Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day (movie poster)
Theatrical release poster
Release Date Feb. 12, 1993
Running Time 101 minutes
Directed by Harold Ramis
Producer(s) Trevor Albert

Harold Ramis

Written by Danny Rubin
Screenplay by Danny Rubin

Harold Ramis

Starring Bill Murray

Andie MacDowell
Chris Elliott

Music by George Fenton
Edited by Pembroke J. Herring
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Language English
Country United States
Budget $14.6 million
Box Office $70.9 million (North America)

Groundhog Day is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Danny Rubin. It stars Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliot.

The film was added to the United States National Film Registry in 2006.


Arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman Phil Conners (played by Bill Murray) gets stuck in a time loop where he relives Groundhog Day repeatedly, the day resetting each time.

The Time Travelers Edit

Photo Time Traveler Played by
Phil Conners2 Phil Conners Bill Murray

Tropes Edit

  • Time loops
  • Gained knowledge

Time Travel TheoriesEdit

Time DiagramEdit

Popular CultureEdit

The phrase "Groundhog Day" has entered common use as a reference to an unpleasant situation that continually repeats, or seems to.

Soon after the movie's release in February 1993, the term "Groundhog Day" was widespread among the military, referring to unpleasant, unchanging, repetitive situations. Rangers deployed for Operation Gothic Serpent in Somalia that year enjoyed the film because they saw it as a metaphor of their own situation where they waited long periods between raids and had monotonous long days. In 2007, "Groundhog Day" was noted as American military slang for any day of a tour of duty in Iraq.

A stage musical version of the film is scheduled to premiere in 2016.

The video game Life is Strange has many references to the film.

LIS ref GroundhogDay

License plate in Life is Strange that references Groundhog Day.

Trailers Edit

File:Groundhog Day (1993) - Open-ended Trailer for Groundhog Day
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