The Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

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Truman Burbank lives happily in a small, peaceful and beautiful town called Seahaven. He has a quite good job, a nice wife, and basically a happy life, until he starts to suspect that his life is a fake.

The town Seahaven is really an extremely big film studio (the Great wall of China and this dome are the only things that can be seen from space), full of cameras, in which the world's most famous reality show, The Truman Show is recorded and broadcasted to the entire world.

The main character is Truman, who doesn't know about that; everybody else are stunts and actors. Truman was adopted by the film company right after his birth, they raised him with false parents, and since Seahaven is surrounded by water and they don't want Truman to get off the island, they managed to make him hydrophobic by drowning his 'father'.

One day mysterious things start to happen - a big lamp falls from the sky; Truman hears on the radio that his actions are being reported; a total stranger calls him by his name; he sees actors change dress in a bank etc. Then he desperately wants to break out from Seahaven, but he is very well guarded.

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. (00:48:00)

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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: A steadfast rule on set was that nobody was permitted to speak phrases from any of Jim Carrey's prior movies. (01:01:45)

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Question: If Christof didn't want Truman to escape on his boat, rather than trying to kill him with huge waves, why didn't he just leave the water completely flat? With no wind Truman would not be able to reach the edge and leave, but he still would've lived.

Answer: He'd been hoping the waves would discourage Truman and make him turn back. It's a lot easier to agitate water than it is to calm it, so by the time he saw it wasn't working, even if he's thought of that, it would have been too late.

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