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Groundhog Day

Released 1993
Distributor Columbia

Bill Murray finds the quintessential Bill Murray role in Harold Ramis’ 1992 comic morality play about a shallow, egocentric reporter forced to repeat the same 24 hour day till he gets it right. The gently acerbic script, by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis, is equal parts Woody Allen and Preston Sturges with a little Frank Capra thrown in. Chris Elliot, Brian Doyle-Murray and Ramis are part of an amiably eccentric supporting cast that would make Sturges proud.

About Chris Wilkinson

Christopher Wilkinson only works in the movie business to support his music habit — so many guitars, so little time. His screenwriting credits include Nixon, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, Ali, starring Will Smith, Copying Beethoven, which he also produced, and was a writer and executive producer on both Pawn Sacrifice and Miles Ahead. In addition, he wrote and directed the PBS documentary, Virtuosity.