Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Harold Ramis (1993)

96min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Hollywood once produced three or four classic comedies each year. Nowadays we're lucky to get one a decade and this is a contender for the 1990s. Bill Murray gives one of the best performances of his career as Phil Connors, the weatherman with attitude, trapped in a day he will remember for the rest of his life because, unless he can find some answers, it will be the rest of his life. Director Harold Ramis uses every cinematic trick in the book to keep what is essentially a one-gag movie brimming with life and fresh ideas. Stephen Tobolowsky gives a superb turn as a nerdy insurance salesman and, as Murray's TV producer, Andie MacDowell has never been better.

Summary

An obnoxious TV weatherman reporting on a small town's annual festival finds himself caught in a bizarre time loop, and is forced to relive the same day over and over again. While at first he tries to exploit his predicament, he is ultimately driven to mend his ways and adopt a less cynical attitude. Comedy, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Cast & Crew

Phil Connors Bill Murray
Rita Hanson Andie MacDowell
Larry Chris Elliott
Ned Stephen Tobolowsky
Buster Brian Doyle-Murray
Nancy Marita Geraghty
Mrs Lancaster Angela Paton
Gus Rick Ducommun
Director Harold Ramis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama