Synopsis: A retired special agent named John Matrix led an elite unit and has left the armed forces to live in a secluded mountain home with his daughter Jenny. But now he is forced out of retirement when his daughter is kidnapped by a band of thugs intent on revenge! Unbeknownst to Matrix, the members of his former unit are being killed one by one. Even though Matrix' friend General Franklin Kirby gives Matrix armed guards, attackers manage to kidnap Matrix and Jenny. Matrix learns that Bennett, a former member of his Matrix' unit who was presumed dead has kidnapped him to try to force Matrix to do a political assassination for a man called Arius (who calls himself El Presidente), a warlord formerly bested by Matrix who wishes to lead a military coup in his home country. Since Arius will have Jenny killed if Matrix refuses, Matrix reluctantly accepts the demand.
Director(s): Mark L. Lester
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

What's that?

Sounds like

the garbage man.

Oh. On Tuesday?

Maybe they changed

the schedule.

Oh, sh*t!


Wait a minute!

Wait a minute!

Hold it up, you guys.

I was afraid you'd miss me.

Don't worry.

We won't.

Now that

is American workmanship.

You think the Japanese

invented that? Bullshit.

We did. For a while,

we lost it, but we got it back.

I like Cadillacs.

Well, come around here, brother,

and get in this Cadillac.

You'll love it.

This is style and beauty.

Comfy, right? Oh,

I know what you're going to say.

That's vinyl,

but you don't want leather.

Leather's hot,

it's uncomfortable, it cracks.

Nothing but trouble.

Look at the head room.

Go ahead, start it up.

Listen to that.

That's power.

That's performance.

You know what

I like best?

What's that?

The price.

Hey! Wait a minute!

You can't drive

that car in here!


- Hey, guys, how's it going?

- What do you say?

Working, working.

You know.

Daddy, put me down!

Put me down!

I surrender!

Not me!

I love you, too.

Here come the sandwiches.

Why don't they just call him

"Girl George"?

It would cut down the confusion.

Oh, Dad, that's so old.

When I was a boy and rock 'n' roll

came to East Germany,

the communists said

it was subversive.

Maybe they were right.

- What's in this?

- You don't want to know.

Dad, what's wrong?

What's that army helicopter

doing here?

You said you wouldn't

go away again, you were through.

I'm not going anywhere.


I promise.

Jackson! Harris!

Secure the area!


John, are you in there?

John, come on out.

It's Kirby.

I know.

Silent and smooth,

just like always.

- I better be. You taught me.

- I'm getting rusty.

What's going on?

- Jenny, how are you?

- Hi.

Jenny, I need

to talk to your dad, OK?

Yeah? Got a warrant?

Very funny.

- Jenny.

- OK.

John, we've got a problem.

Someone's killing your men.

You gave them

new identities.


must have been a leak.

Lawson, Forrestal, Bennett...

they've all been hit.

Who's doing it?

You've made enemies

all over the world.

It could have been the Syrians,

the South Americans,

the Russians,

or a terrorist group.

They'll find you.

We were going to make

a normal life here.

You will, I promise.

I'm going to coordinate

with the federal people.

We'll nail those bastards

before they get close to you.

In the meantime, Jackson

and Harris will stay here.

Are they any good?

Real good, but not as good

as you were.

Is it bad?

I'm not leaving you,

if that's what you mean.

Then it can't be bad.

- How bad are you hit?

- I can make it.

I've got to get my rifle

from the shed.

Keep an eye out.

They'll be coming.

Get downwind. The air current

may tip them off.

Downwind? You think

I could smell them coming?

I did.

Jenny, you go to your bedroom

and stay out of sight.

I'll be right back.

- Where is she?

- Mellow out, man.

We can't talk business with you

waving guns in people's faces.

Your daughter's safe, Colonel.

Whether she stays that way

is up to you.

My people got business with you.

If you want your kid back,

then you better cooperate.



He's coming at us

with no brakes.

He's still coming,

the crazy bastard!

He'll hit us!


Don't move, motherf***er.

Bennett, I thought you were...

Dead? You thought wrong.

Ever since you had me

thrown out of your unit,

I've waited to

pay you back.

You know what today is, Matrix?



I wanted to use the real thing!

Where is Jenny?

Do you remember me, Colonel?

I remember you, scumbag,

especially the people

you've tortured and killed.

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Steven E. de Souza

Steven Edward de Souza (born November 17, 1947) is an American producer, director and screenwriter. He is among a handful of screenwriters whose films have earned over US$2 billion at the worldwide box office. more…

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