The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2005 film by Garth Jennings
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 science fiction comedy film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created by Douglas Adams. It stars Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, John Malkovich, and the voices of Stephen Fry, Helen Mirren, Thomas Lennon, Richard Griffiths, Ian McNeice, Bill Bailey and Alan Rickman. Adams co-wrote the screenplay with Karey Kirkpatrick but died in 2001, before production began; the film is dedicated to Adams. The film grossed over $100 million worldwide.

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  • 28 April 2005 (2005-04-28) (United Kingdom)
  • 29 April 2005 (2005-04-29) (United States)
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$51,000,000 USD
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Marvin: Freeze? I'm a robot. I'm not a refrigerator.
  • Faint screams can be heard a moment before Mr. Prosser speaks. In the book, Mr. Prosser is a direct male-line descendant of Genghis Khan, the reason why he wears little fur hats and often hears a thousand hairy horsemen shouting in his head.
  • The "babel fish" translator that Ford puts in Arthur's ear inspired the Babelfish webpage (first on altavista, now on yahoo), which provides translations to and from several of the world's languages. The name "Babelfish," in turn, is a play on the Tower of Babel in the Bible.
  • In a chaotic scene shot in London, fans can spot Douglas Adams's brother James Thrift, sister Jane Garnier and daughter Polly Jane Rocket Adams rushing about in the general panic, as the earth is destroyed by the Vogons.
  • When hurriedly giving possible questions to what the answer 42 might mean Arthur's suggestion of "How many roads must a man walk down?" is a reference to the Bob Dylan song "Blowin' In The Wind". It's the opening line to the song.
  • The nightgown/bathrobe Arthur Dent wore was the most expensive and difficult of all costumes (including Zaphod's heads and Humma's eyes). The fabric had to be sewn on stage and was flown in from Turkey.

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