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Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story by Rubin. It chronicles the story of the weather presenter Phil Connors (Murray) reliving the same day over and over again.

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How long was Bill Murray's character (Phil Connors) supposed to be in a time loop in the film “Groundhog Day”?

I've often wondered how long Bill Murray's character (Phil Connors) was supposed to be in his time loop before he got out of it. You could count the number of days depicted in the movie, but there are ...
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Did Phil Connors retain the skills he learned during his 'Groundhog Day'?

We see Phil Connors learn many different skills including playing the piano, sculpting ice and card-throwing. After he learns his "life lesson" and breaks the time loop, does he still retain all of ...
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How did the rest of the world experience Groundhog Day?

We know that Phil was stuck in Groundhog Day for many, many years, by his own reckoning, and that he was fully aware of it throughout his ordeal. But it seems that everyone else was blissfully ...
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What caused Groundhog Day?

Was there any any explanation, either in canon or out of universe (e.g. interviews with the writers), as to why Bill Murray's character initially got stuck in the time loop?
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What would have happened if Phil and Rita had stayed up?

Every morning, Phil wakes up at 6:00AM, and finds the day completely reset. In an effort to woo Rita and prove his story, he convinces Rita to spend the night, who mistakenly believes that the day ...
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How was Ned in the same spot when Phil left slightly earlier than usual?

In Groundhog Day, Phil begins one of his first few days differently by not stopping to talk with anyone and instead heading out right away to the Groundhog Day celebration. That should mean that he's ...
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Phils morning routine in Groundhog Day [duplicate]

In Groundhog Day when Phil leaves the hotel on 'Day 3' he leaves in a rush and would therefore have left earlier than the 2 previous days yet bumps into the same people at the same time, why would ...