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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edmond Dantes
... Fernand Mondego
... Abbé Faria
... J.F. Villefort
... Mercedès Iguanada
... Armand Dorleac
... Jacopo
... Maurice
... Luigi Vampa
Guy Carleton ... Mansion Owner
... Napoleon
Barry Cassin ... Old Man Dantes
... Albert Mondego
... Holga (as Zhara) (credit only)
Brendan Costello ... Viscount
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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  »

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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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In the book, Danglars (Albie Woodington) got out of the shipping business by speculating with his money, achieved great wealth, and married into nobility. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Edmond: Why? In God's name, why?
Fernand: Because you're the son of a clerk, and I'm not supposed to want to be you!
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Version of The Count of Monte Cristo (1908) See more »

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