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The Count of Monte Cristo 

Le Comte de Monte Cristo (original title)
The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.
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Series cast summary:
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 Abbé Busoni / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mercedes (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Fernand De Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Bertuccio (4 episodes, 1998)
Florence Darel ...
 Camille De La Richardais (4 episodes, 1998)
Christopher Thompson ...
 Maximilien Morrel (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Albert De Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Valentine De Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
Hélène Vincent ...
 Heloise De Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Baron Danglars (4 episodes, 1998)
Constanze Engelbrecht ...
 Hermine Danglars (4 episodes, 1998)
Georges Moustaki ...
 Abbe Faria (4 episodes, 1998)
Roland Blanche ...
 Caderousse (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Pere Morrel (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Haydee (4 episodes, 1998)
Serge Merlin ...
 Noirtier De Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Marc Thibault ...
 Barrois (4 episodes, 1998)
Thierry de Peretti ...
 Toussaint (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Beauchamp (4 episodes, 1998)
Frédéric Gorny ...
 Chateau Renaud (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ...
 Franz D'Epinay (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Edmond Dantes Jeune (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mercedes Jeune (4 episodes, 1998)
Julien Rochefort ...
 Fernand Mondego Jeune (4 episodes, 1998)
Dimitri Rataud ...
 Danglars Jeune (4 episodes, 1998)
Michel Bompoil ...
 Villefort Jeune (4 episodes, 1998)
Arthur Nauzyciel ...
 Caderousse Jeune (4 episodes, 1998)
Didier Lesour ...
 Boville (4 episodes, 1998)
Daniel Martin ...
 Docteur D'avrigny (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Madame De Saint Meran (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Cocles (4 episodes, 1998)
Mattia Sbragia ...
 Luigi Vampa (4 episodes, 1998)
Ubaldo Lo Presti ...
 Pepino (4 episodes, 1998)
Sergio Fiorentini ...
 Le Juge Simonetti (4 episodes, 1998)
Gianni D'Ambrosio ...
 Jeppe (4 episodes, 1998)
Annick Alane ...
 Vieille Femme (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Directeur Banque Thomson & French / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Max Vialle ...
 Vieil Ermite (4 episodes, 1998)
Michèle Bardollet ...
 La Carconte (4 episodes, 1998)
Hichem Rostom ...
 Muhammad (4 episodes, 1998)
Renato Nicolini ...
 Architecte Naval (4 episodes, 1998)
Luc Delhumeau ...
 Agent Du Telegraphe (4 episodes, 1998)
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 President Chambre Des Pairs / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Serge Marquand ...
 Pair St Gyon (4 episodes, 1998)
Dominique Besnehard ...
 Avocat De La Defense (4 episodes, 1998)
Eric Averlant ...
 Maitre De Poste (4 episodes, 1998)
Adrienne Pauly ...
 La Jolie Fille (4 episodes, 1998)
Alain Frérot ...
 Abbe Lavoisie (4 episodes, 1998)
Laurent Gauthier ...
 Appariteur Squelette (4 episodes, 1998)
Emanuel Booz ...
 Louis Philippe (4 episodes, 1998)
Alain Ganas ...
 Notaire Du Mariage (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Louis Grinfeld ...
 Directeur Journal (4 episodes, 1998)
François Chatriot ...
 Maitre D'Armes (4 episodes, 1998)
Olivier Mazan ...
 Dejouars (4 episodes, 1998)
Thomas Badek ...
 Geolier #1 (4 episodes, 1998)
Alain Moussay ...
 Officier Gendarmerie (4 episodes, 1998)
Claude-Bernard Perot ...
 Geolier #2 (4 episodes, 1998)
Marcel Leguilloux ...
 Geolier #3 (4 episodes, 1998)
Fabienne Mai ...
 Commere Marseille 1 (4 episodes, 1998)
Mariolina De Fano ...
 Commere Marseille 2 (4 episodes, 1998)
Candice Hugo ...
 Prostituee Marseille (4 episodes, 1998)
Roland Munter ...
 Joueur Tarot 1 (4 episodes, 1998)
Patrick Bordier ...
 Joueur Tarot 2 (4 episodes, 1998)
Pierre Forest ...
 Premier Gendarme / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Christian Ameri ...
 Deuxieme Gendarme / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Roberto Corcione ...
 Commis Banque Thomson & French / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Luc Aujar ...
 Maitre D'Hotel Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
Pierre-Marie Rochefort-Schneider ...
 Majordome Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Luc Gonzales ...
 Le Cocher Du Bois De Boulogne / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Financier Danglars 2 (4 episodes, 1998)
Philippe Roullier ...
 Financier Danglars 3 (4 episodes, 1998)
Dominique Mahut ...
 Huissier Danglars (4 episodes, 1998)
Sophie Pilcser ...
 Femme Pauvre Hippodrome (4 episodes, 1998)
Marc Prin ...
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Diane Calma ...
 Servante Camille / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Agostino Chiumarello ...
 Boursier 1 (4 episodes, 1998)
Franco Silvestri ...
 Boursier 2 (4 episodes, 1998)
Salvatore Selaco ...
 Boursier 3 (4 episodes, 1998)
Nicola Miletti ...
 Boursier 4 (4 episodes, 1998)
Roberto Azzuro ...
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Paolo Coletta ...
 Spectateur Opera 2 (4 episodes, 1998)
Stefania Pelella ...
 Spectateur Opera 3 (4 episodes, 1998)
Enzo Romaniello ...
 Spectateur Opera 4 (4 episodes, 1998)
Raymond Gil ...
 Paysan Route Beaucaire (4 episodes, 1998)
Tina Mazzoca Femiano ...
 1ere Femme Marin (4 episodes, 1998)
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 2ere Femme Marin (4 episodes, 1998)
Gianni Rossi ...
 Marin Longue Vue (4 episodes, 1998)
Francesco Zimone ...
 Marin Lorgnette (4 episodes, 1998)
Cesare Apolito ...
 Planton Morrel (4 episodes, 1998)
Ciro Capano ...
 Officier Execution Naples (4 episodes, 1998)
Philippe Clay ...
 Chanteur Complainte (4 episodes, 1998)
Franck Tordjman ...
 Officier Execution Paris (4 episodes, 1998)
Gilles Treton ...
 Matelot Fecamp (4 episodes, 1998)
David Saracino ...
 Grouillot Messager (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Michel Lahmi ...
 Cocher Maximilien (4 episodes, 1998)
Henri Abrard ...
 Lanceur De Couteau (4 episodes, 1998)
Laurent Arnal ...
 Cocher Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mere Superieure (4 episodes, 1998)
Fabien Béhar ...
 Client Danglars 2 (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Maitre De Ceremonie (4 episodes, 1998)
Bernard Garnier ...
 Pair #1 (4 episodes, 1998)
Christophe Le Masne ...
 Palefrenier Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
Philippe Lehembre ...
 Pair #3 (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphane Midavaine ...
 Commis Danglars (4 episodes, 1998)
Rodolphe Pauly ...
 Hassan (4 episodes, 1998)
Yves Penay ...
 Majordome Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
Sylvie Pierron ...
 Femme De Charme Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
André Raffard ...
 Pair #2 (4 episodes, 1998)
Brigina Rainho ...
 Assistante Magicien (4 episodes, 1998)
Jérome Rebbot ...
 Homme De Quart 'Jeune Amelie' (4 episodes, 1998)
Christiane Rorato ...
 Gervaise Rebuffet (4 episodes, 1998)
Vincent Scarito ...
 Homme Village Catalans (4 episodes, 1998)
Marco Stefanelli ...
 Cocher Danglars Naples (4 episodes, 1998)
Alain Stern ...
 Client Danglars 1 (4 episodes, 1998)
Karin Swenson ...
 Servante Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
Corinne Thézier ...
 Couturiere Mercedes (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphane Boucher ...
 Capitaine Jeune Amelie (3 episodes, 1998)
Fréderic Hardy ...
 Cocher Mercedes (3 episodes, 1998)
Hugues Dalmagro ...
 Chef Escadron Gendarmerie (3 episodes, 1998)
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A TV mini-series adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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According to Nielsen Media Research, Inc., Startrak Overnight Ratings for 6/21-6/24, 1999 (8PM & 11PM airings), beginning with a 1.4 GAA for the premiere, 'Le comte de Monte Cristo' sustained an average rating of 1.3 GAA for the entire 8-hour series, crowning Bravo's first mini-series as the highest rated original co-production in the network's history. See more »

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Version of The Count of Monte Cristo (1973) See more »

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Not the original story
24 August 2004 | by (Herndon, VA, US) – See all my reviews

Given the length (and hence the capacity) of this mini series, and after Kevin Reynold's far-off 2002 version, I was hoping to see a visual duplication of the original storyline. However the way the screenplay was written many of the most dramatic moments were taken out and replaced with almost indifferent narration. One example would be, in the book, when Abbé Faria reveals to Dantes how he was framed, even having been there for more than 10 times, I can always feel the shocking Dantes feels as depicted by Dumas. However, in the mini series, Abbé Faria did it almost like a weather man reporting it's going to be another sunny day tomorrow, and Dantes is like, "OK."

Another big disappointment is Mr. Depardieu. He is a great actor. There is no question about that. But let's be straightforward - this just isn't his role. He is simply too physical and too outward for me to relate to the Count of Monte Cristo. If you ask me, Jereme Irons(10 years younger) would be the ideal actor. Also Depardieu's signature nose makes it almost like a joke for him to switch between the disguises. 8-)


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