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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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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 Tariq Yunus ...  Prince Bayinnaung 3 episodes, 1989


Phileas Fogg accepts a wager to prove his contention that a man can go around the world in 80 days. After betting his entire fortune, he takes his new butler (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 »



Italy | West Germany | Yugoslavia | USA


English | French

Release Date:

16 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vuelta al mundo en 80 días See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


(3 parts)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Pierce Brosnan and Julia Nickson also appeared in another television novel mini-series, Noble House (1988). See more »


Princess Aouda is missing one of the five medallions on her necklace when she is mending her peach sari on board the ship to Liverpool and again when she is wearing the peach ensemble during her marriage proposal by Fogg. There is a gap along the pearls in her necklace where the medallion was. See more »


Detective Wilbur Fix: [drunkenly] Vive la France!
Jean Passepartout: [drunkenly] Up the English!
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A fun and satisfyingly enjoyable adaptation
24 April 2005 | by gwdaley-1See all my reviews

Having read the book several times and being a real fan of this and other Verne novels, not to mention, travel in general I can wholeheartedly recommend this movie. If you have read the book and enjoy watching movies then hire, borrow or buy this film if you would like to see a fairly faithfully adapted version of the book starring an agreeable cast and featuring a varied number of far flung and pretty faithful looking locations. Brosnan may be a little younger than the Fogg I'd seen in my minds eye when reading but he performs very well and is suitably dashing and stiff upper lipped where he should be whilst also exhibiting a believably self-conscious even shy air around the very beautiful Julia Nickson. She plays her part very well also and the only negative comment I can make is that she isn't very Indian looking. But that isn't a problem, she looks wonderful anyway. Eric Idle and Peter Ustinov provide the comedy, the former giving rise to a number of laugh out loud moments for those of us with a sense of humour and being on the whole, very enjoyable to watch. Ustinov provides a few light hearted moments also, but I will admit he is a little to hammy for my liking, mumbling and shrieking a little too much. The cameos are right out of a who's who of 80's TV and it was fun to see some old TV favourites, such as Quincy's Jack Klugman, popping up in unexpected places. As previously mentioned the locations impress. And I wasn't disappointed, for example having been to Hong Kong myself on several occasions the sampans and the junks were set in a location that looked to me just as I'd imagined the now heavily built up modern city to have looked in the 1800s. The extras too look suitably indigenous to the parts of the world our heroes are passing through.

So on the whole if you are looking for a movie that relays a sense of travel, a sense of adventure, a strong element of romance and above all a real honest sense of fun - just as the book did - then seek out this movie. It may have taken a few liberties here and there and it does take a few scenes from the Niven version that didn't appear at all in the book, but it still relates the story as told by Verne and in my opinion it does it very well indeed. Some would have you believe that it doesn't bare much resemblance to the book and is poorly acted but this is patently untrue. Its a great version and well worth the five odd hours of my time.

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