CHAPTER 9

2009: Groundhog Day

Why there’s no substitute for hard graft

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Groundhog Day
Released: 1993
Director: Harold Ramis
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell
Synopsis: An egocentric TV weatherman who, during a hated assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, finds himself repeating the same day over and over again.
Awards: 1 BAFTA (Screenplay)
Trivia: Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. Director Harold Ramis originally wanted Tom Hanks for the lead role, but decided against it, saying that Hanks was “too nice”.
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