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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

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

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(novel) (as Alexandre Dumas père), (screenplay)
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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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25 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,376,150, 27 January 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,234,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,395,048
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second film featuring Michael Wincott to be released by Walt Disney Pictures, and based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas. He previously played Rochefort in The Three Musketeers (1993). See more »

Goofs

People are shown playing continuous pool, an early version of snooker which did not originate until 1888. See more »

Quotes

Edmond: You've only got one shot. And it'll take more than that to stop me.
Fernand: Well, then, I best put it where it will do the most damage.
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Connections

Featured in The Count of Monte Cristo: An Epic Reborn (2002) See more »

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The Count rides again.
11 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

"The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002), a contempo back-to-basics treatment of the famous Dumas novel for new generations, spins its tale of passion and revenge with all the glory and melodrama of Hollywood's golden years. Full of lavish costuming, sumptuous sets, beautiful locations, dashing men, a gorgeous damsel, dank dungeons, the ever popular swashbuckling (whatever that is) etc., all supported with a classic story makes for 2+ hours of solid entertainment. Who could ask for more? Kick back and enjoy this fun adventure flick worth a trip to the video store. (A-)


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