Around the World in 80 Days 2004

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Around the World in 80 Days ★★ 2004 (PG)

Phileas Fogg (Coogan) bets the London science community that he can circumnavigate the earth in 80 days, aided by assistant Pass-partout (Chan). Surprising no one, a few people don't want him to make it. This time around Passpartout steals the show as a martial arts expert trying to return a stolen sacred heirloom to his village in China. In fact, Fogg's unworldly inventor seems at times like the sidekick. While departing wildly from the source material, it's lightweight fun better suited to the lowered expectations of a rental. As in the previous version, entertaining cameos add to the humor. Schwarzenegger is especially silly as an over-the-top lusty Turkish prince. 125m/C DVD . GB IR GE Steve Coogan, Jackie Chan, Cecile de France, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Cleese, Ian McNeice, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ewen Bremner, Rob Schneider, Mark Addy, Sammo Hung, Roger Hammond, David Ryall, Macy Gray, Daniel Wu, Will Forte, Robert Fyfe, Karen Joy Morris, Richard Branson; D: Frank Coraci; W: David Benullo, David Titcher, David Goldstein; C: Phil Meheux; M: Trevor Jones.