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 last thing shot was Neo getting flushed into the lake when he gets unplugged for the first time.
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...
The name of the software company Neo works at is spelled "METACORTEX" on the outside of the building, but a sign inside the building has it spelled "META CORTECHS". Featurettes suggest that the name was changed to avoid an expensive legal issue; evidently one of the signs was missed.
The opening Warner Bros. logo is green on a gray sky, and the opening Village Roadshow logo is green.
The FOX televised version omits the "There is no spoon" scene before Neo meets The Oracle and cuts down on the multiple shots fired at Neo by Agent Smith at the end; in this version, it only shows Neo shot twice. Some language is, respectively, cut as well.
$27,788,331 (USA) (4 April 1999)
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