Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Poster


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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).
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.
Johnny Knoxville was originally cast as the San Francisco Hobo, but had to bow out due to conflicting schedules.
When Fogg is stuck in San Francisco as a beggar, you can see on the wall behind him a poster advertising the mineral water "Hunyadi Janos". Named after a 15th century Hungarian general, this water had been discovered in 1862 and introduced to the US around the 1880's, whereafter the Hunyadi water became a widely used laxative for the next couple of decades. In fact, you can also note the word "laxative" on the poster.
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.
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The final of four movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger that had the word "day" in the title, with the first three starring him and the title having a biblical reference. They were Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), _end Of Days_(1999)_, and The 6th Day (2000).
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Frank Coraci: as the angry man that Fogg confronts in San Francisco while asking for money.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The French balloon man who calls the main characters insane as they jump into the basket is a cameo appearance by Sir Richard Branson. As well as being the boss of Virgin, he is also famed for his sometimes life-threatening ballooning record attempts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's last film before being elected governor of California.
John Cleese is the fifth Monty Python member to appear in an adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days. Michael Palin starred in a BBC documentary in 1989 where he attempted to travel the same route as Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg. The doc also featured appearances by Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. Eric Idle starred in a 1989 mini-series of Around the World in 80 Days as Passepartout.
Marks the first time Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson have played brothers on screen.
Will Forte's feature film debut.

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