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Around the World in 80 Days
Based On: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Directed By: Frank Coraci
Released: June 16, 2004
Runtime: 120 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English

Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 adaptation of the Jules Verne novel of the same name as well as the 1956 film.


Set in 1872, 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 the USA.

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