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.

PROSSER:

Look. These plans have been on display at

the planning office now for a year.

ARTHUR:

On display? I had to go down to a cellar!

PROSSER:

That's the display department.

ARTHUR:

I eventually found them in the bottom of a

locked filing cabinet in a disused

lavatory with a sign on the door saying

'beware of the leopard'.

PROSSER:

Mr. Dent, have you any idea how much

damage that bulldozer would suffer if I

just let it roll straight over you?

ARTHUR:

How much?

PROSSER:

None at all.

FORD (O.S.)

(American accent)

Arthur!

Arthur and Prosser turn to see a man cresting a hill,

pushing a shopping cart which is filled with beer and

bags of peanuts. This is FORD PREFECT. Wiry, intense.

As he heads downhill, he leaps up and rides the cart down

towards Arthur's house -- like a kid in a supermarket.

He rolls right past Arthur and the bulldozers.

ARTHUR:

Ford?

He leaps off, drags the cart to a full stop.

FORD:

Arthur! There you are. Here drink and

eat with me. We need to talk.

ARTHUR:

Er, um...now's not the best time, Ford

They're going to demolish my home,

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