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