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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Carleton ...
Mansion Owner
Barry Cassin ...
Zhara Moufid ...
Holga (as Zhara) (credit only)
Brendan Costello ...


'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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Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$54,228,104 (USA) (14 June 2002)

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Did You Know?


The name that Vampa gives Dantes, Zatarra, means driftwood in Burmese, the language of Myanmar. See more »


When Dantes runs along the shoreline, a blue object can be seen in the background - this must be a crew member because none of the smugglers are wearing blue. See more »


Colonel Villefort, aka: Clarion: Treason is all a matter of dates.
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Version of The Count of Monte Cristo (2004) See more »

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Good movie, if you haven't read the book
9 August 2003 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Dumas is one of my favorite books, it keeps you on your toes the whole time, guessing what will happen next. The movie doesn't accomplish this as well. While the book is subtle with the Count's revenge, the movie screams for all to hear. "The Count of Monte Cristo, formerly Edmund Dantes is going to get revenge on his friends!!!" They left out 3 main characters, and DRASTICALLY changed the ending, they had to, the end involves those 3 characters they left out. But I did like the movie and if you enjoy it too I encourage you to read the book!

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