After finding an old friend, Fogg and Aouda, who are falling in love, head for the USA. Fogg confronts outlaw Jesse James and the Sioux raid his train. He buys a boat to England, but gets arrested by...
Razzle-dazzle showman Michael Todd hocked everything he had to make this spectacular presentation of Jules Verne's 1872 novel Around the World in 80 Days, the second film to be lensed in ... See full summary »
In Meredith, California (a very small town) there was no doctor (only once a week on Wednesdays would a doctor fly in) , so Jesse Maloney (a "Practical Nurse") would take his place for the ... See full summary »
John and Peg are both deaf and they have a six year old daughter, Lisa. On their way to Peg's parents they have a car accident and John is killed. Peg has a nervous breakdown and Peg's ... See full summary »
Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Company, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
I have always tried to figure out why people pan a film simply because it was "not like the book".
I agree this mini-series is not as true to Verne's vision as other movies BUT it is an excellent introduction to Vernes & the late 19th century for students.
I have used this movie in my 9th grade World History classes & my students absolutely LOVE it. Over 3 weeks we watch the film track their progress on a map & keep track of the various modes of transportation that the main characters use.
We also discuss the role of Britian as an imperialist power & the growing importance of the US in the world.
I suggest this film for teachers & for families with middle school aged children. A great film!!
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