'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
Jay Wolpert came up with the idea, not present in the novel, that Mondego and Dantes started out as best friends. His logic was that it would work better as a 'buddy' film that turned sinister. Wolpert believed that when a friendship soured, the hate generated was both more terrible and more believable. See more »
When Abbé Faria and Edmond Dantes are crawling in the tunnel, Faria accidentally blows out his candle, but there is still light coming from the candle holder. See more »
I'm bankrupt. All my debts have been called in. Also, I am to be arrested.
Piracy, corruption, and murder.
Did you do all these things?
Yes. But there's simply not the time to talk about it. The gendarmes are on their way, apparently, so hurry up and pack something.
I'm not going with you, Fernand.
[Fernand turns towards her and angrily breaks a mirror]
You are my wife. I have made arrangements for us. We shall be very well taken care of. Now go and find my son.
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"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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