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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.


Kevin Reynolds


Alexandre Dumas (novel) (as Alexandre Dumas père), Jay Wolpert (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Adamson ... Maurice
JB Blanc ... Luigi Vampa
Guy Carleton ... Mansion Owner
Barry Cassin Barry Cassin ... Old Man Dantes
Jim Caviezel ... Edmond
Henry Cavill ... Albert Mondego
Briana Corrigan Briana Corrigan ... Casino Prostitute
Brendan Costello Brendan Costello ... Viscount
Mairead Devlin Mairead Devlin ... Partygoer No. 2 (as Maireid Devlin)
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Mercedes
Stella Feeley Stella Feeley ... Partygoer No. 3
James Frain ... Villefort
Patrick Godfrey ... Morrell
Luis Guzmán ... Jacopo (as Luis Guzman)
Joe Hanley Joe Hanley ... Partygoer No. 1


'The Count of Monte Cristo' is an adaptation 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


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 »


When Edmund and Abbe are attempting to catch a rat, shoes are visible through the trap on the door right as it closes. See more »


Fernand: Not that I don't appreciate the embroidery of the crimes, but still, murder?
J.F. Villefort, Chief Magistrate: It's quite simple, really. When you reported Dantes' receiving the letter to me, I didn't quite understand why you were betraying him, but now, having seen his exquisite fiancée, I understand completely.
Fernand: What prompts you to be so accommodating?
J.F. Villefort, Chief Magistrate: Sit down, Mondego.
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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 »


Version of Revenge (2011) See more »

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Good movie, if you haven't read the book
9 August 2003 | by sarawoahSee 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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Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,376,150, 27 January 2002

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1.85 : 1
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