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 ... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, April 29, 2005

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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DIRECTOR

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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