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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (20-Apr-2005)

Director: Garth Jennings

Writers: Douglas Adams; Karey Kirkpatrick

From novel: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Keywords: Sci-Fi

Film adaptation of the Douglas Adams novel of the same name follows a hapless Earthly everyman as he is swept up in an intergalactic fiasco.

ABSTRACT
Arthur Dent is a pitiable figure of a man with problems, his house's impending demolition to make way for a bypass paramount among them. Catching up with buddy Ford Prefect after he is convinced to abandon his futile attempt to delay the destruction of his property by laying down in front of bulldozers in favor of a trip to the pub, Arthur is informed of his friend's existence as an alien from the vicinity of Betelgeuse, brought into a wild adventure to pacify evil throughout the universe after a Vogon Constructor Fleet destroys Earth to make way for an interstellar bypass. Questionable casting sidelines a nonetheless reasonably funny adaptation of brilliant source material, though the film still managed to be a hit at the box office.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bill Bailey
Comic
24-Feb-1964   Panelist, Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Anna Chancellor
Actor
27-Apr-1965   Juliet Shaw on Spooks
Warwick Davis
Actor
3-Feb-1970   Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Mos Def
Rapper
11-Dec-1973   Black On Both Sides
Zooey Deschanel
Actor
17-Jan-1980   New Girl
Martin Freeman
Actor
8-Sep-1971   Tim on The Office
Stephen Fry
Actor
24-Aug-1957   Jeeves and Wooster
Mark Gatiss
Actor
17-Oct-1966   The League of Gentlemen
Richard Griffiths
Actor
31-Jul-1947 28-Mar-2013 The History Boys
Simon Jones
Actor
27-Jul-1950   Arthur Dent on radio Hitchhiker's Guide
Thomas Lennon
Actor
9-Aug-1970   Reno 911!, The State
Kelly Macdonald
Actor
23-Feb-1976   Trainspotting
John Malkovich
Actor
9-Dec-1953   Subject of Being John Malkovich
Ian McNeice
Actor
2-Oct-1950   Bert Large on Doc Martin
Helen Mirren
Actor
26-Jul-1945   Prime Suspect
Bill Nighy
Actor
12-Dec-1949   Love Actually
Alan Rickman
Actor
21-Feb-1946   Die Hard
Sam Rockwell
Actor
5-Nov-1968   Lawn Dogs

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