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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  25 January 2002 (USA)
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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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'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.


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

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25 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,376,150 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$54,228,104 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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The name that Vampa gives Dantes, Zatarra, means driftwood in Burmese, the language of Myanmar. See more »

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When Edmond and Jacopo use the skiff to travel to the island, there is an orange buoy clearly visible just ahead of them. See more »

Quotes

Fernand: Monte Cristo!
Edmond: King's to you, Fernand.
Fernand: Edmond? How did you...
Edmond: How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure!
Fernand: So you've taken Mercedes.
Edmond: And everything else. Except your life.
Fernand: Why are you doing this?
Edmond: [pauses, remembering what Fernand said when he asked why he betrayed him] It's complicated. Let's just say it's vengeance for the life that you stole from me.
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Box Office does not equal greatness in this case
8 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Count of Monte Cristo is such an under-rated gem. Great performances, exciting story, and a fun wit, this film has everything that was terrific in Dumas' original novel and then twists it all up to adapt perfectly to the screen but doesn't stray to far.

But is perfectly to strong a word? Of course not. Monte Cristo boasts the talent of both Guy Pearce and Jim Caviezal as former friends who have turned against each other in the epic-set Napoleanic French era. As Caviezal grows more throughout the film, Pearce becomes more and more a monster basking in his own greed.

The late Richard Harris is very bold in one of his final performances and Luis Guzman is perfect as Monte Cristos right-hand man.

See this film and reccomend it. It truly deserves better than what audiences gave it last year.


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