Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day (1993)

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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.


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)


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.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Phil drives the truck off the cliff, and it explodes in a burst of flames, there is a shot of Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliot staring in shock at the disaster. The two actors are bathed in an orange glow supposedly coming from the flaming wreckage. But in the lens of the TV camera Elliot is holding, there is a noticeable reflection of the lighting equipment used to create the glow effect on the actors. (01:04:15)

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Question: Toward the beginning of the movie, on Phil's first day at the bed and breakfast, he turns on the shower and it is very cold. He asks the lady in the hallway why there is no hot water. The lady answers "Oh no, there wouldn't be any today." Why not?

Answer: Old fashioned hotels have a single boiler for all the hotel rooms. Once the hot water reservoir is used up there won't be any more to use until the reservoir is refilled. This only happens once every few days.


Answer: Likely because there are a lot of people staying there and using up the hot water.

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