R | | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
The filming of the helicopter scene nearly caused the film to be shutdown because they flew the helicopter through restricted Sydney airspace. Laws in the state of New South Wales in Australia were changed to allow the film The Matrix (1999) to proceed.
Trinity: Is everything in place?
Cypher: You weren't supposed to relieve me.
Trinity: I know, but I felt like taking a shift.
Cypher: You like him, don't you? You like watching him.
Trinity: Don't be ridiculous.
Cypher: We're gonna kill him. You understand that?
Trinity: Morpheus believes he is the one...
When Neo meets the Oracle, she makes a big deal out of waiting until the exact moment to take the cookies out of the oven. Then after a few minutes she gives an oven-fresh cookie to Neo. When Neo takes a bite of the cookie, it breaks and crunches like a store-bought ginger snap -- hardly a perfectly timed oven-fresh cookie.
There are no opening credits beyond the production logos and the title.
$27,788,331 (USA) (2 April 1999)
$171,383,253 (USA) (17 September 1999)
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