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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.

Director:

Frank Coraci

Writers:

Jules Verne (novel), David N. Titcher (screenplay) (as David Titcher) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Passepartout / Lau Xing
Steve Coogan ... Phileas Fogg
Cécile de France ... Monique La Roche (as Cécile De France)
Robert Fyfe ... Jean Michel
Jim Broadbent ... Lord Kelvin
Ian McNeice ... Colonel Kitchener
David Ryall ... Lord Salisbury
Roger Hammond ... Lord Rhodes
Adam Godley ... Mr. Sutton
Howard Cooper Howard Cooper ... Academy Member #1
Karen Mok ... General Fang (as Karen Joy Morris)
Daniel Hinchcliffe Daniel Hinchcliffe ... British Valet
Wolfram Teufel Wolfram Teufel ... Belgian Dignitary
Tom Strauss ... Academy Member #2
Kit West Kit West ... Academy Member #3
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Storyline

An adventurer, Passepartout, ends up accompanying time-obsessed English gentleman, Phileas Fogg, on a daring mission to journey around the world. Fogg has wagered with members of his London club that he can traverse the world in 80 days. Along the way, they encounter many interesting 19th Century figures and have many exciting and suspenseful situations in their voyage around the world. Written by kakubisc@imdb.com

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The race begins: June 16. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, some crude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany | Ireland | UK

Language:

English | Cantonese | French | German | Hindi | Turkish

Release Date:

16 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Around the World in Eighty Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,576,132, 20 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,008,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,170,758
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson would also co-star in the Night at the Museum trilogy. See more »

Goofs

After Fogg and his companions have been launched from the paddle-ship and start to descend from their initial impetus, a rainbow can be seen below and in front of them. However the sun is to their left; a rainbow cannot be formed in that location - it should be off to their right. See more »

Quotes

Monique La Roche: [dedication on a painting] I travelled the world for inspiration, and found it in a man who lives what he dreams.
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Alternate Versions

Some commercial television prints cut out the Arnold Schwarzenegger cameo sequence. See more »

Connections

Version of Le chat botté (1986) See more »

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Everybody, All over the World (Join the Celebration)
Written by David A. Stewart / Chucho Merchan / Frank Coraci
Produced by David A. Stewart
Associate Producer Ned Douglas
Performed by David A. Stewart and Sylvia Young Stage School
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I didn't expect the Ten Tigers of Kwantung!
30 May 2005 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

Around the World in 80 Days (2004), starring Jackie Chan, currently has an IMDb user rating of 5.7. And they say it's one of the biggest flops in history, having failed to recoup more than a fraction of its (estimated) $110 million budget.

I say, give it time! Overseas box office plus rentals and DVD sales - this movie will turn a profit in the end. As I understand it, movie companies now make most of their money off the rental market, so I am rather mystified to hear that a movie flopped just because it didn't earn back its cost at the U.S. box office in the first couple of months of release. Doesn't seem like a fair and complete calculation to me.

Anyway, I go to the trouble of wondering about this because I thought this was a great and delightful romp of a comedy, and I believe posterity will be much kinder to it than "5.7". The movie is witty, beautiful, well-acted and contains virtually everything any kung fu adventure fan's heart can desire. Before watching it, I thought it would be more faithful to the original book, so I was surprised to see the Ten Tigers of Kwantung, and let me say the surprise was 100% positive. This movie is, absolutely first and foremost, a comedy. And it is something so rare as a literate one, which does not ridicule the premise it is based on. The movie makes the only right choice, namely to update the classic story and add new levels and new ideas, which keeps it fresh and adventurous. Let's face it, Jules Verne's science no longer holds up in the present day, so we have to make modified versions of the stories for a modern audience (hence also the very entertaining updated version of Journey to the Center of the Earth: The Core).

To see this movie as a remake of the 1956 movie - which seems to be the position that many reviewers take - is completely faulty. This is a riff/homage to the original novel, having nothing whatsoever to do with any previous movie version.

I thought Jackie Chan's part in this movie was great fun, and I was very entertained throughout. I can't think why it bombed in the U.S. I'm gonna get it on DVD very soon.


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