Coupon
Groundhog Day
- Bill Murray

Overview - Once again, for the fifth year in a row, TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is forced to cover the Groundhog Day ceremonies in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, an assignment he truly despises. But this year something truly bizarre happens after he finishes the report: When he wakes up the next morning, ready to leave, he discovers it's February 2 all over again.  Read more...

 
In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 

More About Groundhog Day - Bill Murray
 
 
 
Overview

Once again, for the fifth year in a row, TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is forced to cover the Groundhog Day ceremonies in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, an assignment he truly despises. But this year something truly bizarre happens after he finishes the report: When he wakes up the next morning, ready to leave, he discovers it's February 2 all over again. He tries to tell his producer, Rita (Andie MacDowell), what's happening, but neither she nor anyone else understands; only he remembers that they've already lived through Groundhog Day. When the same thing happens the next morning, he thinks he's going insane and wreaks havoc all through the town. More and more mornings pass, all of them February 2, and all of them with an ever angrier Phil. Desperate to escape, he even tries suicide, but still another February 2 dawns. As he starts realizing that his exploits are not making time march on any quicker, Phil begins to change his behavior, performing a series of lifesaving tasks until he becomes a model citizen, hoping it will be enough to get him out of Punxsutawney forever. Along the way he learns more about the people around him--and himself--than he ever thought possible. The film is extremely well put together by director Harold Ramis, and the script by Danny Rubin and Ramis is sharp and clever. The actors--many of whom have to perform essentially the same scene over and over again, with only subtle differences--are a riot.

Cast List

C.O. Erickson
Harold Ramis - Actor/Writer/Director
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Russian Composer
Sergei Rachmaninov - Russian Composer
Sergey Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Russian Composer
David Nichols - Production Designer
George Fenton - Composer
Frank Yankovic - Polka Musician
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Classical Composer
Brian Doyle Murray - American Screenwriter/Actor - Brother of Bill Murray
Brian Doyle-Murray - American Screenwriter/Actor - Brother of Bill Murray
Andie MacDowell - American Actress/Model
Chris Elliott - Actor, GET A LIFE
Danny Rubin - Screenwriter
Marita Geraghty - Actress
Robin Duke - American Comedian
Bill Murray - American actor, LOST IN TRANSLATION, MEATBALLS
Angela Paton - Actress
Rick Ducommun - American Actor
Peter Lansdown Smith - Art Director
Peter Smith - Art Director
John Bailey - American Director Of Photography/Director
Trevor Albert - producer
Whitney White - producer
Stephen Tobolowsky - Voice, THE BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER (1988)
Stephen Tobolowski - Voice, THE BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER (1988)
Jennifer Butler - COSTUME DESIGNER
Pembroke Herring - American Editor
Pembroke J. Herring - American Editor
Pem Herring - American Editor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 101
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396226456
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Classic
Romance
Time Travel
Self-Discovery
Recommended
Surreal
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 
Movie Reviews

More Details

Synopsis:
Frank Capra meets Rod Serling in this high-concept comedy that thoroughly follows through on its premise. As a cynical weatherman, Phil Connors (Bill Murray) finds himself trapped by a blizzard he failed to predict and doomed to repeat the worst day of his life over and over again. At first he is horrified at the prospect of living forever in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, home of the groundhog, but eventually he must discover the key to moving his life forward.

Notes:
GROUNDHOG DAY is number 34 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies. Bill Murray got his start on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live. He was part of their second season, replacing fellow comedian Chevy Chase. His first film was MEATBALLS (1977). The Groundhog was played by Scooter. Murray appears here with his brother, Brian Doyle-Murray. Murray and director Harold Ramis have also worked together before, most notably on GHOSTBUSTERS, CADDYSHACK, and STRIPES. Bill Murray had a very successful beginning to 1993, with two popular and critically well received films: GROUNDHOG DAY and MAD DOG AND GLORY, directed by John McNaughton, costarring Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman. Murray said about his role in GROUNDHOG DAY: "You know, it's nice knowing you're doing your job well. It makes you--well, it makes me, anyway--goofy." Susie Stevens performed "Take Me Round Again," Frankie Yankovic performed "Pennsylvania Polka," and Terry Fryer wrote, produced and performed "Phil's Piano Solo." The song "La Bourree du Celibatoire" was also performed in the film. "Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today."--Phil Connors (Bill Murray)

Reviews:
"...A particularly witty and resonant comedy....A perfect character for [Murray]..." - 02/12/1993 New York Times, p.C3


"...A wickedly yummy smarm-alade..." - 02/12/1993 USA Today, p.8D


"...[Elliott] steals the laughs whenever he's in the frame..." -- Rating: A- - 07/22/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.59


"...Murray's weatherman is tailor-made for his smug screen persona....Stephen Tobolowsky is hilarious..." - 02/08/1993 Variety


"...The movie is lovable and sweet..." - 02/12/1993 Chicago Sun-Times, p.35


"...This remains one of the most adventurous studio films of its era..." - 05/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.60

 
Customer Reviews