28 Little Known Facts About The Movie 'Groundhog Day'. Bill Murray Did What?!

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Funny and thought-provoking, 'Groundhog Day' is considered a classic, and one of the funniest movies of all-time.

Below are 28 wicked stories that you might've missed from the movie. Check it out!


1/28) One website claims he was trapped 12,403 days in Groundhog Day, just under 34 years.

2/28) Bill Murray was bitten so severely by the groundhog that he had to be rushed to the hospital or else he would've died from rabies. He got the anti-rabies vaccine as a result.

3/28) Harold Ramis directed the kids in the snowball fights to hit Bill Murray as hard as they could.

As a result, Murray responded by throwing snowballs back at them as hard he could.

4/28) The movie was actually shot in Woodstock, Illinois. There is a small plaque that reads "Bill Murray stepped here" on the curb where Murray continually steps into a puddle. There is another plaque on the building wall at the corner that says "Ned's Corner" where Bill Murray was continually accosted by insurance salesman Ned Ryerson.

5/28) The idea of Phil reading to Rita while she sleeps came from Bill Murray's real life. 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.

6/28) The scene where Phil picks up the alarm clock and slams it onto the floor didn't go as planned. Bill Murray slammed down the clock but it barely broke.

To solve this, the crew took a hammer and repeatedly smashed the clock to give it its mangled look. The clock actually continued playing the song like in the movie.


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