The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy script
Synopsis: Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) is trying to prevent his house from being bulldozed when his friend Ford Prefect (Mos Def) whisks him into outer space. It turns out Ford is an alien who has just saved Arthur from Earth's total annihilation. Ford introduces Arthur to his myriad friends, including many-headed President Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell) and sexy refugee Trillian (Zooey Deschanel). Arthur makes his way across the stars while seeking the meaning of life, or something close to it.

The tea cup shatters on the floor.

CUT TO:

5 EXT. ARTHUR DENT'S HOUSE - MORNING 5

Arthur, dressed in pajamas and robe, lies in the dirt in

front of a bulldozer, blocking it from destroying his

house. He yells into his mobile phone.

ARTHUR:

(into phone)

What do you mean he's gone out to lunch?

You just said he was still at breakfast!

MR. PROSSER, a bureaucrat, leans over him.

PROSSER:

Come off it, Mr. Dent. You can't lie in

front of the bulldozers forever.

ARTHUR:

I'm game. We'll see who rusts first.

PROSSER:

This bypass has got to be built and it's

going to be built. You should have made

your protest months ago.

ARTHUR:

The first I heard of it was when a workman

came yesterday. I asked if he'd come to

clean the windows, and he said he'd come

to demolish the house. He didn't tell me

right away of course. First he wiped a

couple of windows and charged me twenty

quid. Then he told me.

(CONTINUED)

5 4.

HHGG 3rd Revised Draft 8/8/03

CONTINUED:
5

The bulldozer driver, looking guilty, ducks behind the

steering wheel. Prosser removes plans from his briefcase.

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