The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man
Tommy Avallone, USA 2018, 70’
Polish premiere
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Remember that fantastic episode from Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes where GZA and RZA encounter Bill Murray at a cafe? The two rappers are discussing the harmful effects of caffeine when they are approached by a waiter, who turns out to be none other than the star of Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters. Reportedly, such situations also happen in real life. Legend has it that Murray regularly leaves behind his celebrity bubble to sneak into the world of ordinary people. He loves dropping in on all sorts of events. With his iconic half-smile glued to his face, he materializes in the least expected places, as if he were a harmless, playful ghost. The Internet is full of absurd stories with him in the leading role. The young documentary filmmaker Tommy Avallone set out to look for people who claim they have had the pleasure of being surprised by Bill Murray. His film is a pop-culture investigation and tribute to the famous comedian.

Piotr Mirski

Tommy Avallone

Hailing from Haddon Heights, New Jersey, Tommy Avallone is an independent filmmaker. He made his debut with the comedy Community College. He later made the documentary I Am Santa Claus. The film's executive producer was Morgan Spurlock, the maker of Super Size Me. He is currently working on another documentary called Waldo on Weed.


2009 Community College

2014 I Am Santa Claus (doc.)

2018 Opowieści o Billu Murrayu: człowiek-legenda uczy życia / The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man (doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Tommy Avallone
screenplay Tommy Avallone, Max Paolucci
cinematography Derrick Kunzer, archival footage
editing Tommy Avallone
music John Avarese
cast Tommy Avallone, John Barnhardt, Johnathan Davis, Albert DiGiacomo, Gavin Edwards, Peter Farrelly, Bill Murray
producer Raymond Esposito, Derrick Kunzer, Max Paolucci, Kevin Sisti Jr.
production Double Windsor Films, Old Lime Productions
sales Double Windsor Films
language English
coloration colour
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