How long was Bill Murray stuck in Groundhog Day?

Groundhog Day
"Don't drive angry."

If you’ve seen the movie Groundhog Day, perhaps you’ve wondered at some point how long Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors actually stayed there.  I came across a website that is about geeking out (or nerding up) pop culture.  And they tried to figure out how long Phil Connors actually spent living the same day in Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day.

If this will hinder your future viewings of the movie, then don’t continue reading.  If you do keep reading, don’t blame me!

Here’s the link: How long does Bill Murray spend in Groundhog Day?

On the DVD, there’s an estimate of 10 years.   According to that website’s calculations, he was there at least 3,176 Groundhog Days, or 8.7 years, or 8 years, 8 months, and 16 days.  The director actually replied to that blog (in a round-about way), and said it would be at least that long, at a minimum, but probably longer.

Of course, this is open for debate, and, in the end, pointless.  So I won’t keep rambling on about it.

P.S., there is no refund available for the time you wasted on this.  🙂

One thought on “How long was Bill Murray stuck in Groundhog Day?

  1. Fab

    My favorite quotes from that movie:

    Phil Connors: “Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”
    Phil Connors: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster?

    Mrs. Lancaster (the little old lady who runs the bed and breakfast where Phil is staying): I don’t think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

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

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