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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

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A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

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Kevin Reynolds

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel) (as Alexandre Dumas père), Jay Wolpert (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Edmond Dantes
Guy Pearce ... Fernand Mondego
Richard Harris ... Abbé Faria
James Frain ... J.F. Villefort
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Mercedès Iguanada
Michael Wincott ... Armand Dorleac
Luis Guzmán ... Jacopo
Christopher Adamson ... Maurice
JB Blanc ... Luigi Vampa
Guy Carleton Guy Carleton ... Mansion Owner
Alex Norton ... Napoleon
Barry Cassin Barry Cassin ... Old Man Dantes
Henry Cavill ... Albert Mondego
Zahara Moufid ... Holga (as Zhara) (credit only)
Brendan Costello Brendan Costello ... Viscount
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Storyline

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. Written by Anna <annachan@amazon.com>

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Prepare for adventure. Count on revenge.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure violence/swordplay and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,376,150, 27 January 2002

Gross USA:

$54,234,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,395,048
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the book, Danglars Albie Woodington got out of the shipping business by speculating with his money, achieved great wealth, and married into nobility. See more »

Goofs

When Dantes tells Villafort that he can't read, then how could he Captain a Shipping Vessel? He would need to know how to read a map, a manifest, and possibly bills of lading. He wouldn't even be able to read a Compass. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon: In life, we are kings or pawns.
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Alternate Versions

The UK version had 6 seconds cut by the BBFC to earn a PG certificate instead of a 15. The cuts were to two shots of a man being hung. See more »

Connections

Version of Uznik zamka If (1988) See more »

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I love it (loosely base on the movie though)
14 March 2013 | by wsoto3See all my reviews

It's loosely based on the book, but I still like it very much.

I've seen the 1975 version which is more like the book, but seems too rush and without much character development. I have yet to see the 1998 miniseries. I think this movie captures the essence of Dumas book, although it made a lot of changes to the original story, but I didn't mind that, and liked this ending better than the book. This is a tale of revenge, and it's done well. it's engaging and entertaining, and I do think that makes you want to read the book. Overall I really recommend this movie. If you loved the book, I suggest you see it with open eyes, taking into account it makes a lot of changes including the ending. But you still will have an amazing revenge tale and I think it's a very enjoyable movie. Give it a chance.


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