Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt, especially his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliot). On February 2, 1992, Phil, Rita, and Larry are sent on an assignment that Phil especially loathes: the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA, where the citizens await the appearance of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who will supposedly determine the length of winter by his ability to see his own shadow. Phil is eager to beat a hasty retreat, but when a freak snowstorm strands him in Punxsutawney, he wakes up the next morning with the strangest sense of déjà vu: he seems to be living the same day over again. The next morning it happens again, and then again. Soon, no matter what he does, he's stuck in February 2, 1992; not imprisonment nor attempted suicide nor kidnapping the groundhog gets him out of the loop. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he's forced to look at other people's lives, and something unusual happens: he begins to care about others. He starts to respect peopl...

Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Marita Geraghty

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Year: 1993
Running Time: 101 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG13

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Groundhog Day was released February 12th, 1993 and grossed $14.6 million on opening weekend.

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AFI (American Film Institute) named Groundhog Day number 8 on the list of America's 10 Greatest Films in the category for 'Fantasy'.

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Bill Murray's 16th movie.

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"Out in California, they're gonna have some warm weather tomorrow, gang wars and some very over-priced real estate. Up in the Pacific Northwest, as you can see, they're gonna have some very, very tall trees." -Phil Connors

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Filming location: West End Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA

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Filming location: Fort Pitt Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA.

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Filming location: Woodstock, IL doubles as Punxsutawney, PA.

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Brian Doyle-Murray (on the right) is actually Bill Murray's brother. One of Brian's first movies was "Caddy Shack", also starring Bill Murray.

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Filming location: Street view of Amstutz Expressway at Grand Ave. in Waukegan, IL.

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Filming location: Phil actually jumps off the Woodstock Opera House at 121 East Van Buren St., Woodstock, IL.

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