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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1989  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Phileas Fogg (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Jean Passepartout (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Princess Aouda (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Detective Wilbur Fix (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Capt. Bunsby (3 episodes, 1989)
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 McBaines (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Benjamin Mudge (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Wentworth (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Jesse James (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Sarah Bernhardt (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Woman mistaken for Princess Aouda / ... (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Alfred Bennett (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Lucette (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Italian Chief of Police (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Train Conductor (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Sir Francis Commarty (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Stuart (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Ralph Gautier (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Faversham (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Captain Speedy (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Jenks (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Flannigan (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Father Gruber (3 episodes, 1989)
Yves Aubert ...
 Gravier (3 episodes, 1989)
Bill Bailey ...
 Captain Phillips (3 episodes, 1989)
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 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)
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 Italian Squad Leader (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Liverpool Ticket Agent (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Queen Victoria (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Batcular (3 episodes, 1989)
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 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)
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 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)
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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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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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(Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Mills and Robert Morley were the only actors who appeared in both the 1956 version of Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and this 1989 re-adaptation. See more »

Goofs

When Fogg and Lenoir start the balloon, it starts to rise rapidly and its yellow cabin is shown at least three meters above the ground in the shot with the whole balloon. Yet in the next shot the cabin is much lower as Passepartout boards the cabin by just pulling himself up by his arms. See more »

Quotes

Detective Wilbur Fix: [drunkenly] Vive la France!
Jean Passepartout: [drunkenly] Up the English!
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Connections

Version of Nagagutsu o haita neko no bôken (1992) See more »

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Marvelous experience
28 May 2004 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

I guess this is the ultimate Jules Verne adaptation. This mini-series is in every way far superior to the 1956 movie, and almost certainly will be to the upcoming one. I have to admit I haven't read the book, but somehow I believe the series to be pretty true to the story. Humor and thrills are making the fabric of an exciting adventure story throughout the world. Look for some interesting references to historical figures, like Sarah Bernhardt or Jesse James, and also for some beautiful geographical locations. A brilliant cast, headlined by pre-007 Pierce Brosnan, excellent Eric Idle and a perfect Peter Ustinov makes this one of the most enjoyable TV experiences ever.


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