The Truman Show

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Since birth, a big fat lie defines the well-organised but humdrum life of the kind-hearted insurance salesman and ambitious explorer, Truman Burbank. Utterly unaware of the thousands of cleverly hidden cameras watching his every move, for nearly three decades, Truman's entire existence pivots around the will and the wild imagination of the ruthlessly manipulative television producer, Christof--the all-powerful TV-God of an extreme 24/7 reality show: The Truman Show. As a result, Truman's picturesque neighbourhood with the manicured lawns and the uncannily perfect residents is nothing but an elaborate state-of-the-art set, and the only truth he knows is what the worldwide television network and its deep financial interests dictate. Do lab rats know they are forever imprisoned?

Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Production: N/A
Year: 1998
MetaScore: 90/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 05 Jun 1998
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 65 nominations.


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Truman Burbank - Jim Carrey
Meryl Burbank - Laura Linney
Marlon - Noah Emmerich
Truman's Mother - Holland Taylor
Truman's Father - Brian Delate
Young Truman - Blair Slater
Lawrence - Peter Krause
Vivien - Heidi Schanz
Spencer - Ted Raymond
Travel Agent - Judy Clayton
Truman's Neighbor - Fritz Dominique
Truman's Neighbor - Angel Schmiedt
Truman's Neighbor - Nastassja Schmiedt
Teacher - Muriel Moore
News Vendor - Mal Jones
Insurance Co-Worker - Judson Vaughn
Ferry Worker - Earl Hilliard Jr.
Bus Driver - David Andrew Nash
Bus Supervisor - Jim Towers
Little Girl in Bus - Savannah Swafford
Security Guard - Antoni Corone
Security Guard (as Mario Ernesto Sanchez) - Mario Ernesto Sánchez
Man at Beach - John Roselius
Truman (4 years) - Kade Coates
Surgeon - Sam Kitchin
Hospital Security Guard - Dave Corey
Policeman at Power Plant - Mark Alan Gillott
Policeman at Truman's House - Jay Saiter
Policeman at Truman's House - Tony Todd
Man in Christmas Box - Marco Rubeo
Couple at Picnic Table (as Darryl Davis) - Daryl Davis
Couple at Picnic Table - Robert Davis
Production Assistant - R.J. Murdock
Man at Newsstand - Matthew McDonough
Man at Newsstand - Larry McDowell
Ticket Taker - Joseph Lucus
TV Host - Logan Kirksey
Christof - Ed Harris
Control Room Director - Paul Giamatti
Control Room Director - Adam Tomei
Mike Michaelson - Harry Shearer
Chloe - Una Damon
Network Executive - Philip Baker Hall
Network Executive - John Pleshette
Keyboard Artist - Philip Glass
Keyboard Artist - John Pramik
Bar Waitress - O-Lan Jones
Bar Waitress - Krista Lynn Landolfi
Bartender - Joe Minjares
Bar Patron - Al Foster
Bar Patron - Zoaunne LeRoy
Bar Patron - Millie Slavin
Man in Bathtub - Terry Camilleri
Senior Citizen - Dona Hardy
Senior Citizen - Jeanette Miller
Garage Attendant - Joel McKinnon Miller
Garage Attendant - Tom Simmons
Mother - Susan Angelo
Daughter - Carly Smiga
Japanese Family - Yuji Okumoto
Japanese Family - Kiyoko Yamaguchi
Japanese Family - Saemi Nakamura
Classical Clive - Jake Eberle
Girl Dancing with Marlon - Melissa Fitzgerald
Production Assistant - Sergio Kato
Man closing door on OmniCam Ecosphere Dome - Michael J. McAlister
Assistant to Christof - Mickalean McCormick
Production Assistant - Arnold Montey
Ticket Handler - Lorin Moore
German linguist / interpreter - Courtney Pakiz
Talk Show Caller - Kevin D. Ross
Prom Guest - Erica Taylor
Contralto - Jen Taylor
Boy on Bike - A. Marshal Ward