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Groundhog Day -- On Feb. 2, Bill Murray mysteriously lived the same day over and over again in the 1993 classic 'Groundhog Day.'
Groundhog Day -- A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.

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Writers (WGA):
Danny Rubin (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
12 February 1993 (USA) See more »
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He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over... See more »
Plot:
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
When the gods wish to punish us... See more (636 total) »


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Rated PG for some thematic elements
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101 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Dolby SR (as Dolby Stereo)

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Trivia:
Chicago radio legend Steve Dahl was asked by Harold Ramis to be the radio announcer at the beginning of every day but his radio partner didn't understand the movie and didn't want to do it.See more »
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Continuity: When Phil wakes up with Rita on Feb 3, his clock flips to 6:00 and then time stands still as nearly 2 1/2 minutes pass.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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Quartet No. 1 in D - The Ground HogSee more »

169 out of 225 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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