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THE MATRIX (68) 1999 Film
  • Breakfast Cereal
    • Tasty Wheat
      • Mouse: "Do you know what it really reminds me of? Tastee Wheat. Did you ever eat Tastee Wheat?" Switch: "No, but technically, neither did you."
  • Cities and Towns
    • Capital City
      • Neo's place of birth is "Lower Downtown, Capital City" (from Thomas Anderson's "criminal record" that Agent Smith glances at when he interrogates Neo)
    • Mega City
      • Mega City is an enormous virtual megacity in the world of The Matrix.
    • Zion
      • if the war was over today Zion is where the party would be
  • Dates
    • March 11, 1962
      • Thomas Anderson born.
    • February 19, 1998
      • What appear to be federal agents track terrorist known as Trinity to the Heart O' the City Hotel.
    • July 22, 1998
      • Date of last update to Thomas Anderson's file, from the interrogation scene.
    • September 11, 2001
      • Expiration Date on Thomas Anderson's passport.
  • High Schools
    • Owen Paterson High
      • Neo attended Owen Paterson High (from Thomas Anderson's criminal record that Agent Smith glances at when he interrogates Neo). Named after the film's production designer.
  • Lodging-Hotels
    • Heart O' The City Hotel
      • At the end of the movie, when Neo is being chased by the Agents, he goes into the Heart o' the City hotel, room 303.
  • Middle Schools
    • Central West Junior High
      • Neo attended Central West Junior High (from Thomas Anderson's criminal record that Agent Smith glances at when he interrogates Neo)
  • Psychic Services
    • The Oracle
      • No description available
  • Quotes
    • Agent Smith
      • Agent Smith: I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery.
      • Agent Smith: It seems that you've been living two lives. One life, you're Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, pay your taxes, and you. help your landlady carry out her garbage. The other life is lived in computers, where you go by the hacker alias Neo, and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of them does not.
      • Agent Smith: I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This reality, whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it.
      • Agent Smith: Never send a human to do a machine's job.
      • Agent Smith: Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call when you are unable to speak?
      • Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.
      • Agent Smith: Do you hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.
      • Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure.
    • Cypher
      • Cypher: Good shit, huh? It's good for two things: degreasing engines and killing brain cells.
      • Cypher: I'm tired, Trinity. Tired of this war, tired of fighting. I'm tired of the ship, being cold, eating the same goddamn goop everyday.
    • Morpheus
      • Morpheus: Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Do you think that's air you're breathing now?
      • Morpheus: Welcome to the desert of the real.
      • Morpheus: I imagine that right now you're feeling a bit like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole.
      • Morpheus: What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.
      • Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
      • Morpheus: You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, that's not far from the truth.
      • Morpheus: Of course, what is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, taste, and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
      • Morpheus: You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.
      • Morpheus: Stop trying to hit me and hit me!
      • Morpheus: You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
      • Morpheus: There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
      • Morpheus: The Matrix is a neural-interactive simulation; the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. you are a slave. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison. for your mind. Unfortunately no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
      • Morpheus: Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
    • Mouse
      • Mouse: To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.
    • Neo
      • Neo: I know kung fu.
      • Neo: I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid. afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.
      • Neo: Yeah. Well, that sounds like a pretty good deal. But I think I may have a better one. How about, I give you the finger, and you give me my phone call.
    • Neo & Morpheus
      • Neo: Right now we're inside a computer program?
        Morpheus: Is it really so hard to believe? Your clothes are different. The plugs in your body are gone. Your hair has changed. Your appearance now is what we call Residual Self-image. It is the mental projection of your digital self.
    • Spoon Boy
      • Spoon Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead. only try to realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
    • Tank
      • Tank: Believe it or not, you piece of shit, you're still gonna burn!
    • Trinity
      • 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. It's the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did.
      • Trinity: Dodge this.
      • Trinity: The answer is out there, Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.
  • Technology Companies
    • MetaCortex
      • The establishing shot of Neo's building shows his company name as Metacortex. A plaque inside the building where Neo works also lists the company he works for as Meta Cortechs.
  • Thoroughfares-Other
    • Lake
      • Morpheus gave Trinity instructions to get to a phone in Wells and Lake for an exit after the failed attempt to arrest her in Room 303 of the Heart O' The City Hotel while she was monitoring Neo.
    • Wells
      • Morpheus gave Trinity instructions to get to a phone in Wells and Lake for an exit after the failed attempt to arrest her in Room 303 of the Heart O' The City Hotel while she was monitoring Neo.
  • Trivia
  • Vehicles (Specific) - Aircraft
    • Nebuchadnezzar
      • Morpheus' ship.

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