Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Ewen Bremner Inspector Fix
Jim Broadbent Lord Kelvin
Jackie Chan Passepartout / Lau Xing
Steve Coogan Phileas Fogg
Howard Cooper Academy Member #1
Cecile De France
Cécile De France Monique de Grave
Robert Fyfe Jean Michel
Adam Godley Mr. Sutton
Roger Hammond Lord Rhodes
Karen Joy Morris General Fang
Ian McNeice Colonel Kitchner
Karen Mok General Fang (as Karen Joy Morris)
David Ryall Lord Salisbury
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Comedy; Action; Romance
Director Frank Coraci
Producer Bill Badalato; Hal Lieberman
Writer Jules Verne; David N. Titcher; David Benullo; David Goldstein
Studio Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 119 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.6
Plot
Jules Verne's famous novel of a daring man of science who takes on the greatest voyage in history is once again adapted for the big screen in this adventure comedy. In 1872, eccentric British inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) has come up with any number of gadgets to help people travel with greater speed and ease, and is working on plans for a flying machine. In a lively discussion with Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent), the head of the Royal Academy of Science, Fogg states his belief that it's possible for someone to travel around the globe in a mere 80 days. Kelvin, who makes no secret of his belief that Fogg is a crackpot, challenges him to do just that, and adds a wager to the bargain to make things interesting: if Fogg can't circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, he'll give up inventing forever. Fogg takes the challenge, and teams up with his manservant, a former acrobat named Passepartout (Jackie Chan), and lovely navigator Monique (Cécile De France) to make the epic voyage — traveling by train, boat, balloon, horseback, or any other means at their disposal. However, Fogg and his companions are dogged along the way by the false accusation that the inventor took part in a bank robbery, forcing him to not only complete the journey but clear his name as well. Like the blockbuster 1956 adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, this film features a number of major stars in cameo appearances and supporting roles as Fogg makes his way around the globe, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Cleese, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Sammo Hung, Rob Schneider, Richard Branson, Mark Addy, and more. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 330
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 786936252477
Chapters 20
Release Date 11/2/2004
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen