- Harold Ramis, Danny Rubin
- Harold Ramis
WPBH-TV Pittsburgh's weatherman, Phil Connors, is an arrogant and egotistical jerk. Both his coworkers and his audience are objects of his contempt. But Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, which he will cover for the fourth time in his career, with Rita and Larry, the station's new producer and cameraman, respectively, is the one he dislikes the most. After the Groundhog Day celebrations, Phil intends to leave Punxsutawney as soon as possible, but a snowfall forces him and his friends to stay an extra night. The following day, Phil has an experience that he believes is the result of déjà vu. In reality, he is reliving his Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Groundhog Day. The next day, the day after that, and the day after that. Phil has a variety of highs and lows as he relives the same Groundhog Day repeatedly. He also learns that his actions have no long-term ramifications, but that knowledge, particularly regarding Rita, can be a powerful and dangerous thing as he comes to the idea that Groundhog Day may be his fate forever. However, he is given numerous chances to get the day "just right."