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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 »
Genre:
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:
Neglected Masterpiece See more (607 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)
 
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
Ritchie Copenhaver .... location manager: 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
Bob Hudgins .... location manager
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
Kimberly K. Miller .... assistant location manager
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)
Cliff T.E. Roseman .... location manager (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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (as Dolby Stereo)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bill Murray was offered a spit bucket for the diner scene where he gorges himself on pastries but he refused. The angel food cake in particular caused him to feel sick soon after.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: On Phil's first repeat day he says the radio DJs are using yesterday's tape, as evidence that he knew they would say "chapped lips". But once they mention that today is Feb 2nd, Phil gets suspicious, yet he shouldn't because he believes it's a recorded tape that's playing.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:
Pennsylvania PolkaSee more »

FAQ

What caused the beginning of the time loop?
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269 out of 292 people found the following review useful.
Neglected Masterpiece, 21 August 2005
Author: Ric-7 from New Orleans LA

I thought the film was terrific when I saw it in theaters twelve years ago. Recently in watching it again on cable, I was amazed at the quality of the screenplay. I didn't notice the first time. But on repeated viewings (like reliving Groundhog Day), I was impressed at the story created by the writers. This film is so much more than witty jokes and comic riffs arranged around a gimmick. It has an internal logic and consistency that is very rarely found in screenplays. No joke seemed disposable, and as you laugh your way along, the philosophy underlying the film takes over your imagination.

Check the IMDb listings for this film's awards: look at the numerous British awards for writing. And yet this film was not even nominated for an Oscar. It is so rare that a film's jokes seem just as fresh more than a decade later, but I believe that is because the theme underlying the humor will never go out of fashion.

The acting was terrific, and I now think this is Bill Murray's best work (though I didn't take it seriously when I first saw the film.) But the screenplay is the one of the finest ever written. I don't know if it's studied in film schools, but it ought to be.

* * * * *

ON HAROLD RAMIS' DEATH: Ramis told The Associated Press in a 2009 story about the 50th anniversary of Second City. "When you hit it right, those things last."

I found that quote in a story on Ramis' death. The story curiously did not mention "Groundhog Day." If there is any film to serve as a fitting memorial for Harold Ramis, it must be "Groundhog Day." A totally perfect script, perfectly executed. He hit it right, and when will he get the recognition he deserved decades ago?

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