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A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief, and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

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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 austin4577@aol.com

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Rated PG for action violence, some crude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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16 June 2004 (USA)  »

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Around the World in Eighty Days  »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$493,693 (Italy) (28 January 2005)

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$7,627,962 (Europe) (28 January 2005)
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When the Buddha is returned to the shrine, joss sticks can be seen burning in front of it when it is viewed from behind. They disappear in shots from the side and front. See more »

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Phileas Fogg: Rules are made to be broken... or stabbed by a spikey shoe.
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References X-Men 2 (2003) See more »

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Everybody, All over the World (Join the Celebration)
Written by David A. Stewart / Chucho Merchan / Frank Coraci
Produced by David A. Stewart
Associate Producer Ned Douglas
Performed by David A. Stewart and Sylvia Young Stage School
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Deconstruction or demolition of the story???
11 August 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It's just amazing how this director isn't hindered by any sense of (foreign) cultural heritage whatsoever.

No effort is spared to reduce the original story to the absolute bare minimum: there is a man that has to travel around the world in 80 days and in the end has one spare day to win the bet.

Of course there are funny parts. The roller coaster in the beginning of the movie has a touch of Jules Verne. Maybe the jet pack too, but still it's not what it 'should' be, if you've read the books.

If this wasn't a rip-off from a good book, it might have been funny, but now to me, this movie is a sad waste of time with some funny elements.

I'm very sorry...


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