Producer: Bruce Berman, Dan Cracchiolo, Carol Hughes
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Release Date: Mar 31, 1999
Runtime: 2hr 16m
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Did You Know?
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 made.
Trinity: I know why you're here, Neo. I know what you've been doing... why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you sit by your computer. You're looking for him. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn't really looking for him. I was looking for an answer. It's the question that drives us, Neo. It's the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did.
Neo: What is the Matrix?
Trinity: The answer is out there, Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.