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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Paramount was originally going to release the film in North America, but dropped it due to concerns about its commercial prospects, leading Disney to buy the domestic rights. See more »

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Passepartout gets only one hand dunked in green paint, however in the next shot, both of his hands are covered in green. See more »

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Lord Kelvin: What's this obstruction blocking my jade reserves? This will certainly have to be demolished.
Lord Salisbury: But that is the Great Wall of China sir!
Lord Kelvin: ...It's not that great.
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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 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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A wonderfully fun film.
28 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film is an extremely fun take on Jules Verne's novel. The storyline and characters are radically different than the originals, but there is a purpose to every detail in this movie. Phileas Fogg is a representation of Jules Verne himself, someone who sees the future. Steve Coogan performed marvelously in displaying the vulnerability of a man who wagers everything. He makes the character lovable and amusing. Jackie Chan brings to the table his classic fight choreography and humor, as well as branching into types of comedy he had not worked with before. Cécile De France is the most charming face in the film and brings an amazing spirit to her role. Jim Broadbent and Ewen Bremner provide some of the greatest laughs. Also notable is the choreography of color for each country. England is gray and dreary, lacking color. France is full of light pastels. Turkey brings in strong colors of gold, blue, and bright white. India is full of deep brown, orange, and green. China provides a lush, natural green background and warm, welcoming earth tones and dark blues. Everything is designed to take audiences on a journey around the world. The end result is a beautiful film that is suitable for all ages and provides that wonderful feel-good sensation that only the greatest adventures can provide.


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