Around the World in 80 Days (2004 film)

From Wikiquote
Jump to: navigation, search

Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 film about a bet that has a British inventor, a Chinese thief, and a French artist on a worldwide adventure to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

Directed by Frank Coraci. Written by David N. Titcher, David Benullo, and David Goldstein, based on the novel by Jules Verne.
Let your imagination soar.

Phileas Fogg[edit]

  • Twenty-six minutes ago, a ship left Dover for Paris. From there, the thief takes the Orient Express, where he transfers to a steamer from Istanbul to India. In little over a month, that man could be in China.
  • This is what happens when you leave home. You meet... people.
  • Well, rules are meant to be broken... or... stabbed with spikey shoes.
  • [about Passepartout hitting buildings and statues of Paris while hanging on the rope of the balloon] Very impressive. I'd have let go by now.
  • [after drinking too much Chinese liquor] I am going to be abominably ill.
  • I travelled the world for inspiration and found it in a man who lives what he dreams
  • I am a British Citizen, I have nothing to fear![Gunshot goes off in background] Except bullets.
  • Here comes Mr. Grumpy... and the Leather-ettes.

Lord Kelvin[edit]

  • What's the point in hiring a corrupt inspector when he can't even abuse the Law properly?
  • A female General!? What sort of pathetic man takes orders from a woman? [The camera pans out to show a picture of Queen Victoria]
  • I hold all the power! I run everything!


Phileas Fogg: Unlike you and your colleagues, money does not inspire me.
Lord Kelvin: I believe every man has his price. Even you, oh noble Phileas Fogg. There must be something I could offer that would be worthy of your time.
Phileas Fogg: There is. Your position as head of the Royal Academy.
[Chattering begins]
Phileas Fogg: With the Queen's ear, I could lead Britain and the rest of the world into a new age of progress and discovery.
[Everyone begins laughing]
Lord Kelvin: Fair enough.
Phileas Fogg: What?
Lord Kelvin: I, Lord Kelvin, hereby vow to surrender my position as minister of science to Phileas Fogg if he can circumnavigate the globe... in no more than 80 days. But if he cannot, he must never set foot in the academy again, he must tear down that abhorrent eyesore he calls a laboratory, and he must swear... never to invent again.
[Phileas is taken aback by this vow, not knowing what to say]
Lord Kelvin: Just as I always suspected, Fogg. You promise so much, yet you deliver... oh, nothing.
[More laughter]
Phileas Fogg: [quietly] I'll take your wager.
[The room goes quiet]
Lord Kelvin: What did you say?
Phileas Fogg: I'll take your wager!
[Chattering again]
Lord Kelvin: Then it's done. A man who has never set foot out of England, circling the globe. This is going to be rather amusing.
Phileas Fogg: [roller-skates up to Kelvin] History won't remember your amusements, Lord Kelvin. But it'll be hard-pressed to forget the moment I'm standing on the top step of the Royal Academy of Science...
[Big Ben strikes noon]
Phileas Fogg: the strike of noon. After I, Phileas Fogg, have travelled around the world in 80 days!

[after Inspector Fix's failed first attempt to stop Fogg]
Lord Kelvin: Dang that nincompoop, Fix. What's the point in hiring a corrupt police officer, if he can't even abuse the law properly? Kitchener?
Colonel Kitchener: Yes, sir?
Lord Kelvin: Tell Inspector Fix to pack his bags, he's going on a little trip.

Phileas: [about the goat that ate his paper] Please keep that inconsiderate beast away from me. And refrain from ridiculous anecdotes.
Indian Child on the train: Why do you not like his story, Mr. Frog?
Phileas: It's Fogg. Phileas Fogg. How could a man learn to defend himself by watching animals behave like... animals.
Monique: It is famous legend.
Phileas: A ridiculous legend.
Monique: Most legends are born from truth.
Phileas: Yes. But all truths are born from facts. Solid, tangible facts that can be calculated and written down on paper.
Monique: And then eaten by a goat. [as all the children laugh]
Indian Child on the train: Mr. Feelsillious, when I tell the story of the man who circled the entire world in 80 days, would that not be a legend?
Phileas: [chagrined] Only if the man's name was Feelsillious Frog ...

[Monique, Phileas and Passepartout are disguised as women in India]
Phileas Fogg: I feel faint.
Monique La Roche: Phileas, women are not that weak.
Phileas Fogg: No, but I am.

Lord Salisbury: But that is the Great Wall of China sir!
Lord Kelvin: ...It's not that great.

Monique La Roche: [just after Philieas has discovered the truth and is leaving] Don't let him go. He'll be lost by midnight. Go.
Phileas Fogg: [outside, surrounded by thugs with swords to his neck as Passepartout finds him] More of your relatives, I suppose.

[A man is screaming in Chinese in the jail cell with Fogg, Passepartout and Monique who are also locked up]
Phillias Fogg: What's he saying?
Passepartout: He's saying "please let me go, I'm bored".
Phillias Fogg: What's he in for?
[Passepartout asks the man the question in Chinese, The man replies in Chinese]
Passepartout: Urinating in public.

Phileas Fogg: Alms? Alms for the poor?
San Francisco Hobo: Arms? You've already got arms. It's money you need.
Phileas Fogg: Wonderful; I can't even scrounge properly.

Passepartout: [in the warehouse, seeing the Statue of Liberty in pieces] That's a big man.
Monique La Roche: It is a lady. A French lady.
Phileas Fogg: [turning to see General Fang and her henchmen] She looks like an evil Chinese warlord to me.
General Fang: Your journey has caused quite a stir, Mr. Fogg. But I'm afraid it ends here.
Passepartout: Leave them alone, Fang. This has nothing to do with them.
General Fang: On the contrary, Lau Xing. Lord Kelvin and I have made new arrangements to conquer Lanzhou. Unfortunately for Mr. Fogg, they entail his... permanent detour.

Monique La Roche: I'm sorry, Phileas.
Phileas Fogg: Don't be, my cheri. I saw the world. I learnt of new cultures. I flew across an ocean. I wore women's clothing. Made a friend. ' Fell in love. Who cares if I lost a wager?
Queen Victoria: I do! I've got 20 quid riding on you.
Phileas Fogg: Your Majesty, it has gone 12 noon.
Queen Victoria: Correct. Which gives you 24 hours remaining.


External links[edit]