The Matrix (1999) Poster


Hugo Weaving: Agent Smith



  • 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 and 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 and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

  • 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. I say your civilization, because as soon as we started thinking for you it really became our civilization, which is of course what this is all about. Evolution, Morpheus, evolution. Like the dinosaur. Look out that window. You've had your time. The future is *our* world, Morpheus. The future is our time.

  • Agent Smith : Never send a human to do a machine's job.

  • Agent Smith : You hear that Mr. Anderson?... That is the sound of inevitability... It is the sound of your death... Goodbye, Mr. Anderson...

    Neo : My name... is Neo.

  • Agent Smith : We're willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we're asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice.

    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

    [He does] 

    Neo : and you give me my phone call.

  • 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.

  • Neo : Yeah. That sounds like a really good deal. But I got a better one. How about... I give you the finger... and you give me my phone call?

    Agent Smith : Mr. Anderson... you disappoint me.

    Neo : You can't scare me with this Gestapo crap. I know my rights. I want my phone call.

    Agent Smith : Tell me, Mr. Anderson... what good is a phone call... if you're unable to speak?

  • 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. It's -- it's repulsive! Isn't it? I must get out of here. I must get free... and in this mind is the key, my key. Once Zion is destroyed, there is no need for me to be here. Do you understand? I need the codes, I have to get inside Zion and you have to tell me how. You're going to tell me, or you're going to die!

  • Agent Smith : [Seeing the slide of Neo's gun is locked back on an empty magazine]  You're empty.

    Neo : [Seeing Smith's gun is also empty]  So are you.

  • Lieutenant : I think we can handle one little girl. I sent two units, they're bringing her down now.

    Agent Smith : No lieutenant, your men are already dead.

  • Agent Smith : Lieutenant, you were given specific orders.

    Lieutenant : I'm just doing my job. You give me that "juris-my-dick-tion" crap... you can cram it up your ass.

  • Agent Smith : The great Morpheus. We meet at last.

    Morpheus : And you are?

    Agent Smith : A Smith. Agent Smith.

    Morpheus : You all look the same to me.

  • Agent Smith : [Opening a thick folder]  As you can see, we've had our eye on you for some time now, Mr. Anderson.

  • Agent Brown : She got out.

    Agent Smith : Doesn't matter.

    Agent Brown : The informant is real.

    Agent Smith : Yes.

    Agent Jones : We have the name of their next target.

    Agent Brown : The name is Neo.

    Agent Smith : We'll need a search running.

    Agent Jones : It has already begun.

  • [Agent Smith has shot Neo with several bullets] 

    Agent Smith : Check him.

    [Agent Brown feels Neo's pulse] 

    Agent Brown : He's gone.

    Agent Smith : Good bye, Mr Anderson.

  • Agent Smith : I'm going to enjoy watching you die, Mr. Anderson.

  • Agent Smith : Find them and destroy them

  • Agent Smith : Dammit.

    Agent Brown : The trace was completed.

    Agent Jones : We have their position.

    Agent Brown : Sentinels are standing by.

    Agent Jones : Order the strike.

    Agent Smith : They are not out yet.

  • Agent Smith : Have you ever stood and stared at it... marveled at its beauty? Billions of people, just living out their lives... oblivious.

  • Agent Smith : Never send a human to do a machine's job.

    Agent Brown : If, indeed, the insider has failed, they'll sever the connection as soon as possible. Unless...

    Agent Jones : ...they're dead. In either case...

    Agent Smith : ...we have no choice but to continue as planned. Deploy the sentinels. Immediately.

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