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Running Time:
125 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for action violence, some crude humor and mild language

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A silly but energetic spectacle that's got enough slapstick fights and goofy caricatures to entertain the family for two hours, but it's far from the memorable original 1956 Best Picture of the Year.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Never-before-seen director's alternate opening; Deleted scenes; "Around the World of Jackie Chan" behind-the-scenes stunt choreography featurette; "Discovering Around the World in 80 Days" behind-the-scenes featurette; Cast and filmmaker commentary; "Everybody All Over the World" music video performed by Dave Stewart and the Sylvia School Children's Choir; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions; French and Spanish language tracks; French and Spanish subtitles



Around the World in 80 Days
Phileas Fogg (British TV comedian Steve Coogan) is a turn-of-the-century inventor who makes a bet that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days with the head of the Royal Academy of Science (Jim Broadbent). This plot simply serves as backdrop to the main story about Lau Xing (Jackie Chan), who robs the Bank of England in order to re-acquire a jade Buddha stolen from his village by a gang of bandits led by General Fang (Karen Joy Morris). To get out of town, Lau hitches a ride with Fogg, figuring this will be his quickest way home. Joining the two of them is Monique (Cecile de France), a cute hat-check girl they meet in Paris. She figures a world tour will help her budding artistic career. As in the 1956 original there are some colorful cameos including Kathy Bates as Queen Victoria, Richard Branson (Virgin Airways) as a guy tending a hot-air balloon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Turkish prince in an extended, but unnecessary sequence, Rob Schneider as a San Francisco hobo, and the Wilson Brothers (Owen and Luke) as the Wright Brothers. But any resemblance between Jules Verne's marvelous science fiction novel or Mike Todd's enjoyable 1956 movie is pure happenstance. This is simply a Jackie Chan movie pitched to youngsters.






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