The Truman Show

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Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

  1. Andrew Niccol


  2. Peter Weir


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey

    Truman Burbank

  2. Laura Linney

    Laura Linney

    Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill

  3. Noah Emmerich

    Noah Emmerich


  4. Natascha McElhone

    Natascha McElhone

    Lauren / Sylvia

  5. Ed Harris

    Ed Harris


  6. Holland Taylor

    Holland Taylor

    Truman's Mother

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget $60,000,000.00

Revenue $264,118,201.00

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Release Information

  • June 4, 1998
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by Evan Zuqenshi

By Evan Zuqenshi

"The Truman Show" dares to question the reality. It's original, complex, and philosophical. It manages to make you feel truly frustrated and claustrophobic.

Perhaps many of us can relate to Truman as we live in a time of routines. We often live our lives without giving a second thought to the simplicity and meaninglessness of life itself. Our limited perspectives keep us from seeing. The lies we are told keep us from the truth. If we could push the boundaries of our reality, what are the odds that we'd face what Truman faced in the end?

It was a joy to watch "Jim Carrey" as *... read the rest.

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