Trivia / Pleasantville

  • Actor Allusion: The TV Repairman is played by Don Knotts, an actor who broke out in The Andy Griffith Show, one of the more 50s-ish sitcoms out there.
  • Dueling Movies: Released in 1998, the same year as The Truman Show, both films center on folks living happily and unknowingly in a television world who eventually learn of the wonderful challenges human nature and actual reality provide.
  • Those Two Actors: Joan Allen plays Tobey Maguire's TV mom here, the year after playing his mother in Ang Lee's domestic drama The Ice Storm.

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