Set in 1872, the story focuses on Passepartout, a Chinese thief who steals a valuable jade Buddha and then seeks refuge in the traveling companionship of an eccentric London inventor and adventurer, Phileas Fogg, who has taken on a bet with members of his gentlemen's club that he can make it around the world in a mere 80 days, using a variety of means of transportation, like boats, trains, balloons, elephants, etc. Along the way, Passepartout uses his amazing martial arts abilities to defend Fogg from the many dangers they face.. One major threat to their adventure is a detective that's following them. Why? Just as Fogg and Passeportout left London, a major bank was robbed, with Fogg suspected of using the "around the world" trip as an excuse to escape.. Their path from London and back includes stops in Paris, Turkey, India, China and USA... Written by
With a box office loss of around $80 million, this film is considered the biggest independently released flop in film history (it was made by an independent group under Disney). See more »
When Fogg and companions escape the gallery in France where they encountered the men searching for Passepartout and exit through the manhole to the balloon scene, the movie still clearly portrays them as being in France. However, the actual location of the Balloon scene and the palace in the background is Schloss Charlottenburg, a palace in Berlin, Germany. See more »
Unlike you and your colleagues, money does not inspire me.
I believe every man has his price. Even you, o noble Phileas Fogg. There must be something I could offer that would be worthy of your time.
There is. Your position as head of the Royal Academy.
I could lead Britian and the rest of the world into a new age of progress and discovery.
[everyone begins laughing]
I, Lord Kelvin, hereby vow to surrender my position as minister of science to Phileas Fogg if...
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