The Count of Monte Cristo
Dashing young sailor Edmond Dantes is a guileless and honest man, whose peaceful life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are abruptly shattered when his best friend Fernand, who wants Mercedes for himself, deceives him. Set up to be unlawfully sentenced to the infamous island prison of Chateau D'If, Edmond is trapped in a nightmare that lasts for thirteen years. Over time everything he ever believed about right and wrong is abandoned and replaced by all-consuming thoughts of vengeance against those who betrayed him. With the help of an equally innocent fellow inmate, Dantes plots and succeeds in his mission to escape from prison, whereupon he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo. With cunning ruthlessness, he cleverly insinuates himself into the French nobility and systematically destroys the men who manipulated and enslaved him.
Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Dagmara Dominczyk, Richard Harris, Luis Guzman, Alex Norton, Michael Wincott, Albie Woodington, Henry Cavill, Christopher Adamson, Guy Carleton, Barry Cassin, Briana Corrigan, Brendan Costello, Maireid Devlin, Stella Feeley, James Frain, Patrick Godfrey, Joe Hanley, Katherine Holme, Freddie Jones, Joseph Kelly, Ivan Kennedy, Alvaro Lucchesi, Helen McCrory, Robert Price, Derek Reid, Gregor Truter, Andrew Woodall, J.B. Blanc