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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly 80 days.

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Howard Cooper ...
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General Fang (as Karen Joy Morris)
Daniel Hinchcliffe ...
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Wolfram Teufel ...
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Tom Strauss ...
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Kit West ...
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Set in 1890, 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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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,576,132 (USA) (18 June 2004)

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$24,004,159 (USA) (10 September 2004)
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Ian McNeice (who plays Lord Kitchener in the film) had also appeared as a minor character in the 1989 mini-series adaptation of the original story. See more »

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The Overland Stage Company went out of business in the 1860s so could not have been used. The transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869 so would have been used instead. See more »

Quotes

Lau Xing's Father: [to Lau Xing, in Chinese] Lau Xing, you have returned our sacred Buddha to Lanzhou. It has brought hope back to our village.
Lau Xing's Mother: [interrupts to Lau Xing's father, to everybody in the table] Drink!
[everybody drinks the liquor, while Phileas is feeling disgusted by the flavor]
Lau Xing's Father: [speaks again to Lau Xing, in Chinese] Thanks to your courageous efforts, we will live in...
Lau Xing's Mother: [interrupts again to Lau Xing's father to drink] Drink!
Phileas Fogg: [he holds up his drink and says in a disgusted way] ''Kampai''.
Lau Xing's Mother: [...]
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Version of Nagagutsu o haita neko (1969) See more »

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The Mystery Continues
Composed by Suma Ograda
Courtesy of Boosey Media on the behalf of Dennis Music
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Is this a Coogan or Chan movie?
6 August 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Is this a Coogan or Chan movie? That's the only puzzling thing about this movie. For the rest simply an action packed adventure, with a little too much romance on the side. 15 years ago this movie would have been a great success in the line of Goonies or a Disney flick.

Now a little overacting at times (the English cop who follows the main characters for example) is compensated with great cameos, I won't give them away, but keep watching!

Coogan is just like in his tv series, the well-known expressions and faces are shown. Just his character, can anyone be that naive at times???

Chan is sometimes the comedian with oneliners, and sometimes the actor with bad lines. His fights rule, his acting still didn't. It didn't spoil the movie, but the plot that kept returning to the 'chinese connection' almost did. I didn't expect a co-plot, just Fogg travelling around the world!!!

Don't believe the viewers describing this as a kid-movie. If you liked Goonies in the past, read the book and like Chan's unbelievable fighting scenes, you will be satisfied. 6/10 from me.


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