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A Detective Story (2003)

A private detective is hired to track down the computer hacker known as Trinity. But as he gets close his goal, reality takes a weird turn for him.

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Shin'ichirô Watanabe (as Shinichiro Watanabe)

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Ellen Moore (additional dialogue), Shin'ichirô Watanabe (as Shinichiro Watanabe) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
James Arnold Taylor ... Ash (voice)
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Trinity (voice)
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Clarence (voice) (as T. C. Carson)
Matt McKenzie ... Agent (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mugihito Mugihito ... Clarence (voice)
Masane Tsukayama ... Ash (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Trinity (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ... Client (voice) (as Ryunosuke Ohbayashi)
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Ash, a private detective, is quite frankly sick of his job. It's not as adventurous as he thought it was and on top of that both his fridge and bank account are empty. When the phone rings, Ash promises to his cat Dinah he will quit the business forever if this is yet another husband who wants his wife shadowed. But the caller is quite a different gentleman. He wants Ash to look for a computer hacker called Trinity. The caller refuses to say his name, but Ash is quickly persuaded to take on the job when he sees his recently updated bank account balance. When he starts investigating, Ash finds something strange. He is not the first detective looking for the hacker. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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USA

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English

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April 2003 (USA) See more »

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The Animatrix: A Detective Story See more »

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Studio 4°C, Warner Bros. See more »
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Ash's revolver is a Colt Detective Special which fits the short's setting because it has been used in many Film Noir movies. The revolver was also used by the Trainman in The Matrix Revolutions. See more »

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Ash: A case to end all cases...
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References Dark City (1998) See more »

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Great in black and white
25 October 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

This is the fifth part of 'The Animatrix', a collection of animated short movies that tell us a little more about the world of 'The Matrix'. This time they introduce Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) in a story about a detective who is hired to find her. With great black and white animation and an interesting story this is again a great animated short from 'The Animatrix'.


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