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.
All of the references to street corners (for example, Wells and Lake) are real intersections in Chicago, Illinois, The Wachowskis' hometown. The subway train has signs for "Loop," another Chicago reference. The film however is quite obviously not ... ...
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...
In one shot where Neo fires the chain gun at the Agents, one jumps out of harm's way while firing his pistol. While there is a flash, the pistol's action does not go back and there is no recoil like there should be, revealing it to be added in post-production.
The opening Warner Bros. logo is green on a gray sky, and the opening Village Roadshow logo is green.
$27,788,331 (USA) (2 April 1999)
$171,383,253 (USA) (17 September 1999)
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