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.
Joel Silver had optioned the Wachowski's screenplay long before they made Bound (1996), a film which became their calling card.
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...
Through out the movie it is shown that the agents can transfer themselves to people living in The Matrix. But in the beginning sequence where Trinity fights the police squad in the hotel room, no agent considers to overtake a policeman's body inside the hotel room which make it faster and easier to catch Trinity.
At the end of all the credits, the URL for the (now defunct) website of the film is given, www.whatisthematrix.com, along with a password, 'steak'. There's a 'secret' link on the page that requests a password.
Although rated 18, the DVD/video version shown in Ireland is the UK cut version i.e. misses the 10 seconds of head-butts.
$27,788,331 (USA) (4 April 1999)