A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

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Harold Ramis

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Danny Rubin (screenplay), Harold Ramis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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 Carol Bivins ... Anchorwoman
Willie Garson ... Phil's Assistant Kenny
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Man in Hallway
Les Podewell Les Podewell ... Old Man
Rod Sell Rod Sell ... Groundhog Official
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Storyline

A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it's Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. Written by Rob Hartill

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He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over... See more »


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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis both said that they avoided exploring the truly dark side of Phil's time lapsing, in which he could do truly horrible things without consequence (for example, murder, torture, et cetera). See more »

Goofs

As Phil is walking toward the town plaza and he rounds the corner and passes by the old beggar, a number of shops can be seen over his shoulder to the right of the screen. This scene is repeated many times in the movie, and sometimes there are flags flying over the shops, while other times there are none. 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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Alternate Versions

The original version that was released to the movie theatres contained an extra scene with Phil and Rita at the bar. In it, she explains how she likes sweet vermouth with a twist because it reminds her of how the sun hits the buildings in Rome in the afternoon, and also how she would like to live in the mountains. In the VHS release, this scene has been cut, but the next scene in which Phil repeats these things to Rita, still remains. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jumanji (1995) See more »

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Pennsylvania Polka
Written by Lester Lee & Zeke Manners
Performed by Frankie Yankovic
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's just what life is all about.
9 November 2004 | by Danny-SzlaninaSee all my reviews

My brother told me that some people say "ground hog" day is one of the most spiritual movies ever made. First times I watched the movie ( I already have seen it a dozen times) I just laughed about it. But after some times watching I saw what the director wanted to say with it.

In my own life the same thing happened but not as heavy as in the movie. I mean, in my life the day just become another day. ( really I ask myself, the only thing that was different that was the date) I think a lot of people live in groundhog day, doing the same thing again and again, not taking the best out of life. Just living without any consciousness. Not having enough time by their own fault, because time is a thing you can offer yourself by making other choices.

Groundhog day....I personally am getting rid of that day more and more fortunately and finally too. More and more I am trying to make best of life and using every day in another way.

I am not crazy. No, I just watch movies with some kind of view lately. In every movie there is a hidden message told.

Enough about Ground Hog day....I gave the movie an 8 because the number 8 is the number of eternity. And that's also a thing the movie is about. About eternity and not about the bad and boring repeating of the stupid livings.

Danny


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USA

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Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,517,672, 14 February 1993

Gross USA:

$71,073,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,074,049
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Columbia Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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