History Trivia / GroundhogDay

25th Apr '17 7:08:46 PM Premonition45
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** Creator/ToriAmos was considered for Rita.

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** Creator/ToriAmos was considered for Rita.Rita.

The ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' game [[JeopardyIntelligenceTest Phil watches over and over]] is the 1991 Tournament of Champions Semifinal game between Leslie Frates, Mark Pestronk, and Jim Scott (the eventual winner) that originally aired November 11, 1991.
3rd Feb '17 4:13:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AFIS100Years100Laughs: #34
* AFIS10Top10:
** #8, Fantasy

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* ActorInspiredElement: The idea of Phil reading to Rita while she sleeps came from Creator/BillMurray. His wife drank too much champagne on their wedding night and fell asleep early, so Murray read aloud to her until he too fell asleep.
* AFIS100YearsSeries:
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AFIS100Years100Laughs: #34
* ** AFIS10Top10:
** *** #8, Fantasy



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The Swedish title translates as "Monday the entire week". The movie, however, does not specify what day of the week it is supposed to be, and Groundhog Day (February 2) in 1993 was actually a Tuesday.



* CreativeDifferences: Creator/BillMurray and Creator/HaroldRamis disagreed on the tone of the film. Murray felt it should be philosophical, while Ramis thought it should be comedic.



* RealLifeRelative: The mayor is played by Bill Murray's brother, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray.
* ShrugOfGod: How long Phil spent in the loop. Harold Ramis said it was ''10,000'' years, while Bill Murray mentioned they discussed it and decided on "about ten years" (widely thought to be the "correct" answer).

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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Creator/BillMurray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. Murray had to have anti rabies injections because the bites were so severe.
* RealLifeRelative: The mayor is played by Bill Murray's Creator/BillMurray's brother, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray.
* TheRedStapler: Since the film's release, the town of Punxatawney has now become a major tourist attraction.
* ShrugOfGod: How long Phil spent in the loop. Harold Ramis Creator/HaroldRamis said it was ''10,000'' years, while Bill Murray Creator/BillMurray mentioned they discussed it and decided on "about ten years" (widely thought to be the "correct" answer).



* TypeCasting: Mostly Bill Murray, alternately played straight and inverted during the course of the movie, but a couple of the others could be described as such too.

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** In the penultimate encounter between Connors and annoying insurance salesman Ned Ryerson, Murray was ad-libbing when he tells Ned, "I don't know where you're headed, but can you call in sick?" and causes Ned to run away.
** While filming the "Kidnapping Phil" scene, Murray spontaneously improvised the line "Don't drive angry, don't drive angry!" to cover the fact that the groundhog (which he was holding on his lap) was agitated and trying to escape by climbing over the steering wheel. A moment later the groundhog bit Murray's hand so badly he had to seek medical treatment.
* TypeCasting: Mostly Bill Murray, Creator/BillMurray, alternately played straight and inverted during the course of the movie, but a couple of the others could be described as such too.



** Originally, when Phil snaps, he was supposed to murder the groundhog in its lair. This was changed to him kidnapping him, both because they feared the original plan was too close to "Caddyshack," and because they feared it was too dark.

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** Originally, when Phil snaps, he was supposed to murder the groundhog in its lair. This was changed to him kidnapping him, both because they feared the original plan was too close to "Caddyshack," ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', and because they feared it was too dark.dark.
** Creator/HaroldRamis originally wanted Creator/TomHanks for the lead role, but decided against it, saying that Hanks was "too nice". Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/JohnTravolta were also dismissed for this reason. Creator/MichaelKeaton was offered the role, but turned it down.
** Creator/ToriAmos was considered for Rita.
2nd Feb '17 6:13:47 PM garfield2710
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** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was stuck in another time loop.

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** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was stuck in another time loop.loop.
** Originally, when Phil snaps, he was supposed to murder the groundhog in its lair. This was changed to him kidnapping him, both because they feared the original plan was too close to "Caddyshack," and because they feared it was too dark.
16th Jan '17 11:21:36 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 6:58:44 PM mkmckoy
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: WordOfGod stated that they sought to avert this by making sure there were no topical references. Yet Phil lighting a woman's cigarette in a restaurant dates the movie.



** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was stuck in another time loop.
** WordOfGod stated they made sure there were no topical references to avoid dating the movie. With no pop culture references from TheNineties, the film as a timeless feel.

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** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was stuck in another time loop.
** WordOfGod stated they made sure there were no topical references to avoid dating the movie. With no pop culture references from TheNineties, the film as a timeless feel.
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11th Jul '16 10:49:37 PM AnotherGuy
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** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was stuck in another time loop.

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** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was stuck in another time loop.loop.
** WordOfGod stated they made sure there were no topical references to avoid dating the movie. With no pop culture references from TheNineties, the film as a timeless feel.
30th Jan '16 11:20:40 AM sonikkuruzu
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* RealLifeRelative: The mayor is played by Bill Murry's brother, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray.

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* RealLifeRelative: The mayor is played by Bill Murry's Murray's brother, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray.
5th Sep '15 5:44:22 PM maxwellsilver
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* CreatorBreakdown: Creator/BillMurray was going through a divorce during filming, which, coupled with arguments with Creator/HaroldRamis over what direction the movie should take, led to their friendship breaking down.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Creator/BillMurray was going through a divorce during filming, which, coupled with arguments with Creator/HaroldRamis over what direction the movie should take, led to their friendship breaking down. They reconciled afterwards, however.
4th Aug '15 10:11:36 PM lalaTKG
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** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was the one stuck in the time loops the entire time.

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** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was the one was stuck in the another time loops the entire time.loop.
4th Aug '15 10:10:16 PM lalaTKG
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** The original script had a HowWeGotHere structure, opening with showing Phil going through a day from beginning to end and leaving his knowledge of everything a mystery before flashing back to the start of the time loop.

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** The original script had a HowWeGotHere structure, opening with showing Phil going through a day from beginning to end and leaving his knowledge of everything a mystery before flashing back to the start of the time loop.loop.
** Apparently, one of the planned scripts showed that ''[[PlotTwist Rita]]'' was the one stuck in the time loops the entire time.
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