Around the World in 80 Days

Trivia: This film was supposed to be Steve Coogan's ticket to Hollywood stardom, but it was not to be. The film tanked at the box office, losing almost US$80,000,000. This is the biggest loss by any independent film ever, and it bankrupted its producers.

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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Trivia: When Passepartout (Jackie Chan) meets up with Wong Fei Hung, you may notice that Wong is played by none other than Sammo Hung, a martial artist Chan grew up with in the Chinese Theater. Chan has also played the legendary Wong Fei Hung in several films, including "Legend of Drunken Master."

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Trivia: Richard Branson makes a cameo in this film as the hot air balloon ticket seller. Richard Branson is famous for traveling around the globe in a hot air balloon and breaking records.

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Trivia: The man that punches Phileas when he attempts to beg for money is the director Frank Coraci.

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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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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