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The Count of Monte Cristo Details


The classic tale of swashbuckling adventure by the senior Alexandre Dumas comes to the screen in its umpteenth incarnation, this time from Kevin Reynolds, directing his first feature in five years. James Caviezel stars as Edmond Dantes, an honest sailor who plans to marry his beautiful lover Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk). Edmond doesn't know that his best friend Fernand Mondego (Guy Pearce) secretly desires Mercedes for himself and schemes with fallen aristocrat Villefort (James Frain) to frame Edmond for a crime he didn't commit. Sentenced to life on the remote island prison of D'If, Edmond becomes consumed by plans for revenge. Thirteen years pass and he meets a fellow innocent convict, Abbe Faria (Richard Harris), who becomes Edmond's mentor in swordfighting, finance, and escape, confiding that a vast treasure awaits a discoverer on the island of Monte Cristo. Eventually, Edmond is able to get away using Faria's tunnels and makes his way to Monte Cristo, where he retrieves the fortune and uses it to make himself over as the wealthy "Count of Monte Cristo." With the help of a loyal sidekick (Luis Guzman), Edmond insinuates himself into French royalty and sets about getting revenge on Villefort and Fernand, who is now married to Mercedes. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) also stars Michael Wincott and Albie Woodington. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:January 23, 2002


James Caviezel
as Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
Guy Pearce
as Fernand
Dagmara Dominczyk
as Mercedes
Richard Harris
as Abbe Faria
Luis Guzman
as Jacopo
James Frain
as Villefort
Henry Cavill
as Albert
Albie Woodington
as Danglars
Michael Wincott
as Dorleac
Alex Norton
as Napoleon Bonaparte
Freddie Jones
as Col. Villefort
Helen McCrory
as Valentina Villefort


Kevin Reynolds
Jonathan Glickman
Gary Barber
Alexandre Dumas
Book Author
Jay Wolpert
Andrew Dunn
Ed Shearmur
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Womack
Mark Geraghty
Production Designer
Connor Devlin
Art Director
Robert Huberman
Art Director
Terry Pritchard
Supervising Art Director
James Flynn
Andrew Somper
Chris Chrisafis
Derek Evans
Morgan O'Sullivan
Rebekah Rudd
Chris Brigham
Executive Producer
John Byrne
Set Designer
John Byrne
Set Decorator
Tom Rand
Costume Designer
Peter Joly
Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Huberman
First Assistant Director
Marcia Ross
Priscilla John
Laurence O'Toole
Graphic Design
Arthur Wooster
Second Unit Camera
Arthur Wooster
Second Unit Director

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