Groundhog Day (film)

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Well, it's Groundhog Day... again...

Groundhog Day is a 1993 film about a weather man doomed to repeat the same day over and over again.

Directed by Harold Ramis. Written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis.
He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over...
Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.


Phil Connors

  • Somebody asked me today, "Phil, if you could be anywhere in the world, where would you like to be?" And I said to him, "Prob'ly right here - Elko, Nevada, our nation's high at 79 today." Out in California, they're gonna have some warm weather tomorrow, gang wars, and some very overpriced real estate. Up in the Pacific Northwest, as you can see, they're gonna have some very, very tall trees.
  • People like blood sausage, too. People are morons.
  • Could you help me with my pelvic tilt?
  • Chance of departure today, one hundred percent.
  • So'd you turn pro with that belly button thing, Ned?
  • Ned, I would love to stand here and talk with you... but I'm not going to.
  • Yeah, they're hicks, Rita.
This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.
  • This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.
  • Come on, all the long distance lines are down? What about satellite? Is it snowing in space? Don't you keep open a line for emergencies or for celebrities? I'm both. I'm a celebrity in an emergency.
  • I make the weather.
  • Well, it's Groundhog Day... again...
  • What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.
  • You're a producer, come up with something.
  • This is Nancy, she works in a dress shop... and she makes sounds like a chipmunk when she gets really excited.
  • I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank Piña Coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get that day over and over and over...
  • [playing chicken with an oncoming train] I'm betting he's going to swerve first.
  • Catch you tomorrow, huh pops?
  • I told you, call me Bronco.
  • This is a man we are talking about, right?
  • Does he have to use the word "poopy"?
  • It always makes me think of Rome, the way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon.
  • I like to say a prayer and drink to world peace.
  • This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype. Well, it used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to eat it. You're hypocrites, all of you! You have a problem with what I'm saying, Larry? [Larry shakes his head "no."] Untie your tongue, and you come out here and talk, huh? Am I upsetting you, Princess? [Rita shakes her head "no."]
  • I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.
  • There is no way this winter is ever going to end, as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don't see any other way out. He's got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.
  • [to the groundhog] Don't drive angry.
  • Well, we mustn't keep our public waiting.
  • I'm a god, I'm not the god... I don't think.
  • You like boats, but not the ocean.
  • You gotta want it.
  • [to Rita throwing cards in a hat] Be the hat. Come on! Go!
  • Gosh you're an upbeat lady.
  • I promise I won't touch you ... much.
  • Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on his smiling face a dream of spring.
  • When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.
  • If you're gonna eat steak, get some sharper teeth, alright?
  • No matter what happens tomorrow or for the rest of my life, I'm happy now.
  • Today is tomorrow. It happened!
  • It's so beautiful!... Let's live here. [he kisses Rita] We'll rent, to start.
  • Thats not bad for a quadruped.
  • La fille qui j'aimerai/Sera comme un bon vin/Qui se bonifiera/Un peu chaque matin (The girl I will love/will be like a fine wine/which gets a little better/ each morning)
  • [after crashing car after police chase, asks the officer] Is it too early for flap jacks

Rita

  • I'm just amazed, and I'm not easily amazed.
  • [to Ned] Let's not spoil it.
  • I bought you; I own you.
  • The wretch, concentered all in self; living shall forfeit fair renown, and doubly dying shall go down, to the vile depths from whence he sprung, unwept, unhonored, and unsung.

Larry

  • Did he actually refer to himself as "the talent"?
  • [to Phil] Hey, no, no no no. Nobody honks this horn but me. Okay pal.
  • [Phil drives a truck off a cliff] He might be ok. [explosion] Well, no, probably not now.
  • Have you ever seen the inside of a van?
  • Prima donna.
  • He's out of his gourd!
  • People just don't understand what is involved in this. This an art-form! You know, I think that most people just think that I hold a camera and point at stuff, but there is a heck of a lot more to it than just that.

Ned Ryerson

  • Do you have life insurance? 'Cause if you do, you could always use a little more! Am I right or am I right or am I right? Right, right, right?
  • Don't tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you....Ned!...Ryerson! Needle-nose Ned, Ned the Head, c'mon buddy! Case Western High!
  • Watch that step! It's a doozie!
  • Needle nose Ned...Ned the Head!

Others

  • Young psychiatrist: I have an alcoholic now.
  • Young psychiatrist: I think we should meet again, how's tomorrow for you?
  • Gus: Friends don't let friends drive.
  • Gus: Hey Phil, if we wanted to hit mailboxes we could let Ralph drive.
  • Ralph: Hey who else could go for some flap jacks right now?
  • Piano teacher: He's my student.

Dialogue

Phil: For your information, there is a major network interested in me.
Larry: Uh, yeah. That would be the Home Shopping Network.
Phil: Thanks, Larry. Wait in the car.

DJ No. 1 Ok campers, rise and shine! — and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooooold out there today.
DJ No. 2: It's cold out there everyday. What is this, Miami Beach?
DJ No. 1: Not hardly!

Ned: Phil? Phil Connors? Phil Connors, I thought that was you!
Phil: Hi, thanks for watching.
Ned: Hey now, don't you tell me you don't remember me 'cause I sure as heckfire remember you.
Phil: Not a chance.
Ned: Ned... Ryerson. "Needlenose Ned"? "Ned the Head"? C'mon, buddy. Case Western High. I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing. Ned Ryerson, got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn't graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson, I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple of times until you told me not to anymore? Well?
Phil: Ned Ryerson?
Ned: BING!
Phil: Bing.

Rita: Phil! Where have you been?
Phil: It was horrible. A giant leech got me.

Phil: So, did you sleep OK without me? You tossed and turned, didn't you?
Rita: You're incredible.
Phil: Who told you?

Gus: Phil, like the groundhog Phil?
Phil: Yeah, like the groundhog Phil.
Gus: Look out for your shadow there buddy.
Phil: Morons, your bus is leaving.

Rita: Would you like to come to dinner with Larry and me?
Phil: No thank you. I've seen Larry eat.

Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?
Ralph: That about sums it up for me.

Phil: It's the same things your whole life. "Clean up your room!", "Stand up straight!", "Pick up your feet!", "Take it like a man!", "Be nice to your sister!", "Don't mix beer and wine, ever!". Oh yeah — "Don't drive on the railroad tracks!"
Gus: Eh, Phil... That's one I happen to agree with.

Phil: [after crashing a car, to a cop at his window] Three cheeseburgers, two large fries, two chocolate shakes and a large coke.
Ralph: And some flapjacks.
Phil: Too early for flapjacks?

Rita: Have you ever had déjà vu?
Phil: Didn't you just ask me that?

Rita: I'm sorry? What was that again?
Phil: I'm a god.
Rita: You're God.
Phil: I'm a god — I'm not the God, I don't think.
Rita: Because you survived a car wreck?
Phil: I didn't just survive a wreck; I wasn't just blown up yesterday. I have been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted and burned.
Rita: Oh really?
Phil: [nods] Every morning I wake up without a scratch on me, not a dent in the fender: I am an immortal.
Rita: Why are you telling me this?
Phil: Because I want you to believe in me.
Rita: You're not a god. You can take my word for it; this is 12 years of Catholic school talkin'.

Rita: I thought you hated this town.
Phil: No, it's beginning to grow on me.

Rita: Believe it or not, I studied 19th century French poetry.
Phil: [laughing] What a waste of time! — I mean for someone else that would be an incredible waste of time. It's so bold of you to even choose that. It's incredible. You must be a very, very strong person.

Rita: I like to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It's inspiring in a way.
Phil: My years are not advancing as fast as you might think.

Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster?
Mrs. Lancaster: I don't think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

Rita: You can't plan a day like today.
Phil: Well you can, it just takes a lot of work.

Hallway man: Do you think it's going to be an early spring?
Phil: I'm predicting March 21st.

Ned: What are you doing for dinner?
Phil: Something else.

Phil: Isn't there any hot water?
Mrs. Lancaster: No, there wouldn't be today.
Phil: No, of course not...

Phil: Excuse me, where's everybody going?
Piano teacher: To Gobbler's Knob. It's Groundhog Day.
Phil: It's still just once a year, isn't it?

Rita: Are you drunk?
Phil: Drunk's more fun.

Rita: These sticky buns are just Heaven.
Doris: [looking at Phil] Aren't they?

Rita: Don't you worry about cholesterol?
Phil: I don't worry about anything.

Piano Teacher: Not bad... Mr. Connors, you say this is your first lesson?
Phil: Yes, but my father was a piano mover, so...

Phil: Can I be serious with you for a minute?
Rita: I don't know. Can you?

Phil: What if there were no tomorrow?
Gus: No tomorrow? That would mean there would be no consequences, there would be no hangovers. We could do whatever we wanted!

Phil: [driving on train tracks] I'm not going to live by their rules any more.
Ralph: I noticed that.
Phil: You make choices and you live with them.

Phil: The whole world is about to explode, what do you do?
Rita: I just want to know where to point the camera.

Phil: Isn't this how normal people talk?
Rita: Close.

Rita: It is a really wonderful room.
Phil: It is now.

Rita: And I hate fudge. Yuck.
Phil: No white chocolate, no fudge.

Rita: Why would anybody steal a groundhog?
Larry: I can think of a couple of reasons. Pervert.

E.R. nurse: Sometimes people just die.
Phil: Not today.

Phil: Something is different.
Rita: Good or bad?
Phil: Anything different is good.

Cast

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