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    Release date: 5 June 1998 wide release of 2,315 theaters 
    The Truman Show Official Web Site is not longer maintained.
    Credits . Cast: 
  • Jim Carrey ------------- Truman Burbank 
  • Laura Linney ----------- Meryl, Truman's wife 
  • Noah Emmerich -------- Marlon, long time best friend 
  • Natascha McElhone ---- Lauren/Sylvia, Truman's cheerleader 
  • Holland Taylor --------- Truman's Mother 
  • Ed Harris -------------- Christof, Truman's inventor and manipulator 
  • Brian Delate ----------- Truman's Father 
  • Una Damon ------------ Chloe 
  • Paul Gianatti ----------- Control Room Director 
  • Philip Baker Hall ------- Network Executive 
  • Peter Krause ----------- Lawrence 
  • John Pleshette --------- Network Executive 
  • Heidi Schanz ----------- Vivien 
  • Blair Slater ------------- Young Truman 
  • Directed by: Peter Weir 
    Produced by: Rudin, Andrew Niccol, Edward S. Feldman, Adam Schroeder 
    Executive producer: Lynn Pleshette 
    Co-producer: Richard Luke Rothschild 
    Production design: Dennis Gassner 
    Costume designer: Marilyn Matthews 
    Edited by: William Anderson, Lee Smith 
    Original music: Burkhard Dallwitz 
    Additional original music: Philip Glass 
    Screenplay by: Andrew Niccol 
    Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language. 
    Running time: 102 min 

    . "The Truman Show", the movie - Based on story about a man whose entire life, unbeknownst to him, has been the subject of a staggeringly popular, 24-hour per day TV show. Christof is the master manipulator which directs this most watched TV show. And Truman thought he had a life as an ordinary insurance salesman/adjuster. 

    Prepare to see a new and different Jim Carrey. 

    Comedy drama. 

    Original? - Is any thing truly original? There are only so many stories. Everyone is mentioning the 1966 comedy by Paul Bartel "The Secret Cinema" which played at the New York Film Festival at the time. It was 28 minutes and was considered an underground film.  It was remade by Bartel as an episode of the "Amazing Stories" TV show in 1986. In 1969, "Secret Cinema" was released as a short with Woody Allen's feature comedy "Take the Money and Run."  You may have seen reruns of "Amazing Stories" on the Sci-Fi Channel. The Rhino Home Video's cassette release of the 1966 version is still in active distribution. And if you want to go back a little further, some people mention a "Twilight Zone" episode, "A World of Difference.". It was written by the science fiction novelist Richard Matheson and it was originally broadcast in 1960. There are only so many stories. 

    1999 - Golden Globe -  Best Original Score for a Movie

    This is the third biggest opening for a film starring Jim Carrey: 

    $52.8 M - Batman Forever 1995 
    $37.8 M - Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 
    $31.5 M - The Truman Show 1998
    Relate Movie Items 
    "The Truman Show Original Soundtrack" Audio CD (June 2, 1998) available through Click on cover at right for larger image or this link for more information including reviews and commentary. 

    "The Truman Show: The Shooting Script" by Andrew Niccol, Peter Weir (Introduction) available through Click on cover at right for larger image or this link for more information including reviews and commentary.  

    Links . The Truman Show movie review - Movie review by Michael Maynez. 

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