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.
Nicolas Cage turned down the part of Neo because of family commitments. Tom Cruise was also considered. Will Smith was approached for the role, but turned it down in favor of Wild Wild West (1999). He later said that turning down the role was the biggest mistakes he ever... ...
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.
The opening Warner Bros. logo is green on a gray sky, and the opening Village Roadshow logo is green.
$27,788,331 (USA) (4 April 1999)