by Larry and Andy Wachowski

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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

he reels as the world spins. NEO Get this thing out of me! Easy. He opens the back of the television remote control. NEO Let me out! I want out! 42 Dozer holds him while Trinity unlocks it. 41 INT. Sweat pours off him as a pressure builds inside his skull as if his brain had been put into a centrifuge. NEO Don't touch me! Get away from me! On his hands and knees. TRINITY Easy.42. I just said that it would be the truth. he tears away from them. MORPHEUS What is the Matrix? Control. trying to rip the cable from the back of his neck. Stop! 42 INT. NEO I don't believe it! believe it! I don't (CONTINUED) . CONSTRUCT Morpheus steps INTO VIEW as he clicks off the television. Neo. NEO No! I don't believe it! possible! It's not MORPHEUS I didn't say that it would be easy. MAIN DECK His eyes snap open and he thrashes against the chair. falling as he trips free of the harness. 41 He holds up a coppertop battery. Once it's out. 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've seen it happen. They have trouble letting go. I'm sorry. But if you could. 43 INT. NEO I can't go back. can I? Morpheus is sitting like a shadow on a chair in the far corner. confessing as much to himself as to Neo. He stares into the darkness. the human race will never be free. He pauses. It was this man that freed the first of us and taught us the truth. There is a rule that we do not free a mind once it reaches a certain age. MORPHEUS I feel that I owe you an apology. 43 42 . would you really want to? Deep down. Neo knows that answer. to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. MORPHEUS No. I broke the rule because I had to. as long as the Matrix exists. Neo is stretched out on his bed.43. regaining consciousness. It is dangerous. 42 CONTINUED: CYPHER He's going to pop! Vomiting violently. Their mind turns against them. MORPHEUS When the Matrix was first built there was a man born inside that had the ability to change what he wanted. Neo pitches forward and blacks out. (CONTINUED) The room is dark. NEO'S ROOM He blinks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 74 INT. 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. isn't it? Neo nods as the car continues to wind through the crowded city.Rev. MORPHEUS Almost unbelievable. (CONTINUED) 74 . 3/9/98 73 CONTINUED: 64A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The two men crash to the wet terrazzo floor. MORPHEUS Trinity. 115 INT. It's an Agent! Just as Neo's throat is about to collapse. Neo suddenly glimpses what is happening but is powerless to stop it. punching Neo back against the iron stack pipe. pinning him in an iron grip. Trinity tries to scramble up past Cypher. Two arms suddenly smash through the wall. Go! (CONTINUED) TRINITY . 114 CONTINUED: About to whirl back in. 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. long shadows springing up from the mounted flashlight.DAY Neo listens for a moment. you must get Neo out. No. Before Agent Smith can find his weapon. when he hears FOOTSTEPS RISING FAST. diving on top of Agent Smith. The Cop's body starts to spasm and his M-16 falls to the ground. Apoc. In the crawlspace. the gunfire quiet. Morpheus explodes through the tattered plaster and lath.81. Morpheus is on him. Do you understand? He is all that matters. WALL . fingers gouging into his neck. Morpheus! Morpheus squeezes Agent Smith's throat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She told me. What choice? He makes his choice. Neo stops. (CONTINUED) TRINITY NEO TRINITY NEO . TRINITY 143 TRINITY What are you doing? I'm going in. Trinity. Turning. NEO That I would have to make a choice. You can't! I have to. Trinity is stunned.95.. The Oracle hit me with that. What? NEO I'm not the One.. he walks to his chair. too. 143 CONTINUED: NEO Does it? I don't know. She told me this would happen. It can't be! Can it? TANK What are you talking about? NEO The Oracle. This can't be just coincidence... his stare fixed on Morpheus. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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