Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day (1993)

25 corrected entries

(6 votes)

Corrected entry: There is a part in the story where Phil destroys his radio every morning. It then shows, next morning, the clock changing from 5:59 to 6:00. If, as Phil says later on in the film, the time loop starts at EXACTLY 6:00, then how would the radio be mended for 5:59?

Correction: Because the time loop doesn't start at EXACTLY 6:00, it starts at EXACTLY 5:59. Phil can be pardoned for rounding to the minute he wakes up, since he's not conscious when the time loop begins.

Phoenix

Corrected entry: The movie was shot in Woodstock Illinois, not Punxsutawney Pennsylvania. In the scene where Phil meets Ned on the street, you can clearly see in the background a sign on a jewellery store that says "Woodstock Jewellers".

Correction: While this is a very interesting note, it is not necessarily a mistake. A jewelry store in Punxutawney could still be named Woodstock Jewellers. The founder's name could be Woodstock, for example.

Corrected entry: The first time Bill Murray leaves the hotel he opens the door which has the shades pulled down. In the next shot we see him standing outside with the door behind him and the shades are up.

Correction: The Hotel's entrance has two doors, the inner one with shades and the other one without shades.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the film, Bill Murray's character's piano teacher refers to him as one of her pupils - which is true, but as far as she is concerned she would only have remembered the very last lesson - which would have started with him as a very accomplished performer.

Correction: She's just boasting

Corrected entry: The first time Phil meets Ned, his scarf is not knotted. The second time, it is. This is supposed to be the same scene repeated. (00:11:00 - 00:28:00)

KWoman

Correction: It's not the same scene repeated, it's the second day, Phil is doing things differently. Everyone else stays the same, he can do whatever he wants.

Deliberate mistake: When Phil wakes up at 6 AM, it's already bright outside. At 6 AM in February, it would still be pitch-dark.

More mistakes in Groundhog Day

Phil: You wanna throw up here, or you wanna throw up in the car?
Ralph: I think... Both.

More quotes from Groundhog Day
More trivia for Groundhog Day

Question: Phil is unable to leave Punxsutawney after his broadcast because of the blizzard. Has there ever been any explanation as to why he doesn't try to leave Punxsutawney as soon as he wakes up? I'm sure the time loop would have still been in effect, but unless I'm mistaken, the movie never addresses whether or not Phil ever tried to leave town before the roads were closed.

Phaneron Premium member

Chosen answer: As you stated, it's never addressed as to whether or not he attempted to leave town. Phil lived through many more days than is shown in the film, so it's possible he left at some point, though there's little reason for him to do so because he wouldn't get far, and, when he wakes up the next morning, he'll be right back in the town.

raywest Premium member

More questions & answers from Groundhog Day

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.