Groundhog Day

Trivia: The two men heard on the radio every time Groundhog Day repeats itself are director Harold Ramis and Bill Murray's brother Brian Doyle-Murray.

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Trivia: The screenwriters for the film have said that the total amount of time that Bill Murray is stuck repeating the same day is about 10 years.

Steph_Jared

Trivia: A family of groundhogs was raised for the production.

hifijohn
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Trivia: I'm not sure if this was done intentionally, but in the scene where Phil is eating a table full of sweets, talking to Rita, as the camera pans in on Phil, there are 2 clocks on his immediate left. Both look like they indicate the same time, but one says 5:55, and one says 11:30. Notice that the angle of each hand is the same, but the little and big hands are switched. Neat trick if it was done on purpose.

Trivia: Bill Murray is actually playing Rhapsody on a Theme by Paginini on the piano, it's not dubbed in.

hifijohn

Trivia: Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting.

hifijohn

Trivia: Because of the film the town of Punxsutawney has now become a major tourist attraction.

hifijohn

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. This was done intentionally by the director for the sake of the viewer, but still makes no sense.

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Question: When Phil and the two locals are driving on the railroad tracks, they are closely followed by a police unit. Phil drives off the tracks at a crossing where the tracks became level with the street surface. How did the police car get out from in front of the train?

scwilliam

Answer: We know the police car survived because unit 2 is the car that followed them onto the tracks, and unit 2 is also one of the cars present when they are stopped (though it came from the wrong direction). The movie doesn't explain how the car survived so it is left to the viewer's imagination.

jimba

Chosen answer: It was never explained in the film but there could be two possible explanations. One is the police car never got off the tracks in time and was hit by the train. Another is the car managed to get off the tracks in time despite the difficulty of getting off a railroad track so quickly. Up to the viewer to decide.

Gavin Jackson
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