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Groundhog Day is a 1993 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. It was written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis and based on a story by Rubin.

In the film, Murray plays Phil Connors, an egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during a hated assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event (February 2) in Punxsutawney, finds himself repeating the same day over and over again. After indulging in all manner of hedonistic pursuits, he begins to reexamine his life and priorities.In 2006, Groundhog Day was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It is listed as the 181st most popular movie at the Internet Movie Database as of Groundhog Day, 2008.

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Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is a 1984 sci-fi-horror comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators. It was released in the United States on June 8, 1984, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. The film’s original release grossed nearly USD $230 million in the U.S., more than the second Indiana Jones installment, and over $50 million abroad during its theatrical run, making it the second best grossing film in 1984, only $5 million behind Beverly Hills Cop.It was followed by a sequel, Ghostbusters II (1989), and two animated television series, The Real Ghostbusters (later Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters) and Extreme Ghostbusters. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Ghostbusters the 44th greatest comedy film of all time. The American Film Institute ranked it 28th in its list of the top 100 comedies of all time (in their “AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs” list). In 2005, IGN voted Ghostbusters the greatest comedy ever. In 2006, Bravo ranked Ghostbusters 76 on their “100 Funniest Movies” list.

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