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.
According to Don Davis, Johnny Depp was Lana and Lily's first choice for Neo, but Warner Bros. wanted Brad Pitt or Val Kilmer. After Kilmer and Brad Pitt said no, Warner Bros. was willing to consider Johnny Depp, and then it came between Johnny Depp and Keanu Reeves, who Warner Bros. was pushing. ... ...
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 is being interrogated by the agents, Agent Smith plops a folder on the table. When he opens it, there are no pages on the back of the cover. When the camera shifts as Agent Smith is looking through the pages, we see several pages on the back of the cover that Agent Smith never placed there. However, the folder is an obvious reference to computer folders and the scene is a showcase for the fact that Agents are not human, but can manipulate things as computer programs. The visible world is merely an interpretation of their digital actions.
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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