Title: Around the World in 80 Days
Produce Year: 2004
Rip Artist: Prid-Speed
Rip Quality: DVDrip (5/6)
Description: The film starts with a man (later known to be Lau Xing played by Jackie Chan), robbing and escaping from the Bank of England. To escape from the police, he becomes, under the name Passepartout (Pass-par-too), a valet to Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan), a scientist trying to break the 50-mph speed barrier. After succeeding to do so, and managing to avoid the police, they head to the Royal Academy of Science. Here Fogg is insulted by other 'brilliant minds', in particular the bombastic Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent),who believes that everything worth discovering had already been discovered and there is no need for further progress. The bank robbery is also discussed. In his blind rage, Fogg says that he's glad the bank was robbed because it is outdated and says that the thief could be in China in little over a month, which interests Lau Xing. Fogg places a bet to see if it would be possible (as his calculations said) to travel around the world in 80 days. If he won, he would become Minister of Science in Lord Kelvin's place; if not, he would tear down his lab and never invent anything again.