The Truman Show
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Continuity mistake: In the scene just before Truman sees his dad as a homeless man, there is a woman in a white sweater holding a shopping bag in her right hand. When Truman turns, the bag switches to her left. (00:15:05)

Continuity mistake: When Truman opens the trunk in the basement, the stuff inside changes completely in the close-up. (00:17:25)

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Continuity mistake: The lamp falls on a sunny side of the pavement. When the shot changes it's on a shady part. (00:03:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Meryl holds the Chef's Pal, the position of her hands differs depending on the shot. (00:09:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Truman meets his father, there's a man on a bike, 5 meters behind them, riding really slowly. A second later, from a new angle, the bicycle is 10 meters in front of him. (00:15:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Truman is watching how the lamps falls from the sky, the shadow on the front of his car appears and disappears depending on the angle shot. (00:03:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the flight centre, after Truman taps his luggage, he puts both his arms under his chin. Then the camera changes shot to just beside his elbow, and his fist is sticking out behind his elbow. Just a shot ago it was below his chin.

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Continuity mistake: Just before Truman turns around to see his dad as a homeless man, there is a woman in a white sweater behind him. When Truman turns, the woman is in front of him. (00:15:05)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where a lamp fell from the sky in front of Truman, the damage caused to it seemed somewhat insubstantial, bearing in mind the height from which it surely must have fallen in order for it not to be visible from the ground in the first place. (00:03:15)

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Suggested correction: The reason it wasn't visible in the first place is because there was a screen/cover on the walls of the dome as shown at the end. Not to mention those lights are heavy duty, mostly made of metal so it's extremely likely that it could have fallen from a height like that (probably the height of a 20 story building) and gotten the damage that it did.

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Factual error: When the bus breaks down, steam is shown coming out of the front of the bus. GMC buses have the engine and radiator in the rear.

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Truman Burbank: Good morning! And in case I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

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Trivia: The name of Truman's boat is the "Santa Maria" - a ship sailed by Christopher Columbus. It is symbolic of going to a new land or a "new" place.

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Question: Just something that has interested me for a while. Did all the people in the town grow up with Truman (eg. his classmates) or are they all different actors? Also do all the actors live on set or do they have lives outside the show?

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Chosen answer: Clearly, in his media interviews, Truman's best friend, Marion, indicates that he did, indeed, grow up with Truman since they met in elementary school. One could extrapolate that his classmates did, as well. A sudden change of actor from one day to the next would be too much of tip-off to Truman. As actors leave the show, there is a story along with it. His father is presumed to have died, and returns later. I'm sure others move away. The main characters (Truman's wife, parents, close co-workers, and other key figures in his life) also appear to live "in world" and have devoted their entire lives to the Truman project. It is not made clear about the extras, though.

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It's kinda hard to believe though that a little boy (Marion) is faking it all so well for all these years since his childhood without raising any suspicion.

He probably didn't get to know it until a late age. In the bus, a little girl was confused and almost tell her mum that there was Truman, so a kid can't keep up the secret. I'm pretty sure they don't know it. But on the other hand, when he says he wants to be an explorer all the classmates freak out, as if they knew it would put in danger the show. So maybe the classmates and even the best friend had been selected after making sure they wouldn't mess up and reveal the secret.

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