The Truman Show

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. (00:15:50)

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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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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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Trivia: Visible on Truman and Meryl's kitchen table during an early scene, is a bottle of vitamin D which is needed for all those that do not have proper exposure to the sun.

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Trivia: There's a notable difference between the trailer and the final version of the movie. The change was made in the scene where the lamp falls down next to Truman. In the trailer, as Truman looks up, he sees a closing hole in the sky, but in the final version of the movie, this hole is replaced by a lamp post. (00:03:50)

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Trivia: The Moon is briefly illuminated by the "lightning", hinting that it's much closer that it should be.

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Trivia: The scene where Truman draws a picture of himself as an astronaut with a bar of soap was totally ad-libbed by Jim Carrey.

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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. (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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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?

Heather Benton Premium member

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.

Michael Albert

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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