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Trivia, from the 1993 movie, "Groundhog Day".

Monday, February 02, 2015


Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. Murray had to have anti rabies injections because the bites were so severe.

Not filmed in Punxsutawney, but actually in Woodstock, Illinois.

Chosen to be preserved by the National Film Registry in 2007.

Director Harold Ramis originally wanted Tom Hanks for the lead role, but decided against it, saying that Hanks was "too nice".

The interiors of Bill Murray's room at the bed and breakfast were filmed in an empty warehouse in Cary, Illinois.

One of the groundhog officials is Brian Doyle-Murray, one of Bill Murray's five brothers.

A family of groundhogs was actually raised for the production.

The groundhog ceremony is depicted as occurring in the center of town. Gobbler's Knob, where the ceremony takes place in real life, is a rural, wooded area, about two miles outside of Punxsutawney.

On February 2 1993 the sun did not rise until 7:25am in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania so the film is technically inaccurate - it would still have been dark at 6am.

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