Original MatriX Script Part 28
Neo is pulling Morpheus up to him when he hears the HELICOPTER BEGIN TO DIE.
NEO: Oh fuck.
Trinity throws the helicopter towards the roof of the nearest building. Morpheus and Neo cling to one another as they and the machine above them begin to fall. The ENGINE GRINDS, the CHOPPING BLADES start to slowwhile -- The Agents stand in the open shattered window, watching the helicopter disappear behind taller buildings.
TANK: He's the One. He's got to be...
EXT. ROOFTOP (MATRIX) - DAY - Neo pulls Trinity up into his arms. Both shaking, they hold each other again.
MORPHEUS: I knew it! I goddamn knew it!
She runs at him, throwing her arms around him.
MORPHEUS: Do you believe me now? He's the One! Who else could have done this?
NEO: Morpheus, I know you won't believe me but the Oracle told me I'm not the One.
MORPHEUS: It doesn't matter if I don't believe you --
His eyes light up.
MORPHEUS: What matters is that you don't believe her.
INT. MAIN DECK - The PHONE RINGS.
TRINITY (V.O.): Tank, get us out of here.
TANK: Got one ready. An underground El station. State and Balbo.
TRINITY (V.O.): See ya soon.
TANK: See ya soon.
EXT. ROOFTOP (MATRIX) - DAY - The rope is all that remains. Agent Smith can barely control his anger.
AGENT BROWN: The trace was completed.
AGENT JONES: We have their position.
AGENT BROWN: The extermination unit is in place.
AGENT JONES: Order the strike.
Agent Smith can't stand listening to them. He moves to the edge of the building, looking out at the surrounding city.
AGENT SMITH: They're not out yet.
INT. "EL" STATION (MATRIX) - DAY - A metal gate is locked, the sign reading, "Station Closed." Neo looks around, takes out a GUN and BLOWS OFF the LOCK. In the moist underground distance they hear the MUTED RING of a TELEPHONE.
The Old Man stops, Neo rushes at him, gliding smoothly over the turnstiles.
OLD MAN: I'm sorry -- I didn't mean!
The Old Man is shaking, terrified. Neo looks at his gun. He glances over his shoulder, then eases back the hammer.
NEO: Get outta here. Okay? Run! Go!
The Old Man nods, turns and hurries deeper into the urban cave, disappearing into the shadows as Trinity and Morpheus arrive.
TRINITY: What happened? Was that --
NEO: It was nobody.
Neo turns to the RINGING BOOTH.
NEO: Let's go! You first, Morpheus.
Morpheus gets in and answers the phone. Lost in the shadow, the Old Man turns back and watches as Morpheus disappears, the phone dropping, dangling by its cord. His eyes grow wide, glowing white in the dark.
TRINITY: Morpheus is right, you know. It doesn't matter what he believes or even what the Oracle believes. What matters is what you believe.
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