Phil (Bill Murray) is an acerbic weatherman tired of having to go through the obligatory coverage of the groundhog in Punxsatawney. It's one of those days when Murphy's Law seems to be in full effect. But Phil soon discovers that things are worse than they first seemed, because for him, and him alone, time has stopped. He finds himself in a time loop, forced to repeat Groundhog Day over and over again.
Phil's discoveries about his new, never-ending world are trivial and self-serving and they dawn every morning at 6:00 a.m. He finds that no matter what he tries, even several suicide attempts, he can't seem to get out of this nightmare, all the while falling more and more in love with his producer Rita (Andy MacDowell).
Within 6 days it will be Stephen Tobolowsky`s 62th birthday. (May 30, 1951)
Within 7 days it will be Chris Elliott`s 53th birthday. (May 31, 1960)
Release date: February 12, 1993
From February 2, 1887 people began gathering at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, to witness the groundhog's search for its shadow.
There is a small plaque in Wodstock (USA) that reads Bill Murray stepped here on the curb where Murray steps into a puddle.
Phil goes through the same day for about ten years. Only 34 days are actually shown.
The movie was shot in Woodstock, Illinois
Bill Murray was bitten twice by the groundhog during the filming.