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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:
Excellent comedy that anyone can relate to. See more (548 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)
Regina Prokop ... Polka Dancer (uncredited)

Daniel Riggs ... Bachelor (uncredited)
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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 (music by)
 
Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pembroke J. Herring (edited by)
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer (casting by)
 
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)
Amie McCarthy .... property master (as Amie Frances McCarthy)
James J. Murakami .... assistant art director
Joel Prihoda .... leadman
Phil Read .... construction coordinator
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)
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)
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 Bird .... production office assistant
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)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Michelle Landes .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Billy Pittard .... title designer (uncredited)
Cliff T.E. Roseman .... location manager (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some thematic elements
Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (as Dolby Stereo)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
There are exactly 38 days depicted in this film either partially or in full.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the Bavarian restaurant, a poster appears on the wall reads "Alles Gute Zum Erdhörnchentag". This is supposed to mean "Happy Groundhog Day", but is, however, a mistranslation because "Erdhörnchen" means "Gopher". The poster should have read "Alles Gute Zum Murmeltiertag".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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 2Day (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Quartet No. 1 in D - The Ground HogSee more »

FAQ

If the film takes place over 10 years, why doesn't Phil age?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
How and why does the time loop end?
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90 out of 122 people found the following review useful.
Excellent comedy that anyone can relate to., 12 March 2003
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman for a local news station. Every year he goes to Puxatawney, Pennsylvania for the Puxatawney Phil event: commonly recognized as Groundhog Day. You know how it goes. The groundhog comes out. If it sees its shadow, it's six more weeks of winter. If it doesn't, it's spring.

Well, the only problem about going to this event every year for Phil is that he hates it. He hates the cheery people. The little town. The weather. The event. The story. Everything. He hates it. He is a lonely, desolate, forsaken soul. With a great cynical side.

Andie McDowell plays a new manager--err, womanager :)--who goes with Phil to the event, along with Chris Elliot, the cameraman. Phil reports, they tape it, it's a done deal. The end. Phil goes back home. Only one problem. Due to severe weather, the roads have all been closed, leaving only one option: Stay in Puxatawney until the storm blows over. So, Phil heads back to his cheery hotel, and tucks in for a dreaded nap. But when he wakes the next morning, something odd happens. The day is the exact same day as before. It is Groundhog Day. Again. Phil panics as he finds everything exactly the same as it was the day before. He knows everything that is going to happen. He shrugs it off as a weird case of deja-vu and heads back to sleep. But when he wakes up, alas! The day is...yesterday. Again. Technically.

So Phil comes to terms with the fact that there is now way out of this small little town. He tries everything. He steps in front of a moving car. He electrocutes himself. He jumps off a building. All to no avail. Oh, he dies, all right. But the next day he's back and it's Groundhog Day again.

Part of what makes "Groundhog Day" so excellent is the story. The characters and actors alone are great enough to recommend this movie, but the truth is, I cannot think of a better story to throw someone like Bill Murray into. He uses his smart-alecky ways to a new extreme. His character is a bit like Scrooge from the tale "A Christmas Story," which is ironic, because Murray was in a parody on Scrooge's tale called "Scrooged." Anyway. Bill Murray is perfect as the irreverent and cynical Phil. Everything he does he carries out with a dumb, "I'm-smarter-than-you" face. He thinks himself better than everyone else. He thinks he is smart by skipping the big Holiday ordeal. It is all so stupid to him. But, as this story teaches us, having an attitude like that can get you in big trouble.

Harold Ramis, director of "Analyze This," star of "Stripes," directed "Groundhog Day." Bill and he are old pals, and it sure shows. I bet they had a great time making this movie. But what is good about it is that while making a fun movie they didn't forget to come up with an interesting and audience-catching tale.

Another thing that is great about "Groundhog Day" is that Phil Connors does what we would do. For example: When he finds out he has this ability to repeat the same day over and over, he does things the average person would do. The human weakness. Too many comedies with the same formula don't try to exploit this human weakness, but "Groundhog Day" does. We see Phil memorize the steps to successfully robbing an armored truck filled with cash. But the reason he can go to bed with a clear conscience is because he knows the next day that everything will be back to normal again. He will never have robbed the truck, never have bought a Ferarri, etc. Phil does what WE would do, and that is one importance aspect of "Groundhog Day." I would never rob an armored truck, but if I was stuck living the same day over and over, it would do no harm to take the cash - it would be back in the truck in the morning! So, I might do that. (although my conscience would still get in the way.) There was a little comedy with John Candy named "Delirious." It was about a soap opera writer getting trapped in his own world. And everything he writes on his typewriter comes true. While the movie was good, and pretty interesting, there were so many things Candy could have done with the ability to create and control any - and every- thing, and he didn't do them. I think that's where "Groundhog Day" steps in, filling in the blanks. There's nothing I love more than watching a comedy where the main character divulges into the human nature - in other words, I love watching the character do something the average human would do when given the power(s). And that's exactly what Phil does in "Groundhog Day." And that is why, among other things, it is one of my favorites.

5/5 stars

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