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Groundhog Day (1993) Poster

(1993)

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Ned: Phil? Hey, Phil? Phil! Phil Connors? Phil Connors, I thought that was you!

Phil: Hi, how you doing? Thanks for watching.

[Starts to walk away]

Ned: Hey, hey! Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you.

Phil: Not a chance.

Ned: Ned... Ryerson. "Needlenose Ned"? "Ned the Head"? C'mon, buddy. Case Western High. Ned Ryerson: I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing! Ned Ryerson: got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn't graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson: I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple times until you told me not to anymore? Well?

Phil: Ned Ryerson?

Ned: Bing!

Phil: Bing.

Phil: Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.

D.J. #1: Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.

D.J. #2: It's coooold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach?

D.J. #1: Not hardly. And you know, you can expect hazardous travel later today with that, you know, that, uh, that blizzard thing.

D.J. #2: [mockingly] That blizzard - thing. That blizzard - thing. Oh, well, here's the report! The National Weather Service is calling for a "big blizzard thing!"

D.J. #1: Yessss, they are. But you know, there's another reason why today is especially exciting.

D.J. #2: Especially cold!

D.J. #1: Especially cold, okay, but the big question on everybody's lips...

D.J. #2:

  • On their chapped lips...


D.J. #1:

  • On their chapped lips, right: Do ya think Phil is gonna come out and see his shadow?


D.J. #2: Punxsutawney Phil!

D.J. #1: That's right, woodchuck-chuckers - it's...

D.J. #1D.J. #2: [in unison] GROUNDHOG DAY!

Phil: This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.

Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?

Ralph: That about sums it up for me.

Phil Connors: This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype. Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to eat it. You're hypocrites, all of you!

[Phil Connors is stopped by the police after some crazy driving]

Phil: Yeah, three cheeseburgers, two large fries, two chocolate shakes and one large coke.

Ralph: [to Phil] And some flapjacks.

Phil: [to Cop] Too early for flapjacks?

Phil: I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters.

[Ralph and Gus snort]

Phil: *That* was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get *that* day over, and over, and over...

Phil: You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

Rita: Do you every have déjà vu?

Phil: Didn't you just ask me that?

Ned: Phil?

Phil: Ned?

[Punches Ned in the face]

Phil: I'm a god.

Rita: You're God?

Phil: I'm a god. I'm not *the* God... I don't think.

Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster?

Mrs. Lancaster: I don't think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

Phil: Ned, I would love to stay here and talk with you... but I'm not going to.

[sitting outside the local bank]

Phil: A gust of wind.

[a gust of wind blows]

Phil: A dog barks.

[a dog barks in the distance]

Phil: Cue the truck.

[an armored truck drives up]

Phil: Exit Herman; walk out into the bank.

[Herman gets out of the armored truck and walks into the bank]

Phil: Exit Felix, and stand there with a not-so-bright look on your face.

[Felix gets out of truck and stands there]

Phil: All right, Doris, come on. Hey, fix your bra, honey... That's better.

[Doris walks up fixing her outfit]

Phil: [impersonating Doris] Felix.

[Doris says, "Felix"]

Phil: [impersonating Felix] How ya doin' Doris?

[Felix asks Doris a question]

Phil: [impersonating Doris] Can I have a roll of quarters?

[Doris asks Felix for a roll of quarters]

Phil: [Phil stands up and begins to walk towards the armored car, counting to himself]

Phil: 10, 9, 8, car...

[a car drives in front of Phil]

Phil: ...6, 5, quarters...

[roll of quarters breaks open, hitting the ground]

Phil: ...3, 2...

[Phil reaches over Felix and takes a bag of money out of the back of the armored truck]

Herman: Felix, did I bring out two bags or one?

Felix: I dunno.

[scratches his head]

Rita: What should we drink to?

Phil: I'd like to say a prayer and drink to world peace.

Phil: I don't deserve someone like you. But If I ever could, I swear I would love you for the rest of my life.

[Driving down the railroad tracks toward an approaching train]

Phil: I'm betting he's going to swerve first.

Larry: [about Phil] He's out of his gourd.

Phil: Do you know what today is?

Rita: No, what?

Phil: Today is tomorrow. It happened.

Rita: Would you like to come to dinner with Larry and me?

Phil: No thank you. I've seen Larry eat.

Phil: It's the same thing your whole life: "Clean up your room. Stand up straight. Pick up your feet. Take it like a man. Be nice to your sister. Don't mix beer and wine, ever." Oh yeah: "Don't drive on the railroad track."

Gus: Well, Phil, that's one I happen to agree with.

Phil: There is no way that this winter is *ever* going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don't see any other way out. He's got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.

Phil: I have been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted, and burned.

Rita: Oh, really?

Phil: ...and every morning I wake up without a scratch on me, not a dent in the fender... I am an immortal.

Phil: Come on, *all* the long distance lines are down? What about the satellite? Is it snowing in space? Don't you have some kind of a line that you keep open for emergencies or for celebrities? I'm both. I'm a celebrity in an emergency.

Phil: When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.

Psychiatrist: That's an unusual problem, Mr. Connors. Uh, Most of my work is with couples, families. I have an alcoholic now.

Phil: Well you went to college, right? I mean, it wasn't veterinary psychology, was it? Didn't you take some kind of course that covered this stuff?

Psychiatrist: Yeah, sort of, I guess. Uh, abnormal psychology.

Phil: So, what do I do?

Psychiatrist: I think we should meet again. How's tomorrow for you?

[Phil begins punching himself in the head through pillow]

Psychiatrist: Is that not good?

Phil: You wanna throw up here, or you wanna throw up in the car?

Ralph: I think... both.

[to Rita about Phil]

Larry: Did he actually call himself "the talent"?

[to Nancy, about being a photojournalist]

Larry: People just don't understand what is involved in this. This an art-form! You know, I think that most people just think that I hold a camera and point at stuff, but there is a *heck* of a lot more to it than just that.

Rita: [as Phil kisses Rita over and over discovering that he has finally passed Groundhog Day] Phil, why weren't you like this last night? You just fell asleep.

Phil: It was the end of a VERY long day.

Phil Connors: Excuse me, where is everybody going?

Fan on Street: To Gobbler's Knob. It's Groundhog Day.

Phil Connors: It's still just once a year, isn't it?

Phil: I am not making it up. I am asking you for help.

Rita: Okay, what do you want me to do?

Phil: I don't know. You're a producer. Come up with something.

Phil: For your information, Hairdo, there is a major network interested in me.

Larry: Yeah, that would be the Home Shopping Network.

Rita: [Phil has described several people in the diner] What about me, Phil? Do you know me too?

Phil: I know all about you. You like producing, but you hope for more than Channel 9 Pittsburgh.

Rita: Well, everyone knows that!

Phil: You like boats, but not the ocean. You go to a lake in the summer with your family up in the mountains. There's a long wooden dock and a boathouse with boards missing from the roof, and a place you used to crawl underneath to be alone. You're a sucker for French poetry and rhinestones. You're very generous. You're kind to strangers and children, and when you stand in the snow you look like an angel.

Rita: [in wonder] How are you doing this?

Phil: I told you. I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it's always February 2nd, and there's nothing I can do about it.

Phil: [Does a double take at Larry] Wow! Looking *foxy* tonight man! Hey, is your troop gonna be selling cookies again this year?

Larry: [Sarcastically] Oh that's so funny Phil!

Ned: So what are you doing for dinner?

Phil: Umm... something else.

Rita: I like to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It's inspiring in a way.

Phil: My years are not advancing as fast as you might think.

Phil: So, did you sleep OK without me? You tossed and turned, didn't you?

Rita: You're incredible.

Phil: Who told you?

Phil: Can I have another one of these with some booze in it?

Phil: Can I talk to you about a matter that is not work-related?

Rita: You never talk about work.

Piano Teacher: Not bad... Mr. Connors, you say this is your first lesson?

Phil: Yes, but my father was a piano *mover*, so...

Rita: What did you do today?

Phil: Oh, same-old same-old.

Felix's Wife: Dr. Connors. I want to thank you for fixing Felix's back. He can even help around the house again.

Phil: I'm sorry to hear that, Felix.

Phil: Don't mess with me, Porkchop.

Gus: Phil? Like the groundhog Phil?

Phil: Yeah, like the groundhog Phil.

Gus: Look out for your shadow there, buddy.

Phil: Morons, your bus is leaving.

Nurse: Sometimes, people just die.

Phil: Not today.

Phil: [Holding Phil the Groundhog behind the wheel] Don't drive angry. Don't drive angry!

Ned: Phil, this is the best day of my life.

Phil: Mine too.

Rita: Mine too.

Ned: Where are we going?

Rita: Oh, let's not spoil it!

Phil: Hey commander, what's going on?

State Trooper: There's nothing going on. We're closing the road. Big blizzard moving in.

Phil: What blizzard? It's a couple of flakes.

State Trooper: Don't you listen to the weather? We got a major storm here.

Phil: I make the weather! All of this moisture coming up out of the Gulf is gonna push off to the east and hit Altoona.

State Trooper: Pal, you got that moisture on your head. Now you can go back to Punxsutawney, or you can go ahead and freeze to death. It's your choice. So what's it gonna be?

Phil: [pauses] I'm thinking...

Rita: You're missin' all the fun! These people are great! Some of them have been partyin' all night long! They sing songs 'till they get too cold and then they go sit by the fire and they get warm, and then they come back and sing some more!

Phil: Yeah, they're hicks, Rita!

Phil: I think people place too much emphasis on their careers. I wish we could all live in the mountains at high altitude. That's where I see myself in five years. How about you?

Rita: Oh, I agree. I just like to go with the flow. See where it leads me.

Phil: Well, it's led you here.

Rita: Mm hmm. Of course it's about a million miles from where I started out in college.

Phil: You weren't in broadcasting or journalism?

Rita: Uh unh. Believe it or not, I studied 19th-century French poetry.

Phil: [laughs] What a waste of time! I mean, for someone else that would be an incredible waste of time. It's so bold of you to choose that. It's incredible; you must have been a very very strong person.

Ned: Do you have life insurance, Phil? Because if you do, you could always use a little more, right? I mean, who couldn't? But you wanna know something? I got the feeling...

[whistles]

Ned: ... you ain't got any. Am I right or am I right? Or am I right? Am I right?

Rita: Believe it or not, I studied nineteenth-century French poetry.

Phil: La fille que j'aimera Sera comme bon vin Qui se bonifiera Un peux chaques matin

Rita: You speak French?

Phil: Oui.

Elderly Lady whose flat tire Phil fixed: He's the fastest jack in Jefferson County!

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Man in Hallway: Think it'll be an early spring?

Phil: Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream... of spring. Ciao.

Man in Hallway: Ciao.

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Rita: Are you drunk or something?

Phil: Drunk is more fun.

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[repeated line]

Diner Patron: Just put that anywhere, pal! Yeah! Good save!

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Buster Green: If you gotta shoot, aim high. I don't wanna hit the groundhog.

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Rita: You're not a god. You can take my word for it; this is twelve years of Catholic school talking.

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Rita: Where were you?

Phil: [referring to Ned] It was awful. A giant leech got me.

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Phil: I don't suppose there's any chance of a espresso or cappuccino?

Mrs. Lancaster: [confused look] Oh, I don't know...

Phil: [turns away, to self] ... how to /spell/ espresso or cappuccino.

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Mrs. Lancaster: Did you sleep well, Mr. Connors?

Phil: I slept alone, Mrs. Lancaster.

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Rita: Why would anybody steal a groundhog?

Larry: I can probably think of a couple of reasons... pervert.

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Phil: Can I be serious with you with you for a minute?

Rita: I don't know. Can you?

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Phil: Well, it's Groundhog Day... again... and that must mean that we're up here at Gobbler's Knob waiting for the forecast from the world's most famous groundhog weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil, who's just about to tell us how much more winter we can expect.

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[Phil Connors drives (because Ralph and Gus are drunk) right through a mailbox]

Gus: Hey Phil, if we wanted to hit mailboxes we could let Ralph drive.

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Phil: Nancy: she works in the dress shop and makes noises like a chipmunk when she gets *real* excited.

Nancy: Hey!

Phil: It's true.

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Phil: People like blood sausage too, people are morons.

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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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[last lines]

Phil: It's so beautiful!... Let's live here.

[he kisses Rita]

Phil: We'll rent, to start.

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Rita: Three hundred and thirty-nine dollars and eighty-eight cents!

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Phil: Something is... different.

Rita: Good or bad?

Phil: Anything different is good.

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Rita: Don't you worry about cholesterol?

Phil: I don't worry about anything.

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Rita: It's beautiful. I don't know what to say.

Phil: I do. Whatever happens tomorrow, or for the rest of my life, I'm happy now... because I love you.

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[upon seeing its Groundhog Day again]

Phil: What the hell?

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Mrs. Lancaster: [on the first day] Will you be checking out today, Mr. Connors?

Phil: [snidely] Chance of departure today: one hundred percent!

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Mrs. Lancaster: [on the second day] Will you be checking out today, Mr. Connors?

Phil: [hesitantly] Change of departure today:... Eighty percent?... seventy-five/eighty?

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Phil: Well maybe the *real* God uses tricks, you know? Maybe he's not omnipotent. He's just been around so long he knows everything.

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Phil: [Upon waking up and realizing his attempt to kill himself failed] Ah, nuts.

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[after Phil has driven the truck he has stolen off a cliff to kill both himself and Punxsutawney Phil]

Larry: He... might be okay.

[the truck explodes in a fireball]

Larry: Well, no. Probably not now.

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Phil: [to Rita] I'm reliving the same day over and over.

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Phil: [driving a car on the train tracks] We could do whatever we want.

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Rita: [to Phil] What are you looking for Phil? A date for the weekend?

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Phil: To the groundhog.

Rita: I always drink to world peace.

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Rita: It's groundhog time.

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Rita: This day was perfect. You couldn't have planned a day like this.

Phil: Well, you can. It just takes an awful lot of work.

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[repeated line]

Larry: Prima Donnas.

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Phil: Morons, your bus is leaving.

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Phil: Why are you here?

Rita: You said stay so I stayed.

Phil: I can't even make a collie stay.

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Phil: I killed myself so many times I don't even exist anymore.

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Phil: Ned Ryerson?

Ned: BING!

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Phil: Commander, what's going on?

Groundhog Official: There's nothing going on. We're closing the road. Big blizzard moving in.

Phil: What blizzard? It's a couple flakes.

Groundhog Official: Don't you listen to the weather? We got a major storm here.

Phil: I make the weather! All this moisture coming up out of the Gulf will push off to the east and hit Altoona.

Groundhog Official: Pal, you got that moisture on your head. You can go back to Punxsutawney or you can freeze to death. It's your choice. What's it gonna be?

Phil: [pauses] I'm thinking...

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