This version of the classic novel set in 1872 focuses on Passepartout (Chan), a Chinese thief who steals a valuable jade Buddha and then seeks refuge in the traveling companionship of an eccentric London inventor and adventurer, Phileas Fogg (Coogan), who has taken on a bet with members of his gentlemens' club that he can make it around the world in a mere 80 days, using a variety of means of transportation, like boats, trains, balloons, elephants, etc. Along the way, Passepartout uses his amazing martial arts abilities to defend Fogg from the many dangers they face.. One major threat to their adventure is a detective that's following them. Why? Just as Fogg and Passeportout left London, a major bank was robbed, with Fogg suspected of using the "around the world" trip as an excuse to escape.. Their path from London and back includes stops in Paris, Turkey, India, China and USA.
Steve Coogan....Phileas Fogg
Robert Fyfe....Jean Michel
Jim Broadbent....Lord Kelvin
Ian McNeice....Colonel Kitchener
David Ryall....Lord Salisbury
Roger Hammond....Lord Rhodes
Adam Godley....Mr. Sutton
Karen Mok....General Fang (as Karen Joy Morris)
Howard Cooper....Academy Member
Daniel Hinchcliffe....British Valet
Wolfram Teufel....Belgian Dignitary
Tom Strauss....Academy Member
Kit West....Academy Member
Ewen Bremner....Inspector Fix
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.