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Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini-Series 1989) Poster

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John Mills and Robert Morley were the only actors who appeared in Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and this 1989 adaptation.
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This was Robert Morley's final television acting role before his death on June 3, 1992, at the age of eighty-four.
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Peter Ustinov (Detective Wilbur Fix) previously auditioned for the same role in Around the World in 80 Days (1956) but Robert Newton was cast instead.
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Jill St. John and Robert Wagner were engaged to each other when they made their guest appearance in this film. They were married one year later, in 1990.
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The role of Phineas Fogg was previously played by David Niven, who also played James Bond in Casino Royale (1967). Pierce Brosnan played Bond as well.
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In this miniseries, Passepartout is played by Eric Idle. In the same year, his fellow Monty Python alumnus, Michael Palin, starred in his own travel series, also titled, Around the World in 80 Days (1989).
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Pierce Brosnan and Julia Nickson also appeared together in another TV novel series "Noble House".
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