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Groundhog Day (1993)

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A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris the Waitress
Carol Bivins ...
Phil's Assistant Kenny
Les Podewell ...
Old Man


A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it's Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He's having the day of his life...over and over again. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hechizo del tiempo  »


Box Office


$14,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,652,108, 15 February 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Sound Mix:

(as Dolby Stereo)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The second time Phil counts down to go on the air (after the groundhog sees his shadow), when he gets to "1" he holds up his middle finger, rather than his pointer. See more »


In the kidnapping scene the sky turns for blue (no clouds) to overcast to partly cloudy over and over again. See more »


[first lines]
Phil: Somebody asked me today, "Phil, if you could be anywhere in the world, where would you like to be?" And I said to him, "Prob'ly right here - Elko, Nevada, our nation's high at 79 today." Out in California, they're gonna have some warm weather tomorrow, gang wars, and some *very* overpriced real estate. Up in the Pacific Northwest, as you can see, they're gonna have some very, very tall trees.
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Pennsylvania Polka
Written by Lester Lee & Zeke Manners
Performed by Frankie Yankovic
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Bill's Best
6 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Not counting Caddy shack, this is Bill Murray's best performance. While Christmas and Halloween have their annual holiday movies, who would have thought that Groundhog Day would have a movie of its own.

A terrific (family) movie, Bill Murray stars as a sullen / sarcastic news reporter who is stuck living the same day over and over again....until he gets it right. This comedy stands alone as one of the funniest and most original movies of the 90's. Not many comedies can be funny and also end with a moral. Groundhog Day has both. Before the Farrelly Brothers or Wes Anderson found an audience, there was Groundhog Day. Pennsylvania never looked better or funnier.

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