The Truman Show is a 1998 American fantasy drama adventure film directed by Peter Weir and produced by Scott Rudin, Andrew Niccol, Edward S. Feldman and Adam Schroeder. The screenplay was written by Andrew Niccol.
Rated: PG (movie contains mild language and thematic elements)
Run Time: 1h 43min
Release Date: June 5, 1998 (USA)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director: Peter Weir
Studio: Paramount Pictures
The Truman Show stars Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Ed Harris, Natasha McElhone, Noah Emmerich, Holland Taylor, Brian Delate, Peter Kraus, Paul Giamatti, Harry Shearer, Philip Baker Hall, Una Damon, Yugi Okumoto and Judy Clayton.
The Truman Show is the story of Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey), an insurance salesman leading an idyllic, peaceful life on Seahaven Island. However, he is also the unsuspecting star of the Truman Show, a reality television program which is broadcast live 24 hours a day around the world. His entire life, from his birth throughout his teen and young adult years, has taken place within a giant arcological dome near Hollywood, fashioned to create the seaside town of Seahaven Island. The town is equipped with thousands of cameras to monitor all aspects of his life. He doesn’t know it, but everything in his life is part of a massive TV set and has been for 30 years.
Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates ‘The Truman Show’ from a control booth located in the sky and he tries to control Truman’s mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney) whom Truman eventually marries.
Truman is not happy with his life. He wants to see the world. He wants to get away from his happy-happy, ever tidy, nice and shiny little island town and explore. As Truman gradually discovers the truth as he begins to notice repeating traffic patterns and people in the same places every day, however, he must decide whether to act on it.
“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” – Truman Burbank
“The early bird gathers no moss! The rolling stone catches the worm!” – Truman Burbank
“Who are you?” – Truman Burbank
“I am the Creator… of a television show that gives hope and joy and inspiration to millions.” – Christof
“Then who am I?” – Truman Burbank
“You’re the star.” – Christof
“Was nothing real?” – Truman Burbank
“You were real… that’s what made you so good to watch.” – Christof
Official Movie Trailer
Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank
Laura Linney as Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill
Ed Harris as Christof
Natasha McElhone as Lauren / Sylvia
Noa Emmerich as Marlon
Holland Taylor as Truman’s Mom
Brian Delate as Truman’s Father
Peter Kraus as Lawrence
Paul Giamatti as Simeon
Harry Shearer as Mike Michaelson
Philip Baker Hall as Network Executive
Una Damon as Chloe
Yugi Okumoto as Japanese Family
Judy Clayton as Travel Agent