The Matrix script
The Matrix (1999)
Synopsis: Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.

They wear dark suits and sunglasses even at night. Theyare also always hardwired; small Secret Service earphonesin one ear, the cord coiling back into their shirtcollars.

AGENT SMITH:

Lieutenant?

LIEUTENANT:

Oh shit.

(CONTINUED)

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3 CONTINUED:
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AGENT SMITH:

Lieutenant, you were givenspecific orders -LIEUTENANT

I'm just doing my job. You gimmethat Juris-my dick-tion and youcan cram it up your ass.

AGENT SMITH:

The orders were for yourprotection.

The Lieutenant laughs.

LIEUTENANT:

I think we can handle one little

girl.

Agent Smith nods to Agent Brown as they start toward thehotel.

LIEUTENANT:

I sent two units. They'rebringing her down now.

AGENT SMITH:

No, Lieutenant, your men arealready dead.

4 INT. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL 4

The Big Cop flicks out his cuffs, the other cops holdinga bead. They've done this a hundred times, they knowthey've got her, until the Big Cop reaches with the cuffsand Trinity moves -It

almost doesn't register, so smooth and fast, inhumanlyfast.

The eye blinks and Trinity's palm snaps up and the noseexplodes, blood erupting. Her leg kicks with the forceof a wrecking ball and he flies back, a two-hundred-fiftypound sack of limp meat and bone that slams into the copfarthest from her.

Trinity moves again, BULLETS RAKING the walls,

flashlights sweeping with panic as the remaining cops tryto stop a leather-clad ghost.

A GUN still in the cop's hand is snatched, twisted, andFIRED. There is a final violent exchange of GUNFIRE andwhen it's over, Trinity is the only one standing.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:

5.

4

A flashlight rocks slowly to a stop.

TRINITY:

Shit.

5 EXT. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL 5

Agent Brown enters the hotel while Agent Smith heads forthe alley.

6 INT. HEART O' THE CITY HOTEL 6

Trinity is on the phone, pacing.

answered.

The other end is

MAN (V.O.)

Operator.

TRINITY:

Morpheus! The line was traced!

don't know how.

I:

MORPHEUS (MANV.O.)

I know. They cut the hardline.

This line is not a viable exit.

TRINITY:

Are there any Agents?

MORPHEUS (V.O.)

Yes.

Goddamnit!

TRINITY:

MORPHEUS (V.O.)

You have to focus. There is a

phone. Wells and Lake. You can

make it.

She takes a deep breath, centering herself.

TRINITY:

All right -MORPHEUS

(V.O.)

Go.

She drops the phone.

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Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, born June 21, 1965) and Lilly Wachowski (formerly Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski, born December 29, 1967) are sibling American film directors, screenwriters, and producers. They are both openly transgender women. Known together professionally as The Wachowskis and formerly as The Wachowski Brothers, the pair made their directing debut in 1996 with Bound, and reached fame with their second film The Matrix (1999), a major box office success for which they won the Saturn Award for Best Director. They wrote and directed its two sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in 2003), and were deeply involved in the writing and production of other works in the franchise. more…

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