The Count of Monte Cristo (2002 film)

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Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
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The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 action/adventure film about the life of Edmond Dantès, a Frenchman falsely accused of collaborating with an exiled Napoleon Bonaparte and sent off to prison in the infamous Chateau d'If, where he concocts a plan to seek revenge on those responsible.


  • Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you: as Albert Mondego, the man!
  • Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
  • You didn't think I would make it that easy did you?
  • If you ever loved me, don't rob me of my hate. It's all I have.
  • I'm a Count not a saint.
  • How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.
  • You've only got one shot, and it will take more than that to stop me
  • Why? In God's name, why?


  • Why not just kill them? I'll do it! I'll run up to Paris - bam, bam, bam, bam. I'm back before week's end. We spend the treasure. How is this a bad plan?
  • Once again, Zatarra, God sees you out of the corner of His eye.
  • I swore to protect you, even if it means i have to protect you from yourself.

Count Mondego

  • It's complicated
  • Take your vengeance. But know that the blood you spill is noble. Blood that will never run through your veins. You are no more a count than I am a commoner!
  • Because you are the son of a clerk! And I am not supposed to want to be you.

Abbe Faria

  • With two of us digging, we can cover twice the ground. It'll only take us, oh... 8 years to reach the outer wall. [Edmond laughs] Ohh... and does something else demand your time? Some pressing appointment, perhaps?


  • We are all kings or pawns.


Edmond: There are two thousand, three hundred and twenty-two blocks in my walls. I have counted them many times.
Abbe Faria: Ahh! [laughs] But have you named them yet?

Edmond: Monsiour, I know you must hear this a great deal, but I assure you, I am innocent. Everyone must say that, I know but I truly am.
Warden: Innocent?
Edmond: Yes.
Warden: I know, I really do know.
Edmond: You mock me?
Warden: No, my dear Dantes, I know perfectly well that you are innocent. Why else would you be here? If you were truly guilty there are a hundred prisons in France where they would lock you away. But, Chateau d'if is where they put the ones they're ashamed of.

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