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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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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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Storyline

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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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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About 1 hour and 44 minutes into the movie, we see Lord Kelvin in his office playing with the metal spring which we know as the Slinky. As he's playing with it he's humming the song "It's Slinky!" from the old Slinky television commercial. 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 »

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Phileas Fogg: [after drinking toomuch Chinese sake] I am going to be abominably ill.
[running off]
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Version of El gato con botas (1961) See more »

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wait until it's on network TV and nothing else is on
20 June 2004 | by (Houston, Tx) – See all my reviews

The movie was bearable for me but nowhere near as good as the original. My newphew enjoyed it for many of the reasons I didn't: Asian kung-fu fights and pre-teen humor.

Really the problem is two-fold. First problem: Steve Coogan as Phileas Fogg just fell flat. The original David Niven played a classical English gentleman who had many faults but acknowledged none of them, he was arrogant, and he was lovable for it. Steve Coogan just played a wishy washy, insecure, nobody. The story really hit bottom when Phileas Fogg had to take lessons from Rob Schneideron being a panhandling bum in San Francisco.

The second problem was Jackie Chan as Paspartou. I will say Jackie Chan played his role as best as he possibly could given the bad screenplay and if Steve Coogan had played an arrogant cock-sure Englishman blindly moving from unobserved danger to unobserved danger with Jackie Chan valiantly trying to save the day, this movie may actually have worked. But alas, these days movie audiences are too sophisticated for such gimmicks, they need international conspiracies, rip offs of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and huge kung-fu battles that really don't make much sense.

Even the cameos that are supposed to give the film star appeal fall totally flat. The only cameo you really notice is when our intrepid adventurers meet Prince Hapi (aka Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger) and you really only notice that because the screenplay was badly butchered to hijack our heroes and place them into the Prince's lecherous clutches for no understandable reason and then again because Governor Schwarzenegger was really, really bad!

In the end this movie is a 'wait until it's on network TV and nothing else is on' bomb. I give it two out of five stars.


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