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Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Poster

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Anachronisms 

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.
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Character error 

After Fogg and his companions have been launched from the paddle-ship, the captain asks; "How are we going to get back?". Yet the paddle-ship has sails. The ship HAD sails but was dismantled for the construction of the flying machine. No sails are left intact as shown by a wide shot of the ship on day 80.
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Continuity 

When Passepartout jumps off the wall on to the bags of "flower" as he is chasing the hot air balloon's rope he knocks off a bag but when the others jump over the bag is back on the pile.
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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.
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Passepartout gets only one hand dunked in green paint, however in the next shot, both of his hands are covered in green.
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A guy falls out of train, and Jackie Chan looks to his left while saying "Sorry". This gives impression that the train is moving right. But as the camera pans out, the train is shown moving towards his left.
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Errors in geography 

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.
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In the opening shot, Big Ben is shown on the south of the Thames, when it should be on the north.
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Factual errors 

The statue of a "Jade Buddha" isn't in fact a statue of Buddha, but a statue of Hotai (or Budai in pinyin).
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Revealing mistakes 

On the paddle-ship on the Atlantic, the paddles are turning and some of the sails are also unfurled. However if the wind was having any effect it would have to be going faster than the ship. In that case the smoke from the smokestack should be blown forward, in the direction of travel. In fact it is shown going sideways or even backwards; this implies that the sails are actually causing a drag on the ship, slowing it down.
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When Passepartout and Inspector Fix are being attacked by the Chained Agent in India, one of the shots show the agent bursting through a wall. The remains of the wall are clearly not clay or sandstone, but instead something along the lines of plasterboard or cardboard.
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After Fogg and his companions have been launched from the paddle-ship and start to descend from their initial impetus, a rainbow can be seen below and in front of them. However the sun is to their left; a rainbow cannot be formed in that location - it should be off to their right.
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When they are climbing out of the manhole in France, the manhole cover is clearly not cast iron as it moves with ease when Fogg bumps against it.
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