The Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Plot summary

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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 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 is 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.

Factual error: When the bus breaks down, steam is shown coming out of the front of the bus. GMC buses have the engine and radiator in the rear.

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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: 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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Question: Why didn't they just bring Sylvia/Lauren Garland back on set, to stop him finding out about Truman's true nature? It was Sylvia that Truman wanted to go off and go to Fiji with.

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Chosen answer: Because she would have revealed the truth to him. That's why she was removed from the set in the first place.

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