Release date: 5 June 1998 wide release of 2,315 theaters
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Directed by: Peter Weir
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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.
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.
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