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Around the World in 80 Days 

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A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just eighty days.
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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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 Princess Aouda 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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 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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 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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 Flannigan 3 episodes, 1989
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 Father Gruber 3 episodes, 1989
Yves Aubert ...
Bill Bailey ...
 Captain Phillips 3 episodes, 1989
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 Brindisi Terminal Clerk 3 episodes, 1989
John Carlin ...
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Lane Cooper ...
 Kyaukese 3 episodes, 1989
Julian Curry ...
Ellis Dale ...
 Bank Clerk 3 episodes, 1989
Bruce Troy Davis ...
 Captain Lacey 3 episodes, 1989
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 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 ...
Colin Higgins ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 1989
Mark Holmes ...
 Major Bryce 3 episodes, 1989
George Ip ...
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 ...
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 Italian Squad Leader 3 episodes, 1989
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 Liverpool Ticket Agent 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 ...
John Rapley ...
 Reverend Samuel Smythe 3 episodes, 1989
Terrence Scammell ...
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 ...
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.


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

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La vuelta al mundo en 80 días  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Ustinov (Detective Wilbur Fix) previously auditioned for the same role in Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) but Robert Newton was cast instead. 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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Connections

Version of Die Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen (1963) See more »

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Not as bad as portrayed
5 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

While it's not high cinema, it's watchable, and certainly passes the time on a rainy afternoon. It could be said that Phileas' constant do-si-do with the Princess (as Passepartout puts it, "l'affaire du coeur") does drag a bit, but I can't find any reasons to be truly unhappy with it. It's more authentic than the Jackie Chan version (which I don't hate, either).

I don't see this portrayal of Fixx as a bumbler, either...efficient Fixx may be, but he was never a Nobel prize nominee, and Ustinov does well enough with what's provided. The Princess may have some anachronistic attitudes, but no historical movie has ever failed to cast the characters in at least a semi-modern mindset--it makes the characters more accessible to modern viewers. Of Eric Idle I'll say no more--I enjoy his work, and I don't care if the accent is ludicrous or not.

It's entirely possible that the novel simply can't be filmed. It wouldn't be the first one to have that happen. ("Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" comes to mind, for example.)


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