Bill Murray’s Character In Groundhog Day Relived The Same Day For 30 or 40 years

Groundhog Day is observed on February 2 and is when Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog, supposedly makes his springtime prognostication.

The bizarre custom gave rise to the 1993 comedy classic in which Bill Murray’s caustic TV weatherman Phil Connors was trapped in the same day repeatedly. But for how long exactly? The answer, as determined by a movie blog, is 33 years and 350 days.

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For the 20th anniversary of the movie, WhatCulture.com calculated how long Phil Connors was stuck in limbo. Amazingly, the excruciating period is equivalent to 12,395 repetitions of the same day.

Initially saying he believed Murray’s character had been stuck in Punxsutawney for ten years, director and fellow Ghostbuster Harold Ramis later acknowledged the number was way too low.

It takes at least 10 years to become proficient in anything, according to Ramis, and when you take into account his idle years and misguided years, it had to have taken him closer to 30 or 40 years.

The website thoroughly reexamined Groundhog Day by analysing its first three acts.

The 414 “Days discussed” (including the “six months”) and the 38 “Days displayed on television” were among them. Playing card throwing sessions lasting four to five hours per day) and the staggering 11,931 “Days spent learning.”

This third stage included the time required for Phil to master French poetry, ice carving, and the piano, and was based on the idea that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at anything. All in an effort to win over his producer Rita, who is portrayed by Andie MacDowell.

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