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Still shot from the movie: Around the World in 80 Days.

Around the World in 80 Days

Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) is an inventor who only wants to have his work recognized by the grizzled old fogies who run the Royal Academy of Science. After a heated squabble about the aims of science, Phileas determines to impress these armchair experts by proving a he can travel around the world in 80 days. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 120
Theater Release: 15 Jun 2004
Video Release: 01 Nov 2004
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Although Phileas is focused on winning the wager, what important things does he discover about himself and others along the way? How can traveling (or even learning about other places) increase our understanding and appreciation for others?

If you have seen the 1956 version of this film, what things does it include that would no longer be considered politically correct? How does the director deal with some of those same scenes in the new version?

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