Around the World in 80 Days
is the Burbank Films Australia
adaptation of Jules Verne's classic French novel
about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says. It was released in 1988.
Tropes applied to this film:
- Actually, I Am Him: Passepartout mistakes Fogg for a butler when he first meets him. He's very embarrassed when Fogg reveals his true identity.
- Adapted Out: Aouda does not appear in the film. Although Fogg saves a woman from being sacrificed, she doesn't accompany him on the journey.
- Asshole Victim: The cultists are seemingly killed when Fog rescues Aouda(?) and burns their temple down.
- Compressed Adaptation: Quite a bit of the book, such as Aodua's subplot, has been cut from the film.
- Funny Animal: Like Around the World with Willy Fog, this version takes place in a world of anthropomorphic animals. Unlike Willy Fog, however, Passepartout is a monkey and Phileas Fogg is a fox.
- Here We Go Again!: Passepartout's response at the end of the movie, when Fogg claims that a journey around the world would be possible in only 66 days.
- Human Sacrifice: Fogg and Passepartout interrupt such a ritual in India.
- Identical Stranger: The bank robber physically resembles Fogg, which is why Fix assumes that he is the culprit.
- Karma Houdini: Fog is released after he is found innocent of bank robbery... but on his journey, he burned down an Indian temple, with people still inside (although those inside count as Asshole Victims), threatens a man with his revolver, and abandons Passepartout in Hong Kong after the latter disappears. (Passepartout then reunites with him by flying a paper dragon to the ship)
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Fogg has no second thoughts about spending whatever money he needs in order for his voyage to continue uninterrupted.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Passepartout is terrified of flying.