Around the World in 80 Days

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Frank Coraci
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

To the Bank of England! Quickly!

Surround the building!

You go that way! You go this way!

There he is!

- Come on!

- After him, men!

That way!

- He came this way. I'm sure of it.

- Come on!

Come on, mates! Keep up!

Sorry, sir.

Today is the day I will finally achieve

what has been deemed impossible.

Man can break

the 50-mile-per-hour speed barrier.

And you're lucky

to be a part of it, Pierre.

- It's Jean Michel, sir.

- Yes.

We will make history.

Or we will die trying.

- Die?

- This is very exciting.

That's it!

I refuse to be catapulted,

electrocuted, or have my internal organs

disrupted any longer!

I quit!

He is a very sick man!

The electrocution was not my fault!

You refused to wear

the rubber underpants!

We're looking for a bank robber.

Is there no man brave enough

to be my valet?

Oh... Aah!

I'm your new valet.

Uh... I must commend

the valet service

on their impeccable foresight.

But they know I only

accept French valets.

Yes. Oh! Oui! Oui!

I come from a long line

of French valets.

On my father's side.

Very, very French.

- But your accent.

- My father French. Never speak.

My mother Chinese and never shuts up.

All the children pick up her accent.

Very well.

Will you be willing to risk your life

to challenge the laws of physics?

- Yes. Uh, and I can sing, too.

- Excellent. Pop this little hat on.

- He's got to be in here.

- He's this way!

And the throttle in your

right hand controls the speed.

- How do I stop?

- Godspeed!


Twenty-five miles per hour.

Yes, the pressure's stable-ish.

We need more speed, man.

Waah! Wee-yoo!

Forty miles per hour.

Hang on in there, my good man.




Eureka! We've done it!



I say, I say. Uh, good morning.

- I'm looking for a man with...

- Over here!

There he is. There's my valet.

Sorry! New valet.



- Good morning.

- Good morning.

You'll be able to let go any second.

The pack will run out of steam

in exactly three, two, one.


Look out!

- That was incredible!

- We've broken the human speed barrier.

Good-bye, sir.

It's been very nice valeting for you.

Let's... do it again soon.

Please, wait!

With you as my brave valet,

I can test all my inventions.


Spread out!

- Cover that...

- Yes, yes.

- I take the job.

- Splendid!

I can't wait to present

my results to the Academy.

Too kind. Too kind. Thank you.

And with this grant to develop

new applications for copper wire,

Dr. Ramsey invented this.

Needless to say,

the Royal Academy of Science

declared this crackpot

mentally incompetent,

and he was duly dispatched

to a lunatic asylum.

Sir. I have an urgent

announcement for you. Here.

Don't just stand there. Read it.

Oh. Um...

"It is with great distress

that Scotland Yard announces

that the Bank of England...

has been robbed."

My stolen Jade Buddha stolen?

You blighter!

You gave me every assurance that

the Bank of England was impenetrable!

Sir, sir, I said, "lmpregnable."

It's the same thing, you idiot!

Please, please, not the quills!

Lord Salisbury!

Please contact General Fang

and inform her, no Buddha, no deal.

To forgo your obligation would

be dishonorable, Lord Kelvin.

A woman in the Royal Academy?

The Jade Buddha was delivered

by us to the Bank of England.

- What happens while in British hands...

- Is absolutely your concern.

Colonel Kitchner,

chief of Scotland Yard,

please inform General Fang

what other items were stolen

from the bank.

Nothing else.

Exactly. It seems

your little land dispute

has spilled over

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