History Film / GroundhogDay

15th Aug '16 8:50:55 AM Gitman
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** One instance becomes this by way of FridgeBrilliance: When Phil catches a boy falling out of a tree and the boy runs away without thanking him, he says, "You little brat! You have never thanked me! See you tomorrow! Maybe!" The "maybe" from Phil's perspective means "Maybe I'll just let you fall and break your arm tomorrow," but from the viewer's perspective, [[spoiler:it also means "Maybe this is Phil's last day in the loop, and he won't need to save the boy tomorrow." Which, in fact, it is.]]



* GoodSamaritan: [[spoiler:Phil eventually becomes one once he becomes resigned to the loop. He starts doing good deeds, over and over, and adding new ones as he finds new opportunities each day. He saves a boy from falling, saves a man in a restaurant from choking, he buys enough insurance from Ned to help Ned meet his quota (which becomes even more amazing when you realize that this is February 2), et cetera. Eventually, the whole town loves him, but even this alone can’t break the cycle. Only when he becomes such a nice guy that Rita truly falls in love with him does tomorrow come.]]

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* GoodSamaritan: [[spoiler:Phil eventually becomes one once he becomes resigned to the loop. He starts doing good deeds, over and over, and adding new ones as he finds new opportunities each day. He saves a boy from falling, saves a man the mayor from choking in a restaurant from choking, restaurant, he buys enough insurance from Ned to help Ned meet his quota (which becomes even more amazing when you realize that this is February 2), et cetera. Eventually, the whole town loves him, but even this alone can’t break the cycle. Only when he becomes such a nice guy that Rita truly falls in love with him does tomorrow come.]]
6th Aug '16 9:10:20 AM DoctorNemesis
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* BreakTheHaughty: At the beginning of the movie, Phil could really do with being taken down a peg or two. The time loop obliges, and then some -- but it also allows him to eventually put himself back together as a better person.
25th May '16 11:54:12 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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-->'''Rita:''' "It's great to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It's inspiring, in a way."
-->'''Phil:''' "Well, they're not advancing as quickly as you'd think."



* BlahBlahBlah: Phil invokes this during one of his cycles. “Once again, the eyes of the nation have turned here to this … [''silly voice''] tiny village in Western Pennsylvania, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…”

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* BlahBlahBlah: Phil invokes this during one of his cycles. “Once again, the eyes of the nation have turned here to this … [''silly voice''] tiny village in Western Pennsylvania, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…”bl-blah, bl-blah!”
25th May '16 4:20:26 PM nombretomado
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* {{Slipstream}}: There is no in-universe explanation for the time loop. It just … happens to someone. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen An early draft of the screenplay]] had the time loop caused by a curse put upon Phil by his ex-girlfriend, but that was dropped.

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* {{Slipstream}}: {{Slipstream|Genre}}: There is no in-universe explanation for the time loop. It just … happens to someone. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen An early draft of the screenplay]] had the time loop caused by a curse put upon Phil by his ex-girlfriend, but that was dropped.
21st May '16 4:57:31 PM erforce
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/HaroldRamis plays a doctor. He makes a very good doctor, since most people associate him with [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Dr. Egon Spengler]]. (He later cameoed as a doctor again in ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets''.)

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* CreatorCameo: Creator/HaroldRamis plays a doctor. He makes a very good doctor, since most people associate him with [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Dr. Egon Spengler]]. (He later cameoed as a doctor again in ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets''.)
3rd May '16 7:05:27 AM AnotherGuy
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* ExactWords: On the next to last "day", Rita joins Phil to see how he deals with eternity. She's told everything resets on February 3. However, when it's midnight, she's surprised, and asks him why there's no reset. He replies he never said it was at ''midnight''.
3rd May '16 7:02:49 AM AnotherGuy
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** The very first words out of Phil's mouth is where he'd want to be most of all. He's pointing on a weather map, but since we're looking at him live, he's pointing to blue nothingness - nowhere.

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** The very first words out of Phil's mouth is where he'd want to be most of all. He's pointing on a weather map, but since we're looking at him live, he's pointing to blue screen: nothingness - and nowhere.
3rd May '16 7:02:17 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A very clever one. Before Phil even enters the time loop, he complains about having to do the Groundhog Day Festival every year. During the first ceremony, Phil describes everything that’s going to happen before it does.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The very first words out of Phil's mouth is where he'd want to be most of all. He's pointing on a weather map, but since we're looking at him live, he's pointing to blue nothingness - nowhere.
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A very clever one. Before Phil even enters the time loop, he complains about having to do the Groundhog Day Festival every year. During the first ceremony, Phil describes everything that’s going to happen before it does.
17th Apr '16 11:59:49 AM zhongtianqi
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Phil Connors (Murray), an arrogant and smarmy weatherman for a local TV news station in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, his new producer Rita (Andie [=MacDowell=]), and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) go to [[EverytownAmerica Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania]] to film the annual Groundhog Day festival. Phil loathes the annual celebration and is surly throughout the proceedings, wanting nothing more than to pack up and go home. That proves impossible when a sudden blizzard arrives and closes the roads, forcing Phil and the crew to stay the night.

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Phil Connors (Murray), an arrogant and [[DelusionsOfLocalGrandeur smarmy weatherman for a local TV TV]] news station in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, his new producer Rita (Andie [=MacDowell=]), and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) go to [[EverytownAmerica Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania]] to film the annual Groundhog Day festival. Phil loathes the annual celebration and is surly throughout the proceedings, wanting nothing more than to pack up and go home. That proves impossible when a sudden blizzard arrives and closes the roads, forcing Phil and the crew to stay the night.
25th Mar '16 8:43:59 AM Random888
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** Phil mentions he “stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted and burned” himself, but we only get to see the electrocution.

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** Phil mentions he “stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted and burned” himself, but we only get to see the electrocution. (The "burned" one ''could'' be referring to the truck explosion, though.)
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