. raising his metal detection wand. I have to get inside Zion. 148 INT. there is no need for me to be here. 149 EXT. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . They're coming. In this mind is the key. (CONTINUED) 150 149 148 147 . He takes hold of his hand. 150 INT. A SECURITY GUARD moves over toward Neo. game faces. Trinity has a large metal suitcase. Morpheus sneers through his pain. Neo is carrying a duffel bag. whose face is ashen like someone near death. holding it tightly with both hands. Neo calmly passes through the METAL DETECTOR which begins to WAIL immediately. Trinity and Neo push through the revolving doors. They're coming for you. Do you understand? I need the codes. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . Morpheus. AGENT SMITH Once Zion is destroyed.
The backup arrives. replacing his earpiece.THE MATRIX . Know what? (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH Agent Smith 151 . 151 INT. AGENT BROWN What were you doing? Agent Smith recovers. Slate walls and pillars pock. They are met by the quivering spit of a SUB-HAND MACHINE GUN and the RAZORED WHISTLE of throwing knives. three guards are dead before they hit the ground.Rev. EXECUTIVE OFFICE Agents Jones and Brown burst into the room. A fourth guard dives for cover. Weapons like extensions of their bodies. the last thing he sees. releases Morpheus. loose change -- 101. A wave of soldiers blocking the elevators. 3/9/98 150 CONTINUED: GUARD Would you please remove any metallic items you are carrying: keys. In a split second. 150 Neo slowly sets down his duffel bag and throws open his coat. AGENT JONES You don't know. Bodies slump down to the marbled floor while Neo and Trinity hardly even break their stride. Holy shit -Neo is a blur of motion. Backup! GUARD #4 Send in the backup! It is GUARD He looks up as Trinity sets off the metal detector. knives and grenades slung from a climbing harness. crack. revealing an arsenal of guns. clutching his radio. and crater under a hail storm of EXPLOSIVE-tipped BULLETS. are used with the same deadly precision as their feet and their fists. The concrete cavern of the lobby becomes a white noise ROAR of GUNFIRE.
ELEVATORS .THE MATRIX . 151 Agent Smith listens to his earphone. wiring a plastique and napalm bomb. 152 INT. 152 . He pulls down part of the false ceiling and finds the elevator shaft access panel. Neo hits the emergency stop. Trinity immediately drops and opens the suitcase. not believing what he is hearing. 3/9/98 151 CONTINUED: 101A.DAY They get in.Rev.
ELEVATOR SHAFT . Another enormous EXPLOSION thunders above them. BA-BOOM! The massive explosion blows open the doors. NEO There is no spoon. The ALARM sounds. distending space. lower than they attached themselves. 154 INT. EXECUTIVE OFFICE .DAY Agent Jones looks at Morpheus. yanking Trinity and Neo up through the shaft as the elevator falls away beneath them. AGENT JONES I think they're trying to save him. Agent Smith smashes a table.DAY Neo ratchets down a clamp onto the elevator cable. 155 INT. Neo whips out his GUN and presses it to the cable.DAY The ELEVATOR hits the bottom. Lower level -AGENT BROWN They are actually attacking.102.DAY The Agents hear the BLAST of FIRE ALARMS. He looks up the long. emergency sprinklers begin showering the room. 153 INT. (CONTINUED) AGENT JONES 156 155 . 156 INT. fire clouds engulfing the elevator section of the lobby. Both of them lock on. filling it with the sound of WHISTLING METAL as they sear to the top. shaking the building. 154 153 The counter-weights plummet. BOOM! The CABLE SNAPS. dark throat of the building and takes a deep breath. LOBBY . EXECUTIVE OFFICE .
ducks just between them. and he knows what is behind him. bent impossibly back. Trinity sees what's coming. ROOF . narrows the gap. dancing up and away. Screaming. consumed by spreading locust-like swarm of static as Agent Jones emerges. we look THROUGH the sights and gun smoke AT the Agent blurred with motion -Until the hammers click against the empty metal. The AIR SIZZLES with wads of lead like angry flies as Neo twists.. Trinity! Agent Jones charges. one hand on the ground as a spiraling gray ball shears open his shoulder. His GUN BOOMS as we ENTER the liquid space of --. we are under attack! Suddenly his face. Neo sees her. (CONTINUED) NEO NEO 157 156 . bends. Agent Jones. Across the roof. 157 EXT. Fingers pumping.. the PILOT inside the army helicopter watches the last of their ferocious onslaught. Help. PILOT I repeat. the bullets coming faster until Neo. . still running.BULLET-TIME.DAY The roof-access tower is now engulfed in flames as Neo and Trinity stand amongst a pile of their fallen enemies.103. his whole body dissolves. guns filling his hands with thought-speed. 156 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Find them and destroy them! Agent Jones nods and touches his earpiece. Just as she drops the final Marine. shells ejecting. he whirls. the fear in her face.
it is the pilot.45 --.. Only human. TRINITY Neo. 157 He starts to scream as another digs a red groove across his thigh. I've never seen anyone move that fast.jammed tight to his head. He has only time to look up. he whirls around and turns straight into the muzzle of Trinity's . Dodge this! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The body flies back with a flash of mercurial light and when it hits the ground.THE MATRIX . how did you do that? Do what? TRINITY You moved like they moved. raising his gun a final time. TRINITY Are you all right? NEO I'm fine. He hears a sharp metal AGENT JONES Immediately. Trinity helps Neo up. 3/9/98 157 CONTINUED: 104. Come on. Suddenly Agent Jones stops. to see Agent Jones standing over him..Rev. He checks his shoulder wound. TRINITY NEO TRINITY . NEO Can you fly that thing? Not yet. we have to keep moving. She pulls out the cellular phone. NEO It wasn't fast enough. Neo sees the helicopter. click.
ROOF . 159 EXT.O.50 caliber too fast and BULLETS are everywhere.DAY Agent Jones throws open the door and enters.) Tank. Operator. But Neo is too close. Agent Smith hears a sound and understands the seriousness of the attack. 160 161 OMITTED INT.O. TRINITY (V.THE MATRIX . punching the "load" commands on her keyboard. walking through the puddles pooling in the carpet.) TANK 105. PERFORATING the room. aiming the mounted . all the essentials of flying a helicopter absorbed at light-speed. 3/29/98 158 INT.DAY Trinity's eyes flutter as information surges into her brain.Rev. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . 158 His fingers flash over the gleaming laser disks. The GUN jumps and BULLETS EXPLODE THROUGH the WINDOW in a CACOPHONY of CRASHING GLASS as the Agents go for their weapons. finding one that he feeds into Trinity's supplement drive. Hurry! TRINITY (V.50 machine gun. No. Tank is immediately searching the disk drawers. I need a pilot program for a military B-212 helicopter. the . Over the RUSHING WATER and the ALARMS. (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 160 161 TRINITY 159 . Let's go. 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.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE . knocking him off balance. every move a whip crack. snapping his handcuffs just as the Agents enter the adjoining room. NEO He won't make it. Morpheus lunges. PUNCTURING the WALL. Neo stares at Morpheus. And finally Agent Smith. Agent Smith stops and sees Morpheus run past the open door. trying to will him into action. they are again dark and flashing with fire. we see the BULLETS SHRED. Morpheus lifts his face into the room's rain. searing through the wet air with jet trails of chalk. HALL . (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 163 162 161 . For an instant. blood arcing out with a sudden flash of light -Then Agent Brown. a bullet buries itself in his leg. Morpheus! Get up! Neo grabs the climbing rope and attaches one end to his harness.DAY Just outside the executive office.106. flying for a moment. three Marines blister with snow-static. And as Morpheus starts his dive for the window. He rises from the chair. snapping the other rope-end on to a bolted bar as -Morpheus begins to fall. When he finally opens his eyes. out of control -As Neo spins. his GUN still FIRING as his body falls. Nooo! He FIRES SWEEPING ACROSS the sheetrocked WALL in a perfect line. 162 INT. when Neo hurls himself into the wide blue empty space. 161 CONTINUED: Agent Jones is hit first. NEO Get up. his body jack-knifing back. 163 INT.DAY Slowly.
set in motion. The rear hull is punched full of holes and smoke and oil pour out like black blood. PONK. Morpheus and Neo cling to one another as they and the machine above them begin to fall. Uh-oh -Trinity throws the helicopter towards the roof of the nearest building. Almost bouncing free of each other. Morpheus tumbles. arms. rushing at each other on a seemingly magnetic course until they collide. legs scrambling.DAY Trinity pulls the copter up and away as Agent Smith stands in the shattered window.THE MATRIX . trying to detach himself but -(CONTINUED) NEO TRINITY 164 NEO . Neo gets to his feet. aiming his GUN out through the curtain of rain.Rev. rolling free as the rope goes slack. PONK. 3/9/98 163 CONTINUED: The rope snaking out behind him. 163 As their two bodies. hands searching in furious desperation. an umbilical cord attached to a machine. Until the LINE ends. cracking their fragile embrace. 107. SNAPPING taut. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . The ENGINE GRINDS. legs flipping over. falling down -The ground deliriously distant as Neo snatches hold of his mentor's still handcuffed wrist. PONK. Shit-shit-no! Neo hears the helicopter begin to die. the chopping blades start to slow while -Trinity guides the parabolic fall over the nearest roof where -Neo and Morpheus drop safely. finding hold and clinging. Gotcha! 164 EXT.
165 INT. 3/9/98 164 CONTINUED: 108. they TANK He's the One! 166 167 165 MORPHEUS Do you believe it now. when his feet hit the rain gutter and he levers up just as -Trinity fires. she told me -MORPHEUS She told you exactly what you needed to hear. Sooner or later. NEO Morpheus.DAY Neo pulls Trinity up into his arms. Neo. Trinity? Trinity looks at Neo. his mouth agape. hurtling at the parapet. hold each other again. arcing over the roof like a setting sun -The coils of slack snap taut. her gun in one hand. Holding on to the rope she swings. MAIN DECK Tank stares at the screen. falling free of it as it SMASHES.THE MATRIX ... I knew it! 166 167 OMITTED EXT. connected to Neo. the Oracle. grabbing for the rope with the other -Neo flies like a skipping stone. blades first into a GLASS skyscraper. dragging him with ferocious speed towards the edge even as -Trinity lunges for the back door. That's all. 164 The helicopter is falling too fast.Rev. severing the cord from the helicopter. . yanking Neo off his feet. 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. Both shaking. ROOFTOP . you're going to realize just like I did the difference between knowing a path and walking a path.
MAIN DECK The PHONE RINGS. shadows gathered around him like blankets. (CONTINUED) 170 AGENT SMITH 169 .THE MATRIX . State and Balbo. MORPHEUS (V.DAY An old man sits hunched in the far corner of the station. sir! MORPHEUS (V. looking out at the surrounding city. AGENT JONES We have their position. TANK Goddamn! It's good to hear your voice. Subway. AGENT JONES Order the strike.O. Agent Smith can't stand listening to them. Tank. 3/9/98 168 INT.Rev.) We're on our way -169 EXT.O. AGENT SMITH They're not out yet.O. 168 MORPHEUS (V. Damnit! AGENT BROWN The trace was completed. SUBWAY STATION . 170 INT.) We need an exit. AGENT BROWN Sentinels are standing by. Trinity and Morpheus are already gone.) 109.DAY We rush at the roof access door as it suddenly slams open and the three Agents charge out. He moves to the edge of the building. ROOFTOP . But Neo. sir. TANK Got one ready.
he nurses from a bottle of Thunderbird when -A PHONE begins to RING. Neo leads Trinity and Morpheus bounding over a set of turnstiles towards the ringing phone inside a graffiticovered booth. TRINITY I've never told anyone this before... But. 170 Morpheus gets in and answers the phone. His eyes grow wide. I have to tell you something. the phone dropping. dangling by its cord. she told me. then turns to Neo. 170 CONTINUED: Mumbling.DAY Through the old man's eyes as the world begins to RUMBLE.. 171 EXT. staring -172 INT. Morpheus. I think I've been afraid to. I don't know what it means or even if it matters but I feel I have to say it. she told me that I was going to fall in love. ROOFTOP . his face twisted with hate. the ground beginning to shake. The RUMBLE GROWS. his head whipping back around.. never be free of the Matrix. glowing white in the dark. the PHONE begins to RING. SUBWAY . (CONTINUED) 172 . Lost in the shadow... Behind her. the old man watches as Morpheus disappears. He will 171 He starts to turn from the edge of the building when he suddenly hears it. Trinity hangs up the phone.OLD MAN'S POV . Let's go! NEO You first. TRINITY When I went to the Oracle.110. TRINITY Neo.DAY Agent Smith stares.
111. In the darkness of the far corner. The handset hanging in the air as the BULLET HITS. Anderson. Neo! TANK What the hell just happened? An Agent! back! I can't! 174 INT. the BULLET flying at her. Neo turns to Agent Smith whose gun stares at him like a third eye. Mr. For a moment. AGENT SMITH 174 TRINITY You have to send me TANK TRINITY 173 NEO 172 .DAY The destroyed phone dangles in the empty booth. they are frozen by the strobing lights of the train until Neo whispers in her ear. No! The GUN FIRES. The PHONE RINGS once more before she lifts the receiver when. drowning her voice. raising a fistful of black gun-metal. their lips close enough to kiss when a TRAIN BLASTS into the station. shivering as her conscious exits the Construct. BURSTING through the PLASTIC WINDOW just as Trinity disappears. Neo sees the old man in the flashing train-light as he becomes -Agent Smith. 172 CONTINUED: The RUMBLE RISES. NEO Promise me you'll tell me the rest? She nods as he closes the booth. HOVERCRAFT Trinity blinks. SUBWAY STATION . Neo is drawn towards her. 173 INT. SHATTERING the EAR-PIECE.
Agent Smith smiles. 175 INT. (CONTINUED) 178 . MAIN DECK Morpheus and Trinity stand behind Tank riveted to the scrolling code. MAIN DECK Trinity is unable to understand. SUBWAY STATION . something fixed and hard like a gunfighter's resolve. 176 175 INT. TRINITY What is he doing? MORPHEUS He's beginning to believe.DAY Neo looks at the dead escalator that rises up behind him. Agent Smith machine-calm. both men BLASTING. They freeze in a kind of embrace. Gun flash tongues curl from Neo's gun. 176 TRINITY Run.112. SUBWAY STATION . what is. Neo. 177 178 INT. moving at impossible speed. Neo sweating. For a blinking moment we enter BULLET-TIME. There is only 177 INT. panting. bullets float forward like a plane moving across the sky. cartridges cartwheel into space. An instant later they are nearly on top of each other. There is no past or future in these eyes. Run.DAY Neo whip-draws his gun with the flashpoint speed of lightning as -Smith OPENS FIRE. Slowly he turns back and in his eyes we see something different. 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. GUN REPORT THUNDERS through the underground.
his life signs going wild. Agent Smith attacks with unrelenting fury. he's killing him! 180 INT. Neo pulls the TRIGGER. he ducks just under a punch that CRUNCHES into the BEAM. CLICK. blows and counters. Stunned. fists flying at furious speed. Anderson. his eyes ice blue. 179 INT. SUBWAY STATION . The smile falls. delivering a necksnapping reverse round-house. 178 CONTINUED: You're empty. NEO AGENT SMITH 178 . and a kick sends him slamming back against a steel column. The Agent is about to jump down and press his attack when he hears something. So are you. CLICK. STEEL CHUNKS EXPLODING like shrapnel. From deep in the tunnel. TRINITY Jesus. HOVERCRAFT Trinity watches Neo as his body jerks. Neo leaps into the air. a BURST of HIGH-SPEED METAL GRINDING against METAL. Agent Smith's glasses fly off and he glares at Neo. where he falls inches from the electrified third-rail. fists pounding Neo like jackhammers. AGENT SMITH I'm going to enjoy watching you die. The sound of an ONCOMING TRAIN. mouth coughing blood.DAY Agent Smith grabs hold of him. (CONTINUED) 180 179 Agent Smith yanks his TRIGGER. hurling him against the curved wall of the train tunnel. lifting him into the air.113. like an animal cry. Mr. Behind him. Agent Smith's face warps with rage and he attacks. Neo retreating as -A knife-hand opens his forearm.
CLOSER. 180 . There is another METAL SCREECH. Anderson. Anderson? Agent Smith grabs Neo in a choke-hold forcing him to look down the tracks. Neo backflips up off the tracks just as -The train barrels over Agent Smith. part of it still in the station. the train slows. AGENT SMITH It is the sound of your death. With an ear-splitting SHRIEK of tortured RAILS. limping. Impossibly. The TRAIN ROARS at them. Neo sees it coming and he starts to fight. as he grits through the pain. AGENT SMITH Do you hear that. his glasses again intact. as Agent Smith tightens his hold.114. starting to run. knees shaking. he hurls himself straight up. Agent Smith bursts out in furious pursuit. smashing Smith against the concrete ceiling of the tunnel. AGENT SMITH Good-bye. 180 CONTINUED: Neo tries to get up. Agent Smith jumps down onto the tracks and drop-kicks him in the face. racing for the escalator -As the train comes to a stop and the doors of the last car open. Neo is unable to breathe. Mr. swallowing Agent's Smith's words. Neo turns. NEO My name is Neo. Neo stands. when the TRAIN SLAMS on its emergency brake. much LOUDER. Mr. The veins bulge in Neo's head. the train's headlight burning a hole in the darkness. The world again begins to shake. AGENT SMITH That is the sound of inevitability. They fall as the sound and fury of the TRAIN EXPLODES into the station. He is not ready to die. RUMBLING as a TRAIN NEARS.
Trinity is behind him. He's going to make it.115. 182 TANK Morpheus lifts the headset.P. 182 INT. charge the E. MORPHEUS Maybe six. HOVERCRAFT Tank searches the Matrix. Yes. 181 INT. TRINITY What just happened? I don't know. How long? Five minutes. MORPHEUS Tank. a SIREN SOUNDS.) . sir. TRINITY TRINITY On the hologram radar. Oh shit! Morpheus bolts to the ladder.M. he sees the sentinels. TRINITY You can't use that until Neo is out! MORPHEUS I know. TANK (V. Oh no.O. 181 MORPHEUS He's on the run -Suddenly. COCKPIT Morpheus climbs into the cockpit. Trinity. Don't worry. TANK I lost him.
HOVERCRAFT The KEYBOARD is CLICKING. I'm trying. TRINITY Neo. every potential Agent.DAY Neo dives down an alley. Trinity. Wizard. 3/9/98 183 EXT. HOVERCRAFT Tank answers. 183 A BUSINESSMAN walks along the sidewalk. wheeling and dealing into his cell phone when it disappears. CITY STREET . 184 INT. snatched by Neo as he flashes by. (CONTINUED) 187 NEO I got some serious 185 TANK 184 186 . ALLEY Agent Smith stops and takes aim.DAY 116. spinning and weaving away from every pedestrian. Operator. He flips open the cell phone and dials long distance. Tank! pursuit! 186 INT.O. Agent Smith starting to gain. Neo is in a full-out sprint. CITY STREET . it is Agent Smith.) Mr. Hurry. NEO (V.THE MATRIX . MAN (BUSINESSMAN) What the shit -. NEO I'm trying. Trinity screams into the headset. get me the hell out of here! 185 EXT.Rev. Tank searches for an exit. you better get your ass back here! 187 EXT.my phone! The Man turns to call for help and when he turns back.
Room 303. tent flaps and crates. and finds himself in an open market that teems with people. MAIN DECK Tank frantically scans the monitor like a road map. appearing from crowds.THE MATRIX . And at every turn there is an Agent. 189 190 OMITTED EXT. behind fish counters. ALLEY Neo dives for it but -(CONTINUED) 194 TANK NEO Need a little help! 193 . MAIN DECK Tank speed-reads the reams of Matrix code. OPEN MARKET Neo spins away. 188 INT. 194 EXT. 187 A BULLET SHATTERS the image of Neo in a truck's rearview MIRROR. Wabash and Lake.Rev. but it is a 191 192 189 190 188 Neo turns back as the Agents emerge from the market. A hotel. help! 193 INT. The door. ALLEY He dives from the maze down a service alley dead end. careening through the labyrinth. TANK I got a patch on an old exit. 191 192 OMITTED EXT. 3/9/98 187 CONTINUED: 117. Uh. out of control. turning. He kamikazes his way down the little avenues lined with vendors and shops.
HALL He is halfway down the hall. Down! B195 Down! B195 TANK (V. charging for the end of the alley.Rev.THE MATRIX . Neo scrapes himself to his feet. leaping for the fire escape just as a knife buries itself in the window casing. APARTMENT BUILDING . where another woman is chopping vegetables. 194 Peeling back. 195 INT. No! TANK (V.O. A195 INT.) The door on your left. broken and bleeding.STAIRCASE Neo springs up the old crooked apartment building stairs. An old woman watches TV as Neo blurs past her and into her kitchen.O. battering through the door which splinters.) EXT. long strides when a door explodes open at the end. Kick it in! TANK (V.O. running in sharp. 3/9/98 194 CONTINUED: It's locked. A195 195 Neo lurches.) TANK (V.O. lunging from the Agents' BULLETS. That window! Neo throws it open. Neo almost kicks the door from its hinges.FIRE ESCAPE Tumbling down the RATTLING FIRE ESCAPE.) Other left! He whirls back to his other left. Neo leaps the last ten feet into the alley below with Agent Brown right behind him. Shit! TANK (V. APARTMENT BUILDING . . perforated by BULLETS.) NEO 118. kicking in an apartment door.O. APARTMENT BUILDING .
MORPHEUS Here they come. Trinity watches him. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL . 200 INT.THE MATRIX . 199 EXT. TANK That's it! You're almost there! That fire escape at the end of the alley! 197 EXT. MAIN DECK Finger on the monitor. 196 197 Agent Smith suddenly pauses as if recognizing something. the faded NEON BUZZES: Heart O' The City Hotel. 198 INT. HOVERCRAFT Tank loads the exit. Morpheus opens 200 199 TRINITY MORPHEUS 198 .Rev. Morpheus looks up. MORPHEUS He's going to make it. the lock on the EMP detonator. Tank traces Neo's path. Do it! Suddenly. SEWER MAIN The sentinels open and shift like killer kaleidoscopes as they attack. slamming down on the Nebuchadnezzar. TANK I'm going to make the call. HOVERCRAFT The hovercraft booms down as they hit. the lights go red.DAY 119. 3/22/98 196 INT. No.
TANK They've burned through the outer hull. The doors count backwards: 310. 202 INT.. 309. 203 TRINITY 202 Agent Brown reaches the broken window behind him just as Neo grabs the handle of 303. HALL . Morpheus stumbles back in disbelief. BULLETS SPARKING and RICOCHETING around him as Agents Brown and Jones close the gap...DAY Neo scrambles up the fire escape. 204 INT. Trinity screams..DAY Neo can hear the PHONE RINGING.can't think -BOOM. (CONTINUED) 204 . and everyone hears it as the LIFE MONITORS SNAP FLATLINE.45 cocked..DAY 120. Neo can't move -. Neo. 3/9/98 201 EXT. 304. waiting. MAIN DECK Another SYSTEM ALARM SOUNDS. A201 INT. 203 INT. MAIN DECK Neo's body jerks. ALLEY .THE MATRIX . Hurry. 305. he kicks in the window. throwing open the door to find -Agent Smith.. HALL . .Rev.. jumping into the hall.. 201 A201 On the third floor.
standing over him. she told me that I'd fall in love and that man. listen to me. TRINITY Neo. Check him. Neo. Neo falls to the blue shag carpeting. HALL . You see? You can't be dead. MAIN DECK Amid the destruction raining around her. the man I loved would be the one. please. He's gone. AGENT SMITH Good-bye. Trinity takes hold of Neo's body.DAY Kneeling beside him. 205 INT. still aiming. Anderson. Mr. I promised to tell you the rest. The Oracle. Neo.. it can't be. 207 INT. taking no chances. 204 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS No. Lasers suddenly sear through the main deck as the sentinels slice open the hull. Trinity whispers in Neo's ear.DAY Three holes in his chest. you can't be because I love you. Morpheus takes hold of the EMP switch.. It can't be. You hear me? I love you! (CONTINUED) 208 AGENT BROWN 207 TRINITY 206 AGENT SMITH 205 204 . MAIN DECK In tears. 206 INT. HALL . Agent Brown checks his vital signs. 208 INT. Agent Smith stands over him. blood smearing down the wallpaper. Agent Smith smiles.121.
now able to see through the curtain of the Matrix. the walls. slow and come to a stop. He rips off his sunglasses. MAIN DECK Trinity screams as the monitors jump back to life. We see him and the hall reflected in the bright casing. Neo plucks one of the bullets from the air. It is a miracle.122. 209 208 His eyes snap open. becoming the "real" image. the Agents wait for the elevator when Agent Smith glances back. looking at Neo as if he were looking at a ghost. He drops the bullet and the others fall to the floor.DAY He does. the floor. they FIRE. like a cloud of obedient bees. 209 INT. Now get up! 211 INT. HALL . and Morpheus look at each other. The Agents are unable to absorb what they are seeing. And they do. Neo struggles to get up. They hang frozen in space.DAY Holding his chest. all three Agents grabbing for their guns. As one. At the end of the hall. 208 CONTINUED: Her eyes close and she kisses him. We MOVE CLOSER UNTIL the bullet fills our vision and the distorted reflection morphs. 210 INT. HOTEL HALL . NEO 211 TRINITY Tank 210 . believing in all her heart that he will feel her lips and know that they speak the truth. For a moment. No! Neo raises his hands and the BULLETS. Neo gets to his feet. even the Agents become a rushing stream of code. fixed like stainless steel stars. Neo looks out.
his shards spinning away.. Then with one quick strike to the chest he sends Agent Smith flying backwards. bracing himself as Neo charges him and springs into a dive. But the impact doesn't come. His attack is ferocious but Neo blocks each blow easily. 213 .?! He is the one. Neo sinks into Agent Smith. something deep. 213 INT. his calm machine-like expression shredding with pure rage. Neo faces the remaining Agents. They begin to blur into streaks. And with a final death scream.. MAIN DECK All three stare transfixed with awe as the scrolling code accelerates. saturated color images of Neo standing in the hall. then balloon as -Neo BURSTS up out of him. They look at each other. as if the machine language was unable to keep up or perhaps describe what is happening. How. 212 INT. MORPHEUS He is the one! TANK 212 An EXPLOSION shakes the entire ship. like a tremor before a quake. as -Each screen fills with brilliant. Agent Smith gets up. He rushes Neo. shimmering ribbons of light that open like windows. his tie and coat rippling as if he were a deep pool of water. HALL Agent Smith screams.123. Spinning around he looks to the others and feels something. the same idea striking simultaneously -They run. faster and faster. Suddenly a SEARING SOUND stabs through his earpiece as his chest begins to swell. For the first time since their inception. the Agents know fear. absorbed by the Matrix until -Only Neo is left. disappearing. Agent Smith EXPLODES like an empty husk in a brilliant cacophony of light. something that is going to change everything.
see Neo dive for the phone as -Now! Morpheus turns the key. Neo? His eyes open. OVERFLOW PIT A blinding shock of white light floods the chamber. A PHONE begins to RING. Neo! 215 INT. FADE IN: 219 CLOSE ON COMPUTER SCREEN as in the opening. HOVERCRAFT In the still darkness. (CONTINUED) 219 TRINITY 218 217 TRINITY On the screen we 216 215 TRINITY 214 . 218 INT. 217 INT. He reacts to the RINGING PHONE. Tears pour from her smiling eyes as he reaches up to touch her. MAIN DECK sentinels are everywhere destroying the ship. only the humans are alive. 214 INT. The cursor beating steadily. And she kisses him. sentinels blink and fall instantly dead. filling the pit with their cold metal carcasses.124. it seems like it might last forever. waiting. MAIN DECK A sentinel descends towards Morpheus. HALL Again he hears her. FADE TO BLACK. rushing toward it even as -216 INT.
We realize that the constellation is actually the holes in the mouthpiece of a phone. We DIVE THROUGH the numbers. its leaders and laws.O. Whether I'm done fighting.) I can't tell you how to get there.O. surging UP THROUGH the darkness.) When I used to look out at this world. I see another world.O. NEO (V. I believe that the Matrix can remain our cage or it can become our chrysalis. NEO (V.O. NEO (V.THE MATRIX . A world of hope. I can feel you now.O. A different world where all things are possible. Done hiding.) Hi. I'm done running. 219 We CLOSE IN ON the racing columns of numbers shimmering across the screen.) I imagine you can also feel me. You have to change yourself. 3/9/98 219 CONTINUED: It is answered and the screen fills instantly with the trace program. is up to you. its rules and controls. that's what you helped me to understand.) I believe deep down. It's me. After a long beat. I suppose. but I know if you can free your mind.) You won't have to search for me anymore.Rev. you cannot change your cage. we recognize Neo's voice. But now. That to be free. Seen from inside. NEO (V. 125. we both want this world to change. NEO (V. you'll find the way. I know you're out there. NEO (V. . We GLIDE IN TOWARDS the screen. sucked TOWARDS a tight constellation of stars. all I could see was its edges.O. its boundaries. The numbers begin to lock into place. Of peace.
220 (CONTINUED) . STREET .Rev.PHONE BOOTH We SHOOT THROUGH the holes as Neo hangs up the phone. 3/9/98 220 EXT.THE MATRIX . 125A.
220 THE END . 220 CONTINUED: He steps out of the phone and slides on a pair of sunglasses.126. FADE OUT. He looks up and we RISE. After a moment. HIGHER and HIGHER. Neo blasts by us. his long. black coat billowing like a black leather cape as he flies faster than a speeding bullet. until the city is miles below.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue listening from where you left off, or restart the preview.