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Around the World in 80 Days 

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A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just eighty days.
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1989  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
Pierce Brosnan ...  Phileas Fogg 3 episodes, 1989
Eric Idle ...  Jean Passepartout 3 episodes, 1989
Julia Nickson ...  Princess Aouda 3 episodes, 1989
Peter Ustinov ...  Detective Wilbur Fix 3 episodes, 1989
Jack Klugman ...  Capt. Bunsby 3 episodes, 1989
Roddy McDowall ...  McBaines 3 episodes, 1989
Darren McGavin ...  Benjamin Mudge 3 episodes, 1989
Robert Morley ...  Wentworth 3 episodes, 1989
Stephen Nichols ...  Jesse James 3 episodes, 1989
Lee Remick ...  Sarah Bernhardt 3 episodes, 1989
Jill St. John ...  Woman mistaken for Princess Aouda / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Robert Wagner ...  Alfred Bennett 3 episodes, 1989
Arielle Dombasle ...  Lucette 3 episodes, 1989
Gabriele Ferzetti ...  Italian Chief of Police 3 episodes, 1989
Henry Gibson ...  Train Conductor 3 episodes, 1989
John Hillerman ...  Sir Francis Commarty 3 episodes, 1989
Rick Jason ...  Cornelius Vanderbilt 3 episodes, 1989
Christopher Lee ...  Stuart 3 episodes, 1989
Patrick Macnee ...  Ralph Gautier 3 episodes, 1989
John Mills ...  Faversham 3 episodes, 1989
Pernell Roberts ...  Captain Speedy 3 episodes, 1989
James Sikking ...  Jenks 3 episodes, 1989
Simon Ward ...  Flannigan 3 episodes, 1989
John Abineri ...  Father Gruber 3 episodes, 1989
Yves Aubert Yves Aubert ...  Gravier 3 episodes, 1989
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ...  Captain Phillips 3 episodes, 1989
Peter Birrel ...  Brindisi Terminal Clerk 3 episodes, 1989
John Carlin John Carlin ...  Forster 3 episodes, 1989
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...  Lenoir 3 episodes, 1989
Lane Cooper Lane Cooper ...  Kyaukese 3 episodes, 1989
Julian Curry Julian Curry ...  Wilson 3 episodes, 1989
Ellis Dale Ellis Dale ...  Bank Clerk 3 episodes, 1989
Bruce Troy Davis Bruce Troy Davis ...  Captain Lacey 3 episodes, 1989
Edward Dentith ...  Faversham's Aide 3 episodes, 1989
Hugo De Vernier Hugo De Vernier ...  Louis Pasteur 3 episodes, 1989
Gérard Dimiglio Gérard Dimiglio ...  Bonheur First Officer 3 episodes, 1989
Roy Evans Roy Evans ...  Shirley Rose Engineer 3 episodes, 1989
Don Ferguson Don Ferguson ...  Bombay Director of Police 3 episodes, 1989
Henry Fong ...  T'ung Chih 3 episodes, 1989
Michael Gable Michael Gable ...  Frank James 3 episodes, 1989
Maurice Gardette Maurice Gardette ...  French Consul 3 episodes, 1989
Arne Gordon Arne Gordon ...  Bank Guard 3 episodes, 1989
Olivier Hémon Olivier Hémon ...  Georges 3 episodes, 1989
Colin Higgins Colin Higgins ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 1989
Mark Holmes Mark Holmes ...  Major Bryce 3 episodes, 1989
George Ip George Ip ...  Tailor 3 episodes, 1989
Subhash Joshi Subhash Joshi ...  Indian Gentleman 3 episodes, 1989
Abraham Lee Abraham Lee ...  Carnatic Steamship Clerk 3 episodes, 1989
Ming-Yang Li Ming-Yang Li ...  Sinji Servant 3 episodes, 1989
Lily Leung Lily Leung ...  Empress 3 episodes, 1989
Joseph Long ...  Italian Squad Leader 3 episodes, 1989
Victor Maddern ...  Liverpool Ticket Agent 3 episodes, 1989
Anna Massey ...  Queen Victoria 3 episodes, 1989
Ian McNeice ...  Batcular 3 episodes, 1989
Ajay Mehta ...  Calcutta Harbor Clerk 3 episodes, 1989
Christopher Muncke ...  Vanderbilt First Officer 3 episodes, 1989
Pierre Olaf Pierre Olaf ...  Captain Rondicherry 3 episodes, 1989
Sai-Kit Yung ...  Bayfront Hotel Clerk 3 episodes, 1989
Arun Pathela Arun Pathela ...  Kiru 3 episodes, 1989
John Rapley John Rapley ...  Reverend Samuel Smythe 3 episodes, 1989
Terrence Scammell Terrence Scammell ...  Grimes 3 episodes, 1989
Peter Sharman Peter Sharman ...  English Consul Clerk 3 episodes, 1989
Eve Schickle Eve Schickle ...  The Harlot 3 episodes, 1989
Cassie Stuart ...  Madelaine 3 episodes, 1989
Tommy Tam Tommy Tam ...  Chinese Dockworker 3 episodes, 1989
Theodore Thomas Theodore Thomas ...  Police Chief 3 episodes, 1989
Violetta Violetta ...  Mildred 3 episodes, 1989
Ed Wiley ...  Ffolkestone 3 episodes, 1989
Tariq Yunus ...  Prince Bayinnaung 3 episodes, 1989
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Phileas Fogg (Pierce Brosnan) accepts a wager to prove his contention that a man can go around the world in eighty days. After betting his entire fortune, he takes his new butler Jean Passepartout (Eric Idle) (a man hoping for a quite life) on a tour of the world. However, just before the time he leaves, the Bank of England is robbed, and a Detective believes that Fogg is the guilty party, and he sets out after him. Written by Dennis Kytasaari <djk@xnet.com>

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Based on the classic novel by Jules Verne.


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Rated PG for sensuality, adventure action and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The role of Phileas Fogg was previously played by David Niven, who also played James Bond in Casino Royale (1967). Pierce Brosnan played Bond as well. See more »

Goofs

On a map shown in the opening credits, the capital of China is identified as "Beijing". This spelling is in the Pin-Yin system of representing Chinese with Roman letters, which was not adopted until 1979. The Wade-Giles Romanization spelling of "Peking" would still have been in use. Wade-Giles was developed in 1859. See more »

Quotes

Detective Wilbur Fix: [drunkenly] Vive la France!
Jean Passepartout: [drunkenly] Up the English!
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Connections

Version of Puss in Boots (1968) See more »

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Excellent miniseries
31 October 2004 | by ShelbyTMItchellSee all my reviews

This is a great miniseries for the whole entire family. Pierce Brosnan doing a Bond/Remington Steele as Fogg from a kind of cold-hearted but then caring Englishman making the legendary journey. Rambo and Babylon Five's Julia Nickson beautiful as the princess. The great and late Peter Ustinov in one of his fine performances. But the person to steal the show is Eric Idle of Monty Python as the caring and resourceful as well as comic relief Jean Passepartout. He played Passepartout as a frenchman and also was really the star but gave way to Pierce/Fogg. Idle is the real, real star. And the mini series is like the book. Unlike the Jackie Chan movie and David Niven. More like follows and stick closely to the Jules Verne novel!


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 April 1989 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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