Around the World in 80 Days

Plot hole: When Fogg convinces the cargo ship captain to take him to Shanghai, he pays for the passage of himself and two of his colleagues. One of these colleagues is Aouda, but as Passpartout is not there, the other one must be Fix. Why, then, does Fix have to pay for his own passage? If you notice, Fogg seems surprised to see Fix on board.

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Suggested correction: At no point do they travel to Shanghai. They travel from India to Hong Kong to Yokohama. There is no scene where he negotiates with the cargo ship Captain. And he is definitely not surprised to see Fix. Are you sure you were watching the 1956 version?

Suggested correction: Just in case Passpartout does show up at the last minute? Also, knowing Phineas Fogg, he has probably already hired Passpartout's replacement and it is for him.

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Plot hole: The ship they missed in New York was headed for Liverpool, so they took one bound for Bordeaux, France. After the ship was commandeered, they proceeded to Liverpool, but with Fogg in charge, he could go anywhere he wanted. Southampton was about the same distance as Liverpool from where they were, and they could have docked at a point closer to, or even in, London, their destination.

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Suggested correction: The ship was not headed to Bordeaux. It was originally headed to Venezuela. And they didn't have time to choose a destination. It is specifically stated they only have an hour of pressure left when they spotted land. You may be referring to a different adaptation of the story.

Revealing mistake: In the scene out West with the buffalo, notice the car driving in the distant background.

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Sir Francis Gromarty: One thousand pounds for an elephant? It's outrageous! You've been diddled.
Phileas Fogg: Undoubtedly. But it's not often one needs an elephant in a hurry.

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Trivia: There was no balloon in Jules Verne's book. Thank to this film, most people now can't imagine "Around the World in 80 Days" without the balloon. (Gas balloon, not a hot air balloon as most people think).

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