Top 9 Groundhog Day Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Groundhog Day facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Groundhog Day film message.

There is a scene in a hospital where in the background you can see a young boy with a broken leg. This is later the boy that Phil (Bill Murray) saves from falling.
There is a scene in a hospital where in the background you can see a young boy with a broken leg. This is later the boy that Phil (Bill Murray) saves from falling.

Groundhog Day(1993): The boy that falls from the tree.

Groundhog Day Hidden Details

During Phil's first day, he counts down from 3 to 1 and gives the middle finger to the camera for the 1 instead of using his index finger.

Phil has a romantic scene with Rita where "You Don't Know Me" is playing in the background. Rita cuts the date short saying they don't know each other well. The next iteration of that scene has the song playing an instrumental version.

The incompetent guards Phil steals money from work for Keystone Armored Car Service, so they are literally Keystone Cops.

1 - Superbowl Jeep commercial (2020), there is a brief shot with stand-ins for Chris Elliot's and Andie MacDowell's characters in the background.
Superbowl Jeep commercial (2020), there is a brief shot with stand-ins for Chris Elliot's and Andie MacDowell's characters in the background.

The song names in Groundhog Day (1993) are commentaries on the scenes dynamics at the time they play: Ray Charles' "You Don't Know Me" in the park, Nat King Cole's "Almost Like Being In Love" later on, and of course "I Got You Babe" which plays for the last time when they finally wake up together

The main character has the same name as the groundhog.

Groundhog Day poster
Groundhog Day poster

Groundhog Day Plot

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Groundhog Day. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Director Harold Ramis
Stars Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky
IMDB score 8.0