The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy


1h 43m 2005

Brief Synopsis

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

Film Details

Also Known As
H2G2: le guide du voyageur galactique, Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, The, Liftarens guide till galaxen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

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 greatest 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.

Crew

Jesse Acton-thompson

Office Runner

Douglas Adams

Screenplay

Douglas Adams

Executive Producer

Douglas Adams

Source Material

Susan Adams

Special Effects

Astrig Akseralian

Art Department

Nadia Aleyd

Casting Associate

Kaseem Allah

Assistant

Annette Allen

Costumes

Lucy Anthony

Medic

Joe Arnold

Digital Effects

John Arnold

Grip

Todd Arnow

Production Manager

Todd Arnow

Coproducer

Jaume Arteman

Digital Effects Artist

Philip Ashton

Color Timer

Jon Attwood

Electrician

Christopher Austin

Original Music

Christopher Austin

Music Conductor

Christopher Austin

Song

Philip Babbage

Models

Burt Bacharach

Song

Chris Bailey

Gaffer

Chas Bain

Camera Focus Puller

Dimitri Bakalov

3-D Animator

Richard W. Baker

Digital Effects Artist

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Mark Bakowski

Digital Effects Artist

Terry Bamber

Assistant Director

Terry Bamber

Production Manager

Gary Barber

Producer

Russell Barnett

Wardrobe

James Barr

Illustrator

Vanessa Bastyan

Special Effects

Gideon Baws

Animator

Susie Beattie

Puppeteer

Sebastien Beaulieu

3-D Artist

Kate Beckly

Set Decorator

Luke Bedford

Music Arranger

Perry Bell

Painter

Louise Bellieu

Wardrobe

John Benn

Visual Effects

Andy Bennett

Stunt Performer

Jane Bennett

Special Effects

Frank Berlin

Painter

Andrew Bernstein

Assistant

Angus Bickerton

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bruce Bigg

Property Master

Peter Bigg

Props

Robert Binnall

Camera Focus Puller

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Tamana Bleasdale

Assistant Director

Terry Bleasdale

Driver

Lita Blechman

Assistant

Steve Bohan

Construction Manager

Don Bonair

Consultant

Mark Booth

Video Playback

Richard Bradshaw

Stunt Performer

Alan Brannan

Modelmaker

Judy Britten

Production Coordinator

Sam Broadbent

Art Department

David Broder

Location Manager

Stephen Brooke Smith

Camera Operator

Scott Brooker

Special Effects

Sarah Brunsdon

Special Makeup Effects

Keith Bryant

Film Lab

Jo Budden

Special Effects

Simon Bunker

3-D Artist

Ed Burge

Camera Operator

Dan Burnett

Animatronics

Rosemary Burrows

Costume Supervisor

Leo Burton

Production Assistant

Mark Buschbacher

Visual Effects

Kim Buttlar

Coordinator

David Cain

Assistant Director

David Cain

Unit Manager

Trevor Cairns

Video Playback

Jamie Campbell

Animatronics

Warwick Campbell

Animation Supervisor

Gary Carpenter

Original Music

Brian Carrol

Stand-In

Ann Cartwright

Special Effects

Charles Cash

3-D Artist

Alan Cassie

Art Director

Tim Cavagin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Nick Cervonaro

Rerecording Assistant

Jason Chalmers

Modelmaker

Tony Chance

Storyboard Artist

Helen Chapman

Assistant Director

Jerry Chater

Visual Effects Editor

Lee Chidwick

Video Playback

Colin Childs

Props

Dean Clegg

Assistant Art Director

Shaun Cobley

Camera Focus Puller

Angela Cole

3-D Artist

Rebecca Cole

Makeup Artist

Vicky Coleman

Special Effects

Gary Colkett

Rigging Electrician

Joel Collins

Production Designer

Trevor Collins

Modelmaker

Perry Como

Song Performer

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Pete Coogan

Visual Effects Producer

Richard Coombs

Puppeteer

Mike Cooper

Stand-In

Rachel Cooper

Costumes

Laurent Cordier

3-D Artist

Colin Coughlin

Electrician

Joey Coughlin

Electrician

Jamie Courtier

Special Effects Supervisor

Chris Cozens

Music Engineer

Fred Crawford

Rigging Grip

Marcia Crayford

Music Conductor

Angela Creasor

Special Effects

Adam Crosby

Painter

Ben Crosby

Painter

Gary Crosby

Painter

Tyson Cross

3-D Artist

Chris Croucher

Office Runner

Tiffany Cullum

3-D Animator

Mark Curtis

Modelmaker

Matthew D'angibau

Motion Control

Aimee Dadswell

Visual Effects Producer

Ken Dailey

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Dale

Loader

Gerald Dale

Props

Richard Darwin

Animatronics

Hal David

Song

Martin Davidson

Digital Effects Artist

Evan Davies

Digital Effects

Tom Davis

Mechanical Special Effects

Christopher Day

Electrician

Ray De-haan

Stunt Performer

David Deane

Consultant

Steve Delman

Colorist

Max Dennison

Matte Painter

Kelly Dent

Stunt Performer

Keith Devlin

Digital Effects Artist

Anita Dhillon

Graphic Designer

Piero Di Giovanni

Props

Mike Doggett

Film Lab

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Sara Dony

Medic

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Mark Dowling

Painter

Eric Downey

Key Rigging Grip

Katrina Duce

Art Department

Paul Duff

Carpenter

Dean Dunham

Painter

Paul Dunn

Special Effects Supervisor

Wilma Dunn

Special Effects Coordinator

David Dunsterville

Animatronics

Dave Early

Matte Painter

Phillip Eason

Puppeteer

Denny Edwards

Costumes

Paul Edwards

Steadicam Operator

Toby Eedy

Loader

Sam Ehren

Art Assistant

Lee Eldred

Electrician

Chris Eldrige

Mechanical Special Effects

Erik Ellefsen

Animator

Peter Elliott

Visual Effects

Timothy Elliott

Stand-In

Chris Elson

Digital Effects Artist

Guy Elson

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Eusebe

Sound Engineer

Derek Evans

Executive Producer

Frank Farman

Mechanical Special Effects

Martha Fein

Art Department

Fraser Fennell-ball

Assistant Director

Frazer Fennell-ball

Assistant Director

Joe Fenton

Props

Susie Figgis

Casting

Kate Filby

Loader

Simon Finney

Camera Operator

Neil Finnighan

Stunt Performer

Richard Fitzgerald

Concept Artist

Ben Flatter

Visual Effects

Michael Fleming

Props

David E Fluhr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Richard Forrest

Accounting Assistant

Stephen Forrest-smith

Storyboard Artist

Alex Fort

Concept Artist

Ben Foskett

Original Music

Ben Foskett

Music Arranger

Ben Foster

Original Music

Glenn Foster

Stunt Performer

Andy Fowler

Visual Effects Producer

Josh Friedman

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Josh Friedman

Other

Karen Fryer

Script Supervisor

Luke Furlonger

Props

Jim Gaffney

Props

John Gamble

Camera Operator

Robert Ben Garant

Other

Robert Ben Garant

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Manu Garcia

Digital Effects

Alex Garnett

Special Effects

Claire Garrett

Art Department

Philippe Gaullier

Concept Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
H2G2: le guide du voyageur galactique, Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, The, Liftarens guide till galaxen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 29, 2005

Released in United States on Video September 13, 2005

Based on the popular BBC radio series and novel created by Douglas Adams, which was filmed as a seven-part television series that aired on the BBC and PBS in 1982.

The project was previously setup at Touchstone Pictures, but moved over to Walt Disney Pictures.

Jay Roach was previously attached to direct.

Literary Sale Date: 01/05/1998

Directors Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith developed the material with screenwriter Karey Kirkpatrick, who rewrote Douglas Adams' adaptation.

Spyglass Entertainment was formerly Caravan Pictures.

Feature directorial debut for Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith, who make up the British commercial and video producing and directing team Hammer & Tongs.

Douglas Adams died on May 11, 2001. He will receive a posthumous executive producer credit.

Released in United States Spring April 29, 2005

Released in United States on Video September 13, 2005