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The Truman Show Quotes

The Truman Show is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . The Truman Show ended in 1970.

It features Scott Rudin; Andrew Niccol; Edward S. Feldman; Adam Schroeder as producer, Burkhard Dallwitz in charge of musical score, and Peter Biziou as head of cinematography.

The Truman Show is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Truman Show is 103 minutes long. The Truman Show is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Peter Krause as Truman, Ed Harris as Christof, Holland Taylor as Marlon, Natascha McElhone as Sylvia, Peter Krause as Lauren, and Paul Giamatti as Ron.

The Truman Show Quotes

Peter Krause as Truman

  • (Peter Krause) "What now?"
  • (Meryl) "Truman, it looks like a leak at the plant."
  • (Policeman at Power Plant) "Back up, back up. Leak at the plant. We had to shut her down."
  • (Peter Krause) "Is there any way around?"
  • (Policeman at Power Plant) "Whole area's been evacuated."
  • (Meryl) "Is there anything I can do?"
  • (Policeman at Power Plant) "No, ma'am."
  • (Peter Krause) "Thank you for your help."
  • (Policeman at Power Plant) "You're welcome, Truman."
  • (Peter Krause) "Truman?"
  • (Peter Krause) "I figure we can scrape together $8,000 --"
  • (Meryl) "Every time you and Marlon get together --"
  • (Peter Krause) "We can bum around the world for a year on that."
  • (Meryl) "And then what, Truman? We'd be where we were five years ago. You're talking like a teenager."
  • (Peter Krause) "Well, maybe I feel like a teenager."
  • (Meryl) "We have mortgage payments, Truman."
  • (Meryl) "We have car payments. What, we're going to just walk away from our financial obligations?"
  • (Peter Krause) "It would be an adventure."
  • (Meryl) "I thought we were gonna try for a baby."
  • (Meryl) "Isn't that enough of an adventure?"
  • (Peter Krause) "That can wait. I want to get away, see some of the world. Explore."
  • (Meryl) "Honey, you wanna be an explorer."
  • (Meryl) "This'll pass. We all think like this now and then."
  • (Meryl) "Truman, I think I'm going to throw up."
  • (Peter Krause) "Me too."
  • (Meryl) "Hi, honey. Look what I got free at the checkout. It's a "Chef's Pal". It's a dicer, grater, peeler, all in one. Never needs sharpening, dishwasher safe."
  • (Peter Krause) "Wow. That's amazing."
  • (Peter Krause) "The early bird gathers no moss. The rolling stone catches the worm."
  • (Peter Krause) "I hereby proclaim this planet Trumania of the Burbank Galaxy."
  • (Meryl) "Why don't you let me fix you some of this Mococoa drink? All natural cocoa beans from the upper slopes of Mount Nicaragua. No artificial sweeteners."
  • (Peter Krause) "What the hell are you talking about? Who are you talking to?"
  • (Meryl) "I've tasted other cocoas. This is the best."
  • (Meryl) "Truman. You are scaring me."
  • (Peter Krause) "No. You're scaring me, Meryl. What are you gonna do? Dice me, slice me or peel me? There's so many CHOICES."
  • (Peter Krause) "Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night."
  • (Peter Krause) "Can you tell her I had to go to Fiji and that I'll call her when I get there?"
  • (Peter Krause) "Is that the best you can do?"
  • (Peter Krause) "You're gonna have to kill me."
  • (Peter Krause) "What do ya do with a drunken sailor? What do ya do with a drunken sailor? What do ya do with a drunken sailor ear-lye in the mor-nin'."
  • (Peter Krause) "That one's for free."
  • (Peter Krause) "Who are you?"
  • (Ed Harris) "I am the Creator; of a television show that gives hope and joy and inspiration to millions."
  • (Peter Krause) "Then who am I?"
  • (Ed Harris) "You're the star."

Holland Taylor as Marlon

  • (Holland Taylor) "Where the hell's Fiji? Near Florida?"
  • (Peter Krause) "See here?"
  • (Holland Taylor) "Yeah."
  • (Peter Krause) "This is us --"
  • (Peter Krause) "and all the way around here -- FIJI. You can't get any further away before you start coming back."
  • (Holland Taylor) "I mean, think about it, Truman. If everybody is in on it, I'd have to be in on it, too."
  • (Holland Taylor) "I'm not in on it, Truman, because -- there is no 'it'."
  • (Holland Taylor) "The point is, I would gladly step in front of traffic for you Truman. And the last thing I would ever do to you --"
  • (Ed Harris) "-- is lie to you."
  • (Holland Taylor) "-- is lie to you."
  • (Holland Taylor) "Look at that sunset, Truman. It's perfect."
  • (Peter Krause) "Yeah."
  • (Holland Taylor) "That's the big guy. Quite a paint brush he's got."

Ed Harris as Christof

  • (Ed Harris) "We need more light, we'll never find him this way. What time is it?"
  • (Chloe) "It's -- way too early for that."
  • (Ed Harris) "Cue the sun."
  • (Truman Burbank) "Was nothing real?"
  • (Ed Harris) "You were real. That's what made you so good to watch --"
  • (Ed Harris) "I know you better than you know yourself."
  • (Peter Krause) "You never had a camera in my head."
  • (Ed Harris) "Don't look in the camera, say something. Keep it going, keep it going."
  • (Holland Taylor) "He's gone."
  • (Ed Harris) "CUT TRANSMISSION."
  • (Mike Michaelson) "Christof, let me ask you, why do you think that Truman has never come close to discovering the true nature of his world until now?"
  • (Ed Harris) "We accept the reality of the world with which we're presented. It's as simple as that."
  • (Ed Harris) "Talk to me. Say something. Well, say something, god**** it. You're on television. You're live to the whole world."
  • (Truman Burbank) "In case I don't see you -- good afternoon, good evening, and good night. Yeah."
  • (Ed Harris) "I'm determined that television's first on-air conception still take place."
  • (Talk Show Caller) "Hi, Christof. I was just wondering how many cameras you got there in that town."
  • (Ed Harris) "Somewhere in the vicinity of 5000."
  • (Talk Show Caller) "That's a lot of cameras."
  • (Ed Harris) "Remember, we started with just one."
  • (Ed Harris) "He was curious from birth. Premature by two weeks. It was almost as if he couldn't wait to get started."
  • (Mike Michaelson) "And of course his eagerness to leave his mother's womb was the very reason he the one who was selected."
  • (Ed Harris) "In competition with five other unwanted pregnancies, the casting of a show determined by an airdate, Truman was the one who arrived on cue."
  • (Mike Michaelson) "Incidentally, I believe Truman is the first child to have been legally adopted by a corporation?"
  • (Ed Harris) "That's correct."
  • (Network Executive) "For God's sake, Chris. The whole world is watching. We can't let him die in front of a live audience."
  • (Ed Harris) "He was born in front of a live audience."
  • (Ed Harris) "That's our hero shot."
  • (Mike Michaelson) "The show has generated enormous revenues now equivalent to the gross national product of a small country."
  • (Ed Harris) "People forget it takes the population of an entire country to keep the show running."
  • (Mike Michaelson) "Since the show is on 24 hours a day without commercial interruption, all those staggering revenues are generated by product placement."
  • (Ed Harris) "That's true. Everything on the show is for sale. From the actors' wardrobe, food products, to the very homes they live in."
  • (Mike Michaelson) "And of course, all of it available in the Truman catalogue and operators are standing by."
  • (Ed Harris) "As Truman grew up, we were forced to manufacture ways to keep him on the island."
  • (Young Truman) "I like to be an explorer, like the great Magellan."
  • (Teacher) "Oh, you're too late. There's really nothing left to explore."
  • (Ed Harris) "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 isn't always Shakespeare, but it's genuine. It's a life."

Paul Giamatti as Ron

  • (Paul Giamatti) "I don't give a damn, just find the son of a bitch."

Natascha McElhone as Sylvia

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