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The Count of Monte Cristo

The movie The Count of Monte Cristo was based on the book The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Movie details for The Count of Monte Cristo

The movie was released in 2002 and directed by Kevin Reynolds. The Count of Monte Cristo was produced by Buena Vista Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Dominczyk, Michael Wincott, Luis Guzmn, Christopher Adamson, JB Blanc, Guy Carleton, Alex Norton, Barry Cassin, Henry Cavill, Aliaz Moufid, Brendan Costello, Patrick Godfrey, Katherine Holme, Freddie Jones, Joe Hanley and Mairead Devlin.

 

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Revenge rarely gets sweeter than it does in The Count of Monte Cristo, a rousing, impeccably crafted adaptation of Alexandre Dumas pre's literary classic. Filmed countless times before, the story is revitalized by director Kevin Reynolds (rallying after ... Read More
Revenge rarely gets sweeter than it does in The Count of Monte Cristo, a rousing, impeccably crafted adaptation of Alexandre Dumas pre's literary classic. Filmed countless times before, the story is revitalized by director Kevin Reynolds (rallying after Waterworld) and screenwriter Jay Wolpert, who wisely avoid the action-movie anachronisms that plagued 2001's dubious Dumas-inspired The Musketeer. Leading a superior cast, Jim Caviezel (Frequency) expresses a delicate balance of obsession and nobility as Dantes, the wrongly accused Frenchman who endures 13 years of prison and torment, then uses a hidden treasure to finance elaborate vengeance on those who wronged him. Memento's Guy Pearce is equally effective as Dantes's betraying nemesis, and Richard Harris tops his Harry Potter wizardry with a humorous turn as Dantes's fellow prisoner and mentor. Filmed on stunning locations in Ireland and Malta, The Count of Monte Cristo easily matches Rob Roy for intelligent swashbuckling entertainment. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo was written by Alexandre Dumas. The book was published in 2001 by Penguin (Non-Classics). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Alexandre Dumas also wrote The Man in the Iron Mask (1983), The Three Musketeers (2006) and The Three Musketeers (2006).

 

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This enduringly popular tale of love and revenge in the post-Napoleonic era follows Edmond Dantes as he prepares to captain his own ship and marry his beloved Mercedes. But on his wedding day, he is betrayed by spiteful enemies and arrested on trumped-up ... Read More
This enduringly popular tale of love and revenge in the post-Napoleonic era follows Edmond Dantes as he prepares to captain his own ship and marry his beloved Mercedes. But on his wedding day, he is betrayed by spiteful enemies and arrested on trumped-up charges. Condemned to lifelong imprisonment, he befriends Faria, a priest and fellow inmate with an escape plan. When Faria dies, Edmond escapes alone. Free at last, and incredibly wealthy, Edmond enters society posing as the Count of Monte Cristo to reclaim his lost love and enact a terrible vengeance on his accusers.