The Truman Show script
Synopsis: He doesn't know it, but everything in Truman Burbank's (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates "The Truman Show," a live broadcast of Truman's every move captured by hidden cameras. Cristof tries to control Truman's mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney). As Truman gradually discovers the truth, however, he must decide whether to act on it.

The boy is near the top of the cliff before his agitated father

comes within earshot.

FATHER:

(out of breath, clutching his side)

Truman! Truman! Stop!

Truman turns from his perch and waves happily down to his

father. But the smile quickly vanishes when he registers the

anger and distress on his father's face.

FATHER:

Come down now!

His father's unnatural anxiety makes the next bay even more

tantalizing. The boy considers defying his father. He puts

his hand on the rock above him to stretch up and sneak a peek at

the other side. One good stretch would do it.

FATHER:

(reading Truman's mind, enraged)

No!

TRUMAN:

(sensing his father is keeping

something from him)

Why? What's there?

FATHER:

(unconvincing)

Nothing's there. It's the same as this.

(trace of desperation)

Come down, please!

Truman is suddenly aware that the hundreds of other BEACHGOERS

have stopped their activities to stare at him. Reluctantly

he starts to retrace his steps down the rocks. When he finally

jumps to the sand, his father grabs him roughly by the arm and

drags him away down the beach.

FATHER:

I told you to stay close. Don't ever leave

my sight again. You gotta know your

limitations. You could've been washed

away by the tide.

EXT. LOWER MANHATTAN, FINANCIAL DISTRICT. MORNING.

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Andrew Niccol

Andrew M. Niccol is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, Lord of War, In Time, The Host, and Good Kill. more…

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