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HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

Bill Bailey ... The Whale (voice)
Anna Chancellor ... Questular Rontok
Warwick Davis ... Marvin
Mos Def ... Ford Prefect
Zooey Deschanel ... Trillian
Su Eliott¹ ... Pub Customer
Martin Freeman ... Arthur Dent
Stephen Fry ... Narrator (voice)
Richard Griffiths ... Jeltz (voice)
Dominique Jackson ... Fook
Simon Jones ... Ghostly Image
Thomas Lennon ... Eddie the Computer (voice)
Mark Longhurst ... Bulldozer Driver
Kelly Macdonald ... Reporter
John Malkovich ... Humma Kavula
Ian McNeice ... Kwaltz (voice)
Helen Mirren ... Deep Thought (voice)
Bill Nighy ... Slartibartfast
Steve Pemberton ... Mr. Prosser/Additional Vogon Voices (also as The League of Gentlemen)
Alan Rickman ... Marvin (voice)
Sam Rockwell ... Zaphod Beeblebrox
The League of Gentlemen¹ ... Additional Vogon Voices
The League of Gentlemen¹ ... Additional Vogon Voices
Jack Stanley ... Lunkwill
Mak Wilson ... Vogon Interpreter (voice)
Albie Woodington ... Barman
Mason Ball ... Creature Performer
Sarah Bennett ... Creature Performer
Danny Blackner ... Creature Performer
Hayley Burroughs ... Creature Performer
Cecily Faye¹ ... Creature Performer
Ian Kay ... Creature Performer
Nigel Plaskitt ... Creature Performer
Lynne Robertson Bruce¹ ... Creature Performer
Jerome Blake ... Vogon Soldier
Dan Ellis ... Vogon Soldier
Other credited cast listed alphabetically
Tim Perrin ... Vogon Soldier
Tucker Stevens ... Vogon Soldier
Ben Uttley ... Vogon Soldier
Patrick Walker ... Vogon Soldier
Polly Jane Adams ... London Citizen (uncredited)
Jane Belson ... Extra (uncredited)
Ray Donn ... Humma Worshiper (uncredited)
John Gomez ... TV News Reporter (uncredited)
Susie Gossling Valerio ... Daewoo Driver (uncredited)
Rich Johnston ... Congregation (uncredited)
Mark Stevenson ... Native American (uncredited)
James Thrift ... London Citizen (uncredited)

Directed by: Garth Jennings
Written by: Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick
Produced by: Douglas Adams. Robbie Stamp, Derek Evans
Distributor:

US: 29 APRIL 2005
UK: 28 APRIL 2005

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 most astonishing 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.
By a series of odd almost Guideian confluences, I ended up in the BBC studio in 1982 while the Startibartfast episode was being recorded. (e me for details). That's the bit were Norway is mentioned. I imagine that the movie will simply be the TV series with better effects. Though it's a damn shame that Peter Jones, the original droll narrator and very funny guy, died in 2000. He would surely have played the Book in the movie as well. And how perfectly Guideianly odd that both he and Adams never made it to the final cut. So long, a thanks for all the fish guys.

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"Whale" -- The Heart of Gold's Infinite Improbability Drive creates an improbably short-lived whale.

"So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" -- The world's dolphins perform a musical number for the opening of the film.

"Vogsphere Slaps" -- Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell) and Ford Prefect (Mos Def) have a close encounter on Vogsphere.

"We're Gonna Die" -- Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) and Ford Prefect (Mos Def) are imprisoned.

"TV Reports" -- Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell) watches himself on TV.

"Ultimate Question" -- Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell) and Ford Prefect (Mos Def) discuss the ultimate question.

"Too Beautiful" -- Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell) is told that his ship has picked up a couple of hitchhikers.

"Table Crawl" -- Humma Kavula (John Malkovich) walks on a table toward Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell).

"Ushering Hitchhikers" -- Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) and Ford Prefect (Mos Def) get escorted by the robot Marvin (Warwick Davis and Alan Rickman).




 


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