How Many Times Does Bill Murray Relive Groundhogs Day?
By science, we mean the internet. According to IFC, here's the exact numbers:
Groundhog Days Murray’s Phil Connors endures in “Groundhog Day:” 12,403 days. That’s 33 years and 358 days"
Over 33 years of the same day. By that, you would know EVERY single person in town, which Phil Connors seems too. They came to this by adding up every day we see Phil endure, plus any day he specifically mentions but we don’t see:
(he claims he’s been “stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted, and burned,” but we only see the electrocution, so tack on six more days
Also, did you know Billy Murray was bitten twice by the groundhog on the set? Hollywood Reporter reports he needed a rabies shot.
However, Hollywood Reporter has a different answer on the days in the movie:
Ramis once said Phil was trapped in Groundhog Day for 10 years, even though the original plan was to have him trapped for 10,000 years. According to the website Wolf Gnards, which ran the numbers, Phil was actually trapped for eight years, eight months and 16 days."
I'm going with IFC on this one.