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

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Storyline

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

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


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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Hechizo del tiempo  »

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$14,600,000 (estimated)

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$70,906,973 (USA)
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Trivia

Stephen Tobolowsky, who played Ned "The Head" Reyerson the insurance agent was the honorary Grand Marshal in Punxsutawney, PA on February 2nd, 2010. During his speech on stage he performed the "whistling belly button" act to which he refers in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Needle-nose Ned spots Phil and says his name: Phil??!! The "first" Feb. 2nd, Ned's voice hits a very high note, but the following Feb. 2nds his voice doesn't reach that high note. One point where the original soundtrack should have been used. See more »

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[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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Bill's Best
6 December 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – 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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