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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 80 days.

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... Passepartout / Lau Xing
... Phileas Fogg
... Monique La Roche (as Cécile De France)
... Jean Michel
... Lord Kelvin
... Colonel Kitchener
... Lord Salisbury
... Lord Rhodes
... Mr. Sutton
Howard Cooper ... Academy Member #1
... General Fang (as Karen Joy Morris)
Daniel Hinchcliffe ... British Valet
Wolfram Teufel ... Belgian Dignitary
... Academy Member #2
Kit West ... Academy Member #3
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Storyline

Set in 1890, the story focuses on Passepartout, a Chinese thief who steals a valuable jade Buddha and then seeks refuge in the traveling companionship of an eccentric London inventor and adventurer, Phileas Fogg, who has taken on a bet with members of his gentlemen's club that he can make it around the world in a mere 80 days, using a variety of means of transportation, like boats, trains, balloons, elephants, etc. Along the way, Passepartout uses his amazing martial arts abilities to defend Fogg from the many dangers they face.. One major threat to their adventure is a detective that's following them. Why? Just as Fogg and Passeportout left London, a major bank was robbed, with Fogg suspected of using the "around the world" trip as an excuse to escape.. Their path from London and back includes stops in Paris, Turkey, India, China and USA. Written by austin4577@aol.com

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

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16 June 2004 (USA)  »

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Around the World in Eighty Days  »

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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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About 1 hour and 44 minutes into the movie, we see Lord Kelvin in his office playing with the metal spring which we know as the Slinky. As he's playing with it he's humming the song "It's Slinky!" from the old Slinky television commercial. See more »

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Phileas Fogg arrives in London a day earlier than he initially thinks, due to having forgotten about the day gained when crossing the International Date Line. However, it seems quite implausible that he completed the entire second half of his journey without ever learning of the correct date, not to mention that he would've needed to know the date of the transatlantic steamer's departure. See more »

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[last lines]
Queen Victoria: Well done!
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Version of Puss in Boots (2011) See more »

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The Mystery Continues
Composed by Suma Ograda
Courtesy of Boosey Media on the behalf of Dennis Music
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cute movie that is better for those who haven't read the book

Very unfaithful adaptation of the Jules Verne novel, yet much more entertaining than the tedious and wildly overrated but relatively faithful David Niven version. The movie is breezy and enjoyable, with some fun fight scenes, although it is completely inconsequential.

I think it would help when watching this movie to have not read the book, because one cannot help but think that the extensive rewriting was not necessary. Passepartout's character could have been expanded for Jackie without so many other changes. Changing Phineas to a bumbling, goofy inventor was clearly done in an attempt to make the movie into another version of the buddy movie that has been Jackie's greatest friend in the U.S., but Coogan is unexceptional in the role and doesn't have a lot of chemistry with Jackie, so they really should have just done the character as written, which could have made for a much smarter movie.

In spite of plot holes and some silliness though, I enjoyed this, at least in that, watch-a-movie-on-TV-on-a-Saturday-morning way.


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