In an interview with the Austin American-Statesman, Ramis, then 60, he said he would like to be remembered most for "Groundhog Day," starring friend and collaborator Bill Murray.
"As cynical as I like to pretend I am, I have a deep philosophical and spiritual side. I think everyone harbors a craving for meaning in life, and the movie, without being cloying or embarrassing, asserts the possibility of redemption through meaning.
"Every single religion and psychological discipline has claimed the movie as what they believe. I love that. It makes it an ecumenical movie."