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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Garth Jennings, 2005

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, 1979

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a movie directed by Garth Jennings in 2005 and based on the book of the same name by Douglas Adams, first published in 1979. The movie features Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy, John Malkovich, and others.

What users say

“The book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

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RATING

6.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Garth Jennings, 2005)

8.4

/ 10

Book Cover: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams, 1979)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 1979 book by Douglas Adams.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Read by: Stephen Fry

Storyline

Arthur Dent discovers that his house is to be immediately demolished to make way for a bypass. He tries delaying the bulldozers by lying down in front of them. Ford Prefect, a friend of Arthur’s, convinces him to go to a pub with him. Over several pints of beer, Ford explains that he is an alien from the vicinity of Betelgeuse, and a journalist working on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a universal guide book.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 2005 movie by Garth Jennings

Year

2005

Minutes

109

Movie Rate

6.70

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Country: UK

Year: 2005

Length: 1h49m

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Cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 1979 book by Douglas Adams

Year

1979

Pages

193

Book Rate

8.44

S: Goodreads

Book

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Country: UK

First published in: 1979

Length: 193 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

TV Mini-Series poster
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
TV Mini-Series by Douglas Adams

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 2005 movie by Garth Jennings

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30% No

7 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 1979 book by Douglas Adams

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36% No

7 votes

4 votes

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