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After finding an old friend, Fogg and Aouda, who are falling in love, head for the USA. Fogg confronts outlaw Jesse James and the Sioux raid his train. He buys a boat to England, but gets arrested by Fix. The time is pretty much up.


Buzz Kulik


John Gay (written for television by), Jules Verne (novel)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Phileas Fogg
Eric Idle ... Jean Passepartout
Julia Nickson ... Princess Aouda
Peter Ustinov ... Detective Wilbur Fix
Jack Klugman ... Capt. Bunsby
Roddy McDowall ... McBaines
Darren McGavin ... Benjamin Mudge
Robert Morley ... Wentworth
Stephen Nichols ... Jesse James
Lee Remick ... Sarah Bernhardt
Jill St. John ... Woman mistaken for Princess Aouda
Robert Wagner ... Alfred Bennett
Arielle Dombasle ... Lucette
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Italian Chief of Police
Henry Gibson ... Train Conductor


Based on Jules Verne's classic about 19th century aristocrat Phileas Fogg's bet that he can circumnavigate the earth in a mere 80 days - and vows to leave that night, taking only some necessary cash in a carpet bag and his newly-hired manservant. Written by Anonymous

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18 April 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Last episode of the series. See more »


The couplings between cars shown on the train in the American west were the buffer-and-chain type, which are used in Europe and were never used in the United States. In 1872, when the story takes place, link and pin couplings were used in the US. See more »


Jean Passepartout: It is chicken, monsieur. And by the looks of it, it must have had a long and difficult life. And quite an unpleasant death.
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Episode 3
1 June 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Poor Pierce Brosnan. If things worked out differently, he should had been in Mexico making Licence to Kill, his second Bond movie. Instead he is making this dross.

Ever the professional, he gives it his all as Phileas Fogg, the intrepid explorer. It is a shame the script is so clunky and inert.

Fortunately the gods will smile on Brosnan, he will discover his own goldeneye.

Fogg heads for USA and onto San Francisco. On a train journey he comes across Jesse James and he needs to find passage somehow back to England but the clock is ticking. It also seems Fogg is falling for Princess Aouda and once he lands in England Fix plans to put Fogg in a fix.

This should had been so much better. Ironic that it was the Michael Palin documentary of Around the world in eighty days that became a television classic.

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