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Phileas Fogg (Coogan) bets the London science community that he can circumnavigate the earth in 80 days, aided by assistant Passpartout (Chan). Surprising no one, a few people don't want him to make it. This time around Passpartout steals the show as a martial arts expert trying to return a stolen sacred heirloom to his village in China. In fact, Fogg's unworldly inventor seems at times like the sidekick. While departing wildly from the source material, it's lightweight fun better suited to the lowered expectations of a rental. As in the previous version, entertaining cameos add to the humor. Schwarzenegger is especially silly as an over-the-top lusty Turkish prince.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on Running time 125 minutes. Originally from British, Irish, German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Action-Comedy, Race Against Time, Books to Film: Jules Verne, Ballooning, Trains, Road Trip
Screenplay
David Benullo, David Titcher, David Goldstein
Cast
Steve Coogan, Jackie Chan, Cecile de France, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Cleese, Ian McNeice, Luke Wilson, Owen C. Wilson, Ewen Bremner, Rob Schneider, Mark Addy, Sammo Hung, Roger Hammond, David Ryall, Macy Gray, Daniel Wu, Will Forte, Robert Fyfe, Karen Joy Morris, Richard Branson
Cinematography
Phil Meheux
Director
Frank Coraci
Music
Trevor Jones
Other
Ian Voigt, Tom Lewis, Pat Tagliaferro, Anne Sheppard, Perry Andelin Blake
Producer
Hal Lieberman, Bill Badalato, Revere Pictures, Spanknyce, Walden Media, Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista

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Around the World in 80 Days
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Nicholle

This movie takes place in 1872. Passepartout is 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. 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. 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.