THE FOLLOWING PREVIEW HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR ALL AUDIENCESBY THE MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA PG THE FILM ADVERTISED HAS BEEN RATED PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS SUGGESTED Some Material May Not Be Suitable for All Audiences SOME SEQUENCES OF COMEDIC VIOLENCE
Bill Murray as Phil Connors
Andie MacDowell as Rita
Chris Elliott as Larry
and Stephen Tobolowsky as Ned Ryerson
Harold Ramis Director
Danny Rubin Screenplay
Pembroke J. Herring Editor
David Nichols Production Designer
Pembroke J. Herring Cinematographer
Trevor Albert Harold Ramis Producers
C.O. Erickson Executive Producer
George Fenton Original Score
TV meteorologist Phil Connors, his producer Rita, and cameraman Larry from the fictional Pittsburgh television station WPBH-TV9 travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities with PunxsutawneyPhil.
Returning home, a blizzard develops that Connors had predicted would miss them, forcing the team to return to Punxsutawney. Connors awakens the next morning, however, to find it is again February 2, and his day unfolds in exactly the same way.
For Connors, Groundhog Day begins each morning at 6:00 A.M., with his waking up to the same song, Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe", on his alarm clock radio, but with his memories of the "previous" day intact, trapped in a seemingly endless "time loop" to repeat the same day in the same small town.
After briefly thinking he is insane, Connors takes advantage of learning the day's events. He revels in this situation for a time: seducing beautiful women, stealing money, even driving drunk and experiencing a police chase. However, his attempts to seduce his producer, Rita, are met with repeated failure. He begins to tire of, his existence. In a vain attempt to break the cycle, he kidnaps Phil the Groundhog. After a police pursuit, Connors drives a stolen truck into a quarry, causing both man and rodent to die in a fiery explosion; but the loop does not stop.
Phil awakens the next morning and tries some new tactics electrocuting himself, letting a truck hit him on the road, jumping from a tall building and more but death cannot stop the day from repeating. After he dies, he simply wakes up at 6:00 am listening to Sonny & Cher AGAIN.
Realizing that Rita will only love a man who can love more than himself, Phil goes about bettering himself bylearning many complex skills, such as how to play jazz piano, speak French, sculpt ice, and memorize the life story of almost everyone in town. Phil becomes everything the town needs by making February 2nd his day in which there are no injuries or hurt.
Upon opening himself to the town, he opens himself to new possibilities. After finally winning Rita’s affections, Phil’s cycle ends and his life truly begins.
A director is the principal creative artist on a movie set. They communicate with the actors what their vision for the film is. They might also be involved with the casting, script editing, shot selection, editing and more! Harold Ramis served as Director on Groundhog Day..
Harold Ramis’s Directing Credits Year One (2009) Atlanta (2007) (TV) "The Office" (3 episodes, 2006-2007) - Beach Games (2007) TV episode - Safety Training (2007) TV episode -A Benihana Christmas (2006) TV episode The Ice Harvest: Alternate Endings (2006) (V) The Ice Harvest (2005) Analyze That (2002) Bedazzled (2000) Analyze This (1999) Multiplicity (1996) Stuart Saves His Family (1995) Groundhog Day (1993) Club Paradise (1986) Vacation (1983) ... aka National Lampoon's Vacation (UK) (USA: complete title) Caddyshack (1980)