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The Matrix Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma that faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix. It's the year 1999, and Anderson (hacker alias: Neo) works in a cubicle, manning a computer and doing a little hacking on the side. It's through this latter activity that Thomas makes the acquaintance of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who has some interesting news for Mr. Anderson -- none of what's going on around him is real. The year is actually closer to 2199, and it seems Thomas, like most people, is a victim of The Matrix, a massive artificial intelligence system that has tapped into people's minds and created the illusion of a real world, while using their brains and bodies for energy, tossing them away like spent batteries when they're through. Morpheus, however, is convinced Neo is "The One" who can crack open The Matrix and bring his people to both physical and psychological freedom. The Matrix is the second feature film from the sibling writer/director team of Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski, who made an impressive debut with the stylish erotic crime thriller Larry Wachowski. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 31, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Janek Sirrs Best Visual Effects 1999 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Gaeta Best Visual Effects 1999 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Reitz Best Sound 1999 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jon Thum Best Visual Effects 1999 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Owen Paterson Best Production Design 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Zach Staenberg Best Editing 1999 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Zach Staenberg Best Editing 1999 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Bill Pope Best Cinematography 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Lee Best Sound 1999 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gregg Rudloff Best Sound 1999 Winner

Crew

Andy Wachowski
Director
Larry Wachowski
Director
Joel Silver
Producer
Andy Wachowski
Screenwriter
Larry Wachowski
Screenwriter
Bill Pope
Cinematographer
Zach Staenberg
Editor
Owen Paterson
Production Designer
Michelle McGahey
Art Director
Hugh Bateup
Art Director
Dan Cracchiolo
Co-producer
Carol Hughes
Associate Producer
Erwin Stoff
Executive Producer
Barrie M. Osborne
Executive Producer
Andy Wachowski
Executive Producer
Andrew Mason
Executive Producer
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Dan Cracchiolo
Executive Producer
Larry Wachowski
Executive Producer
Tim Ferrier
Set Designer
Sarah Light
Set Designer
Jacinta Leong
Set Designer
Godric Cole
Set Designer
Andrew Powell
Set Designer
Judith Harvey
Set Designer
Deborah Riley
Set Designer
Marta McElroy
Set Designer
Kym Barrett
Costume Designer
Gregg Rudloff
Sound/Sound Designer
David Lee
Sound/Sound Designer
John Reitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Janek Sirrs
Special Effects
Jon Thum
Special Effects
James McTeigue
First Assistant Director
Colin Fletcher
First Assistant Director
Geofrey Darrow
Consultant/advisor
Mali Finn
Casting
Shauna Wolifson
Casting
Bob McCarron
Makeup Special Effects
Glenn Boswell
Stunts Coordinator
Bruce Hunt
Second Unit Director
John Gaeta
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ross Emery
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Yuen Woo Ping
Fights Choreographer
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