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.

Trivia: The man that punches Phileas in the face after he attempts to ask for money is played by director Frank Coraci.

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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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: How is it possible for everybody from other countries to know about the wager that Phileas made when the only ones who knew about were the members of the Academy of Science?

Answer: In order to stop Fogg from completing the journey, his rivals at the Academy wired (telegraphed) details to confederates in the countries he visited with instructions to waylay him.

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