The Truman Show

Paramount Pictures Released 1998




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Peter Weir

The Truman Show is a story about the triumph of the human spirit as well as a biting take on the media's influence on our lives. Truman Burbank is an accountant that lives in a small town called Seahaven. Truman thinks of himself as an ordinary guy. He is married, has a house, has a decent job, and has a decent life. Little does Truman know that he lives in a world created around him. Truman is the star of a TV show broadcasted around the world aptly titled The Truman Show, where his own life is on display for the world to see. Truman soon becomes suspicious of the world around him. Events occur that baffle him. Truman knows something strange is going on but does not know what. Desperate to know the truth, he attempts escape from his sheltered world to find out that which he's suspected somewhat all his life.


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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Truman Burbank

Ed Harris

Ed Harris


Natascha McElhone

Natascha McElhone

Lauren / Sylvia

Laura Linney

Laura Linney

Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill

Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall

Network Executive

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    • Production Budget - $60,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $125,618,201 (12th)
      Worldwide Gross - $264,118,201 (11th)

      Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $218,559,599
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $447,142,541

    • Production Companies:
      Scott Rudin Productions

    • Filming locations include:
      Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Panama City, Florida
      Seaside, Florida
      Universal Studios, Universal City, California

    • Music:
      Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major (K. 331) (300), Third Movement: Alla Turca
      by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Performed by Wilhelm Kempff, piano
      The Beginning / Living Waters / Anthem - Part 1 / Opening
      Written and Performed by Philip Glass
      Twentieth Century Boy
      by Marc Bolan
      Performed by The Big Six
      Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Opus 11: Second Movement: 'Romance - Larghetto'
      by Frédéric Chopin
      Performed by Artur Rubinstein
      Scales to America
      by David Hirschfelder
      Performed by David Hirschfelder and Orchestra
      Mary Doumany, Harp
      Conducted by Ricky Edwards
      Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major (K412), First Movement: Allegro
      by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Performed by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
      Conducted by Nicholas McGegan
      Soloist: Lowell Greer
      Love Is Just Around the Corner
      by Leo Robin and Lewis E. Gensler
      Performed by Jackie Davis
      Wiegenlied (Lullaby)
      by Johannes Brahms
      Written and Performed by Burkhard von Dallwitz
      Father Kolbe's Preaching
      by Wojciech Kilar
      Performed by Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Director - Peter Weir (won by Steven Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan)
      2. Supporting Actor
      3. Original Screenplay


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Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


Dramedy, Satire, 90s, Showbiz, candid camera