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Groundhog Day -- A weatherman (Bill Murray) is trapped in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Co-stars Andie MacDowell.
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Groundhog Day -- A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Danny Rubin (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
12 February 1993 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over... See more »
Plot:
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
When the gods wish to punish us... See more (608 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bill Murray ... Phil

Andie MacDowell ... Rita

Chris Elliott ... Larry

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Ned

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Buster

Marita Geraghty ... Nancy

Angela Paton ... Mrs. Lancaster

Rick Ducommun ... Gus

Rick Overton ... Ralph

Robin Duke ... Doris the Waitress
Carol Bivins ... Anchorwoman

Willie Garson ... Phil's Assistant Kenny

Ken Hudson Campbell ... Man in Hallway
Les Podewell ... Old Man

Rod Sell ... Groundhog Official
Tom Milanovich ... State Trooper
John M. Watson Sr. ... Bartender (as John Watson Sr.)
Peggy Roeder ... Piano Teacher

Harold Ramis ... Neurologist

David Pasquesi ... Psychiatrist

Lee R. Sellars ... Cop
Chet Dubowski ... Bank Guard Felix
C.O. Erickson ... Bank Guard Herman (as Doc Erickson)
Sandy Maschmeyer ... Phil's Movie Date
Leighanne O'Neil ... Fan on Street
Evangeline Binkley ... Jeopardy! Viewer
Samuel Mages ... Jeopardy! Viewer
Ben Zwick ... Jeopardy! Viewer

Hynden Walch ... Debbie (as Hynden Walsh)

Michael Shannon ... Fred
Timothy Hendrickson ... Waiter Bill
Martha Webster ... Waitress Alice

Angela Gollan ... Piano Student
Shaun Chaiyabhat ... Boy in Tree

Dianne B. Shaw ... E.R. Nurse
Barbara Ann Grimes ... Flat Tire Lady
Ann Heekin ... Flat Tire Lady
Lucina Paquet ... Flat Tire Lady

Brenda Pickleman ... Buster's Wife
Amy Murdoch ... Buster's Daughter
Eric Saiet ... Buster's Son
Lindsay Albert ... Woman with Cigarette (as Lindsay Reinsch)
Roger Adler ... Guitar Player
Ben A. Fish ... Bass Player
Don Riozz McNichols ... Drum Player (as Don Rio McNichols)
Brian Willig ... Saxophone Player
Richard Henzel ... D.J. (voice)
Rob Riley ... D.J. (voice)
Scooter ... The Groundhog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Blakeslee ... Man with Snow Shovel (uncredited)

Tony DeGuide ... Reporter (uncredited)
Stephen Detherage ... News Intern (uncredited)
Leslie Frates ... Herself - 'Jeopardy!' Contestant (uncredited)
Ari Golan ... Ch. 3 Cameraman (uncredited)

Simon Harvey ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Grady Hutt ... (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)
Rocky Nelson ... Man at Festival Holding Sleet Sign (uncredited)
Regina Prokop ... Polka Dancer (uncredited)

Daniel Riggs ... Bachelor (uncredited)

Reni Santoni ... State Trooper (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold Ramis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Danny Rubin (screenplay) and
Harold Ramis (screenplay)

Danny Rubin (story)

Produced by
Trevor Albert .... producer
C.O. Erickson .... executive producer
Harold Ramis .... producer
Whitney White .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pembroke J. Herring (edited by)
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
 
Production Design by
David Nichols 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Landsdown Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Fischer 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Butler 
 
Makeup Department
Art Anthony .... special prosthetic makeup
Deborah K. Dee .... makeup artist
Emanuel Millar .... key hair stylist (as Emanuel 'Manny' Millar)
Dorothy J. Pearl .... key makeup artist (as Dorothy Pearl)
Gunnar Swanson .... hair stylist
James Lacey .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
C.O. Erickson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cyd Adams .... second second assistant director
Brian W. Boyd .... second assistant director: second unit
Steve Boyum .... second unit director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Sam Hoffman .... second second assistant director
Alan Hopkins .... first assistant director: second unit (as J. Alan Hopkins)
Gaetano Lisi .... first assistant director: second unit (as Gaetano 'Tom' Lisi)
John L. Roman .... second assistant director
Jackie Hudson .... second unit director (uncredited)
Timothy J. Lonsdale .... assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Gary Baugh .... assistant art director
Amy Berk .... art department coordinator
Ron Bolanowski .... assistant property master
Karen Fletcher Trujillo .... set designer (as Karen Fletcher-Trujillo)
James J. Murakami .... assistant art director
Joel Prihoda .... leadman
Phil Read .... construction coordinator
Amie McCarthy Winn .... property master (as Amie Frances McCarthy)
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Michael Anthony Jackson .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Mike Monckton .... signwriter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Kevin Barlia .... sound editor
Bill W. Benton .... re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Ann Ducommun .... assistant sound editor
David Giammarco .... sound editor
John A. Larsen .... sound editor
Les Lazarowitz .... production mixer
Linda Martin .... assistant sound editor
Cindy Marty .... sound editor
Sergio Reyes .... re-recording mixer
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... re-recording mixer
Scott R. Thomson .... sound cable
Jeffrey A. Williams .... boom operator (as Jeff Williams)
Gary Marullo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Harry E. Snodgrass .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Ryba .... special effects
Rick Lazzarini .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Frank P. Calzavara .... stunts
Rudy J. Calzavara .... stunts (as Rudy Calzavara)
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts (as Ed Fernandez)
James Fierro .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Mark Harper .... stunts
Maryann Kelman .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator (as Rick LeFevour)
Stacy Logan .... stunts
James R. Mammoser .... stunts
Jim McCarthy .... stunts
Linda Perlin .... stunts
Randy Popplewell .... stunts
Gina Reale .... stunts
Rich Wilkie .... stunts
Jeff Williams .... stunts (as Jeffrey Martin Williams)
Timothy Butts .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Blanford .... director of photography: second unit
Beth Cotter .... second assistant camera
Dennis De La Mata .... key grip: second unit (as Dennis E. de la Mata)
Linda Gacsko .... loader
Louis Goldman .... still photographer
Michael Kohnhorst .... camera operator: second unit
George Kohut .... director of photography: second unit
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip
Thomas Lewis .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Tom Lewis)
Mark R. Lindberg .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ann Lukacs .... camera operator: second unit
Bradley T. Matthys .... dolly grip
Mark E. Matthys .... best boy grip
Mike Moyer .... chief lighting technician (as Mike G. Moyer)
Michael Stone .... camera operator
William Allen Jr. .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit (uncredited)
Larry Cottrill .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Nicole Arbusto .... casting assistant
Jane Brody .... casting: Chicago
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting (uncredited)
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting: local (uncredited)
Barbara L. Roche .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Butler .... costume supervisor (as Mike Butler)
Patrick Caulfield .... costumer
Julie Glick .... costumer (as Julie Lynn Glick)
 
Editorial Department
Tony Ciccone .... first assistant editor
Lin Coleman .... first assistant editor
James Durante .... apprentice editor (as Jim Durante)
Sandy French .... second assistant editor (as Sandra French)
Craig Herring .... additional editor
Kimberly Lord .... apprentice editor
Scot Deer .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Ritchie Copenhaver .... location manager: second unit
Bob Hudgins .... location manager
Kimberly K. Miller .... assistant location manager
Cliff T.E. Roseman .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Sharon Boyle .... music supervisor
John Richards .... scoring mixer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Jeffrey Pollack .... music consultant (uncredited)
Dana Sano .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
George DiLeonardi .... transportation captain (as George J. DiLeonardi)
Danny Maxwell .... transportation co-captain (as Dan Maxwell)
 
Other crew
Jennifer Marie Bird .... production office assistant (as Jennifer Bird)
Rafe Blasi .... unit publicist
Kim Bolanowski .... craft service
Mary J. Carlson .... script supervisor: second unit (as Mary Carlson)
Julie Chandler .... script supervisor: second unit
Dawn Erickson .... assistant: Mr. Albert
Terry Fryer .... hand double: piano
Suzanne Herrington .... assistant: Mr. Ramis
Bill Hoffman .... animal trainer/handler
Craig Hosking .... helicopter pilot: second unit
Jim Kindelon .... stand-in: Bill Murray
Jim Klever-Weis .... key set production assistant (as James Richard Weis)
Alecia LaRue .... production coordinator
Susan B. Mencke .... craft service
Kim Miller .... animal trainer/handler
Margaret Mitchell .... production accountant (as Margaret A. Mitchell)
Judd Nissen .... production office assistant
Margaret J. Orlando .... production secretary
Brian M. Schwartz .... set production assistant
Christina Stauffer .... set production assistant (as Christina J. Stauffer)
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor
Valerie Flueger Veras .... set production assistant (as Valerie Flueger)
Nancy Willen .... unit publicist
Natalie Alexander .... adr voice (uncredited)
Kay Lyn Byrne .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer D'Angelo Kircher .... production assistant (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Jon Jashni .... Production Executive (uncredited)
Michelle Landes .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Billy Pittard .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some thematic elements
Runtime:
101 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (as Dolby Stereo)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The lines Andie MacDowell quotes in the café - "unwept, unhonoured, and unsung" - are from Walter Scott's "Lay of the Last Minstrel", Canto vi, Stanza 1, which begins with the famous line, "Breathes there a man with soul so dead..."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the diner, when he's proving that he knows about everyone, Phil introduces Rita to "Debby Keisler and her fiancée Fred." At the Groundhog Dance near the end of the film Phil introduces the pair, now married, as "Debby and Fred Keisler." Either they already had the same last name, Fred took Debby's last name, or somebody screwed up.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
Eighteenth Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of PaganiniSee more »

FAQ

What caused the beginning of the time loop?
Why doesn't Phil age?
Why didn't Phil try this, that or some other thing?
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157 out of 211 people found the following review useful.
When the gods wish to punish us..., 27 April 2005
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

In Harold Ramis's "Groundhog Day" (1993), an intriguing comedy about repeating the past, Bill Murray is Phil Connors, an arrogantly self-centered and cynical TV weatherman, sent for the fifth time to the small town of Punxsutawney, PA to cover the Groundhog ceremony held every February 2nd. He stumbles into a time warp and winds up repeating the same day over and over again until forced to look at himself from the distance and to examine his attitude.

I love this movie – not only it is one of the best, most original, clever and funniest comedies I've seen, it also makes you think of the serious questions. For instance, when Gods want to punish a mean, arrogant SOB, they would not take his sanity away – they will make the whole world around him mad and let him deal with the situation. Or another question, what would you do if you have eternity on your hands? Is it a curse or blessing?

Groundhog Day does not reuse tired and stupid jokes; its humor comes from the situations and characters. Bill Murray was born to play Phil Connors and movie uses his talent as a comedian to the fullest. I think it was the best role Murray ever played. His character has gone through transformation before our eyes, and it was very convincing.

9.5/10

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