Comedy Cinema – This Week – Groundhog Day

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Groundhog Day

About the Film

Summary of Plot

A self-centered Pittsburgh weatherman finds himself inexplicably trapped in a small town as he lives the same day over and over again..- iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 41 Minutes


Harold Ramis

Opening Weekend Box Office total




Bill Murray – Phil
Andie MacDowell – Rita
Chris Elliott – Larry
Stephen Tobolowsky – Ned

Song From the OST


  • Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. Murray had to have anti rabies injections, because the bites were so severe.
  • The scene where Phil picks up the alarm clock and slams it onto the floor didn’t go as planned. Bill Murray slammed down the clock, but it barely broke, so the crew bashed it with a hammer to give it the really smashed look. The clock actually continued playing the song like in the movie.
  • Harold Ramis originally wanted Tom Hanks for the lead role, but decided against it, saying that Hanks was “too nice”.
  • All the clocks in the diner are stopped, mirroring Phil Connors’ predicament.
  • There are exactly 38 days depicted in this film, either partially, or in full.
  • A family of groundhogs was raised for the production.


Groundhog Day….Again

What Rita Wants

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