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Phil Connors and his crew from the fictional Pittsburgh television station WPBH-TV travel to Punxsutawney (which, in real life, as in the movie, holds a major celebration for Groundhog Day) to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities with Punxsutawney Phil.
After the celebration concludes, a blizzard develops, closing the nearby roads and shutting down outside phone service, forcing Phil and company to spend an extra day in Punxsutawney. Phil, however, does not wake up on February 3, but rather on February 2 again. He finds himself trapped in a seemingly endless "time loop", living the same day in the same small town over and over. Groundhog Day begins afresh for Connors each morning (starting with his waking up to the same song, Sonny & Cher's I Got You Babe, on his alarm clock radio), but with his (and only his) memories of previous instances of the day intact.
He soon takes advantage of his foreknowledge of the day's events, the information he is able to gather about the town's inhabitants, and the fact that his actions can have no long-term consequences. He creates an extravagant life for himself, robbing banks, seducing women, and indulging his every pleasure. However, his attempts to seduce Rita are met with repeated failure. He begins to tire, and then to despair of his existence. He commits suicide several times, but even death cannot stop the day from repeating. In one attempt he kills the groundhog along with himself, but even this will not stop the loop. He opens his heart to Rita, and her advice helps him to gradually find a goal for his trapped life: as a benefactor to others. He cannot, in a single day, bring others to fulfill his needs but he can achieve self-improvement by educating himself on a daily basis.
Phil goes on to develop many talents such as ice sculpting and playing the piano. He also enhances his own human understanding which, in return, makes him an appreciated and loved man, which eventually allows him to ultimately find love and wake up on February 3.