Around the World in 80 Days

1990, TV Show

Monty Python's Michael Palin tours the globe in this series, inspired by Jules Verne's novel, by retracing the steps of Phileas Fogg without using modern transportation.

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Season 1, Episode 3
Based on Jules Verne's classic about 19th century aristocrat Phileas Fogg's bet that he can circumnavigate the earth in a mere 80 days - and vows to leave that night, taking only some necessary cash in a carpet bag and his newly-hired manservant, Jean Passepartout.

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Phileas Fogg, Lau Xing, and Monique La Roche dare to do what no one has done before beat the clock in a race around the world. Traveling the globe by land, sea, air, and even in-line skates, they're greeted with impossible obstacles at every planned and unplanned stop along the way, making their fantastically speedy voyage more frantic and heart-pounding than ever!

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In this highly inventive take on Verne's classic, Passepartout (Chan) must make it to China in order to return a valuable jade Buddha that was stolen from his family's village. He seeks refuge with an eccentric London inventor, Phineas Fogg (Coogan), who puts his reputation, fortune, and career on the line in a daring bet to make it around the world in eighty days. Joining them is Monique (De France), a young French artist who decides that a trip around the world would provide new inspiration. Opposing the group is Lord Kelvin (Broadbent), who's wagered his position as head of the Royal Academy of Science against their journey's success. Their incredible adventure spans many colorful and exotic lands from historic London to Paris, Turkey, India, China, across the Great Seas, to a burgeoning United States, and more. Along the way, the group encounters an eclectic assortment of characters including Queen Victoria (Bates), a Scotland Yard Sergeant (Cleese), a hot air balloon engineer (Branson), a Turkish Prince (Schwarzenegger), an eccentric inventor (Schneider), the Wright Brothers (Owen and Luke Wilson), and many other international star cameos.

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Premiered: 1990, on A&E
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Premise: Monty Python's Michael Palin tours the globe in this series, inspired by Jules Verne's novel, by retracing the steps of Phileas Fogg without using modern transportation.

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