Around the World in 80 Days

Continuity mistake: When Passepartout and Fogg arrive at The Royal Academy of Science explaining about breaking the speed barrier, Lord Kelvin asks where his authorization is and mocks Fogg while laughing and lowering his right arm. When it cuts, his arm is back up to his stomach. (00:13:00)

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Deliberate mistake: When Prince Hapi says that Monique should be his seventh wife, she says "you have seven wives?" and he confirms. Actually if she is supposed to be his seventh wife he only has got six wives by now.

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Continuity mistake: After Passepartout has written the letter to his father, he picks up the jaded Buddha. He is startled by the phone ringing, drops the Buddha, and catches it with its head pointing down. When it cuts, its head is pointing up instead. (00:12:00)

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Continuity mistake: Arriving at the Royal Academy of Science, there is a wide shot where Lord Kelvin is giving a speech. He is leaning against the lectern with his left hand. When it cuts to a closer shot, his hands are together. (00:07:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Fogg and friends are escaping from the art gallery we see them emerging from a manhole. Look in the background and you see the same couple pass twice going in the same direction each time.

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Continuity mistake: After Phileas and Passepartout escape the art gallery we see them come up through a man-hole cover in the street. We see the girl exit the sewer and then Phileas. Just as he is getting out there is a couple walking past. The camera changes and they have disappeared, and we then see them walk past again.

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Continuity mistake: When Passepartout and Fogg come out in their car, with a big propeller in front of it, an inspector stops them. The inspector then pulls the handle which makes the car start off. A strap then pulls the inspector over and you see the strap barely touching his heels. In the next shot you see the strap twined around the inspector's ankle as he is being dragged after the car.

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Continuity mistake: When Passepartout accidentally drops the Policeman out the window of the train, he falls to the right, you even hear him go to the right, but when the camera backs out, the train's engine is to the right, according to the way the guy fell, it should have been going the other way. (00:40:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Passepartout grabs the hot kettle and burns his hands, he throws it to the floor. A few shots later the kettle has changed position on the floor and the suitcase he threw away a few shots earlier has suddenly appeared beside the kettle. (01:27:20)

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Continuity mistake: Passepartout crashes into a light post and lands right next to it. When it cuts to Fogg getting to him, he is suddenly a foot or two away from it. (00:06:30)

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Visible crew/equipment: Inside the Royal Academy of Science, when the camera zooms in on General Fang's amulet, the reflection of the camera can be seen in it. (00:08:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Passepartout and Fogg are arguing with the ticket seller about the train and Passepartout spots the Asian thugs, there is a shot that shows Passepartout's face and in the background you can see the ticket seller putting his cigarette to his mouth. Then it cuts and Fogg says "What?" and we see the man putting the cigarette in his mouth again. (00:23:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the old man gives Fogg the helmet, the tip of the helmet points down. When it cuts to a wide shot the tip of the helmet points up with no time for Fogg to turn it around. (00:03:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Passepartout is pursuing the air-balloon the jumps over a wall and lands on some sacks, making one of the sacks fall to the ground. When the thugs jumps over the same wall and runs away the sack is nowhere in sight. (00:32:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Passepartout has come crashing out of the window with the chair, the pillows on the chair change position between the shots. (00:01:15)

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Continuity mistake: Passepartout, Fogg and La Roche come climbing up the drain after escaping the Chinese thugs, Fogg places his cane right by the opening. When it cuts, the cane is further away from the opening. (00:29:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Fogg pulls the knife out of Passportout's buttock you can see that the knife is attached to something under his pants.

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Continuity mistake: On board the S.S. Carmen when Fogg says "By these calculations I still be behind by one day" you can see a man climbing in the ropes behind them. When it cuts to the steamer captain the man in the ropes is gone. (01:33:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Passepartout is flying down the street with the equipment on his back, he crashes through a painting. When his head goes through the painting, a piece of it rips and hangs under his chin. When it cuts to a wide shot, the piece is gone. (00:06:00)

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Plot hole: The hot air balloon carries Fogg and friends quite a distance, but where is the heat source?

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Passepartout: I'm your new valet.
Phileas Fogg: Uh... I must commend the valet service on their impeccable foresight. But they know I only accept French valets.
Passepartout: Yes. Oh! Oui! Oui! I come from a long line of French valets. On my father's side. Very, very French.
Phileas Fogg: But your accent.
Passepartout: My father French. Never speak. My mother Chinese and never shuts up. All the children pick up her accent.

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Trivia: The 2004 adaptation is a loose adaptation of the Jules Vernes novel. Instances include changing Phileas Fogg as an English gentleman into a gentleman-inventor; changing Passepartout to a Chinese thief from a French valet; and replacing an Indian princess with a French artist.

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Question: When Passepartout, Phileas Fogg and Monique are looking at a map to find a way of avoiding the British police, Phileas notes that they can't go to Singapore or Hong Kong because they're both British Colonies. Monique asks if England owns every country in Asia, Passepartout says they don't own China. Since Hong Kong is located in China, shouldn't England own that as well?

Answer: Hong Kong was indeed under British rule from 1841-1997. In short, it stems from the First Opium War where in the aftermath of the war, China ceded (gave up control of) Hong Kong to the British. After the war, with the cession of Hong Hong, it wasn't technically part of China any more and Britain didn't really seek to occupy more of China.

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