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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.)
the cord coiling back into their shirt collars. Lieutenant? Oh shit. small Secret Service earphones in one ear. guns thrust before them. (CONTINUED) LIEUTENANT AGENT SMITH 3 . AGENT BROWN. The only light in the room is the glow of the computer. and AGENT JONES get out of the car. 3 EXT. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL . They are also always hardwired. is TRINITY. and a powerbook computer. The biggest of them violently kicks in the door. BIG COP Hands behind your head! it! Now! Do She slowly puts her hands behind her head. a woman in black leather. 3/9/98 1 CONTINUED: (2) 3. Sitting there. We FOLLOW four armed POLICE OFFICERS using flashlights as they creep down the blackened hall and ready themselves on either side of Room 303. her hands still on the keyboard. Suddenly. destroying several rooms as it spooled soot up the walls and ceiling.NIGHT The hotel was abandoned after a fire licked its way across the polyester carpeting. a flashlight cuts open the darkness and we find ourselves in -2 INT. There is a foldup table and chair with a phone. leaving patterns of permanent shadow. Police! BIG COP Freeze! 2 The room is almost devoid of furniture.THE MATRIX . AGENT SMITH. a modem. The other cops pour in behind him. entering the nether world of the computer screen.Rev. 1 She hangs up as we PASS THROUGH the numbers. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL .NIGHT A black sedan with tinted windows glides in through the police cruisers. They wear dark suits and sunglasses even at night.
your men are already dead.THE MATRIX . Trinity is the only one standing. 3/9/98 3 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Lieutenant. flashlights sweeping with panic as the remaining cops try to stop a leather-clad ghost. LIEUTENANT I think we can handle one little girl.Rev. AGENT SMITH No. 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. you were given specific orders -LIEUTENANT I'm just doing my job. 4 INT. There is a final violent exchange of GUNFIRE and when it's over. twisted. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL The Big Cop flicks out his cuffs. they know they've got her. 4. Lieutenant. The Lieutenant laughs. a two-hundred-fifty pound sack of limp meat and bone that slams into the cop farthest from her. AGENT SMITH The orders were for your protection. the other cops holding a bead. BULLETS RAKING the walls. blood erupting. A GUN still in the cop's hand is snatched. You gimme that Juris-my dick-tion and you can cram it up your ass. inhumanly fast. They're bringing her down now. until the Big Cop reaches with the cuffs and Trinity moves -It almost doesn't register. and FIRED. LIEUTENANT I sent two units. Trinity moves again. The eye blinks and Trinity's palm snaps up and the nose explodes. They've done this a hundred times. so smooth and fast. (CONTINUED) 4 .
5 EXT.Rev. There is a phone. 6 INT. TRINITY Are there any Agents? Yes.O.) .O. All right -Go.) I know. MORPHEUS (MANV.) TRINITY TRINITY MORPHEUS (V. She drops the phone. MORPHEUS (V. Wells and Lake.) You have to focus. 3/9/98 4 CONTINUED: A flashlight rocks slowly to a stop.O. You can make it.O. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL TRINITY 5. centering herself.) I The other end is 6 MAN (V. Goddamnit! MORPHEUS (V. She takes a deep breath.O. TRINITY Morpheus! The line was traced! don't know how. Operator.THE MATRIX . They cut the hardline. Shit. 4 5 Agent Brown enters the hotel while Agent Smith heads for the alley. This line is not a viable exit. pacing. answered. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL Trinity is on the phone.
landing. however. the ground seems to flow beneath her as she hangs in flight. we got her now. 7 She bursts out of the room as Agent Brown enters the hall. but Trinity's face is perfectly calm. leading the cops in pursuit. ROOF On the roof. Trinity sees Agent Smith staring at her. From above. The cops slow. running as hard as she can and -(CONTINUED) 10 9 8 . 50 feet beyond the point where her path drops away into a paved chasm. Trinity zeros in on it. realizing they are about to see something ugly as Trinity drives at the edge. 9 EXT. rolling over a shoulder up onto one knee. exiting through a broken window onto the fire escape. She can only go up. WINDOW A yellow glow in the midst of a dark brick building. somersaulting up. then hits. her movements so clean. she sees her only chance.that's impossible! They stare.THE MATRIX . staring at some point beyond the other roof. Trinity begins to jump from one roof to the next. gliding in and out of each jump.Rev. 3/9/98 7 INT. slack-jawed. Agent Brown. contrasted to the wild jumps of the cops. COP Jesus Christ -. The next building is over 40 feet away. COP That's it. there is -10 EXT. Trinity races to the opposite end. 8 EXT. Ahead. Trinity is running as Agent Brown rises over the parapet. still running hard. HALL 6. It is a dizzying chase up and over the dark plateaued landscape of rooftops and sheer cliffs of brick. leading another unit of police. FIRE ESCAPE In the alley below. launching herself into the air. as Agent Brown duplicates the move exactly. The roof falls away into a wide back alley. has the same unnatural grace.
trained. her body leveling into a dive. bouncing down stairs bleeding. the headlights blindingly bright. 11 EXT. Obviously hurt. She falls. bearing down on the box of Plexiglas just as -She answers the phone. in a pool of white street light. arms covering her head as the whole world seems to spin on its axis -A10 INT. Trinity tries to move. tumbling. Across the street. she starts down the concrete walk. Trinity sees the headlights of the truck arcing at the telephone booth as if taking aim. her gun instantly in her hand. slamming into the booth. broken -But still alive. it's TIRES SCREAMING as it accelerates. her pace quickening.7. as the PHONE begins to RING. at the end of the block. Gritting through the pain. Trinity. You're fine. focusing in completely. 10 CONTINUED: Hurtles herself into the empty night space. Get up -. waiting for Agent Brown but is met by only a slight WIND that HISSES against the fanged maw of broken glass. she sees it -The telephone booth. STREET Trinity emerges from the shadows of an alley and. Everything hurts. then falls onto a back stairwell. A10 10 TRINITY Get up. BACK STAIRWELL And she crashes with an EXPLOSION of GLASS and WOOD.just get up! She stands and limps down the rest of the stairs. she races the truck. There is a frozen instant of silence before the hulking mass of dark metal lurches up onto the sidewalk -(CONTINUED) 11 . a garbage truck suddenly u-turns. She wheels on the smashed opening above.
11 Barreling through the booth. AGENT JONES It's already begun. bulldozing it into a brick wall. the word "searching" blazing in around us as we EMERGE FROM a computer screen. AGENT SMITH We'll need a search running. Agent Jones and Brown walk up behind him. until the smooth gray plastic spreads out like a horizon and the small holes widen until we FALL THROUGH one -Swallowed by DARKNESS. AGENT BROWN The name is Neo. 3/9/98 11 CONTINUED: 8. a black loafer steps down from the cab of the garbage truck. AGENT BROWN The informant is real. She got out. separated in the crash like a severed limb. The screen flickers with windowing data as a search engine runs with a steady relentless rhythm. Agent Smith almost smiles. The DARKNESS CRACKLES with phosphorescent energy. The handset of the pay phone lays on the ground. AGENT JONES We have the name of their next target. SMASHING it to PLEXIGLAS PULP.Rev. CLOSER and CLOSER.THE MATRIX . There is no body. After a moment. We are SUCKED TOWARDS the mouthpiece of the phone. Trinity is gone. We DRIFT BACK FROM the screen and INTO -AGENT SMITH AGENT JONES . AGENT SMITH It doesn't matter. His jaw sets as he grinds his molars in frustration. Yes. Agent Smith inspects the wreckage.
He rubs his eyes but when he opens them. still unnerved. Another message appears: "Follow the white rabbit. Who is it? It's Choi.. unsure of where he is. Tabletops are that lay open like an everywhere. knock." Someone KNOCKS on his door and he almost jumps out of his chair.? He hits another and an "H" appears.9. Neo.S) Neo rises. He sits up. He types "CTRL X" but the letter "T" appears. Neo. (CONTINUED) CHOI (O. looking around. 12 INT. the computer screen suddenly goes blank. NEO NEO NEO . What. He notices the screen. duct-taped into and around the legs of several filled with cannibalized equipment autopsied corpse. Behind him. there is another message: "Knock.. NEO'S APARTMENT It is a studio apartment that seems overgrown with technology. Weed-like cables coil thickets that wind up desks. He looks back at the computer. but the screen is now blank." Neo's eye pries open. 12 At the center of this technological rat-nest is NEO. He stops and stares at the four words on the screen: "The Matrix has you. pushing random functions and keys while the computer types out a message as though it had a mind of its own. a man who knows more about living inside a computer than outside one. He is asleep in front of his PC. A prompt appears: "Wake up. Someone KNOCKS again." He hits it again and the message repeats." What the hell? He hits the "ESC" button. He keeps typing. one eye still closed.
My computer. You don't exist. he hands the disk to Choi. on the floor. A young Chinese MAN stands there with several of his friends... man! My own personal Jesus Christ! NEO If you get caught using that -CHOI I know. 12 NEO You got the money? Two grand. Simulacra and Simulations. I know. 12 CONTINUED: Neo flips a series of locks and opens the door. The book has out and inside are several computer disks. door.. NEO I don't know. Hold on.. CHOI Hallelujah! You are my Savior. Neo nods as the strange feeling of unrealness suddenly returns. On the floor near his bed is a book. CHOI Something wrong. I know.. (CONTINUED) NEO .10. sticks the money in the book and drops it NEO CHOI Opening the door. This never happened. man? You look a little whiter than usual. Right. He closes the Baudrillard's been hollowed He takes one. He takes out an envelope and gives it to Neo through the cracked door. leaving the chain on. CHOI (MAN) It's her fault. NEO You're two hours late..
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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
Neo stares at two window cleaners on a scaffolding outside. typing at his computer continuously. NEO'S APARTMENT The sound is an ALARM CLOCK. the windows overlooking downtown. TRINITY The answer is out there. He strains to read the clock-face: 9:15 A. Anderson. (CONTINUED) 16 15 NEO 14 . 15 EXT. lectures Neo without looking at him. SKYSCRAPER The downtown office of Meta CorTechs. you are mistaken. 3/22/98 13 CONTINUED: (3) TRINITY When I asked him. A SOUND RISES steadily. Mr. dragging their rubber squeegees down the surface of the glass.Rev. Obviously. pressing in on Neo until it is all he can hear as we -CUT TO: 14 INT.THE MATRIX . 16 INT. She leans close. the ultimate company man. Shitshitshit.M. META CORTECHS OFFICE The main offices are along each wall. growing out of the MUSIC. Neo. he said that no one could ever be told the answer to that question. 14. her lips almost touching his ear. You believe that you are special. RHINEHEART. if you want it to. a software development company. 13 She turns and he watches her melt into the shifting wall of bodies. They have to see it to believe it. slowly dragging Neo to consciousness. RHINEHEART You have a problem with authority. It's looking for you and it will find you. that somehow the rules do not apply to you.
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. Anderson. 17 INT.S. Inside is a cellular PHONE. it RINGS. bony fingers resume clicking the keyboard.) Thomas Anderson? Neo turns and finds a FEDERAL EXPRESS GUY at his cubicle door. It seems the instant it is in his hand.15. with a labyrinth of cubicles structured around a core of elevators. He turns again. Rhineheart. Do I make myself clear? NEO Yes. Thus. He opens the bag. Hello? (CONTINUED) NEO . clear. Mr. NEO'S CUBICLE The entire floor looks like a human honeycomb. Yeah. RHINEHEART The time has come to make a choice. or you choose to find yourself another job. 16 CONTINUED: His long. Mr. Unnerved. the company has a problem. he flips it open. NEO That's me. VOICE (O. Perfectly 16 17 Neo signs the electronic pad and the Fedex Guy hands him the softpak. if an employee has a problem. Either you choose to be at your desk on time from this day forth. FEDEX GUY Have a nice day.
we have run out of time. And I'm not sure what they're going to do.) The elevator.) Do you know who this 16. Neo. Do it slowly. Neo ducks. A female employee turns and points out Neo's cubicle. One cop stays at the elevator. MORPHEUS (V.) Neo starts to stand. NEO NEO His head peeks up over the partition.O. he sees Agent Smith.O. is? MORPHEUS (V. Neo. Holy shit! Yes. I don't know if you're ready to see what I want to show you. 17 Neo's knees give and he sinks into his chair. Right now? Yes.. At the elevator. They're coming for you..Rev.O. NEO Who's coming for me? MORPHEUS (V.) Stand up and see for yourself.O. NEO What the hell do they want with me?! (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS (V.THE MATRIX . Now.) I've been looking for you. MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V.O. Morpheus. Agent Brown and Agent Jones leading a group of cops. Neo. 3/9/98 17 CONTINUED: Hello.O. but unfortunately. the others follow the Agents.) NEO .
search the bathroom.. diving into the other cubicle just as the Agents turn into his row. you better get out of there. MORPHEUS (V.O. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS (V.. Brown is talking to another employee. A cop is sent to NEO 17 Morpheus' voice is a whisper in Neo's ear.O. MORPHEUS (V. Sweat trickles down his forehead.17.) The cubicle across from you is empty.) A little longer..) . MORPHEUS (V.) Neo lunges across the hall.O. but if you don't want to find out.O. The Agents enter Neo's empty cubicle. clutching the phone tightly to him.O. NEO But what if.) I can guide you out. The agents are moving quickly towards the cubicle. but you have to do exactly what I say. Neo crams himself into a dark corner.) I'm not sure..) Stay here for a moment.O. stay as low as you can. How?! MORPHEUS (V. MORPHEUS (V. go to the end of the row to the first office on the left.) When I tell you.? Go! Now! MORPHEUS (V.O. 17 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS (V.O. Now.
MORPHEUS (V.) There are only two ways out of this building. Neo looks at the door. his eyes popping as he freezes right behind a cop who has just turned around. It's a short short climb. Neo looks down. You take a chance either way. MORPHEUS (V. No! NEO It's too far away. There is a window in front of you.O. no way. the scaffold. I leave it to you.) You can use the scaffold to get to the roof. shooting across the opening to the first office on the left. Staying crouched.O. CLICK. then back at (CONTINUED) . 18 INT. NEO No way.Rev. One is that scaffold. The other is in their custody. 17 Neo rolls out of the cubicle. MORPHEUS (V. Good. this is crazy.) There's a ledge. He opens the window. He hangs up. Open it. the building's glass wall vertigos into a concrete chasm. MORPHEUS (V. EMPTY OFFICE The room is empty.) The answer is coming. MORPHEUS (V. Neo. 18 NEO How do you know all this? Morpheus laughs quietly.O.THE MATRIX . he sneaks away down the row.O. The WIND HOWLS into the room.O. 3/9/98 17 CONTINUED: (3) 18. You can make it.) Outside there is a scaffold.
The scaffold seems even farther away. The name on the file: "Anderson. he steps onto the small ledge. forcing his head down as they push him into the dark sedan. knocking Neo off balance. NEO This is insane! I can't do this! Forget it! He climbs back into the office just as a cop opens the door. He climbs up onto the window ledge. SKYSCRAPER The Agents lead a handcuffed Neo out of the revolving doors. 18 CONTINUED: NEO This is insane! Why is this happening to me? What did I do? I'm nobody. Shit. entering the room as if the monitor was a window. and the phone falls out of his hand. INTERROGATION ROOM CLOSE ON a camera monitor. the door opens and the Agents enter. Hanging onto the frame. Recoiling. I didn't do anything. Trinity watches in the rearview mirror of her motorcycle. A thick manila envelope slaps down on the table." (CONTINUED) 20 TRINITY 19 NEO 18 . 20 INT. The WIND suddenly BLASTS up the face of the building. At the same moment. Thomas A. NEO I'm going to die.19. Agent Smith sits down across from Neo. Shit! 19 EXT. a wide angle view of a white room where Neo is sitting at a table alone. He watches as it is swallowed by the distance beneath him. We MOVE INTO the monitor. he clings harder to the frame.
his eyes are an unnatural iceblue. you pay your taxes and you help your landlady carry out her garbage. AGENT SMITH One of these lives has a future. and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. AGENT SMITH It seems that you have been living two lives. Anderson. The fact is that he is wanted for acts of terrorism in more countries than any other man in the world. Anderson. AGENT SMITH The other life is lived in computers where you go by the hacker alias Neo. Neo feels himself sinking into a pit of shit. You are here because we need your help. Anderson. 20. Paper rattle marks the silence as he flips several pages. program writer for a respectable software company. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . Mr. 20 He opens the file. AGENT SMITH I'm going to be as forthcoming as I can be. In one life. One of them does not. Whatever you think you know about this man is irrelevant. He closes the file. AGENT SMITH We know that you have been contacted by a certain individual. The pages continue to turn.THE MATRIX . You have a social security number. A man who calls himself Morpheus. He removes his sunglasses. Mr.Rev. 3/9/98 20 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH As you can see. we've had our eye on you for some time now. you are Thomas A. Neo cannot tell if he is looking at the file or at him.
NEO Yeah. Neo tries to match his stare. Wow. He leans closer. AGENT SMITH We are willing to wipe the slate clean. That sounds like a real good deal. Mr. AGENT SMITH My colleagues believe that I am wasting my time with you but I believe you want to do the right thing. 20 CONTINUED: (2) AGENT SMITH (CONT'D) He is considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive. But I think I have a better one. That is why I believe you are ready to put your past mistakes behind you and get on with your life. NEO You can't scare me with this Gestapo crap. to give you a fresh start and all we are asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice. AGENT SMITH You disappoint me. (CONTINUED) 20 . I know my rights. How about I just give you the finger -He does. NEO And you give me my phone call! Agent Smith puts his glasses back on. Anderson. Anderson. It is obvious that you are an intelligent man. Mr. and that you are interested in the future.21. Neo nods to himself. I want my phone call! Agent Smith smiles.
watching Neo's confusion grow into panic. its tail thrashing as it worms its way inside.before it begins to burrow. sucking him in with an almost gravitational force. He bucks wildly as Smith drops the creature which looks for a moment like an uncut umbilical cord --. Horrified. 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. 21 INT. The standing Agents snicker. saying nothing. 20 CONTINUED: (3) AGENT SMITH And tell me. From a case taken out of his suit coat. he lunges for the door but the Agents restrain him. His stomach looks fine. building pressure in the room. It almost stops his heart. He starts to take a deep. Thin. melding into each other until all traces of his mouth are gone.NIGHT Screaming. AGENT SMITH You are going to help us. He realizes that he is home. Anderson. Was it a dream? His mouth is normal. NEO'S APARTMENT . forcing him up out of bed. Anderson. holding him in the chair. everything-is-okay breath when -The PHONE RINGS. Smith removes a long. whether you want to or not. Mr. Smith nods and the other two rip open his shirt. fiber-optic wire tap. whisker-like tendrils reach out and probe into Neo's navel. becoming an organic creature that resembles a hybrid of an insect and a fluke worm. Neo bolts upright in bed.22. He answers it. Mr. he watches as the electronic device animates. (CONTINUED) 21 20 . Neo struggles helplessly as Smith dangles the wire over his exposed abdomen. It continues RINGING. Wild with fear. Neo feels his lips grow soft and sticky as they slowly seal shut.
Neo feels sick.O. you may have spent the last few years looking for me. TRINITY .) They got to you first. CITY STREET . You see. If they knew what I know.NIGHT It is just beyond the middle of the night. 21 He closes his eyes. that time when it seems there are no rules and everything feels unsafe. 22 EXT. CLICK. Yes.) This line is tapped so I must be brief.) Go to the Adams Street bridge. 3/9/98 21 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS (V.O. He turns just as the car slides quickly to a stop beside him.O. Every pair of eyes he passes seems to follow him. but they've underestimated how important you are. The Agents -MORPHEUS (V. Neo's boots scrape against the concrete. but I've spent most of my life looking for you. Get in...Rev. The back door opens. unsure of what he has done. 22 NEO NEO 23. MORPHEUS (V.THE MATRIX . MORPHEUS (V. Neo. you would probably be dead.O. NEO What are you talking about? What the hell is happening to me? MORPHEUS (V. Rain pours from a black sky. headlights creep in behind him. As he reaches the bridge.) Do you still want to meet? .O.) You're the One.
aiming a large gun at Neo. CAR 24.' Right now there is only one rule. TRINITY Neo. Our way or the highway. Neo opens the door. you have to trust me.THE MATRIX . From what? From you. She lifts a strange steel and glass device that looks like a cross between a rib separator. Apoc does. Fine. What? Why? SWITCH Stop the car. WINDOW WIPERS BEAT HEAVILY against the windshield.Rev. For our protection. Beside him is a beautiful androgyne called SWITCH. Neo. speculum and air compressor. please. SWITCH Take off your shirt. 23 A large man named APOC is driving. Why? (CONTINUED) NEO NEO NEO TRINITY NEO . 3/9/98 23 INT. NEO What the hell is this?! TRINITY It's necessary. SWITCH Listen to me. coppertop! We don't have time for 'twenty questions. He looks at the strange device and the gun still trained on him.
3/9/98 23 CONTINUED: TRINITY Because you've been down there. Neo stares out into the sheets of rain railing against the dark street beyond the open door. TRINITY And I know that's not where you want to be. we see Neo's insides begin to slither and churn.Rev. CAR Neo grudgingly strips off his T-shirt. (CONTINUED) . You already know that road.. its glass snout forming a seal over his navel. Lie back. Neo screams. Try to She turns a dial and the machine bears down on Neo's midsection. He gasps as something wiggles beneath his skin inside his stomach. On a small monitor that projects an ultrasound-like image.. Neo. the cylinder sucking hard at his stomach. DARK STREET A moment later the green street lights curve over the car's tinted windshield as it rushes through the wet underworld. He closes the door.THE MATRIX . A23 EXT. relax. Switch snaps a cable into the front seat cigarette lighter. You know exactly where it ends. TRINITY 25. 23 A23 24 Trinity aims the device at Neo. come on. 24 INT. squinting in pain as Trinity watches the needle on a pressure gauge climb steadily. NEO What is this thing? TRINITY We think you're bugged. TRINITY Come on.
Trinity leads Neo from the stairwell down the hall of the thirteenth floor. a rotting host of urban maggotry. 25 EXT.THE MATRIX . This is it. the small fluke-like bug flips and squirms. NEO Jesus Christ! It's real?! That thing is real?! Trinity lifts a glass cage at the end of the tubing. HOTEL LAFAYETTE The car stops in a deserted alley behind a forgotten hotel. 26 EXT. (CONTINUED) TRINITY 27 26 25 . They stop outside room 1313. SWITCH You're gonna lose it. as the car disappears into the rainy night. TRINITY Clear. She unrolls the window and dumps it out. 3/9/98 24 CONTINUED: SWITCH It's on the move. its tendrils flapping against the clear walls. No I'm not. Shit. reverted back into a common wire tap. TRINITY 26. 24 The foreboding word hangs in Neo's ear for a moment when Trinity squeezes a trigger. 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. CAR It hits the pavement with a metallic tink.Rev. Inside. HOTEL LAFAYETTE It is a place of putrefying elegance. 27 INT.
right now. He nods to Trinity and she exits through a door to an adjacent room. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. 27 28 Across the room.THE MATRIX . Neo. (CONTINUED) NEO MORPHEUS . curls the corner of his lips. TRINITY Let me give one piece of advice. Sit. the honor is mine. A smile. He wears a long black coat and his eyes are invisible behind circular mirrored glasses. 28 INT. He turns and his smile lights up the room. As you no doubt have guessed. you must be feeling a bit like Alice. a DARK FIGURE stares out the tall windows veiled with decaying lace. MORPHEUS No. Be honest. It's an honor. MORPHEUS I imagine. tumbling down the rabbit hole? NEO You could say that. razor-thin. A dull ROAR of THUNDER shakes the old building. At last. I am Morpheus. 3/9/98 27 CONTINUED: Neo can hear his own heart pounding. burgundy-leather chairs.Rev. Come. MORPHEUS Welcome. ROOM 1313 27. They sit across from one another in cracked. He strides to Neo and they shake hands. Please. MORPHEUS I can see it in your eyes. He knows more than you can possibly imagine.
that smile that could cut glass. Why not? NEO Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life. here? 28 NEO You're Morpheus. driving you mad. felt that something is wrong with the world. Neo. Neo? No. You've felt it your whole life. Again. why are you MORPHEUS this is not far from But I'm getting ahead Can you tell me. Most hackers would die to meet you. Thank you. MORPHEUS I know exactly what you mean. You're a legend. What you know you can't explain but you feel it. the truth. You have come because you know something.28. Do you believe in fate. of myself. It is this feeling that brought you to me. But I think we both know there's more to it than that. (CONTINUED) NEO MORPHEUS NEO . MORPHEUS Let me tell you why you are here. You don't know what. MORPHEUS Yes. 28 CONTINUED: Ironically. Do you know what I'm talking about? The Matrix? MORPHEUS Do you want to know what it is? Neo swallows hard and nods. but it's there like a splinter in your mind.
28 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS The Matrix is everywhere. here even in this room. a blue pill. You take the blue pill and the story ends. What truth? MORPHEUS That you are a slave. In the left. you were born into bondage.29. it's all around us. MORPHEUS You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. no one can be told what the Matrix is. there is no going back. You can see it out your window or on your television. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. kept inside a prison that you cannot smell. You feel it when you go to work. In the right is a red pill. Neo feels the smooth skin of the capsules. taste. MORPHEUS Remember that all I am offering is the truth. A prison for your mind. Morpheus opens his hands. Nothing more. The LEATHER CREAKS as he leans back. the moisture growing in his palms. or touch. MORPHEUS Unfortunately. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Like everyone else. Neo. You have to see it for yourself. After this. (CONTINUED) . NEO 28 MORPHEUS This is your last chance. The pills in his open hands are reflected in the glasses. or go to church or pay your taxes.
'cause Kansas is going bye-bye. Near the chair is an old oval dressing mirror that is cracked. Will you take a seat there? Neo sits in a chair in the center of the room and Trinity begins gently fixing white electrode disks to him. MORPHEUS The pill you took is part of a trace program. (CONTINUED) APOC . are we on-line? Almost. Apoc. It's designed to disrupt your input/output carrier signal so we can pinpoint your location. which is cramped with high-tech equipment. glowing ash-blue and electric green from the racks of monitors. Dorothy. NEO What does that mean? CYPHER It means buckle up. 28 Neo opens his mouth and swallows the red pill. OTHER ROOM MORPHEUS 29 He leads Neo into the other room. modules and drives. MORPHEUS Apoc. 29 INT. Trinity. MORPHEUS Neo. 3/9/98 28 CONTINUED: (3) The 30. Cheshire smile returns. Switch and Cypher look up as they enter. Follow me. placing a set of headphones over his ears. time is always against us. They are wired to an old hotel phone. hardwiring a complex system of monitors.Rev. He whispers to Trinity: NEO You did all this? She nods.THE MATRIX . He and Trinity are working quickly.
he hears Apoc POUNDING on a KEYBOARD. he tries to pull his fingers out but the mirror stretches in long rubbery strands like mirrored taffy stuck to his fingertips. MORPHEUS What if you were unable to wake from that dream. Did you.? Cypher works with Apoc. Be what? MORPHEUS Be real? NEO The strands thin like rubber cement as he pulls away.. dripping. until the fragile wisps of mirror thread break. 29 Distantly. 3/9/98 29 CONTINUED: 31. NEO This can't be. through the ear phones. Sweat beads his face. MORPHEUS Have you ever had a dream. a webwork of cracks that slowly run together as though the mirror were becoming liquid. His eyes blink and twitch when he notices the mirror... checking reams of phosphorescent data. he stares as it begins to heal itself. Neo.THE MATRIX . that you were so sure was real? A flash of lightning flickers white hot against Neo. Trinity monitors Neo's electric vital signs..Rev. Uh-oh. Neo? How would you know the difference between the dreamworld and the real world? Neo looks at his hand. Neo reaches out to touch the mirror and his fingers disappear beneath the rippling surface. Apoc? (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS NEO . Wide-eyed. spreading across his palm where he sees his face reflected.. fingers distended into mirrored icicles that begin to melt rapidly. running like wax down his fingers. Quickly.. TRINITY It's going into replication.
The mirror gel seems to come to life. now! His eyes tear with mirror. 29 Morpheus takes out a cellular phone and dials a number. racing. almost there.. sucked into his scream and swallowed by darkness.. APOC Targeting. It's cold.Rev. tipping his head as though he were sinking into the mirror. 3/9/98 29 CONTINUED: (2) Still nothing. The mirror creeps up his neck as Neo begins to panic. Tank. 30 INT. crawling up his arms like hundreds of insects.CLOSE ON MAN'S BODY floating in a magenta amnion. MORPHEUS Tank. 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. TRINITY He's going into arrest! Lock! APOC I got him! NEO MORPHEUS Now. APOC 32. trying to keep his mouth up. (CONTINUED) 30 . we're going to need the signal soon. An ALARM on Trinity's monitor ERUPTS. TRINITY I got fibrillation! Shit! Apoc? MORPHEUS Streams of mercury run from Neo's nose. POWER PLANT . rolling up and closing as a HIGH-PITCHED ELECTRIC SCREAM erupts in the HEADPHONES.THE MATRIX .
the surface distends. a hole widening around his mouth as he sucks for air. nauseous. He moves to the foot of the capsule and looks out. his body slick with gelatin. Unable to breathe. there are more. 30 Metal tubes.Rev. he sees other human beings. he emerges from the cell. Pressing up. he waits for his vision to focus. obscure his face. 3/9/98 30 CONTINUED: His body spasms. Above him. Air bubbles into the Jell-O but does not break the surface. The sound of the plant is like the sound of the ocean heard from inside the belly of Leviathan. Dizzy. Fanning out in a circle. pale and motionless. To either side he sees other tube-shaped pods filled with magenta gelatin. The image assaults his mind. dimly-glowing petal attached to a black metal stem. He is struggling desperately now. Other lines like IVs are connected to limbs and cover his genitals. until it ruptures. fighting against the thick gelatin. The IVs in his arms are plugged into outlets that appear to be grafted to his flesh. beneath the wax-like surface. 33. He tries to pull it out but it would be easier to pull off a finger. the stem rises seemingly forever. He is standing in an oval capsule of clear alloy filled with magenta gelatin. disappearing down into a dim murk like an underwater abyss. 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. level after level.THE MATRIX . stretching like a red rubber cocoon. surreal versions of hospital tubes. (CONTINUED) . Towers of glowing petals spiral up to incomprehensible heights. he fights wildly to stand. His sight is blurred and warped. each capsule like a red. He is bald and naked. Tearing himself free. It is Neo. All connected to a center core. exaggerating the intensity of the vision. the surface of which has solidified like curdled milk. clawing at the thinning elastic shroud.
Banking through pipe spirals and elbows. 31 INT. WASTE LINE The pipe is a waste disposal system and Neo falls. Human hands and arms help him up as he finds himself looking straight at Morpheus. MORPHEUS Welcome to the real world. pulling him up into the belly of the futuristic flying machine hovering inside the sewer main. beautiful housings of alloyed metal covering organic-like systems of hard and soft polymers. flushing up through grease traps clogged with oily clumps of cellulite. 33 32 31 . Suddenly. a machine drops directly in front of Neo.34. like an airplane door opening. A long. paralyzing him as the cable lock at the back of his neck spins and opens. It is almost insect-like in its design. clear plastic needle and cerebrum-chip slides from the anterior of Neo's skull with an ooze of blood and spinal fluid. the back of the unit opens and a tremendous vacuum. The cable disengages itself. The metallic cable then lifts. sucks the gelatin and then Neo into a black hole. Neo. He swallows his scream as it seems to stare at him. FADE TO BLACK. HOVERCRAFT The metal harness opens and drops the half-conscious Neo onto the floor. Neo passes out. 32 INT. 33 INT. 30 CONTINUED: (2) 30 From above. The machine seizes hold of Neo. He smiles. SEWER MAIN Neo begins to drown when he is suddenly snatched from the flow of waste. sliding with the clot of gelatin. The other connective hoses snap free and snake away as the machine lets Neo go.
S. I know it.Rev.) I don't have to hope it.THE MATRIX . (CONTINUED) 35 MORPHEUS NEO (O. 3/9/98 FADE IN: 34 INT.S.) .. Neo's eyes flutter open. He focuses and sees his body pierced with dozens of acupuncture-like needles wired to a strange device. Fluorescent light sticks burn unnaturally bright. angelic in the fluorescent glow of a light stick. TRINITY (O. 34 MORPHEUS (O. We found him. HOVERCRAFT We have no sense of time.S. DOZER He still needs a lot of work.INFIRMARY He opens his eyes again. something tingling through him. DOZER and Morpheus are operating on Neo. 35 INT. Trinity. MORPHEUS (O. NEO What are you doing? MORPHEUS Your muscles have atrophied. 35.) I hope you're right.S.. We're rebuilding them. NEO Why do my eyes hurt? MORPHEUS You've never used them before. HOVERCRAFT . . We see Morpheus' face above us. We hear voices whispering. Morpheus closes Neo's eyes and Neo lays back. am I dead? Far from it. FADE TO BLACK.) We've done it.
36. 35 CONTINUED: Rest, Neo. coming. 36 INT. NEO'S ROOM Neo wakes up from a deep sleep, feeling better. He begins to examine himself. There is a futuristic IV plugged into the jack in his forearm. He pulls it out, staring at the grafted outlet. He runs his hand over the short hair now covering his head. His fingers find and explore the large outlet in the base of his skull. Just as he starts to come unglued, Morpheus opens the door. NEO Morpheus, what's happened to me? What is this place? MORPHEUS More important than what is when? When? MORPHEUS You believe the year is 1997 in fact it is much closer to I can't say for certain what it is because we honestly do know. The wind is knocked from Neo's chest. MORPHEUS There is no reason for me to try to explain it when I can simply show it. Come with me. 37 INT. HOVERCRAFT Like a sleepwalker, Neo follows Morpheus through the ship. MORPHEUS This is my ship, the Nebuchadnezzar. It's a hovercraft. (MORE) (CONTINUED) 37 when 2197. year not NEO MORPHEUS The answers are 35
THE MATRIX - Rev. 3/9/98 37 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS (CONT'D) Small like a submarine. It's cramped and cold. But it's home. They climb a ladder up to the main deck. 38 INT. MAIN DECK Everyone is there. MORPHEUS This is the main deck. You know most of my crew. Trinity smiles and nods. MORPHEUS The ones you don't know. That's Mouse, Cypher, and Switch. Those two guys are Tank and Dozer. The names and faces wash meaninglessly over Neo. MORPHEUS And this, this is the Core. This is where we broadcast our pirate signal and hack into the Matrix. It is a coaxial battery of life
swamp of bizarre electronic equipment. Vines of hang and snake to and from huge monolithic slabs, a black portable satellite dish and banks systems and computer monitors.
At the center of the web, there are six ecto-skeleton chairs made of a poly-alloy frame and suspension harness. Near the circle of chairs is the control console and operator's station where the network is monitored. MORPHEUS You want to know what the Matrix is, Neo? The answer is right here. He touches the back of Neo's head. MORPHEUS Help him, Trinity. Neo allows himself to be helped into one of the chairs. He feels Morpheus guiding a coaxial line into the jack at the back of his neck. The cable has the same kind of cerebrum chip we saw inside the plant. (CONTINUED)
38. 38 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS This will feel a little weird. There are several disturbing noises as he works the needle in. We MOVE IN as Neo's shoulders bunch and his face tightens into a grimace until a loud CLICK fires and his ears pop like when you equalize them underwater. He relaxes, opening his eyes as we PULL BACK to a feeling of weightlessness inside another place -39 INT. CONSTRUCT Neo is standing in an empty, blank-white space. MORPHEUS This is the Construct. Startled, Neo whips around and finds Morpheus now in the room with him. MORPHEUS It is our loading program. We can load anything from clothes, to weapons, to training simulations. Anything we need. Morpheus walks past Neo and when Neo turns he sees the two leather chairs from the Hotel Lafayette set up in front of a large screen television. Sit down. Neo stands at the back of the chair as Morpheus sits. NEO Right now, we're inside a computer program? Morpheus smiles. MORPHEUS Is it so hard to believe? Your clothes are different, the plugs in your arms and head are gone. Look at your hair, you were bald a moment ago. Neo touches his head. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS 39 38
we see images of the Twentieth Century city where Neo lived. NEO This -. He changes the channel and we see a very different city as we enter the television. the water is gone. or see. It exists now only as part of a neuralinteractive simulation that we call the Matrix. then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. In the distance. taste. smell. This is the world as it exists today. MORPHEUS 'The desert of the real. MORPHEUS You have been living inside a dreamworld. Wild. As in Baudrillard's vision. we see the ruins of a future city protruding from the wasteland like the blackened ribs of a long-dead corpse. isn't it? Neo's hands run over the cracked leather. (CONTINUED) 39 .39. your whole life has been spent inside the map.' Beneath us. MORPHEUS This is the world you know. The world as it was at the end of the Twentieth Century. Neo. On the television. He picks up a remote control and clicks on the television.This isn't real? MORPHEUS What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you feel. 39 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS It's what we call residual self image. The mental projection of your electronic self. not the territory.
is not without a sense of irony. toasting the new age. trying to get his bearings. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky. we have been dependent on machines to survive. where we FIND Morpheus and Neo. Through the blinding inebriation of hubris. SPIRALING DOWN TOWARD the lake bed which is scorched and split like burnt flesh. He looks up and his sunglasses reflect the obsidian clouds roiling overhead. I must say I find it almost funny to imagine the world slapping itself on the back. MORPHEUS We don't know who struck first. at some point in the early Twenty-first Century. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun. we marveled at our magnificence as we gave birth to A.40. MORPHEUS Throughout human history. it seems.? You mean artificial intelligence? MORPHEUS Yes. A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines. all of mankind was united in celebration. Neo clings to the chair. At the time. NEO A.I. MORPHEUS We have only bits and pieces of information. there is a flash of lightning. Us or them. . As we DESCEND INTO the circular window of his glasses. Fate.I. they were dependent on solar power. I say almost funny. What we know for certain is that. 39 CONTINUED: (2) 39 We TURN AND DESCEND.
I wouldn't believe it. we see the image of the power plant now on the television as we return to the white space of the construct.U.'s of body heat. A40 40 . MORPHEUS There are fields. MORPHEUS The Machines discovered a new form of fusion. FETUS FIELDS On the flash.41. where its malleable skull is already growing around the brain-jack. the pure. the field stretching in every direction to the horizon.000 B. lightning tearing open the sky as a harvester sweeps past us.T. facing the efficiency. MORPHEUS The human body generates more bioelectricity than a 120-volt battery and over 25. I came to realize the obviousness of the truth. horrifying precision. MORPHEUS For the longest time. watched them liquefy the dead so they could be fed intravenously to the living and standing there. We RISE UP. The husk hanging from a stalk is plucked by a thresherlike farm machine. Still PULLING BACK. pooling around a tiny newborn that suckles its feed tube. The fetus is suspended in a placenta-like husk. we PULL BACK from the darkness which reveals itself to be the black eye of a fetus. 40 EXT. All they needed was a small electrical charge to initiate the reaction. POWER PLANT From the yawning black of the waste port. A40 INT. But then I saw the fields with my own eyes. endless fields where human beings are no longer born. we are grown. Red amniotic gel flows into the pod below us. we begin to PULL BACK as it snaps shut.
He opens the back of the television remote control. NEO Don't touch me! Get away from me! On his hands and knees. 41 He holds up a coppertop battery. Sweat pours off him as a pressure builds inside his skull as if his brain had been put into a centrifuge. Stop! 42 INT. falling as he trips free of the harness. The Matrix dreamworld control in being into MORPHEUS is a computer-generated built to keep us under order to change a human this. NEO Get this thing out of me! Easy. he reels as the world spins. MORPHEUS What is the Matrix? Control. NEO No! I don't believe it! possible! It's not MORPHEUS I didn't say that it would be easy.42. MAIN DECK His eyes snap open and he thrashes against the chair. trying to rip the cable from the back of his neck. CONSTRUCT Morpheus steps INTO VIEW as he clicks off the television. TRINITY Easy. NEO Let me out! I want out! 42 Dozer holds him while Trinity unlocks it. NEO I don't believe it! believe it! I don't (CONTINUED) . I just said that it would be the truth. 41 INT. Once it's out. Neo. he tears away from them. Neo.
Their mind turns against them. (CONTINUED) The room is dark. NEO I can't go back. can I? Morpheus is sitting like a shadow on a chair in the far corner. would you really want to? Deep down. 43 INT. the human race will never be free. confessing as much to himself as to Neo. He stares into the darkness. Neo pitches forward and blacks out. 43 42 . as long as the Matrix exists. It is dangerous. There is a rule that we do not free a mind once it reaches a certain age. MORPHEUS When the Matrix was first built there was a man born inside that had the ability to change what he wanted. He pauses. 42 CONTINUED: CYPHER He's going to pop! Vomiting violently. They have trouble letting go.43. I broke the rule because I had to. I'm sorry. NEO'S ROOM He blinks. MORPHEUS I feel that I owe you an apology. MORPHEUS No. to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. Neo knows that answer. I've seen it happen. But if you could. It was this man that freed the first of us and taught us the truth. regaining consciousness. Neo is stretched out on his bed.
staring up at the lights. 44 INT. an end to the war and freedom for our people. Get some rest. need it. I guarantee it. NEO'S ROOM Neo is awake in his bed. Tank doesn't have any jacks. MORPHEUS I did what I did because I believe the search is over. Neo can feel his eyes on him. 43 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS When he died. Morning. 45 INT. No. I'm Tank. That is why there are those of us that have spent our entire lives searching the Matrix. door opens and TANK steps inside. He offers his hand and Neo shakes it. I'll be your operator.44. HOVERCRAFT There is no morning. looking for him. He stands up. the Oracle prophesied his return and envisioned that his coming would hail the destruction of the Matrix. there is only darkness and then the fluorescent light sticks flicker on. For what? Your training. TANK You will tonight. He notices that (CONTINUED) TANK Did you sleep? NEO The 45 44 MORPHEUS MORPHEUS You're going to NEO 43 .
I'm fairly excited to see what you are capable of. home-grown human. Near the earth's core. oldfashioned. (CONTINUED) 46 NEO The only NEO NEO 45 .45. I got to tell you. where it's still warm... It's a city? TANK The last human city. (he smiles) Goddamn. We're not supposed to talk about any of that but if you are. Where is it? TANK Deep underground. Zion is where the party would be. you might even see it. We got a lot to do so let's get to it. Right here in the real world. 46 INT. MAIN DECK Neo is plugged in. You live long enough. I mean if Morpheus is right and all. TANK Any holes? Nope. well then this is an exciting time. Born free. Me and my brother Dozer. place we got left. we are one hundred percent pure. hanging in one of the suspension chairs. Genuine child of Zion. 45 CONTINUED: NEO You don't have. Zion? TANK If this war ended tomorrow.
It is a meter displaying how much download time is left. half-empty box.46." Morpheus walks in.. 46 CONTINUED: TANK We're supposed to load all these operations programs first. Jujitsu? jujitsu? NEO I'm going to learn 46 Tank slides the disk into Neo's supplement drive. but this is some major boring shit. An instant later his eyes snap open. No way. Mikey. His body jumps against the harness as his eyes clamp shut. MAIN DECK CLOSE ON a computer monitor as grey pixels slowly fill a small. Ken Po. Drunken Boxing. adrenaline surges.. he likes it! for more? Hell yes! 47 INT. and his brain sizzles. (CONTINUED) 47 NEO Ready NEO NEO . Tank punches the "load" code. The title bar reads: "Combat Series 10 of 12. Jujitsu. TANK How about some combat training? Neo reads the label on the disk. The monitors kick wildly as his heart pounds. Holy shit! TANK Hey. He begins flipping through a tall carousel loaded with micro discs. Why don't we start with something a little fun? Tank smiles as he plops into his operator's chair. Smiling." file categories flashing beneath it: "Savate.
3/9/98 47 CONTINUED: How is he? TANK Ten hours straight. 47 Neo's body spasms and relaxes as his eyes open. Neo assumes a similar stance. fists and feet striking from every angle as Neo presses his attack. 49 48 I know kung MORPHEUS . the two bodies appear quite serene. if you can. Understand? Neo nods as Morpheus assumes a fighting stance. machine. He looks like he just orgasmed. DOJO They are standing in a very sparse Japanese-style dojo. but each and every blow is blocked by effortless speed. Others can be broken. Some of them can be bent. NEO This is incredible. suspended in the drive chairs. MORPHEUS This is a sparring program. noticing that Neo is wildly and chaotically lit up as opposed to the slow and steady rhythm of Morpheus. Rules like gravity. Tank monitors their Life Systems. Show me. MAIN DECK While their minds battle in the programmed reality. breath hissing from his lips. 48 INT. cautiously circling until he gives a short cry and launches a furious attack. fu. MORPHEUS Then hit me. It is like a Jackie Chan movie at high speed. 49 INT. What you must learn is that these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system.Rev. It has the same basic rules. similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. He's a MORPHEUS 47.THE MATRIX .
taking Neo apart. Again. as he hurls himself at Morpheus. MORPHEUS 51 50 . stronger has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Neo is frustrated. Adaptation. Their fists fly with pneumatic speed. 51 INT. nodding slowly.You're too fast. 50 INT. everyone bolts for the door. still unable to catch his breath. Panting. MORPHEUS How did I beat you? NEO You -. blood spits from his mouth. five more hit their marks until -Neo falls. MESS HALL MOUSE bursts into the room. DOJO Neo's face is knotted. His feet and fists are everywhere. speckling the white floor of the dojo. on his hands and knees. teeth clenched. But your weakness isn't your technique. For every blow Neo blocks. MOUSE Morpheus is fighting Neo! All at once. MORPHEUS Do you believe that's air you are breathing now? Neo stands. Improvisation. MORPHEUS Do you think my being faster.48. interrupting dinner. MORPHEUS Good. Morpheus attacks him and it is like nothing we have seen.
MAIN DECK There are several gasps. MOUSE I don't believe it! 55 INT. MORPHEUS Come on! Stop trying to hit me and just hit me. watching the fight. then smiles. You're the one that has to step through. load the jump program. like watching a game of Mortal Kombat. Morpheus cracks Neo again. MAIN DECK Everyone is gathered behind Tank. 52 INT.49. Whack. NEO I know what you're trying to do -MORPHEUS I'm trying to free your mind. Tank. MORPHEUS Come on. DOJO Morpheus rubs his face. Neo. Don't think you are. but all I can do is show you the door. 55 54 53 52 . countering blows while slipping in several stinging slaps. Wham. Neo. What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. 54 INT. Know you are. Neo's face twists with rage as the speed of the blows rises like a drum solo. DOJO Morpheus begins to press Neo. A single blow catches Morpheus on the side of the head. knocking off his glasses. MOUSE Jeezus Keeerist! He's fast! Look at his neural-kinetics! They're way above normal! 53 INT.
Neo. we see the jump program rush up at them until they are standing on a rooftop in a city skyline. 56 INT. his coat billowing out behind him like a cape as he lands on the rooftop across the street.50. 58 INT. MORPHEUS Let it all go. Free your mind. MOUSE What if he makes it? No way. MOUSE I know. NEO 57 56 And starts to run. He takes a deep breath. Okie dokie. Fear.ROOFTOP . Morpheus spins. Shit. running hard at the edge of the rooftop. And jumps. No problem. NEO Free my mind. Neo looks down at the street twenty floor below. (CONTINUED) APOC . Doubt. 58 TANK No one's ever made their first jump. CONSTRUCT . Disbelief. HOVERCRAFT Apoc and Switch exchange looks as Tank grabs for the disk. He sails through the air. then at Morpheus an impossible fifty feet away. 57 INT. but what if he does? He won't. APOC Not possible. Beneath their feet.DAY Morpheus and Neo are again in the white space of the Construct. MAIN DECK They are transfixed. Right.
MAIN DECK They break up. I didn't think I would? Morpheus smiles and nods. 58 CONTINUED: Trinity stares at the screen. 59 EXT. Come on. (CONTINUED) 60 59 TRINITY 58 . Stories fly by. but as he hits... He tries to move and groans. Trinity? But Trinity has already left. MOUSE What does it mean? SWITCH It doesn't mean anything. 60 INT. slowly coming to a rest.but comes up drastically short. Neo launches himself into the air in a single maniacal shriek --. Neo's eyes open as Tank eases the plug out. Neo spits blood into his hand. He bounces and flips. right. While Tank helps Morpheus. His eyes widen as he plummets.51. He laughs. her fists clenching as she whispers. a bit unsure. wiping the windblown tears from his face. the ground gives way. MORPHEUS Do you know why you didn't make it? NEO Because. the ground rushing up at him. ROOFTOP Summoning every ounce of strength in his legs. Morpheus exits the building and helps him to his feet. flat on his back. CYPHER Everyone falls the first time. cradling his ribs. stretching like a trapeze net.
I saved you some dinner -She sees him passed out on the bed. isn't there? TRINITY Don't tell me you're a believer now? (CONTINUED) 62 61 60 . carrying a tray of food. She pauses. She sets the tray down and pulls the blanket over him. do you die here? MORPHEUS The body cannot live without the mind. Trinity says nothing. 60 CONTINUED: NEO I thought it wasn't real. breathing in the scent of him before slowly pulling away. NEO If you are killed in the Matrix. then inhales lightly. 62 INT. MORPHEUS Your mind makes it real. 61 INT. NEO'S ROOM Trinity enters from the hall. TRINITY Neo. CYPHER There's something about him. CYPHER I don't remember you ever bringing me dinner. HALL Trinity steps out of Neo's room to find Cypher watching her.52. her face close to his. Neo stares at the blood.
DAY Morpheus moves effortlessly through a crowded downtown street while Neo struggles to keep up. But until we do. (CONTINUED) NEO 63 62 . teachers. these people are still a part of the system and that makes them our enemy. what do you see. MORPHEUS Were you listening to me. A cop writing a parking ticket stares at Neo from behind his sunglasses.TRAINING PROGRAM . The minds of the very people we are trying to save. She turns and he watches her walk away. lawyers.. constantly bumped and shouldered off the path..53. businessmen. Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress? I was. carpenters. 63 EXT. But when you are inside and you look around. why doesn't he take him to the Oracle? She would know. so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it. 62 CONTINUED: CYPHER I just keep wondering if Morpheus is so sure. Neo. and that system is our enemy. CITY STREET . A beautiful woman in a red dress smiles at Neo as she passes by. MORPHEUS You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged and many of them are so inured. MORPHEUS The Matrix is a system. TRINITY Morpheus will take him when he's ready.
which means that sooner or later someone is going to have to fight them. holding all the keys. NEO This -.54. you're one of them. Neo screams. Neo stares at the Agent. they're guarding all the doors. if you are not one of us. it's another training program designed to teach you one thing. They can move in and out of any software still hardwired to their system. but they are the gatekeepers. That means that anyone that we haven't unplugged is potentially an Agent. running from them. Everything except Morpheus and Neo freezes. Every single man or woman who has stood their ground. MORPHEUS We've survived by hiding from them. Someone? MORPHEUS I won't lie to you. (CONTINUED) NEO NEO MORPHEUS MORPHEUS 63 . has died. Inside the Matrix. you will succeed. who has fought an Agent.this isn't the Matrix? MORPHEUS No. But where they failed. 63 CONTINUED: Look again. Neo turns just as Agent Smith levels a gun at his face. Neo. they are everyone and they are no one. What are they? MORPHEUS Sentient programs. Freeze it.
TANK (V. Men have emptied entire clips at them and hit nothing but air. 63 64 65 Morpheus slides into the copilot's chair next to Dozer. NEO What? Are you trying to tell me that I can dodge bullets? MORPHEUS No. SEWER MAIN The Nebuchadnezzar blisters by. Big Brother I think. 3/9/98 63 CONTINUED: (2) Why? MORPHEUS I've seen an Agent punch through a concrete wall. trailing a swirling. 64 EXT. Neo. Neo scratches his head. An ALARM BEGINS TO SOUND. supercharged. electromagnetic wake. they're running a parallel pipeline. Morpheus' cell PHONE RINGS and he flips it open. you won't have to.THE MATRIX .) We got trouble. 65 INT. Morpheus scans the decayed landscape of the sewer main that rolls by as Neo and Trinity squeeze into the cockpit behind him. Because of that they will never be as strong or as fast as you can be.Rev. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready. COCKPIT NEO 55. MORPHEUS Did Zion send the warning? DOZER No. Another ship. Yet their strength and their speed are still based on a world that is built by rules. (CONTINUED) .O.
3/9/98 65 CONTINUED: DOZER Shit. COCKPIT Morpheus clicks the intercom. almost wedged into a pipe that barely accommodates its size. NEO 56. DOZER Search and destroy. It's a killing machine designed for one thing. COCKPIT Neo leans into Trinity's ear. 65 Neo feels the ship rock to the side as it squeezes into a tiny supply line. MORPHEUS How we doing. TANK Power off-line. HOVERCRAFT The Nebuchadnezzar sets down.Rev.M. armed and ready. MAIN DECK Tank works furiously at the operator's station as the ceaseless WHIR of the ship's TURBINES GRIND TO a HALT.THE MATRIX .P. E. Tank? 68 INT. 66 EXT. Squiddy? TRINITY A Sentinel. 67 INT. The main deck is plunged into dark silence. Squiddy's sweeping in quick. 69 INT. Tank's fingers curl around a small key that glows a dim red. MORPHEUS Set it down in there. (CONTINUED) 69 68 67 66 . The rest of the screw stands behind him as he whispers.
The crew members huddle together. Dozer quietly reaches to brush away the frost on the windshield and as his hand clears a swath -They see it. 70 .M. 70 INT. It is beautiful and terrifying. their breath freezing into a uniform cloud as it gets colder and colder. Everyone is asleep. MORPHEUS It'll hear you.57. THROUGH the cockpit's windshield. Black alloy skin flickers like sequins beneath sinewy coils and skeletal appendages. 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. the vast cavern of the sewer main yawns before them. Dozer looks up. HALL The ship is quiet and dark. the temperature in the cockpit begins to rapidly drop. 69 CONTINUED: E. a shifting shadow of mechanized death. Don't move.? TRINITY An electromagnetic pulse. It's the only weapon we have against the machines. In the frozen little room. In the darkness. Now we wait.P. 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. DOZER NEO 69 Neo freezes and they wait. Without the Nebuchadnezzar's heating systems. everyone breathes a little easier. Neo begins to angle around Dozer but Morpheus grabs him.
CYPHER Whoa! Shit.. and redhead. though. I've been thinking the same thing ever since I got here. CYPHER No. 71 INT. CYPHER You know. NEO Do you always look at it encoded? CYPHER Have to. The image translators sort of work for the construct programs but there's way too much information to decode the Matrix. (CONTINUED) . it's all right. Neo. Actually. MAIN DECK The core glows with monitor light. He raises the glass. I don't even see the code.. You get used to it. Neo's eyes light up as he steps closer to the screens that seem alive with a constant flow of data. you scared the bejeezus out of me. NEO NEO 71 Neo stares at the endlessly shifting river of information.58. Is that. You want a drink? Neo nods and he pours a clear alcohol from a plastic jug. bizarre codes and equations flowing across the face of the monitor. All I see is blonde. Sorry. Cypher is in the operator's chair as Neo comes up behind him. I know what you're thinking 'cause right now I'm thinking the same thing. Your brain does the translating. brunette. to tell you the truth.? The Matrix? CYPHER Yeah.
THE MATRIX - Rev. 3/9/98 71 CONTINUED: CYPHER Why, oh why, didn't I take that blue pill? He throws the shot down his throat. Neo does the same and it almost kills him. Smiling, Cypher slaps him on the back. CYPHER Good shit, eh? Dozer makes it. It's good for two things: degreasing engines and killing brain cells. Red-faced, Neo finally stops coughing. another.
Cypher pours him
CYPHER Can I ask you something? Did he happen to tell you why he did it? Neo looks up, unsure. CYPHER Why you're here? ... Yeah. CYPHER Gee-zus! What a mindjob. You're here to save the world. You gotta be shitting me. What do you say to something like that? Neo looks down at his drink. CYPHER I'm going to let you in on a little secret here. Now don't tell him I told you this, but this ain't the first time Morpheus thought he found the One. Really? CYPHER You bet your ass. It keeps him going. Maybe it keeps all of us going. NEO How many were there? (CONTINUED) NEO NEO
60. 71 CONTINUED: (2) Five. CYPHER Since I've been here. 71
NEO What happened to them? Dead. How? CYPHER Honestly. Morpheus. He got them all amped up believing in bullshit. I watched each of them take on an Agent and I watched each of them die. Little piece of advice: you see an Agent, you do what we do; run. Run your ass off. Neo gulps down another shot. NEO Thanks... for the drink. Anytime. Cypher nods as Neo heads for the ladder. Sweet dreams. A71 INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT CHAMBER MUSIC and the ambiance of wealth soak the restaurant around us as we watch a serrated knife saw through a thick, gorgeous steak. The meat is so perfect, charred on the outside, oozing red juice from the inside, that it could be a dream. We hear a voice that we recognize immediately. AGENT SMITH Do we have a deal, Mr. Reagan? A fork stabs the cube of meat and we FOLLOW it UP TO the face of Cypher. (CONTINUED) A71 CYPHER CYPHER CYPHER All dead. NEO
THE MATRIX - Rev. 3/9/98 A71 CONTINUED: CYPHER You know, I know that this steak doesn't exist. I know when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, do you know what I've realized? He shoves it in, eyes rolling up, savoring the tender beef melting in his mouth. CYPHER Ignorance is bliss.
Agent Smith watches him chew the steak loudly, smacking it between his teeth. CYPHER Mmm so, so goddamn good. AGENT SMITH Then we have a deal? CYPHER I don't want to remember nothing. Nothing! You understand? And I want to be rich. Someone important. Like an actor. You can do that, right? AGENT SMITH Whatever you want, Mr. Reagan. Cypher takes a deep drink of wine. CYPHER All right. You get my body back in a power plant, reinsert me into the Matrix and I'll get you what you want. AGENT SMITH Access codes to the Zion mainframe. CYPHER I told you I don't know them. But I can give you the man who does. Morpheus. AGENT SMITH
MESS HALL CLOSE ON breakfast. 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. Breakfast of 62. and dinner of champions. (CONTINUED) . because you have to wonder. but technically neither did you. Mouse.THE MATRIX . Take chicken for example. champions. a substance with a consistency somewhere between yogurt and cellulite. APOC Or a bowl of snot. APOC You mean the breakfast. it almost feels like you're eating runny eggs. It makes you wonder about a lot of things. TANK Here you go. And maybe -APOC Shut up. buddy. Maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like which is why chicken tastes like everything. or tuna fish. how do the machines know what Cream of Wheat really tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong. Neo scoops up a spoonful. MOUSE But you know what it really reminds me of? Cream of Wheat. lunch. MOUSE If you close your eyes.Rev. maybe what I think Cream of Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal. MOUSE Exactly my point. 3/9/98 72 INT.
you know. SWITCH The digital pimp hard at work. Neo. vitamins. MORPHEUS I want everyone on twelve-hour standby. I'm taking Neo to see her.THE MATRIX .Rev. 3/9/98 72 CONTINUED: DOZER It's a single-celled protein combined with synthetic aminos. To deny our impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human. MOUSE So what did you think of her? Of who? MOUSE The woman in the red dress. Morpheus enters. 72 (CONTINUED) . Everything your body needs. NEO APOC 63. MOUSE So I understand you've run through the Agent training program? You know. We grow it in a vat. meet her. He sidles up to Neo. and minerals. I designed her. Here it comes. With that he turns and leaves. She doesn't talk much but if you'd like to. We're going in. MOUSE Oh no. I could arrange a more personalized milieu. MOUSE Pay no attention to these hypocrites. I wrote that program. it doesn't have everything the body needs.
DAY The door opens and for the first time since his release. He is the only one without sunglasses. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . operator's station. Cypher opens the driver's door of an old car as Trinity. TANK NEO 64. He strikes the enter key and we RUSH CLOCKWISE OVER the chairs. 3/9/98 72 CONTINUED: See who? The Oracle. A72 INT. 72 A72 Tank is at the TANK All right.THE MATRIX . HOTEL LAFAYETTE . then drops something inside a garbage can. each body reacting as we. Cypher glances about quickly. MAIN DECK Everyone is strapped into their chairs. MORPHEUS We should be back in an hour. Sit back and enjoy your flight. everyone please observe that the no smoking and fasten seat belt signs have been turned on.. Apoc and Switch remain at the door as the others enter the alley. Morpheus and Neo cross to the car.. (CONTINUED) 73 MORPHEUS B72 . Neo steps back into the Matrix. 73 EXT.Rev. We're in. CUT TO: B72 INT. Morpheus answers the phone.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. He squints at the sun which seems unnaturally bright.
73 It is a cellular phone and we see its blue display as the line connects. He cannot stop staring as the simple images of the urban street blur past his window like an endless stream of data rushing down a computer screen. isn't it? Neo nods as the car continues to wind through the crowded city. CAR Neo sits beside Trinity in the back. 74 INT. MORPHEUS Almost unbelievable.THE MATRIX . (CONTINUED) 74 . 3/9/98 73 CONTINUED: 64A.Rev.
. NEO Did you go to her? Yes... none of them really happened... 74 CONTINUED: God. Really good noodles. He turns to her. He turns to the window for a moment and then turns back. TRINITY That's different.. from my entire life but. NEO I have these memories.. almost as if talking to himself. NEO But an Oracle can. NEO What did she tell you? She told me.. He is speaking in a whisper..65.. Obviously. NEO What does that mean? TRINITY That the Matrix cannot tell you who you are. (CONTINUED) TRINITY TRINITY NEO TRINITY NEO 74 . She looks at him and suddenly she is unable to speak or even breathe. What? NEO I used to eat there.
the rearview mirror at Trinity. eh. MORPHEUS Neo. uh. The beginning? MORPHEUS Of the Resistance. She's very old. CYPHER Here we go again. come with me. 75 EXT. 74 CONTINUED: (2) What? The car suddenly jerks to a stop. NEO And she knows what? Everything? NEO An elevator 76 77 MORPHEUS She would say she knows enough. We're here. prophecy? MORPHEUS Yes. opens and Neo follows Morpheus inside. She's been with us since the beginning. 77 INT. 76 INT. ELEVATOR The idea of learning one's fate begins to weigh upon Neo with a steadily growing unease. BUILDING Morpheus nods to a blind man who nods back. (CONTINUED) . BUILDING 75 Tenement-like and vast. Cypher looks into NEO 74 Neo and Morpheus get out of the car.66. NEO So is this the same oracle that made the. Trin? He smiles as she turns to the window. it is the kind of place where people can disappear.
67. I don't think this is a good idea. NEO Morpheus. She can help you find the path. MORPHEUS I told you that I can only show you the door. At the end of the hall. hovering over the spherical handle. NEO What did she tell you? MORPHEUS That I would find the One. so what's the point? (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS . 78 The ELEVATOR opens. MORPHEUS Don't think of it in terms of right and wrong. No matter what she says I'm not going to believe it. HALL The long dark hall beckons. Morpheus steps to the side of a door. With every step. Why? NEO I told you I don't believe in this stuff. a disturbing sense of inevitability closes in around him. Neo blows out a breath. 78 MORPHEUS 77 INT. Neo. Neo follows Morpheus out of the elevator and the DOORS RATTLE shut behind him. She is a guide. You have to step through it. NEO She helped you? Yes. 77 CONTINUED: NEO And she's never wrong. His hand reaches but stops. DING. He backs away.
And I don't care who says it. NEO Did you believe in them too? MORPHEUS I believed what the Oracle told me. 78 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS What do you believe in? NEO What do I believe in? Are you kidding me? What do you think? The world I grew up in isn't real. (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS 78 . This is difficult for Morpheus to admit. 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. I don't believe in anything anymore. it's still going to sound insane and unbelievable. I believed that it was all about me. My entire life was a lie. MORPHEUS That's why we're here. what? That I'm this guy that everybody's been waiting for? That I'm supposed to save the world? It sounds insane. I believe them with my heart. I misunderstood what she told me. Unbelievable.68.. In my gut. I do not believe things with my mind. MORPHEUS Faith is not a matter of reasonability. NEO And you believe I'm the One? Yes I do. no.. NEO Why? So I can hear some old lady tell me.
MORPHEUS And then I saw you. I was wrong. It's about this. You can call it an epiphany. A WOMAN wearing white opens the door. Morpheus.69. 79 NEO 78 . Hello. I doubted myself. 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. ORACLE'S APARTMENT It seems particularly normal. It doesn't matter. Neo. you can call it whatever the hell you want. 78 CONTINUED: (2) MORPHEUS I believed that all I had to do was point my finger and anoint whoever I chose. Terribly wrong. 79 INT. After the fifth. the unadulterated confidence of a zealot. believe that one day you will feel what I felt and know what I know. and my world changed. Neo. Neo feels a rush from Morpheus's intensity. you are the sixth and the last. I lost my way. He looks up at Neo. PRIESTESS Make yourself at home. All right. You are the One. All I can do is believe. Neo. So I can't explain it to you. I doubted everything the Oracle had said. Not a day or night passes that I do not think of them. He reaches for the handle which turns without him even touching it. His eyes blaze. Neo. (CONTINUED) PRIESTESS (WOMAN) You're right on time. It's not about a word.
Closer to him. That is impossible. All of them exude a kind of Zen calm.70. There is another woman in white sitting on a couch watching a soap opera. Neo nods. Scattered about the room are a half dozen children. Neo crosses to him and sits. Instead. PRIESTESS These are the other Potentials. PRIESTESS The Oracle will see you now. She leads Neo down another hall and into what appears to be a family room. NEO There is no spoon. it slowly begins to bend until -A hand touches his shoulder. Some of them are playing. Spoon Boy smiles. You can wait here. NEO MORPHEUS 79 . others are deep in meditation. The entire room is reflected inside the spoon and as Neo stares into it. SPOON BOY (SKINNY BOY) Do not try to bend the spoon. only try to realize the truth. staring at the spoon. The boy smiles and hands Neo the spoon which is now perfectly straight. What truth? SPOON BOY That there is no spoon. SPOON BOY Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends. a SKINNY BOY with a shaved head holds a spoon which sways like a blade of grass. PRIESTESS Neo. 79 CONTINUED: Thank you. Neo watches a little girl levitate wooden alphabet blocks. come with me. In front of him is a pile of spoons bent and twisted into knots. It is only yourself.
? She sets the cookie tray on a wooden hot pad.. KITCHEN An OLD WOMAN is huddled beside the oven. NEO You're the Oracle? ORACLE Bingo. don't they? Yeah.71. comfortable slacks and a print blouse. NEO Shit.. Smell good. but you're not going to anyway. 80 INT. Not quite what you were expecting. right? I got to say I love seeing you non-believers. She looks like someone's grandma. It BREAKS against the linoleum floor. Almost done. And don't worry about the vase. I'll get one of my kids to fix it. ORACLE I'd ask you to sit down. She pulls out a tray of chocolate chip cookies and turns. (CONTINUED) ORACLE NEO NEO NEO 80 . You're Neo. Hello? ORACLE (OLD WOMAN) I know. peering inside through a cracked door. She is an older woman. That vase. Be right with you. NEO How did you know. ORACLE I said don't worry about it. wearing big oven mitts. I'm sorry. Always a pip. What vase? He turns to look around and his elbow knocks a VASE from the table.
Through and through. (CONTINUED) . ORACLE Well. 80 CONTINUED: ORACLE What's really going to bake your noodle later on is. Smiling. Say. then feels the glands in his neck.' She widens his eyes. Being the One is just like being in love.72. the kind every kitchen has. You think NEO I 80 She gestures to a wooden plaque. except that the words are in Latin. I better have a look at you. ORACLE You're cuter than I thought. ORACLE You know what that means? It's Latin. then looks at his palms. She nods. Balls to bones. She winks.' I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. ORACLE You know why Morpheus brought you to see me? He nods. Means. she lights a cigarette. 'ahh. She puts her cigarette down. would you still have broken it if I hadn't said anything. 'Know Thyself. checks his ears. Who? ORACLE Not too bright though. Open your mouth. ORACLE So? What do you think? you're the One? Honestly? NEO I don't know. Nobody can tell you you're in love. see why she likes you. You just know it.
What? ORACLE Your next life. ORACLE I know. ORACLE Are you sure you want to hear this? Neo nods. He almost had me convinced. now I'm supposed to say. that's interesting but. NEO I'm not the One. You got the gift but looks like you're waiting for something. Neo almost has to laugh. (CONTINUED) . What's funny? NEO Morpheus. maybe.. him we are lost. ORACLE Sorry.73. kid. Poor Morpheus. without him? The Oracle takes a long drag. Who knows? That's how these things go.. regarding Neo with the eyes of a Sphinx. Without ORACLE NEO NEO 80 NEO What do you mean.' Then you say -But what? ORACLE But you already know what I'm going to tell you. 80 CONTINUED: (2) ORACLE Okay. 'Hmmm.
Neo takes a cookie. 81 NEO 80 . SITTING ROOM .DAY Morpheus rises from a couch as the priestess escorts Neo out. as soon as you walk outside that door. In one hand. will be up to you. MORPHEUS You don't have to tell anyone what she told you. Neo can't breathe. Morpheus puts his hand on Neo's shoulder.74. One of you is going to die. You'll remember that you don't believe any of this fate crap. the tightness in his chest slowly beginning to fade. What was said was said for you and you alone. You have a good soul and I hate giving good people bad news. remember? He tries to nod as she reaches for the tray of cookies. I promise by the time you're done eating it. you will have your own. 81 INT. ORACLE I'm sorry. When they are alone. I really am. kiddo. ORACLE Here. not you or even me can convince him otherwise. 80 CONTINUED: (3) ORACLE Morpheus believes in you. Which one. Neo nods and takes a bite of his cookie. and no one. you will have Morpheus's life. In the other hand. you'll feel right as rain. take a cookie. But don't worry. You're in control of your own life. What? ORACLE You're going to have to make a choice. Neo. He believes it so blindly that he's going to sacrifice his life to save yours. you'll start feeling better.
(CONTINUED) 86 85 83 84 . Trinity looks at Neo who is staring at the final bit of cookie. Cypher looks into the rearview mirror at Neo. nervously glances around. He puts it in his mouth and chews..) They're on their way. Let's go. good news or bad news? MORPHEUS Not now.THE MATRIX .DAY As they get out of the car. Cypher smiles at Neo. ROOM 1313 . 86 INT. MAIN DECK Sweat rolls down Cypher's face and neck. Cypher. MOUSE Welcome to Movie-Phone. CYPHER Like the man says. Cypher. wiping the sweat from his forehead. CITY STREET . TRINITY Are you all right? NEO .Rev. At the operator's station. CYPHER Well.O. following the others into the hotel. MORPHEUS 75.. Tank is typing rapidly. CAR Neo and Morpheus get in the car. Right as rain. 85 EXT. 3/22/98 82 INT. 83 84 OMITTED INT. TANK (V.DAY Mouse's CELLULAR RINGS. 82 Cypher slaps the car in gear and pulls into traffic. welcome to the real world.
(CONTINUED) .. Six figures glide up the dark stairs that wind around the antique elevator.Rev..DAY 75A. 3/22/98 86 CONTINUED: TANK What is that.THE MATRIX . 86 87 Light filters down the throat of the building through a caged skylight at the top of the open elevator shaft. HOTEL LAFAYETTE .? 87 INT.
I'm not sure. vu. TRINITY How much like it? Was it the same cat? NEO It might have been. TRINITY What did you just say? Nothing. 88 INT. NEO Just had a little deja TRINITY What did you see? What happened? NEO A black cat went past us and then I saw another that looked just like it.DAY Trinity turns around. 87 CONTINUED: Neo notices a black cat. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . Trinity looks at Morpheus who listens quietly to the RASPING breath of the old BUILDING. Neo sees another black cat that looks and moves identically to the first one. Oh shit! 89 TANK Oh shit! 89 88 INT. a yellow-green eyed shadow that slinks past them and pads quickly down the stairs. NEO Deja vu. her face tight.76. MAIN DECK The monitors suddenly glitch as though the Matrix had an electronic seizure. Whoa. 87 Those words stop the others dead in their tracks. A moment later. What is it? (CONTINUED) NEO .
Oh no.) They cut the hardline! It's a trap! Get out! Mouse yanks open the curtain. TANK (V.DAY MORPHEUS TANK 77.O. Neo nods. Mouse goes to the draped windows as his CELLULAR RINGS. stuffing it into his belt.DAY Morpheus looks up the stairs as he hears a HELICOPTER. 90 INT. Come on! Apoc slaps a gun into Neo's hand. 89 90 91 92 93 Hearing the HELICOPTER. then explodes into the room. BASEMENT . MAIN DECK Tank sees what was changed. She also listens as the staccato BEAT of HELICOPTER BLADES GROWS ominously LOUD. APOC Something to ward off evil spirits. Mouse spins as the RUMBLE of combat BOOTS BUILDS.Rev. ROOM 1313 . It's a trap! 91 INT. 93 INT. STAIRCASE .THE MATRIX . He answers it. The windows are bricked up. MOUSE . It happens when they change something. 92 INT. 3/9/98 89 CONTINUED: TRINITY A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix.DAY Heavy bolt cutters snap through the main phone cable.
no. The flatline ALARM softly cries out from the life MONITOR. At the end of it.DAY He turns and rushes down the hall of the eighth floor. hearing POLICE SWARMING below. A99 INT.DAY Flying downstairs. STAIRWELL . he finds the bricked-up windows. The sound of heavy BOOT-STEPS close around them with the mechanical sureness of a vice. 94 95 96 97 Mouse's body thrashes against its harness. TRINITY They'll be able to track it. 96 INT.THE MATRIX . no. MAIN DECK TANK 78. MORPHEUS Give me your phone. Morpheus stops. There's no way out. MAIN DECK Tank watches helplessly. 95 INT. 97 INT. blood coughing from his mouth in one final spasm. No. HALL . 3/9/98 94 INT. 98 99 OMITTED INT. (CONTINUED) A99 98 99 .DAY Mouse sails backwards as BULLETS POUND him against the blood-spattered brick window. We're trapped. STAIRS . then lying perfectly still. ROOM 1313 .DAY Morpheus stops as Mouse's SCREAM is drowned out by the report of MACHINE GUN FIRE.Rev. CYPHER That's what they changed.
) Tank. 101 INT. 105 INT. A99 100 101 102 103 Agent Smith stands over Mouse's dead body. ROOM 808 .O. 100 INT. MORPHEUS (V. MAIN DECK The diagram windows onto the screen. and that's it in front of you.O. his hand going to his earpiece.Rev. 102 INT. 104 INT. find a structural drawing of this building and find it fast. HOTEL LAFAYETTE . TANK (V.O. ROOM 1313 . Good. MAIN DECK Tank answers the call.) Now left. 103 INT. MORPHEUS (V.DAY Flashlights probe the rotting darkness as the police search every floor.DAY Agent Smith hears the LINE CLICK dead. ROOM 1313 . 3/9/98 A99 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS We have no choice.DAY Morpheus is guided by Tank.) I need the main wet-wall. Got it.DAY TANK 79. (CONTINUED) 105 MORPHEUS 104 . Morpheus rips off his jacket.THE MATRIX .
light fills the hole they made to get inside.DAY Cypher has slipped and is wedged between the wall and several thick supply pipes. slowly worming their way down the grease-black stack pipes. straining for a clue. ROOM 608 .DAY Agent Brown listens to his earpiece.DAY They are inside the main plumbing wall. A105 INT.DAY Boots clatter up the marble staircase. 3/9/98 105 CONTINUED: Eighth floor. we see a man-sized hole smashed through the plaster and lath. ROOM 808 . rushing everywhere. 111 INT. HALL . A106 INT.DAY AGENT SMITH They're on the 80. AGENT BROWN Where are they? 110 INT. 106 INT. WALL . It is empty.DAY Cops flood the eight floor.THE MATRIX . 109 INT. WALL . STAIRWELL . 111 110 109 108 . when one hears SOMETHING STRANGE near the bathroom.DAY Agent Brown and Agent Smith stand over Morpheus's jacket. 108 INT. STAIRWELL .Rev. 105 A105 106 A106 107 Several cops sweep through the room. HALL .DAY The cops search in silence. Above them. 107 INT. eighth floor. As they pass the bathroom.
He can hear WHISPERS. (CONTINUED) 114 .DAY The COP leans in. ROOM 608 .Rev. 112 113 Trinity pulls Cypher free just as the Cop OPENS FIRE. Neo finds his GUN first and begins BLASTING wildly through the plaster and lath. WALL . HISSES and a GRUNT when -The wall suddenly bulges. Neo's BULLETS SPLINTERING the door jamb.THE MATRIX . BULLETS PUNCHING shafts of light like swords into the box of soot-black space. 3/9/98 112 INT. ROOM 608 .DAY 80A. his ear almost against the thin membrane of plaster separating them. 114 INT.DAY The Cop spins out of the bathroom for cover. shatter-cracking as the Cop realizes -COP They're in the walls! 113 INT.
the gunfire quiet. punching Neo back against the iron stack pipe.81. The Cop's body starts to spasm and his M-16 falls to the ground. In the crawlspace. long shadows springing up from the mounted flashlight. Neo suddenly glimpses what is happening but is powerless to stop it. No. The two men crash to the wet terrazzo floor. 114 CONTINUED: About to whirl back in. he freezes as something seems to seize hold of him. fingers gouging into his neck. Before Agent Smith can find his weapon. Do you understand? He is all that matters. when he hears FOOTSTEPS RISING FAST. WALL . Morpheus is on him. Apoc. MORPHEUS Trinity. Morpheus explodes through the tattered plaster and lath.DAY Neo listens for a moment. Go! (CONTINUED) TRINITY . pinning him in an iron grip. Trinity tries to scramble up past Cypher. Morpheus! Morpheus squeezes Agent Smith's throat. No! NEO Morpheus! Go! She yells down to Don't! TRINITY CYPHER 115 114 Trinity! MORPHEUS Trinity's fists ball in frustration. you must get Neo out. It's an Agent! Just as Neo's throat is about to collapse. Two arms suddenly smash through the wall. 115 INT. diving on top of Agent Smith.
AGENT SMITH The great Morpheus. sharp coughs of grenade launchers from gas-masked figures. 116 INT. 117 INT. Soldier's blinding lights cut open the darkness as Trinity. using the lath as a brake. Trinity watches Cypher disappear into the smoke.82. dinosaur-like technology that once pumped hot water like arteries. 115 CONTINUED: NEO We can't leave him! We have to! She grabs his ankle and they begin almost falling. There are four enormous boilers. ROOM 608 . (CONTINUED) MORPHEUS 117 TRINITY 116 TRINITY 115 . AGENT SMITH I am Agent Smith. BASEMENT . Trinity never stops moving. Around them they hear a chorus of short. And you are? Smith.DAY Morpheus and Agent Smith remain on the ground. she finds what she needs. locked in each other's death grip. was the main mechanical room. the cover of the catch basin. a dark concrete cavern. We meet at last. when a gas can bounces near him. Come on! Cypher seems to trip as the cloud envelops him. then follow the others down the wet-black hole. skidding down the inside of the wall. Smoke blossoms from the green metal canisters.DAY This part of the basement. Searching the floor. Neo and the others crash through the ceiling. Cypher watches her pry open the grate.
unfazed. his body going slack when another kick buries him deep into crunching plaster and lathe.) I need an exit! Fast! (CONTINUED) TANK 121 119 120 TANK 118 AGENT SMITH 117 . Take him. His nose and glasses shatter. MAIN DECK Tank is again at the monitors. No! 119 120 OMITTED EXT. filling the tiny bathroom until he disappears under the tide. smiles. The wall of cops rushes Morpheus. Operator. Morpheus staggers back.DAY A manhole cover cracks open. MAIN DECK Tank reaches out to the screen as if reaching for Morpheus. STREET . Trinity climbs out. blood oozing from the shattered bridge of his nose. Agent Smith. Morpheus.O. and returns Morpheus's head butt with three of his own in pneumatic succession. drives a vicious head butt into Agent Smith's face. 118 INT. Striking like a viper. Morpheus turns in time to see a wall of men in the doorway. 121 INT. Agent Smith counters Morpheus and slowly begins to pry his hands from his throat. Two eyes peek out just as a TRUCK RATTLES over it.83. The THUNDER DOPPLERS away and the cover opens. 117 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS You all look the same to me. searching the Matrix when the PHONE RINGS. CYPHER (V.
123 INT.) Tank. An actor.DAY All four are moving quickly down a back street. Tank answers. NEO Is Morpheus alive? TRINITY Is Morpheus still alive. Tank? TANK (V. A goddamn car accident. 124 EXT. 123 TANK (V. Jesus. They're moving him. I got you. MAIN DECK The PHONE RINGS. STREET . TANK (V.O.) Yes.THE MATRIX . An old TV repair shop.DAY TANK 84. someone up there still likes me. Across the street is the burning paddy wagon that appears to have collided with an oncoming car. STREET . Cypher hangs up and smiles as we hear FIRE TRUCKS in the distance. I don't know where yet.) .) Nearest exit is Franklin and Erie. All of a sudden.O. TRINITY (V.O. CYPHER There was an accident. it's me. (CONTINUED) 124 CYPHER Definitely. Boom. 121 122 Cypher is standing at a public phone.Rev.O. 3/9/98 121 CONTINUED: Cypher? 122 EXT. CYPHER Just get me outta here.
126 EXT. I thought -So did we. jerking itself awake. and Erie. 127 INT. Cypher steps onto a dumpster in front of a small boarded-up window. A124 EXT. TV REPAIR SHOP . TV REPAIR SHOP . lay on metal shelves like bodies in a morgue.O. 124 A124 In a deserted alley. Again.) I sent him to Franklin TRINITY TRINITY 85. Deep in the back room. Got him.Rev. TRINITY Cypher. inevitability seems to cinch around Neo. TANK 127 126 125 . Got it. TRINITY We need an exit! TANK (V.THE MATRIX . Plywood covering a small window is ripped off and Cypher crawls inside. a PHONE that has not rung in years begins to RING.DAY TANK (V. MAIN DECK Tank punches the exit command. eviscerated and shrouded with dust. 125 INT.O.DAY Trinity sees the TV repair shop.DAY Dead machines. STREET . 3/9/98 124 CONTINUED: He's alive.) You're not far from Cypher. Cypher's body twitches in its harness.
lunging when Cypher FIRES again.Rev. signal. blasting him into the air. What happened? I don't know. TV REPAIR SHOP . a white bolt of LIGHTNING EXPLODES against Tank's chair. TV REPAIR SHOP .THE MATRIX . Neo.DAY The PHONE begins to RING as the others crawl in. 130 INT. MAIN DECK Tank finishes loading the exit program as Cypher pulls back a heavy blanket. square into his chest. Neo answers the PHONE when there is a CLICK. NEO It just went dead. 3/9/98 128 INT. I love that sound. MAIN DECK Suddenly. Shit. exposing a high-tech rifle. No! 132 INT. . 131 INT. 129 INT. unable to believe he missed. Nothing but silence. TRINITY DOZER CYPHER 86.DAY Neo crawls through the window that Cypher opened. Tank is on his feet. TRINITY You first. SWITCH God. TV REPAIR SHOP . Cypher checks the GUN. 128 129 130 131 132 There is no Trinity listens to the dead line and takes out the cellular.DAY The PHONE is still RINGING.
I used to dream about you. He nuzzles his face against hers. Trinity. 133 The operator PHONE begins to RING. until -CYPHER (V.O. God. 134 INT. MAIN DECK He walks over to Trinity's body.Rev. Cypher steps over the SIZZLING BODY of Dozer and looks at the monitor. 3/9/98 133 INT. MAIN DECK 87.THE MATRIX . TV REPAIR SHOP .) He had an accident. staring down at it hanging in its coma-like stillness. What?! Oh. Trinity. I thought I was in love with you.. for a long time. (CONTINUED) SWITCH APOC 135 TRINITY .) Hello. feeling the softness of it. TRINITY You killed them.O. Cypher? TRINITY Where's Tank? 134 CYPHER (V. Wearing Tank's operator headgear..DAY Every unanswered RING wrings her gut a little tighter. An accident?! INTERCUT WITH: 135 INT. CYPHER You are a beautiful woman. Too bad things had to work out like this. Cypher moves among the silent bodies. CYPHER You know.
I disagree. us free. He set 88. TRINITY The Matrix isn't real! CYPHER Oh. Cypher. Cypher leans over. 135 CYPHER Free? You call this free? All I do is what he tells me to do. TRINITY My God. of eating the same goddamn goop every day. I'm tired of fighting. (CONTINUED) . I mean. all I do is pull a plug here. But there. I wish I could be there when they break you. But you never saw this coming. I choose the Matrix. her face going white. I'm tired of this ship. Trinity. CYPHER He lied to us. talking to Morpheus. did you? God. you have to watch a man die. so right then. asshole. You gave them Morpheus. But most of all. I'm tired of this jagoff and all of his bullshit. If I have to choose between that and the Matrix.THE MATRIX . I disagree. She looks up at Apoc. I'm tired of this war. I think the Matrix can be more real than this world. of being cold. Trinity! He tricked us! If he would've told us the truth.Rev. I wish I could walk in just as it happens. Trinity. CYPHER Surprise. Morpheus. we would've told him to shove that red pill up his ass! TRINITY That's not true. 3/22/98 135 CONTINUED: CYPHER I'm tired. you'd know it was me.
She suddenly feels her body severed from her mind as she is murdered.THE MATRIX . please don't. CYPHER By the way. (CONTINUED) CYPHER . 3/22/98 135 CONTINUED: (1A) Trinity? APOC 88A. his hand sliding around the neck of Switch as he takes hold of her plug. I'll be fat and rich and I won't remember a goddamned thing. eh baby? Apoc seems to go blind for an instant. go back. TRINITY Oh no. No! TRINITY But you're out. 135 He grabs hold of the cable in Apoc's neck. Cypher. CYPHER Welcome to the real world. Yoo late. You can't SWITCH CYPHER That's what you think. They're going to reinsert my body. I suggest you say it now. Not like this. He laughs. Trinity eyes find Switch and she knows she's next. a scream caught in his throat. I'll go back to sleep and when I wake up. It's the American dream.Rev. and then falls dead. They've promised to take me back. twists it and yanks it out. his hands reaching for nothing. SWITCH Not like this. if you have anything terribly important to say to Switch.
Cypher! CYPHER Don't hate me. then in the next few seconds there has to be some kind of miracle to stop me. No! Charred and bloody. CYPHER You never did answer me. He stands over Neo.. CYPHER I don't believe it! TANK Believe it or not. when I asked you before.89. Trinity. you're still going to burn. is there? She turns to Neo.. then there's no way I can pull this plug. CYPHER If Neo is the One. Right? How can he be the One if he's dead? He takes hold of the cord. Look into his eyes. (CONTINUED) CYPHER TRINITY 135 . I'm just the messenger. Tank levels the gun. Trinity. eyes wide with fear and he knows he is next. 135 CONTINUED: (2) TRINITY Goddamn you. Trinity stares at Neo as a single word falls soundlessly from her lips. And right now I'm going to prove it to you. Did you buy Morpheus's bullshit? Come on. yes. CYPHER If Morpheus was right. . did you? All I want is a little yes or no. you piece of shit. those big pretty eyes and tell me the truth. Yes or no. Trinity. You can tell me.
138 136 137 . 136 137 OMITTED INT. Dozer? Tank's face tightens and she takes him into her arms. 140 INT. staring out the windows at the city below shimmering with brilliant sunlight. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . 135 He FIRES a CRACKLING BOLT of LIGHTNING that knocks Cypher flying backwards. TV REPAIR SHOP Trinity throws her arms around Neo and for a moment they are alone and alive until the PHONE RINGS. They open the roof access door and enter the top floor maintenance level of the hotel. 3/9/98 135 CONTINUED: (3) 90. (CONTINUED) 140 139 TRINITY NEO You first this time. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . flanked by columns of Marines. a sense of relief surging through her at the sight of the ship. As Tank unplugs her. Agent Jones gets out of the helicopter.Rev. MAIN DECK Trinity's eyes snap open.THE MATRIX . 139 EXT. she sees his charred wounds.DAY Agent Smith stands.DAY A government highrise in the middle of downtown where a military helicopter sets down on the roof. Go. TRINITY Tank. you're hurt. 138 INT. TANK I'll be all right.
Agent Brown jams the needle into Morpheus's shoulder and plunges down. AGENT SMITH Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization. He sits down directly in front of Morpheus. it really became our civilization. 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. 140 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Have you ever stood and stared at it. But I believe that. Morpheus is handcuffed to a chair. (CONTINUED) 140 . which is. Its genius. where everyone would be happy. AGENT SMITH Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. of course. what this is all about. Entire crops were lost. Beside him. as a species. oblivious. Morpheus? Marveled at its beauty.91.. human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. He turns from the window. filling a hypodermic needle.. He is alternately shivering and sweating. AGENT SMITH I say 'your civilization' because as soon as we started thinking for you. No one would accept the program. Billions of people just living out their lives. stripped to the waist. AGENT SMITH The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. wired to various monitors with white disk electrodes.
Morpheus. Look out that window. NEO What are they doing to him? TANK They're breaking into his mind. Agent Jones suddenly enters. The other 141 140 Neo looks at Morpheus. MAIN DECK Tank drapes a sheet over his dead brother. whose body is covered with a cold sweat. AGENT JONES There could be a problem. (CONTINUED) NEO . How much time? TANK Depends on the mind. All it takes is time. Agent Smith looks at Agent Brown. Morpheus stares hard at him. He lifts Morpheus's head. But eventually. Evolution. AGENT SMITH Double the dosage. The future is our time. 140 CONTINUED: (2) AGENT SMITH Evolution.92. AGENT SMITH Like the dinosaur. bodies are covered. You had your time. it will crack and his alpha pattern will change from this to this. 141 INT. trying not to show the pain racking his mind. Morpheus. It's like hacking a computer. AGENT SMITH The future is our world.
TANK We can't let that happen. There is. we don't have any other choice. Goddamnit! TRINITY Goddamnit! Rage overtakes her and 141 NEO There has to be something that we can do. or even Morpheus. Trinity sees Cypher's dead body. The monitor waves change from a chaotic pattern to an ordered symmetrical one. Trinity. If an Agent had those codes and got inside Zion's mainframe. she kicks him. Or you. 141 CONTINUED: Tank punches several commands on Morpheus's personal unit. Zion is more important than me. NEO What do they want? TANK The leader of every ship is given the codes to Zion's mainframe computer. TANK We have to pull the TRINITY You're going to kill him? Morpheus?! Kill TANK Trinity. Agents stand over him. TANK When it does. they could destroy us.93. 142 INT. plug. The 142 (CONTINUED) . Morpheus will tell them anything they want to know. He looks up at Trinity who is pacing relentlessly. GOVERNMENT BUILDING Morpheus is fighting to hold his mind together.
his whole life is suddenly suspended by the finality of this moment hurling at him with the speed of a bullet. 143 INT. always.94. indeed. AGENT JONES In either case -142 AGENT SMITH We have no choice but to continue as planned. a father. Neo suddenly sees it perfectly clear. they will sever the connection as soon as possible. tears slip free. unless -They are dead. 142 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Never send a human to do a machine's job.. MAIN DECK Tank kneels beside Morpheus's body. you were more than our leader. You were. TANK Morpheus. Immediately.. Deploy the sentinels. Stop! They both look at him. the insider has failed. NEO Goddamnit! I don't believe this is happening! TANK Neo. this has to be done! (CONTINUED) NEO . AGENT BROWN If. We will miss you. Trinity can't bear to watch. fate rushing at him like an oncoming train. As she closes her eyes. Neo is paralyzed. her 143 Tank closes his eyes and takes hold of the plug.
What choice? He makes his choice. She told me this would happen. Trinity. Trinity is stunned. Neo stops. his stare fixed on Morpheus. It can't be! Can it? TANK What are you talking about? NEO The Oracle. You can't! I have to. TRINITY 143 TRINITY What are you doing? I'm going in. What? NEO I'm not the One. This can't be just coincidence.95.. 143 CONTINUED: NEO Does it? I don't know. NEO That I would have to make a choice. The Oracle hit me with that. 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. he walks to his chair. too. Turning. She told me. (CONTINUED) TRINITY NEO TRINITY NEO ....
you. but it's not. but what you are talking about is suicide. I'm not. They've got Morpheus in a military controlled building.. Morpheus believed something and he was ready to give his life for what he believed. have to be.96. I'm just another guy. NEO I know that's what it looks like. That's why I have to go. can't be true. too. What? NEO I believe I can bring him back. Even if you somehow got inside. I understand that now. Morpheus is the one that matters. Three of them! I want Morpheus back. That's not true. (CONTINUED) TRINITY TANK TRINITY NEO It 143 . those are Agents holding him... NEO I'm sorry. 143 CONTINUED: (2) TRINITY No. Why? NEO Because I believe in something. Uncertainty swallows her words and she is unable to tell him what she wants to. I can't logically explain to you why it's not.. Why? Because. this is loco. TRINITY No. TANK Neo. Neo.
if you don't like it then I believe that you can go to hell. because you aren't going anywhere else. load us up. The life signs continue their chaotic patterns. But you humans do not. NEO What are you doing? TRINITY I'm coming with you. AGENT SMITH I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. hovering on the edge that he just jumped off.97. (MORE) (CONTINUED) 144 NEO . TRINITY No? Let me tell you what I believe. 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. his body leaking and twitching. Her jaw sets and she starts climbing into the chair beside him. AGENT SMITH Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. I believe Morpheus means more to me than he does to you. 143 CONTINUED: (3) 143 Trinity stares at him. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . I've realized that you are not actually mammals. No you're not. There is nothing more to say except -TRINITY Tank. 144 INT.DAY Agent Smith sits casually across from Morpheus who is hunched over. It came to me when I tried to classify your species.
145 INT. Yeah? He snap-cocks an Uzi. CONSTRUCT Neo and Trinity stand in the white space of the construct as he answers his RINGING cell PHONE. 145 A144 144 .) Okay.. He smiles. 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.. What do you need? Besides a miracle. A144 INT.. And we are. (CONTINUED) NEO 146 NEO Lots of guns. a cancer of this planet.. He leans forward. Guns. AGENT SMITH There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern.98. AGENT SMITH Human beings are a disease.O. TRINITY No one has ever done anything like this. TANK (V. Do you know what it is? A virus. CONSTRUCT Racks of weapons appear and they begin to arm themselves. the cure. MAIN DECK Neo and Trinity's bodies hang motionless in their drive chairs as Tank hits load. You are a plague.
Agent Smith hides his knotting fist. Agents Brown and Jones look at each other.DAY Agent Smith is again at the window. It's the smell. This prison. This zoo. He removes his earphone. I fear that I've somehow been infected by it. holding them to Morpheus' nose. coating the tips of his fingers. isn't it? (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 147 146 . 147 INT. if there is such a thing. I can't stand it any longer. This reality. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . He wipes sweat from Morpheus' forehead. AGENT SMITH Can you hear me. I feel saturated by it. AGENT SMITH Repulsive. AGENT SMITH I hate this place. He is becoming angry. AGENT SMITH Leave me with him. 146 CONTINUED: NEO That's why it's going to work. whatever you want to call it. AGENT SMITH Why isn't the serum working? AGENT BROWN Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions. Now! They leave and Agent Smith sits beside Morpheus. Morpheus? I'm going to be honest with you. letting it dangle over his shoulder. It is something that isn't supposed to happen to Agents.99. I can taste your stink and every time I do.
149 EXT. 148 INT. They cut across the lobby to the security station. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . MAIN DECK Tank sits down beside Morpheus. (CONTINUED) 150 149 148 147 . I must get free. Morpheus. GOVERNMENT BUILDING . game faces. 150 INT. drawing nervous glances. his fingers gouging into his flesh. Trinity and Neo push through the revolving doors. In this mind is the key. He takes hold of his hand. 147 CONTINUED: He lifts Morpheus' head. raising his metal detection wand. AGENT SMITH Once Zion is destroyed. AGENT SMITH I must get out of here. there is no need for me to be here. TANK Hold on. AGENT SMITH You are going to tell me or you are going to die.DAY A dark wind blows. Neo is carrying a duffel bag. He begins squeezing.100. Trinity has a large metal suitcase. Do you understand? I need the codes. I have to get inside Zion. Morpheus sneers through his pain. They're coming. My key. They're coming for you. whose face is ashen like someone near death. A SECURITY GUARD moves over toward Neo.DAY In long black coats. Neo calmly passes through the METAL DETECTOR which begins to WAIL immediately. holding it tightly with both hands. Dark glasses. You have to tell me how.
Know what? (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH Agent Smith 151 .THE MATRIX . replacing his earpiece. 3/9/98 150 CONTINUED: GUARD Would you please remove any metallic items you are carrying: keys. A wave of soldiers blocking the elevators. Slate walls and pillars pock. EXECUTIVE OFFICE Agents Jones and Brown burst into the room. crack. Bodies slump down to the marbled floor while Neo and Trinity hardly even break their stride. In a split second. A fourth guard dives for cover. revealing an arsenal of guns. AGENT BROWN What were you doing? Agent Smith recovers. are used with the same deadly precision as their feet and their fists. 151 INT. releases Morpheus. loose change -- 101. Backup! GUARD #4 Send in the backup! It is GUARD He looks up as Trinity sets off the metal detector. knives and grenades slung from a climbing harness. The concrete cavern of the lobby becomes a white noise ROAR of GUNFIRE. AGENT JONES You don't know. They are met by the quivering spit of a SUB-HAND MACHINE GUN and the RAZORED WHISTLE of throwing knives. The backup arrives. the last thing he sees. three guards are dead before they hit the ground. 150 Neo slowly sets down his duffel bag and throws open his coat. clutching his radio. and crater under a hail storm of EXPLOSIVE-tipped BULLETS. Weapons like extensions of their bodies.Rev. Holy shit -Neo is a blur of motion.
He pulls down part of the false ceiling and finds the elevator shaft access panel. 151 Agent Smith listens to his earphone. Trinity immediately drops and opens the suitcase. 152 INT.DAY They get in.Rev. 152 . 3/9/98 151 CONTINUED: 101A. wiring a plastique and napalm bomb. Neo hits the emergency stop. ELEVATORS . not believing what he is hearing.THE MATRIX .
BOOM! The CABLE SNAPS. Neo whips out his GUN and presses it to the cable.DAY The ELEVATOR hits the bottom. NEO There is no spoon. shaking the building. The ALARM sounds. 155 INT.102. distending space. fire clouds engulfing the elevator section of the lobby. dark throat of the building and takes a deep breath. filling it with the sound of WHISTLING METAL as they sear to the top.DAY The Agents hear the BLAST of FIRE ALARMS. 153 INT. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . lower than they attached themselves. Lower level -AGENT BROWN They are actually attacking. yanking Trinity and Neo up through the shaft as the elevator falls away beneath them. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . ELEVATOR SHAFT . Agent Smith smashes a table. (CONTINUED) AGENT JONES 156 155 .DAY Neo ratchets down a clamp onto the elevator cable. 154 153 The counter-weights plummet. LOBBY . 156 INT. AGENT JONES I think they're trying to save him. BA-BOOM! The massive explosion blows open the doors. 154 INT. Both of them lock on. Another enormous EXPLOSION thunders above them. He looks up the long. emergency sprinklers begin showering the room.DAY Agent Jones looks at Morpheus.
Agent Jones. Help. bends. the bullets coming faster until Neo. 156 CONTINUED: AGENT SMITH Find them and destroy them! Agent Jones nods and touches his earpiece. ducks just between them. he whirls.. The AIR SIZZLES with wads of lead like angry flies as Neo twists. His GUN BOOMS as we ENTER the liquid space of --. we look THROUGH the sights and gun smoke AT the Agent blurred with motion -Until the hammers click against the empty metal. still running. dancing up and away. and he knows what is behind him. bent impossibly back.DAY The roof-access tower is now engulfed in flames as Neo and Trinity stand amongst a pile of their fallen enemies. Just as she drops the final Marine. 157 EXT. Across the roof. one hand on the ground as a spiraling gray ball shears open his shoulder. (CONTINUED) NEO NEO 157 156 . we are under attack! Suddenly his face. narrows the gap. Fingers pumping.103. ROOF . guns filling his hands with thought-speed. Trinity! Agent Jones charges.. consumed by spreading locust-like swarm of static as Agent Jones emerges. shells ejecting. . his whole body dissolves. the fear in her face. PILOT I repeat. the PILOT inside the army helicopter watches the last of their ferocious onslaught.BULLET-TIME. Screaming. Neo sees her. Trinity sees what's coming.
Come on. it is the pilot. 157 He starts to scream as another digs a red groove across his thigh. raising his gun a final time. Suddenly Agent Jones stops. NEO Can you fly that thing? Not yet. He hears a sharp metal AGENT JONES Immediately. we have to keep moving. Trinity helps Neo up.Rev. TRINITY Neo. NEO It wasn't fast enough. Dodge this! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The body flies back with a flash of mercurial light and when it hits the ground. to see Agent Jones standing over him. Neo sees the helicopter.. how did you do that? Do what? TRINITY You moved like they moved. click. TRINITY NEO TRINITY . He checks his shoulder wound. he whirls around and turns straight into the muzzle of Trinity's . She pulls out the cellular phone.. TRINITY Are you all right? NEO I'm fine. He has only time to look up.jammed tight to his head.45 --. Only human.THE MATRIX . 3/9/98 157 CONTINUED: 104. I've never seen anyone move that fast.
Operator. ROOF . finding one that he feeds into Trinity's supplement drive.) Tank.O.50 caliber too fast and BULLETS are everywhere. The GUN jumps and BULLETS EXPLODE THROUGH the WINDOW in a CACOPHONY of CRASHING GLASS as the Agents go for their weapons. all the essentials of flying a helicopter absorbed at light-speed. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . TRINITY (V. 158 His fingers flash over the gleaming laser disks. 3/29/98 158 INT.) TANK 105. He turns to the wall of windows as the helicopter drops INTO VIEW -Neo is in the back bay.DAY Trinity's eyes flutter as information surges into her brain. 160 161 OMITTED INT.Rev. punching the "load" commands on her keyboard. Over the RUSHING WATER and the ALARMS. Let's go. the . Tank is immediately searching the disk drawers. (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 160 161 TRINITY 159 . HOVERCRAFT Tank is back at the controls. Agent Smith hears a sound and understands the seriousness of the attack. PERFORATING the room. But Neo is too close.THE MATRIX . Hurry! TRINITY (V.50 machine gun.DAY Agent Jones throws open the door and enters. aiming the mounted . I need a pilot program for a military B-212 helicopter. walking through the puddles pooling in the carpet. 159 EXT.O. No.
every move a whip crack. 161 CONTINUED: Agent Jones is hit first. NEO Get up. Morpheus lunges. Morpheus! Get up! Neo grabs the climbing rope and attaches one end to his harness. Nooo! He FIRES SWEEPING ACROSS the sheetrocked WALL in a perfect line. his GUN still FIRING as his body falls. Morpheus lifts his face into the room's rain. HALL . snapping the other rope-end on to a bolted bar as -Morpheus begins to fall. When he finally opens his eyes. they are again dark and flashing with fire. Agent Smith stops and sees Morpheus run past the open door. PUNCTURING the WALL. 162 INT. Neo stares at Morpheus. a bullet buries itself in his leg. For an instant.106. And finally Agent Smith. And as Morpheus starts his dive for the window. flying for a moment. when Neo hurls himself into the wide blue empty space. out of control -As Neo spins. NEO He won't make it. his body jack-knifing back. (CONTINUED) AGENT SMITH 163 162 161 .DAY Just outside the executive office. EXECUTIVE OFFICE . blood arcing out with a sudden flash of light -Then Agent Brown.DAY Slowly. snapping his handcuffs just as the Agents enter the adjoining room. He rises from the chair. three Marines blister with snow-static. 163 INT. searing through the wet air with jet trails of chalk. we see the BULLETS SHRED. knocking him off balance. trying to will him into action.
163 As their two bodies. The ENGINE GRINDS. SNAPPING taut. trying to detach himself but -(CONTINUED) NEO TRINITY 164 NEO . falling down -The ground deliriously distant as Neo snatches hold of his mentor's still handcuffed wrist. Gotcha! 164 EXT. rushing at each other on a seemingly magnetic course until they collide. set in motion. Neo gets to his feet. legs scrambling. 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. legs flipping over. GOVERNMENT BUILDING .DAY Trinity pulls the copter up and away as Agent Smith stands in the shattered window. Uh-oh -Trinity throws the helicopter towards the roof of the nearest building.Rev. the chopping blades start to slow while -Trinity guides the parabolic fall over the nearest roof where -Neo and Morpheus drop safely. hands searching in furious desperation. 3/9/98 163 CONTINUED: The rope snaking out behind him. 107. rolling free as the rope goes slack. PONK. arms. Morpheus tumbles. Shit-shit-no! Neo hears the helicopter begin to die. cracking their fragile embrace. PONK. PONK. Almost bouncing free of each other.THE MATRIX . Until the LINE ends. finding hold and clinging. aiming his GUN out through the curtain of rain. an umbilical cord attached to a machine.
arcing over the roof like a setting sun -The coils of slack snap taut. who stands on the building's edge watching her arc beneath him as the HELICOPTER EXPLODES -She bounces against a shatterproof WINDOW that SPIDERCRACKS out while flames erupt behind her. NEO Morpheus. severing the cord from the helicopter. ROOFTOP . they TANK He's the One! 166 167 165 MORPHEUS Do you believe it now. dragging him with ferocious speed towards the edge even as -Trinity lunges for the back door. his mouth agape. Both shaking. Trinity? Trinity looks at Neo. you're going to realize just like I did the difference between knowing a path and walking a path. I knew it! 166 167 OMITTED EXT.. . her gun in one hand. 164 The helicopter is falling too fast. yanking Neo off his feet.. she told me -MORPHEUS She told you exactly what you needed to hear. hurtling at the parapet. when his feet hit the rain gutter and he levers up just as -Trinity fires. That's all.DAY Neo pulls Trinity up into his arms.THE MATRIX . 165 INT. MAIN DECK Tank stares at the screen. falling free of it as it SMASHES. Sooner or later. grabbing for the rope with the other -Neo flies like a skipping stone. connected to Neo. 3/9/98 164 CONTINUED: 108. hold each other again. Holding on to the rope she swings. Neo. the Oracle.Rev. blades first into a GLASS skyscraper.
SUBWAY STATION . TANK Goddamn! It's good to hear your voice.) 109.) We need an exit. (CONTINUED) 170 AGENT SMITH 169 . State and Balbo. TANK Got one ready.DAY We rush at the roof access door as it suddenly slams open and the three Agents charge out. AGENT JONES We have their position.DAY An old man sits hunched in the far corner of the station. Damnit! AGENT BROWN The trace was completed.O.THE MATRIX . Tank. Agent Smith can't stand listening to them. He moves to the edge of the building. But Neo. shadows gathered around him like blankets. Trinity and Morpheus are already gone. ROOFTOP . sir.Rev.O. looking out at the surrounding city. 168 MORPHEUS (V.) We're on our way -169 EXT. 3/9/98 168 INT. Subway. AGENT JONES Order the strike.O. AGENT BROWN Sentinels are standing by. sir! MORPHEUS (V. 170 INT. MAIN DECK The PHONE RINGS. AGENT SMITH They're not out yet. MORPHEUS (V.
. SUBWAY . the PHONE begins to RING.. Let's go! NEO You first..DAY Through the old man's eyes as the world begins to RUMBLE. He will 171 He starts to turn from the edge of the building when he suddenly hears it.. she told me. dangling by its cord. TRINITY Neo. TRINITY When I went to the Oracle.OLD MAN'S POV . Lost in the shadow. the old man watches as Morpheus disappears. his face twisted with hate. I think I've been afraid to. glowing white in the dark. I don't know what it means or even if it matters but I feel I have to say it. the phone dropping. then turns to Neo.DAY Agent Smith stares. The RUMBLE GROWS. Neo leads Trinity and Morpheus bounding over a set of turnstiles towards the ringing phone inside a graffiticovered booth. I have to tell you something. his head whipping back around. never be free of the Matrix.. But.. ROOFTOP . Trinity hangs up the phone. Behind her. TRINITY I've never told anyone this before. she told me that I was going to fall in love. Morpheus. 170 Morpheus gets in and answers the phone. 170 CONTINUED: Mumbling. (CONTINUED) 172 . staring -172 INT. he nurses from a bottle of Thunderbird when -A PHONE begins to RING. the ground beginning to shake.110. His eyes grow wide. 171 EXT.
AGENT SMITH 174 TRINITY You have to send me TANK TRINITY 173 NEO 172 . Neo turns to Agent Smith whose gun stares at him like a third eye. drowning her voice. No! The GUN FIRES. In the darkness of the far corner. shivering as her conscious exits the Construct. HOVERCRAFT Trinity blinks. raising a fistful of black gun-metal. their lips close enough to kiss when a TRAIN BLASTS into the station. NEO Promise me you'll tell me the rest? She nods as he closes the booth. For a moment. The handset hanging in the air as the BULLET HITS. 172 CONTINUED: The RUMBLE RISES. 173 INT. the BULLET flying at her. SHATTERING the EAR-PIECE. they are frozen by the strobing lights of the train until Neo whispers in her ear. Mr. Anderson. BURSTING through the PLASTIC WINDOW just as Trinity disappears. Neo sees the old man in the flashing train-light as he becomes -Agent Smith. The PHONE RINGS once more before she lifts the receiver when.111. SUBWAY STATION . Neo is drawn towards her. Neo! TANK What the hell just happened? An Agent! back! I can't! 174 INT.DAY The destroyed phone dangles in the empty booth.
TRINITY What is he doing? MORPHEUS He's beginning to believe. MAIN DECK Trinity is unable to understand. There is only 177 INT. Agent Smith machine-calm. moving at impossible speed. something fixed and hard like a gunfighter's resolve.DAY Neo looks at the dead escalator that rises up behind him. Neo. SUBWAY STATION . what is. Gun flash tongues curl from Neo's gun. They freeze in a kind of embrace. There is no past or future in these eyes. 177 178 INT. GUN REPORT THUNDERS through the underground. 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. 176 175 INT. 176 TRINITY Run. Agent Smith smiles. cartridges cartwheel into space. 175 INT. SUBWAY STATION . both men BLASTING.DAY Neo whip-draws his gun with the flashpoint speed of lightning as -Smith OPENS FIRE. An instant later they are nearly on top of each other. Slowly he turns back and in his eyes we see something different. MAIN DECK Morpheus and Trinity stand behind Tank riveted to the scrolling code. (CONTINUED) 178 .112. Run. panting. For a blinking moment we enter BULLET-TIME. bullets float forward like a plane moving across the sky. Neo sweating.
179 INT. The smile falls. STEEL CHUNKS EXPLODING like shrapnel. From deep in the tunnel. mouth coughing blood. Mr. Agent Smith's face warps with rage and he attacks. 178 CONTINUED: You're empty. fists pounding Neo like jackhammers. AGENT SMITH I'm going to enjoy watching you die. Neo pulls the TRIGGER. The sound of an ONCOMING TRAIN.113. lifting him into the air. and a kick sends him slamming back against a steel column. Anderson. The Agent is about to jump down and press his attack when he hears something. he ducks just under a punch that CRUNCHES into the BEAM. SUBWAY STATION . delivering a necksnapping reverse round-house. CLICK. NEO AGENT SMITH 178 . fists flying at furious speed. (CONTINUED) 180 179 Agent Smith yanks his TRIGGER. Behind him. he's killing him! 180 INT. his life signs going wild. So are you. his eyes ice blue. hurling him against the curved wall of the train tunnel. Stunned. a BURST of HIGH-SPEED METAL GRINDING against METAL. Neo retreating as -A knife-hand opens his forearm. Agent Smith attacks with unrelenting fury.DAY Agent Smith grabs hold of him. where he falls inches from the electrified third-rail. CLICK. Neo leaps into the air. TRINITY Jesus. like an animal cry. blows and counters. Agent Smith's glasses fly off and he glares at Neo. HOVERCRAFT Trinity watches Neo as his body jerks.
Agent Smith bursts out in furious pursuit. AGENT SMITH Good-bye. Neo stands. AGENT SMITH That is the sound of inevitability. the train slows. Neo backflips up off the tracks just as -The train barrels over Agent Smith. AGENT SMITH It is the sound of your death.114. Mr. Anderson. Neo turns. racing for the escalator -As the train comes to a stop and the doors of the last car open. They fall as the sound and fury of the TRAIN EXPLODES into the station. AGENT SMITH Do you hear that. RUMBLING as a TRAIN NEARS. He is not ready to die. The TRAIN ROARS at them. knees shaking. The veins bulge in Neo's head. CLOSER. Neo sees it coming and he starts to fight. he hurls himself straight up. Neo is unable to breathe. With an ear-splitting SHRIEK of tortured RAILS. NEO My name is Neo. Impossibly. Agent Smith jumps down onto the tracks and drop-kicks him in the face. 180 . The world again begins to shake. Mr. 180 CONTINUED: Neo tries to get up. his glasses again intact. limping. Anderson? Agent Smith grabs Neo in a choke-hold forcing him to look down the tracks. much LOUDER. smashing Smith against the concrete ceiling of the tunnel. swallowing Agent's Smith's words. the train's headlight burning a hole in the darkness. as Agent Smith tightens his hold. when the TRAIN SLAMS on its emergency brake. There is another METAL SCREECH. as he grits through the pain. starting to run. part of it still in the station.
P. Don't worry. Trinity is behind him. MORPHEUS Maybe six. MORPHEUS Tank. How long? Five minutes. TRINITY What just happened? I don't know. Trinity. TRINITY You can't use that until Neo is out! MORPHEUS I know. he sees the sentinels.M. Yes. HOVERCRAFT Tank searches the Matrix. He's going to make it. 182 INT. Oh shit! Morpheus bolts to the ladder. Oh no. 182 TANK Morpheus lifts the headset.115. 181 INT. COCKPIT Morpheus climbs into the cockpit. a SIREN SOUNDS.) . 181 MORPHEUS He's on the run -Suddenly. sir.O. TANK I lost him. charge the E. TANK (V. TRINITY TRINITY On the hologram radar.
ALLEY Agent Smith stops and takes aim.DAY 116. MAN (BUSINESSMAN) What the shit -.) Mr. every potential Agent. snatched by Neo as he flashes by. it is Agent Smith. NEO (V.Rev. Neo is in a full-out sprint. Agent Smith starting to gain. (CONTINUED) 187 NEO I got some serious 185 TANK 184 186 . CITY STREET . wheeling and dealing into his cell phone when it disappears. 184 INT. Trinity screams into the headset. HOVERCRAFT Tank answers. 3/9/98 183 EXT. Trinity. spinning and weaving away from every pedestrian. I'm trying. He flips open the cell phone and dials long distance.DAY Neo dives down an alley. Hurry. Tank! pursuit! 186 INT. Wizard.O. get me the hell out of here! 185 EXT.THE MATRIX . 183 A BUSINESSMAN walks along the sidewalk. NEO I'm trying. you better get your ass back here! 187 EXT.my phone! The Man turns to call for help and when he turns back. CITY STREET . HOVERCRAFT The KEYBOARD is CLICKING. Operator. TRINITY Neo. Tank searches for an exit.
189 190 OMITTED EXT. behind fish counters. out of control. And at every turn there is an Agent. 187 A BULLET SHATTERS the image of Neo in a truck's rearview MIRROR. and finds himself in an open market that teems with people. 3/9/98 187 CONTINUED: 117. MAIN DECK Tank speed-reads the reams of Matrix code. A hotel. MAIN DECK Tank frantically scans the monitor like a road map. TANK I got a patch on an old exit. appearing from crowds. 188 INT. but it is a 191 192 189 190 188 Neo turns back as the Agents emerge from the market. careening through the labyrinth. He kamikazes his way down the little avenues lined with vendors and shops. The door. Room 303. help! 193 INT. Uh. ALLEY He dives from the maze down a service alley dead end. Wabash and Lake. OPEN MARKET Neo spins away. 191 192 OMITTED EXT.Rev.THE MATRIX . 194 EXT. tent flaps and crates. turning. ALLEY Neo dives for it but -(CONTINUED) 194 TANK NEO Need a little help! 193 .
running in sharp. battering through the door which splinters. APARTMENT BUILDING . 194 Peeling back. charging for the end of the alley. broken and bleeding.) NEO 118. kicking in an apartment door.O.O.FIRE ESCAPE Tumbling down the RATTLING FIRE ESCAPE. leaping for the fire escape just as a knife buries itself in the window casing. lunging from the Agents' BULLETS. An old woman watches TV as Neo blurs past her and into her kitchen. APARTMENT BUILDING .) The door on your left. Down! B195 Down! B195 TANK (V. A195 INT. Neo scrapes himself to his feet. where another woman is chopping vegetables. No! TANK (V.O. long strides when a door explodes open at the end. perforated by BULLETS. A195 195 Neo lurches.O.THE MATRIX . Neo leaps the last ten feet into the alley below with Agent Brown right behind him. Shit! TANK (V. That window! Neo throws it open.Rev.HALL He is halfway down the hall. Kick it in! TANK (V.STAIRCASE Neo springs up the old crooked apartment building stairs. APARTMENT BUILDING .) EXT. Neo almost kicks the door from its hinges.) Other left! He whirls back to his other left. 195 INT.) TANK (V.O. . 3/9/98 194 CONTINUED: It's locked.
TANK That's it! You're almost there! That fire escape at the end of the alley! 197 EXT. 199 EXT. 200 INT. HOVERCRAFT The hovercraft booms down as they hit. the lights go red. MORPHEUS Here they come. MAIN DECK Finger on the monitor.Rev.THE MATRIX . Tank traces Neo's path. slamming down on the Nebuchadnezzar. HOVERCRAFT Tank loads the exit. TANK I'm going to make the call. Morpheus looks up.DAY 119. 196 197 Agent Smith suddenly pauses as if recognizing something. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL . 198 INT. SEWER MAIN The sentinels open and shift like killer kaleidoscopes as they attack. No. 3/22/98 196 INT. MORPHEUS He's going to make it. the lock on the EMP detonator. Trinity watches him. Morpheus opens 200 199 TRINITY MORPHEUS 198 . Do it! Suddenly. the faded NEON BUZZES: Heart O' The City Hotel.
can't think -BOOM. ALLEY .DAY Neo scrambles up the fire escape.THE MATRIX . Neo can't move -. jumping into the hall.DAY Neo can hear the PHONE RINGING.. .DAY 120. Trinity screams. 305. throwing open the door to find -Agent Smith.. HALL . 204 INT. 3/9/98 201 EXT.Rev. BULLETS SPARKING and RICOCHETING around him as Agents Brown and Jones close the gap. TANK They've burned through the outer hull. Neo. waiting. 203 TRINITY 202 Agent Brown reaches the broken window behind him just as Neo grabs the handle of 303. 309.. MAIN DECK Another SYSTEM ALARM SOUNDS.... A201 INT. 201 A201 On the third floor. Hurry. 202 INT. The doors count backwards: 310.. 304. MAIN DECK Neo's body jerks. Morpheus stumbles back in disbelief. he kicks in the window. HALL .45 cocked. and everyone hears it as the LIFE MONITORS SNAP FLATLINE.. 203 INT. (CONTINUED) 204 .
she told me that I'd fall in love and that man. listen to me. Mr. it can't be. blood smearing down the wallpaper. MAIN DECK In tears. HALL . Neo falls to the blue shag carpeting. MAIN DECK Amid the destruction raining around her. Morpheus takes hold of the EMP switch. Anderson.. you can't be because I love you. the man I loved would be the one. Trinity takes hold of Neo's body. You see? You can't be dead. Neo. 206 INT. AGENT SMITH Good-bye. 208 INT. HALL . 204 CONTINUED: MORPHEUS No. I promised to tell you the rest. He's gone.. standing over him. Neo.DAY Kneeling beside him.DAY Three holes in his chest. 207 INT. taking no chances. 205 INT.121. Check him. Agent Smith smiles. The Oracle. You hear me? I love you! (CONTINUED) 208 AGENT BROWN 207 TRINITY 206 AGENT SMITH 205 204 . TRINITY Neo. Trinity whispers in Neo's ear. still aiming. Agent Brown checks his vital signs. Lasers suddenly sear through the main deck as the sentinels slice open the hull. It can't be. Agent Smith stands over him. please.
the walls. 210 INT. It is a miracle. They hang frozen in space. And they do. the Agents wait for the elevator when Agent Smith glances back. We see him and the hall reflected in the bright casing. Now get up! 211 INT. becoming the "real" image. He drops the bullet and the others fall to the floor. For a moment. all three Agents grabbing for their guns. believing in all her heart that he will feel her lips and know that they speak the truth. even the Agents become a rushing stream of code. The Agents are unable to absorb what they are seeing. HOTEL HALL . they FIRE. like a cloud of obedient bees. Neo struggles to get up. and Morpheus look at each other. No! Neo raises his hands and the BULLETS. 209 208 His eyes snap open. NEO 211 TRINITY Tank 210 . Neo gets to his feet. As one. slow and come to a stop. looking at Neo as if he were looking at a ghost. fixed like stainless steel stars. At the end of the hall. the floor. He rips off his sunglasses. MAIN DECK Trinity screams as the monitors jump back to life.DAY He does. HALL .122. Neo looks out. Neo plucks one of the bullets from the air. now able to see through the curtain of the Matrix. We MOVE CLOSER UNTIL the bullet fills our vision and the distorted reflection morphs. 209 INT. 208 CONTINUED: Her eyes close and she kisses him.DAY Holding his chest.
How. his shards spinning away. Suddenly a SEARING SOUND stabs through his earpiece as his chest begins to swell. something deep. his calm machine-like expression shredding with pure rage. bracing himself as Neo charges him and springs into a dive. Agent Smith gets up. something that is going to change everything. like a tremor before a quake. absorbed by the Matrix until -Only Neo is left.?! He is the one.. Spinning around he looks to the others and feels something. And with a final death scream. faster and faster. But the impact doesn't come. saturated color images of Neo standing in the hall. the Agents know fear. He rushes Neo. as -Each screen fills with brilliant. Then with one quick strike to the chest he sends Agent Smith flying backwards. They look at each other. Neo faces the remaining Agents. his tie and coat rippling as if he were a deep pool of water. MAIN DECK All three stare transfixed with awe as the scrolling code accelerates. They begin to blur into streaks. His attack is ferocious but Neo blocks each blow easily. then balloon as -Neo BURSTS up out of him. 212 INT. disappearing. Neo sinks into Agent Smith. 213 INT. Agent Smith EXPLODES like an empty husk in a brilliant cacophony of light. shimmering ribbons of light that open like windows. For the first time since their inception.. the same idea striking simultaneously -They run. as if the machine language was unable to keep up or perhaps describe what is happening.123. HALL Agent Smith screams. MORPHEUS He is the one! TANK 212 An EXPLOSION shakes the entire ship. 213 .
Neo? His eyes open. 218 INT. filling the pit with their cold metal carcasses. it seems like it might last forever. 214 INT. only the humans are alive. MAIN DECK A sentinel descends towards Morpheus. HOVERCRAFT In the still darkness. FADE TO BLACK. OVERFLOW PIT A blinding shock of white light floods the chamber. A PHONE begins to RING. HALL Again he hears her. rushing toward it even as -216 INT. MAIN DECK sentinels are everywhere destroying the ship. The cursor beating steadily. He reacts to the RINGING PHONE. Tears pour from her smiling eyes as he reaches up to touch her. waiting.124. see Neo dive for the phone as -Now! Morpheus turns the key. Neo! 215 INT. 217 INT. sentinels blink and fall instantly dead. (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. And she kisses him.
Seen from inside. NEO (V. all I could see was its edges.) When I used to look out at this world. A different world where all things are possible. But now. Done hiding. We GLIDE IN TOWARDS the screen. I believe that the Matrix can remain our cage or it can become our chrysalis. I'm done running. I suppose.O. its leaders and laws. You have to change yourself.) Hi.) I believe deep down. We realize that the constellation is actually the holes in the mouthpiece of a phone.O. I know you're out there. The numbers begin to lock into place. but I know if you can free your mind. that's what you helped me to understand.THE MATRIX . sucked TOWARDS a tight constellation of stars. you cannot change your cage.) I imagine you can also feel me.O.O. is up to you. its rules and controls. its boundaries.) I can't tell you how to get there. NEO (V. NEO (V. A world of hope. we recognize Neo's voice. 3/9/98 219 CONTINUED: It is answered and the screen fills instantly with the trace program. Of peace. . 125. Whether I'm done fighting. surging UP THROUGH the darkness. After a long beat. we both want this world to change.O.) You won't have to search for me anymore.O. you'll find the way. It's me. NEO (V. NEO (V. That to be free. 219 We CLOSE IN ON the racing columns of numbers shimmering across the screen. I can feel you now. We DIVE THROUGH the numbers. NEO (V.Rev. I see another world.
Rev. STREET . 220 (CONTINUED) . 125A.THE MATRIX . 3/9/98 220 EXT.PHONE BOOTH We SHOOT THROUGH the holes as Neo hangs up the phone.
220 THE END .126. FADE OUT. black coat billowing like a black leather cape as he flies faster than a speeding bullet. until the city is miles below. 220 CONTINUED: He steps out of the phone and slides on a pair of sunglasses. Neo blasts by us. After a moment. his long. He looks up and we RISE. HIGHER and HIGHER.
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