PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
The basic story of a man unknowingly being forced to live in an alternate reality is identical to the plot of the 1959 sci-fi novel "Time out of Joint" by Philip K. Dick.
We've become bored with watching actors give us phony emotions. We are tired of pyrotechnics and special effects. While the world he inhabits is, in some respects, counterfeit, there's nothing fake about Truman himself. No scripts, no cue cards. It ...
When Meryl gets in the car with Truman and he drives off to the traffic circle, the above shot shows Meryl wearing her seat belt. A few seconds later as they are driving around the circle, the camera shot from within the car shows Meryl putting her seat belt on.
Opening credits are for the "real" Truman Show, with lines like "starring Truman Burbank as himself" and "created and directed by Christof".
$31,542,121 (USA) (5 June 1998)
$125,603,360 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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