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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi


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Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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Trivia

John Malkovich's character, religious leader Humma Kavula, was created especially for the movie by Douglas Adams. He does not appear in any previous version of the story. However, the Jatravartids, of whom he is the spiritual leader, are mentioned in the books.


Quotes

The Book: It's an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, Man had always assumed that he was the most intelligent species occupying the planet, instead of the *third* most intelligent. The ...


Goofs

When Ford is running to rescue Arthur and the gang as they are being shot at outside Humma Kavula's temple, Ford starts running to the rescue and is supposedly screaming but his mouth is clearly closed.


Crazy Credits

After a couple of minutes of typical movie credits, there is a final, classic Guide entry. It refers to Arthur Dent carelessly speaking words about a towel, which ends up being interpreted by a pair of warring factions as a devastating insult. They then spend thousands of years coming to Earth bent on revenge, however "due to a terrible miscalculation of scale the entire battle fleet was accidentally swallowed by a small dog". The Guide concludes with the reassuring nugget of wisdom, "this sort of thing is going on all the time".


Soundtracks

So Long & Thanks for All the Fish
(End Title Version)
Written by
Joby Talbot, Garth Jennings and Christopher Austin
Produced by Joby Talbot
Performed by Neil Hannon
Neil Hannon appears courtesy of Parlophone/EMI Records

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Genres

Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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