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The Matrix
Director: Andy Wachowski (Dir)
Release Date:   1999
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 31 Mar 1999; New York opening: week of 31 Mar 1999
Duration (in mins):   137
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Cast:   Keanu Reeves (Neo)  
    Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus)  
    Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity)  
    Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith)  
    Gloria Foster (Oracle)  

Production Company: Matrix Films Pty Ltd.  
Distribution Company: Warner Bros.  
Director: Andy Wachowski (Dir)
  Larry Wachowski (Dir)
Producer: Joel Silver (Prod)
Writer: Andy Wachowski (Wrt)
  Larry Wachowski (Wrt)
Photography: Bill Pope (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Owen Paterson (Prod des)
Film Editor: Zach Staenberg (Film ed)
Music: Don Davis (Mus comp)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: Australia and United States
Language: English

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
WV Films, LLC 16/4/1999 dd/mm/yyyy PA949615

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Genre: Science fiction
Sub-Genre: Action

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   31 Mar 1999   p. 1.
New York Times   31 Mar 1999   p. 1.
Variety   29 Mar 1999   p, 67, 74.

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