In a heartwarming reunion, some of the cast members of the beloved movie “Groundhog Day” gathered on Friday to commemorate “Harold Ramis Day” in Chicago. The event, held at Harry Caray’s on Navy Pier, served as a poignant tribute to the actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis.
Amidst laughter and reminiscence, actors such as David Pasquesi and Robin Duke expressed their joy at reconnecting after 31 years since the film’s release. Ramis, who directed and co-wrote “Groundhog Day,” left an indelible mark on the industry and his collaborators.
City leaders were present to officially declare the day, a gesture that resonated deeply with Bill Murray, one of the film’s stars. Murray humorously remarked on the perks of official recognition from the city, reflecting on the enduring charm of the movie and its impact on popular culture.
The absence of Ramis, who passed away a decade ago, was felt keenly throughout the gathering. However, his legacy lives on through his work and the fond memories shared by his colleagues and fans alike.
Erica Mann Ramis, Ramis’s widow, reflected on his love for “Groundhog Day,” emphasizing its themes of humanity and personal growth. With a city proclamation designating February 2nd as Harold Ramis Day in Chicago, the occasion holds special significance, ensuring that each Groundhog Day going forward will also serve as a tribute to the visionary behind the timeless classic.