R | | Action, Sci-Fi
When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.
Jean Reno was approached to play Agent Smith. He turned it down and took a role in Godzilla (1998) instead. He was also unwilling to move to Australia.
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.
Cypher: Do you?
When Morpheus offers Neo the choice of pills, the blue is in his left and the red is in his right. Yet in the close up of Morpheus shades the pills have swapped hands. As is the hand Neo uses to pick one. He reaches for the red with his left, the reflection shows him reaching with the right.
There are no opening credits beyond the production logos and the title.
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 4 April 1999
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