Movies The 90s

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a classic 1993 comedy directed by Harold Ramis. The film centers around a Pittsburg television station crew consisting of meteorologist Phil Connors (Bill Murray), producer Rita (Andy MacDowell), and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) as they go on assignment in Punxsutawney, Penn to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities on February 2nd. Phil, who is clearly an arrogant man does not feel the assignment is important, he rushes through the report insisting that the team hurry back to Pittsburg. On their way back a blizzard leaves them stranded and they are forced to take shelter in the town for another night.

When Phil wakes up the next day he slowly starts to realize that he is reliving February 2nd exactly as it happen the day before. As time goes by he realizes there are no consequences to any wrong action he does. Phil begins stealing money, recklessly driving, hitting on women, and in the end goes to jail. After multiple attempts at ending his own life thinking it will put a stop to the time loop he reaches out to Rita confiding to her about the situation and she reluctantly gives him positive advice. Phil becomes attracted to Rita and realizes that he needs to improve himself.

From that point forward he makes a conscious effort to learn to be a more positive person to everyone around him. In the end Phil reports on the Groundhog Day celebration getting nationwide acclaim while also getting the attention of Rita. The night of the celebration Phil and Rita spend the night in his room. When they wake up Phil realizes the time loop has ended, it is February 3rd and Rita stays with him.

Bill Murray
Andie MacDowell
Chris Elliott
Stephen Tobolowski
Brian Doyle-Murray
Angela Paton
Rick Ducommum



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