The Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

29 continuity mistakes

Continuity mistake: When Marlon stocks the vending machine, the camera (inside the back of the machine) shows him stocking the 1st row with brown-wrapper candy bars. He starts stocking the 2nd row with yellow-wrapper bars; Truman interrupts him for a minute (during which Marlon doesn't touch the bars at all). When Marlon continues, the yellow bars have changed to something darker (it's not just a different camera view; even barcodes are different). After another brief interruption, Marlon continues again, and the yellow bars are back.

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Continuity mistake: When Truman is going mental, with his wife in his car and they are about to go around the circle loads of times, it shows a shot of the car from the back. If you look at his wife's seatbelt it is on. However, a couple of seconds later it has another rear shot of the car and you can see the wife putting on her seatbelt again, when she already had it on.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Truman is on the boat, it shows a shot of him wearing a green shirt and black trousers but in the next shot he is wearing a blue shirt and khaki trousers.

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Continuity mistake: When Truman meets his father on the street, the father turns his head and looks at his son. The angle changes and his head repeats the movement.

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Continuity mistake: When Truman is on the bus to go to Chicago, he climbs on, and the door shuts. The bus driver screws up the motor, and when we flash back, the door is wide open.

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Continuity mistake: When the lamp falls on the pavement, its front part breaks completely. When Truman picks it up it is fixed.

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Continuity mistake: Truman picks up the fallen lamp from its upper part. A frame later he is holding it from the side.

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Continuity mistake: When Truman talks to Marlon, who is stocking the vending machine in the shop, Marlon's head jumps from looking at Truman to looking inside the machine, placing the bar, in a single cut.

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Continuity mistake: When Meryl takes the Chef's Pal out of the paper bag, the lettuce around the bread disappears.

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Continuity mistake: At the ferry, the first shot shows the blinds opened. From inside the ticket place the blinds are closed.

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Continuity mistake: When the lamp is about to fall, the aerial view show a very simple street. From street level, the place is filled with all sorts of decoration.

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Continuity mistake: The FM LED on the car's radio appears in the outside shots but disappears when seen from the inside of the panel.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when Truman is supposedly looking into the sun, there is a shadow on one side of his face, indicating that the light source for that shot is to his side.

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Continuity mistake: Truman's Ford Taurus is brown in color. Yet, when he tries to escape with his wife the car is silver for that entire scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Truman and Meryl are discussing in the kitchen, she threatens him with 3 kitchen gadgets. Depending on the shot, the position of the gadget in the middle keeps swapping from being equidistant from the others, or close to the one on the right.

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Continuity mistake: In the boat after the storm, Truman has a rope going over his thigh. A second later it is tied around by a big knot.

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Continuity mistake: In the travel agency, some pencils appear, others disappear, and others change position during the whole scene.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Truman stops in front of the bus, the position of the driver's right hand differs between the outside and inside shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Truman opens the trunk in the basement, the stuff inside changes completely in the close-up.

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

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When the fallen lamp has settled, the glass and parts of the housing are in the sunlight, and the light is in the shadow, with the camera looking into the side of the shadow. As Truman comes out to investigate, the light has been turned to a new direction, the pieces of the housing are missing, and the glass is splayed out a lot more than it originally was.

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Continuity mistake: When the studio light first hits the ground and starts to settle, it is completely in daylight. A second later, it is in the shadow of the building.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Mistakes

When Marlon stocks the vending machine, the camera (inside the back of the machine) shows him stocking the 1st row with brown-wrapper candy bars. He starts stocking the 2nd row with yellow-wrapper bars; Truman interrupts him for a minute (during which Marlon doesn't touch the bars at all). When Marlon continues, the yellow bars have changed to something darker (it's not just a different camera view; even barcodes are different). After another brief interruption, Marlon continues again, and the yellow bars are back.

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Trivia

The motto on the double archway in the Seahaven town center is UNUS PRO OMNIBUS, OMNES PRO UNO: "One for all, all for one" in Latin, thus fitting the premise of the Truman Show.

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