Around the World in 80 Days

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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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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: Is there any reason why Passe-partout and the Wright Brothers don't appear together? Were the filmmakers afraid people would get confused and think they were watching "Shanghai Noon"?

Answer: Might be. But most unlikely. Many actors who have played in the same movies often "bump" into eachother in other movies as well. The most reasonable explanation that Passepartout doesn't meet up with the Wright Brothers is that his character is not needed in the scene between Fogg and the Wright Brothers.

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