The Truman Show

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.

The Truman Show | The Truman Show Movie Poster | 1998 | Jim Carrey | Laura Linney | Ed Harris | Natasha McElhone | Noa Emmerich | Holland Taylor | Brian Delate | Peter Kraus | Paul Giamatti | Harry Shearer | Philip Baker Hall | Una Damon | Yugi Okumoto | Judy Clayton | Peter Weir | |
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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.

Movie Quotes

“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

Movie Stars

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