The Truman Show

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In theatres:
  • June 5, 1998
Running time: 1h 42m
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Truman Burbank (Carrey) is the unknowing star of a hugely popular 24-hour, real-life TV show. His town is a camera-rigged set, his wife and friends actors, the sky above his head a planetarium-like simulacrum.

We learn the truth about Truman's strange universe a third of the way into the film, when a TV commentator (Harry Shearer) interviews Christof (Ed Harris), the show's megalomaniacal creator-director, who supervises every detail of Truman's life from a huge broadcast control room.

Having been born into this, Truman is happily oblivious until he witnesses a few production gaffes and becomes obsessed with a dead-on conspiracy theory.

He longs to see the world outside the idealized suburbia of Seahaven; his wanderlust is epitomized by his memories of Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), a girl he met in his years at Seahaven University, who was subsequently removed from the show's cast for trying to tell Truman the truth.

Director: Peter Weir
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Edward Feldman
Cast: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Harry Shearer, Una Damon, Blair Slater, Fritz Dominique
Writer(s): Andrew M. Niccol
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