In London, 1872, a man named Phileas Fogg makes a bet with his friends that he can travel across the entire planet in eighty days. The wager? More than half his sizable fortune -- and the exact same amount of money that was stolen from a nearby bank a day earlier. Fogg hastily departs in the company of Passepartout, his personal attendant, on a journey that will take the two men all over the wide world by way of every known means of transportation. Little does Fogg know that a sly detective trails his every globetrotting step . . .