Just How Many Groundhog Days Were There?

Obsessed With Film has published a fascinating little blog exploring the question of just how many times does Bill Murray relive Groundhog Day in the film of the same name?

Obsessed With Film calculates:

Okay, so director Harold Ramis has sort of already answered it on the DVD commentary of the film (10 years he reckoned) and then later, in response to several sites online running an article that came to an answer of just 8 years, 8 months, and 16 days, he offered the following (seemingly contradicting his own bloody answer in the process!): “I think the 10-year estimate is too short. It takes at least 10 years to get good at anything, and alloting for the down time and misguided years he spent, it had to be more like 30 or 40 years…”

Fair enough, Mr Ramis, but since when did I ever let something as trivial as the truth of the creator of something get in the way of a good opportunity to offer my own take? Anyway, I don’t agree with his estimate at all, as you’ll see below…

If you want to find out the final calculation, jump over to the blog article and check out the fun math!

Could any of you been so sane and patient after that much time in the same day?

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6 thoughts on “Just How Many Groundhog Days Were There?

  1. Thing about this movie… Andy McDowell is perhaps the
    most beautiful woman ever to appear in front of a motion picture screen. In the snowman scene, she actually pulls the tears from your eyes with beauty. What a great piece of work!

  2. I never even thought about how many days it was… but it would take some time to become a master pianist.

    Great film… I really surprised we never had a sequel to it… and that’s a good thing imo.

  3. I can’t remember where, but I thought I remember reading a while ago that one of the writers said it was something like 500 years. I remember he said something about a scene that didn’t make it in the movie where it shows him read every single book in a library.

  4. Life is a groundhog day, If i do something different everytime then the result will change. I tell you what I would have done a lot more rediculous stuff.
    Man this movie is still great I still love it.

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