Around the World in 80 Days (I) (1989)

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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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 Phileas Fogg (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Jean Passepartout (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Princess Aouda (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Detective Wilbur Fix (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Capt. Bunsby (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 McBaines (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Benjamin Mudge (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Wentworth (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Jesse James (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Sarah Bernhardt (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Woman mistaken for Princess Aouda / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Alfred Bennett (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Lucette (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Italian Chief of Police (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Train Conductor (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Sir Francis Commarty (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Stuart (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Ralph Gautier (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Faversham (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Captain Speedy (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Jenks (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Flannigan (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Abineri ...
 Father Gruber (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Yves Aubert ...
 Gravier (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bill Bailey ...
 Captain Phillips (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peter Birrel ...
 Brindisi Terminal Clerk (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Carlin ...
 Forster (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
 Lenoir (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lane Cooper ...
 Kyaukese (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Julian Curry ...
 Wilson (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ellis Dale ...
 Bank Clerk (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bruce Troy Davis ...
 Captain Lacey (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Edward Dentith ...
 Faversham's Aide (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Hugo De Vernier ...
 Louis Pasteur (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gérard Dimiglio ...
 Bonheur First Officer (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Roy Evans ...
 Shirley Rose Engineer (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Don Ferguson ...
 Bombay Director of Police (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Henry Fong ...
 T'ung Chih (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Gable ...
 Frank James (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Maurice Gardette ...
 French Consul (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Arne Gordon ...
 Bank Guard (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Olivier Hémon ...
 Georges (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Colin Higgins ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark Holmes ...
 Major Bryce (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
George Ip ...
 Tailor (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Subhash Joshi ...
 Indian Gentleman (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Abraham Lee ...
 Carnatic Steamship Clerk (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ming-yang Li ...
 Sinji Servant (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lily Leung ...
 Empress (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Italian Squad Leader (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Victor Maddern ...
 Liverpool Ticket Agent (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Queen Victoria (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Batcular (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Calcutta Harbor Clerk (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Vanderbilt First Officer (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Pierre Olaf ...
 Captain Rondicherry (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sai-Kit Yung ...
 Bayfront Hotel Clerk (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Arun Pathela ...
 Kiru (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Rapley ...
 Reverend Samuel Smythe (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terrence Scammell ...
 Grimes (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peter Sharman ...
 English Consul Clerk (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Eve Schickle ...
 The Harlot (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Cassie Stuart ...
 Madelaine (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tommy Tam ...
 Chinese Dockworker (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Theodore Thomas ...
 Police Chief (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Violetta ...
 Mildred (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ed Wiley ...
 Ffolkestone (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tariq Yunus ...
 Prince Bayinnaung (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Storyline

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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Rated PG for sensuality, adventure action and language | See all certifications »
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16 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La vuelta al mundo en 80 días  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ian McNeice would later feature in remake Around the World in 80 Days (2004). See more »

Goofs

On a map shown in the opening credits, the capital of China is identified as "Beijing". This spelling is in the Pin-Yin system of representing Chinese with Roman letters, which was not adopted until 1979. The Wade-Giles Romanization spelling of "Peking" would still have been in use. Wade-Giles was developed in 1859. See more »

Quotes

Detective Wilbur Fix: [drunkenly] Vive la France!
Jean Passepartout: [drunkenly] Up the English!
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Version of Around the World in 80 Days (2004) See more »

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Finest representation ever and school example of director's direction over actors that need tight control to perform their best.
8 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

After all this years - since the very first time I've watched this version in 1989. - yesterday the test of time confirmed and secured my original impression : This is by far the best version ever !

There is always the problem when you hire a good looking actor with tension of maintaining the ego-trip of his own, besides the character he portrays. Pierce Brosnan is one of those actors. In hands of poor director, Brosnan will always extend this virtue without exception. Well, not this time, this is Pierce's best role ever. This is the school example when in good and precise hands under control of fine director - one man's faults are completely used to his advantage. Fulfilling his complete talent.

Pierce is completely available, accessible and truly enjoyable.

Not only does he makes splendid Phileas Fogg but essentially greatly communicates to the splendor of entire ensemble and therefore none but the excellent realization itself.

Quality of production is first rate, casting even more superb. There is one, almost traditional problem with traveling productions like these : You can always observe "production stitches" among countries and collaboration among locations and collaborators. Not in this version you don't !

From beginning to the end, production follows from location to location with flawless synergy, only complimenting the ones before. Truly a wonderful , relaxing experience, indisputably with superb execution. I thought in 1989. It would be a bold statement to compare this with original. Now I know it is nothing of the sort. This version is indisputably, the finest visual representation of this book. Not completely on the track with all characters from the book - for they received somewhat different treatment. But I forgive this looking at the complete results.

Looking somewhat with envy to the magic of 80's, one can be certain that such a classy ensemble and relaxed pace is almost impossible to create these days. Golden days to be sure.


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