A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just 80 days.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Phileas Fogg (3 episodes, 1989)
 Jean Passepartout (3 episodes, 1989)
 Princess Aouda (3 episodes, 1989)
 Detective Wilbur Fix (3 episodes, 1989)
 Capt. Bunsby (3 episodes, 1989)
 McBaines (3 episodes, 1989)
 Benjamin Mudge (3 episodes, 1989)
 Wentworth (3 episodes, 1989)
 Jesse James (3 episodes, 1989)
 Sarah Bernhardt (3 episodes, 1989)
 Woman mistaken for Princess Aouda / ... (3 episodes, 1989)
 Alfred Bennett (3 episodes, 1989)
 Lucette (3 episodes, 1989)
 Italian Chief of Police (3 episodes, 1989)
 Train Conductor (3 episodes, 1989)
 Sir Francis Commarty (3 episodes, 1989)
 Cornelius Vanderbilt (3 episodes, 1989)
 Stuart (3 episodes, 1989)
 Ralph Gautier (3 episodes, 1989)
 Faversham (3 episodes, 1989)
 Captain Speedy (3 episodes, 1989)
 Jenks (3 episodes, 1989)
 Flannigan (3 episodes, 1989)
John Abineri ...
 Father Gruber (3 episodes, 1989)
Yves Aubert ...
 Gravier (3 episodes, 1989)
Bill Bailey ...
 Captain Phillips (3 episodes, 1989)
 Brindisi Terminal Clerk (3 episodes, 1989)
John Carlin ...
 Forster (3 episodes, 1989)
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
 Lenoir (3 episodes, 1989)
Lane Cooper ...
 Kyaukese (3 episodes, 1989)
Julian Curry ...
 Wilson (3 episodes, 1989)
Ellis Dale ...
 Bank Clerk (3 episodes, 1989)
Bruce Troy Davis ...
 Captain Lacey (3 episodes, 1989)
Edward Dentith ...
 Faversham's Aide (3 episodes, 1989)
Hugo De Vernier ...
 Louis Pasteur (3 episodes, 1989)
Gérard Dimiglio ...
 Bonheur First Officer (3 episodes, 1989)
Roy Evans ...
 Shirley Rose Engineer (3 episodes, 1989)
Don Ferguson ...
 Bombay Director of Police (3 episodes, 1989)
Henry Fong ...
 T'ung Chih (3 episodes, 1989)
Michael Gable ...
 Frank James (3 episodes, 1989)
Maurice Gardette ...
 French Consul (3 episodes, 1989)
Arne Gordon ...
 Bank Guard (3 episodes, 1989)
Olivier Hémon ...
 Georges (3 episodes, 1989)
Colin Higgins ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1989)
Mark Holmes ...
 Major Bryce (3 episodes, 1989)
George Ip ...
 Tailor (3 episodes, 1989)
Subhash Joshi ...
 Indian Gentleman (3 episodes, 1989)
Abraham Lee ...
 Carnatic Steamship Clerk (3 episodes, 1989)
Ming-yang Li ...
 Sinji Servant (3 episodes, 1989)
Lily Leung ...
 Empress (3 episodes, 1989)
 Italian Squad Leader (3 episodes, 1989)
 Liverpool Ticket Agent (3 episodes, 1989)
 Queen Victoria (3 episodes, 1989)
 Batcular (3 episodes, 1989)
 Calcutta Harbor Clerk (3 episodes, 1989)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Vanderbilt First Officer (3 episodes, 1989)
Pierre Olaf ...
 Captain Rondicherry (3 episodes, 1989)
Sai-Kit Yung ...
 Bayfront Hotel Clerk (3 episodes, 1989)
Arun Pathela ...
 Kiru (3 episodes, 1989)
John Rapley ...
 Reverend Samuel Smythe (3 episodes, 1989)
Terrence Scammell ...
 Grimes (3 episodes, 1989)
Peter Sharman ...
 English Consul Clerk (3 episodes, 1989)
Eve Schickle ...
 The Harlot (3 episodes, 1989)
 Madelaine (3 episodes, 1989)
Tommy Tam ...
 Chinese Dockworker (3 episodes, 1989)
Theodore Thomas ...
 Police Chief (3 episodes, 1989)
Violetta ...
 Mildred (3 episodes, 1989)
Ed Wiley ...
 Ffolkestone (3 episodes, 1989)
Tariq Yunus ...
 Prince Bayinnaung (3 episodes, 1989)


Phileas Fogg accepts a wager to prove his contention that a man can go around the world in 80 days. After betting his entire fortune, he takes his new butler (a man hoping for a quite life) on a tour of the world. However, just before the time he leaves, the Bank of England is robbed and a Detective believes that Fogg is the guilty party and he sets out after him. Written by Dennis Kytasaari <djk@xnet.com>

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Based on the classic novel by Jules Verne.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sensuality, adventure action and language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

16 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La vuelta al mundo en 80 días  »

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(3 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Robert Morley's final television acting role before his death on June 3, 1992 at the age of 84. See more »


Princess Aouda is missing one of the five medallions on her necklace when she is mending her peach sari on board the ship to Liverpool and again when she is wearing the peach ensemble during her marriage proposal by Fogg. There is a gap along the pearls in her necklace where the medallion was. See more »


Detective Wilbur Fix: [drunkenly] Vive la France!
Jean Passepartout: [drunkenly] Up the English!
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A fun and satisfyingly enjoyable adaptation
24 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having read the book several times and being a real fan of this and other Verne novels, not to mention, travel in general I can wholeheartedly recommend this movie. If you have read the book and enjoy watching movies then hire, borrow or buy this film if you would like to see a fairly faithfully adapted version of the book starring an agreeable cast and featuring a varied number of far flung and pretty faithful looking locations. Brosnan may be a little younger than the Fogg I'd seen in my minds eye when reading but he performs very well and is suitably dashing and stiff upper lipped where he should be whilst also exhibiting a believably self-conscious even shy air around the very beautiful Julia Nickson. She plays her part very well also and the only negative comment I can make is that she isn't very Indian looking. But that isn't a problem, she looks wonderful anyway. Eric Idle and Peter Ustinov provide the comedy, the former giving rise to a number of laugh out loud moments for those of us with a sense of humour and being on the whole, very enjoyable to watch. Ustinov provides a few light hearted moments also, but I will admit he is a little to hammy for my liking, mumbling and shrieking a little too much. The cameos are right out of a who's who of 80's TV and it was fun to see some old TV favourites, such as Quincy's Jack Klugman, popping up in unexpected places. As previously mentioned the locations impress. And I wasn't disappointed, for example having been to Hong Kong myself on several occasions the sampans and the junks were set in a location that looked to me just as I'd imagined the now heavily built up modern city to have looked in the 1800s. The extras too look suitably indigenous to the parts of the world our heroes are passing through.

So on the whole if you are looking for a movie that relays a sense of travel, a sense of adventure, a strong element of romance and above all a real honest sense of fun - just as the book did - then seek out this movie. It may have taken a few liberties here and there and it does take a few scenes from the Niven version that didn't appear at all in the book, but it still relates the story as told by Verne and in my opinion it does it very well indeed. Some would have you believe that it doesn't bare much resemblance to the book and is poorly acted but this is patently untrue. Its a great version and well worth the five odd hours of my time.

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