Questions tagged [the-truman-show]

For questions about "The Truman Show", a 1998 movie starring Jim Carrey about a man who has spent his whole life in a fake town while being broadcast on television without his knowledge.

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How did Truman's father parachute into the set?

In the Truman Show, we see Truman's father parachute into the set, presumably against Christof's wishes. Considering the set is an enclosed dome, is it ever explained how he got there?
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Why were the crew so desperate to catch Truman and return him to Seahaven?

During Truman's first escape attempt, he travels for several minutes at high speed before encountering a range of increasingly unlikely obstructions, culminating in a police road block and an (alleged)...
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Do the people in The Truman Show spend their whole day inside?

In The Truman Show, are all the actors always in the dome, or do they get snuck out at times such as when Truman is sleeping? If they do leave frequently, is the only exit What the writers have said ...
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Why would Truman's father disguise himself as homeless person in a society with no homeless people?

It struck me that Kirk's choice of outfit is a peculiar one. Notwithstanding that he was actually successful in making contact with Truman, why would he think that dressing as a homeless person was an ...
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Did they show Truman doing private things (toilet, etc) when filming him for 24 hours, 7 days a week?

Did they ever see Truman doing anything private when filming him for 24 hours, 7 days a week, like going to the toilet or masturbating? If they filmed him all the time, surely they'd need to censor ...
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What happened after the end of the Truman Show?

At the end of the film, Truman But do we have any indication what happened after the show ended? Specifically, was a new child found to allow the Truman Show to ...
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When does The Truman Show take place?

The Truman Show never mentions, as far as I noticed, when it takes place. There are some technologies that definitely don't exist, but none of the outside world other than extremely brief sequences is ...
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How much would The Truman Show cost annually and where does the money come from?

It's a pretty big operation. Between the studio, the actors, supplying the city, and so on, what would be the cost per year? Also, did they ever explain how they pay for the thing? That'd be a lot of ...
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How big is the studio in the Truman Show?

Coming to you now, from Seahaven Island, enclosed in the largest studio ever constructed and, along with the Great Wall of China†, one of only two man-made structures visible from space, now in ...