History Film / GroundhogDay

16th Jan '17 10:41:49 AM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is represented by Woodstock, Illinois. The hotel across from the square [[spoiler:where Phil jumps to his death from the tower]]? That would be the Woodstock Opera House.
** And once you’ve figured that out, you’ll have no difficulty in guessing that the city road that gets closed off and forces the crew to turn around is actually in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} (Waukegan, to be exact), not Pittsburgh.
15th Jan '17 6:39:37 PM mkmckoy
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* {{Understatement}}
-->'''Rita''': What did you do today?
-->'''Phil''': Oh, same old same old.
12th Jan '17 3:28:40 PM benda
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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: PlayedWith. Technically, the film begins on February 1 in the afternoon and ends in the early morning of February 3. But the time loop made Phil spend at least ten years within this time span. The same could be said about [[FollowTheLeader a lot of the films capitalizing on]] GroundhofDayLoop, a [[TropeNamer trope named after]] and [[TropeCodifier codified by]] this film.

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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: PlayedWith. Technically, the film begins on February 1 in the afternoon and ends in the early morning of February 3. But the time loop made Phil spend at least ten years within this time span. The same could be said about [[FollowTheLeader a lot of the films capitalizing on]] GroundhofDayLoop, GroundhogDayLoop, a [[TropeNamer trope named after]] and [[TropeCodifier codified by]] this film.
12th Jan '17 3:27:47 PM benda
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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: PlayedWith. Technically, the film is set to begin on February 1 in the afternoon and it ends in the early morning of February 3. But the GroundhogLoop made Phil spend at least ten years within that time.

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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: PlayedWith. Technically, the film is set to begin begins on February 1 in the afternoon and it ends in the early morning of February 3. But the GroundhogLoop time loop made Phil spend at least ten years within that time.this time span. The same could be said about [[FollowTheLeader a lot of the films capitalizing on]] GroundhofDayLoop, a [[TropeNamer trope named after]] and [[TropeCodifier codified by]] this film.
12th Jan '17 3:09:19 PM benda
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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: PlayedWith. Technically, the film is set to begin on February 1 in the afternoon and it ends in the early morning of February 3. But the GroundhogLoop made Phil spend at least ten years within that time.
12th Jan '17 12:46:21 PM benda
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* RailroadTracksOfDoom: On his night of lawbreaking, Phil actually drives on the tracks towards an oncoming train.

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* RailroadTracksOfDoom: On his night of lawbreaking, Phil actually drives on the tracks towards an oncoming train. He doesn't know at the time that even a collision would have no consequences though.
12th Jan '17 11:36:41 AM benda
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** Also, his "Be the hat!" line spoken to Rita (as he's trying to coach her in precise throwing of cards into the hat) is a shout-out to the similar "Be the ball!" line in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', a film also shot by Creator/HaroldRamis and featuring Creator/BillMurray as well.
12th Jan '17 11:29:20 AM benda
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* KarmaHoudini: Phil initially exploits the time loop to do whatever he wants to whomever he wants at any time he wants and avoid the consequences; he ends up repeatedly robbing, seducing, attacking, cheating, and manipulating the townsfolk seemingly without punishment. Over the course of the movie, however, it becomes clear that the time loop ''is'' his punishment — not only for his actions in the movie, but for his whole Jerkass nature before the day began. (And since all his misdeeds are undone at the end of every day, it hardly matters in the end.) A deleted idea that the loop was the result of a curse from a jilted ex-lover underscores this point.

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* KarmaHoudini: PlayedWith. Phil initially exploits the time loop to do whatever he wants to whomever he wants at any time he wants and avoid the consequences; he ends up repeatedly robbing, seducing, attacking, cheating, and manipulating the townsfolk seemingly without punishment. Over the course of the movie, however, it becomes clear that the time loop ''is'' his punishment — not only for his actions in the movie, but for his whole Jerkass nature before the day began. (And since all his misdeeds are undone at the end of every day, it hardly matters in the end.) A deleted idea that the loop was the result of a curse from a jilted ex-lover underscores this point.
8th Jan '17 8:40:20 AM EToEyePieNegativeOne
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** (Then he drives off a cliff, and the loop repeats)
--->'''Phil''': Ah nuts!
4th Jan '17 4:15:12 AM TrueBlue170
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-->'''Phil''': This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. [''Raises his voice.''] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech What a hype. Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to]] ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech eat]]'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech it.]] [''Turns to the crowd.''] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You’re hypocrites, all of you!]]

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-->'''Phil''': This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat.'''rat'''. [''Raises his voice.''] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech What a hype. Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to]] ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech eat]]'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech it.]] [''Turns to the crowd.''] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You’re hypocrites, all of you!]]
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