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