Twenty-four years ago Bill Murray found himself trapped in a Groundhog Day time warp doomed to repeat the same day over and over for eternity; a soul-destroying Westworld-esque loop he would remain stuck within until remedying his misery-guts attitude and realizing that life wasn't as dreary as he thought.
Thankfully for Bill (or Phil, rather), it only took a couple of repetitive puddle fails (and a few slaps) to realize that nothing would change if he didn't; a revamp of spirit that lead him toward hooking up with '90s sweetheart Andy McDowell. Check out the trailer below:
The movie of course is based upon the yearly tradition of #GroundhogDay — an event that draws from folklore and predicts the coming of the seasons every February 2nd. According to the tradition, if the groundhog emerges and doesn't see its shadow, then spring will come early. But if the groundhog sees its shadow, then it will retreat back to its burrow and winter will remain for another six weeks. And it's this eternal winter that #BillMurray was stuck within.
Thankfully, as the decades passed, Murray and the other guys who took part in the '93 classic have emerged on the sunny side of that fateful blizzard warp. But what have they been up to since? Let's take a look:
Phil - Bill Murray
Since 'Groundhog Day': What movie hasn't Bill Murray been in? From Wild Things to The Royal Tenaunbaums, this is a guy who's kept himself busy. Most recently, Murray has provided his vocal chords to: The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Very Murray Christmas and The Jungle Book.
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Neurologist - Harold Ramis
Since 'Groundhog Day': Ramis directed and wrote the screenplay for Groundhog Day and appearing and sadly passed away in 2014. He is best known for playing Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters, Russell Ziskey in Stripes and writing/directing Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation and Analyze This.
Rita - Andie MacDowell
Since 'Groundhog Day': Four Weddings and a Funeral, Multiplicity, Muppets from Space, Crush, Lone Star, 30 Rock, Jane by Design, Magic Mike XXL andCedar Cove.
Larry - Chris Elliott
Since 'Groundhog Day': Saturday Night Live, There's Something About Mary, Scary Movie 2, The Weber Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Late Show with David Letterman, King of the Hill, Eagleheart, How I Met Your Mother, Schitt's Creek.
Ned - Stephen Tobolowsky
Since 'Groundhog Day': Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Memento, Malcolm in the Middle, Freaky Friday, Deadwood, Heroes, Community, Glee, Justified, Californication, The Goldbergs, Justice League Action, among many more.
Can you think of anything worse than being trapped inside an infinite loop of today?