Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold
Ramis and written by Ramis and Danny Rubin. It stars Bill Murray
(pictured), Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. Murray portrays Phil
Connors, a cynical television weatherman who is sent, much to his
disgruntlement, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities in
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors becomes trapped in a time loop
forcing him to relive February 2 over and over, with not even death an
escape, a repetition that will not change until he does. Much of the
filming took place in bitterly cold weather in Woodstock, Illinois. The
film led to expanded acting horizons for Murray, known to that point
primarily as a comedy actor, as it showed he could handle more serious
material. Groundhog Day had moderate to good box office receipts and
reviews, but has since become a cult classic, acclaimed as one of the
best movies of the 1990s and one of the great comedy films of all time.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Ute Wars: Brigham Young announced his decision to go to war
against the Timpanogos, who were hostile to the Mormon settlement at
The signing of the Treaty of Tartu ended the Estonian War of
Independence, with Soviet Russia agreeing to recognize the country's
independence and renounce in perpetuity all rights to its territory.
The first act of the Norwegian resistance movement took place
when the Osvald Group bombed Oslo East Station to protest the
inauguration of Vidkun Quisling.
The passenger ferry MV Rabaul Queen capsized and sank in rough
conditions in the Solomon Sea, resulting in at least 88 deaths.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(Britain, Ireland) A Gaelic and Wiccan festival celebrated on 1 or 2
February which marks the beginning of spring.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
You can't plan a day like today.
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