Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The (1981)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The (1981) Genre(s): Comedy | Sci-Fi

Directed by: Alan J.W. Bell

Starring: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, Stephen Moore

Synopsis: Earth has been scheduled for demolition to make way for an interstellar bypass. Ford and Arthur are trying to find the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. Find out how these two events are related (and why those words are capitalized).

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Newt's movie review

Read the books. Watch the movie. Wash, rinse, repeat.

It's one of the finest examples of intelligent humour brought to the screen. It's laugh out loud funny, entirely quotable, and a classic. Add it to your collection. OK, so the effects are dated and some of them were cheezy even at the time, but it is still spectacular. Now stop reading the review and go buy the DVD.

Added 10 July 2003 at 10:06 PM

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