“Groundhog Day” Cast Reunites at Navy Pier for Nostalgic Tribute
As Punxsutawney Phil and Woodstock Willie kicked off Groundhog Day with their predictions, a different celebration unfolded later in the day at Navy Pier. The cast of the beloved movie “Groundhog Day” gathered for a heartwarming reunion, marking their first since the film’s release over 30 years ago.
This special event paid tribute to Harold Ramis, the Chicago-born co-writer and director of the iconic movie, who passed away in 2014. Cast members, including Brian Doyle Murray, brother of actor Bill Murray, Marita Geraghty, Peggy Roeder, Robin Duke, and Ken Hudson Campbell, shared anecdotes about Ramis and reflected on the lasting impact he had on their careers and lives.
Marita Geraghty, who portrayed Nancy Taylor, fondly remembered Ramis as someone who “ruled the game” with his extraordinary talents as a producer, actor, and director. She emphasized his warmth, welcoming nature, and calm demeanor despite his creative brilliance.
Robin Duke, known for her role as Doris the waitress with the memorable line “More coffee, hon?” expressed a sense of Ramis’s continued presence in her life. She spoke about the joy of knowing him and the constant laughter that surrounded their collaboration.
The reunion at Navy Pier became a nostalgic trip down memory lane, filled with laughter, camaraderie, and heartfelt tributes to a creative genius. The “Groundhog Day” cast’s gathering serves as a timeless reminder of the enduring impact of a film that continues to capture the hearts of audiences even decades later.