Original MatriX Script Part 22
DOZER: There he is.
TANK: I got you.
CYPHER (V.O.): Just get me outta here.
EXT. STREET (MATRIX) - DAY
TANK (V.O.): Nearest exit is Franklin and Erie. An old appliance store.
Cypher hangs up and smiles as the fire trucks arrive.
CYPHER: An actor. Definitely.
INT. MAIN DECK - The PHONE RINGS. Tank answers.
TRINITY (V.O.): Tank, it's me.
EXT. STREET (MATRIX) - DAY - They are outside a pawn shop. Trinity has a new cellular.
TRINITY: We need an exit!
TANK (V.O.): Gotcha. You're not far from Cypher.
TRINITY: Cypher, I thought --
TANK (V.O.): So did we. That boy's got nine lives. I sent him to Franklin and Erie.
TRINITY: Got it.
She hangs up.
EXT. STREET (MATRIX) - DAY - Running, Cypher turns onto Erie.
INT. APPLIANCE STORE (MATRIX) - DAY - Dead machines, eviscerated and shrouded with dust lay on metal shelves like bodies in a morgue. Plywood covering a small window is ripped off and Cypher crawls inside. Deep in the back room, a PHONE that has not rung in years begins to RING.
INT. MAIN DECK - Tank punches the emit command.
TANK: Got him.
Cypher's body twitches in its harness, jerking itself awake. His eyes blink open. Dozer unplugs him.
DOZER: System check looks fine.
EXT. STREET (MATRIX) - DAY - Trinity sees the appliance shop.
INT. MAIN DECK - Cypher holds his chest.
DOZER: You okay?
CYPHER: Goddamn gas. My lungs are killing me.
He crosses to an overhead bin.
CYPHER: We got any pain killers?
DOZER: The first aid kit's over here.
As Dozer stoops for a cabinet, Cypher pulls back a heavy blanket exposing a plasma rifle.
INT. APPLIANCE STORE (MATRIX) - DAY - Neo crawls through the window that Cypher opened.
INT. MAIN DECK - Tank finishes loading the exit programs as Cypher rises behind him, swinging the weapon at his back. He looks over as Dozer turns with the first aid kit, a look of frozen disbelief crossing his face --
Tank spins as red hot wads of PLASMA EXPLODE through his chair and into his back. Diving, a second BURST tears up his side -- As Dozer shoots a look at the monitor where Tank was working. He stabs the enter command activating the exit sequence and ducks under a BARRAGE of PLASMA FIREINT.
APPLIANCE STORE (MATRIX) - DAY - The PHONE begins to RING as the others crawl in.
SWITCH: God, I love that sound.
INT. MAIN DECK - Dozer rolls up, grabbing a heavy crowbar from a box of tools. Cypher circles the drive chairs as the sights of the plasma rifle find Dozer's face. Dozer charges, screaming, and the PLASMA RIFLE SCREAMS back.
INT. APPLIANCE STORE (MATRIX) - DAY - The PHONE is still RINGING.
TRINITY: You first, Neo.
Neo answers the phone when there is a CLICK. There is no signal. Nothing but silence.
TRINITY: What happened?
NEO: I don't know. It just went dead.
Trinity listens to the dead line and takes out the cellular.
INT. MAIN DECK - The operator PHONE begins to RING- Cypher steps over the body of Tank and looks at the monitor.
INT. APPLIANCE STORE (MATRIX) - DAY - Trinity can almost feel him watching them. Every unanswered RING wrings her gut a little tighter, until --
CYPHER (V.O.): Hello, Trinity.
TRINITY: Cypher? Where's Tank?
CYPHER (V.O.): He had an accident.
TRINITY: An accident? What about Dozer? Is Dozer there?
INT. MAIN DECK - He walks over to Trinity's body, staring down at it hanging in its coma-like stillness.
CYPHER: You know, for a long time, I thought I was in love with you, Trinity. I used to dream about you...
He nuzzles his face against hers, feeling the softness of it.
CYPHER: You are a beautiful woman. Too bad things had to work out like this.
We INTER CUT BETWEEN the appliance store and the main deck.
TRINITY: You killed them.
SWITCH: Oh God.
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