The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Movie

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


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2005 | PG | Action Adventure | 1hr, 50m

Earthman Arthur Dent is having a very bad day. His house is about to be bulldozed, he discovers that his best friend is an alien--and to top things off, Planet Earth is about to be demolished to make ... full plot below

U.S. Release Date

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy release date was Friday, April 29, 2005.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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Directed by

Garth Jennings

Screenwriter

Douglas Adams
Karey Kirkpatrick
Garth Jennings

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Rating MPAA

PG for thematic elements, action, and mild language

Storyline

Earthman Arthur Dent is having a very bad day. His house is about to be bulldozed, he discovers that his best friend is an alien--and to top things off, Planet Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur's only chance for survival: hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. For the novice space traveler, the greatest adventure in the universe begins when the world ends. Arthur sets out on a journey in which he finds that nothing is as it seems: he learns that a towel is just the most useful thing in the universe, finds the meaning of life, and discovers that everything he needs to know can be found in one book: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Sam Rockwell will play Zaphod, the two-headed president of the galaxy. Mos Def plays Ford Prefect, an alien disguising himself as an out-of-work actor who sets out on an intergalactic journey with his best friend, mild-mannered earthling Arthur Dent (Morgan Freeman). The duo hitch a ride through space with Sam Rockwell's Zaphod, the beautiful and brilliant scientist Trillion (Zooey Deschanel) and a depressed robot while on a quest to discover the meaning of life.

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