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Quotations from The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is a romantic adventure drama film about a man who is falsely imprisoned, but he escapes and seeks revenge. The film begins with Edmond Dantès and his friend, Fernand Mondego, being chased by English Dragoons who believe they are spies. The movie continues when Dantès' friend tells a jealous first mate about a letter Napoleon gave him. He is then imprisoned for treason. This story has been adapted to film many times over. Nonetheless, it is simply amazing. Directed by Kevin Reynolds. Starring James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Dagmara Dominczyk, Richard Harris, and Luis Guzman. Based on the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, père. However, some events are are different than the book.

The Count of Monte Cristo had only modest success at the box office. Nonetheless, the film is a favorite amongst many people and has received great reviews in various locations. This page includes quotes from the 2002 version of The Count of Monte Cristo.


Luigi: So, mi amici, I would ask who you are, but in view of your shredded clothes and the fact that the Chateau d'If is two miles away... what's the point? As for me, I am Luigi Vampa, a smuggler and a thief. My men and I have come to this island to bury alive one of our number who attempted to keep some stolen gold for himself instead of sharing it with his comrades. Interestingly enough, there are some of his more loyal friends who are insisting that I grant him mercy. Which, of course, I cannot do, or I would quickly lose control of the whole crew. That is why you are such a fortunate find.
Edmond: Why is that?
Luigi: You provide me with a way to show a little mercy to Jacopo - that maggot you see tied up over there - while at the same time not appearing weak. And as a bonus, the lads will get to see a little sport as well.
Fernand: What happened to your mercy?
Edmond Dantes: I'm a count, not a saint.
Fernand: You pleased me some of the time.
Mercedes: You never pleased me.
Abbe Faria: When I told them I had no idea where Count Spada hid his treasure, I lied.
Edmond: You lied?
Abbe Faria: I'm a priest, not a saint.
Albert Mondego: Who are you, and why are you doing this?
Luigi: We are bad men, and for the money!
Jacopo: 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?
J.F. Villefort, Chief Magistrate: How is your father?
Fernand: Alive, unfortunately.
J.F. Villefort, Chief Magistrate: We share the same misfortune.
Edmond: There are 72,519 stones in my walls. I've counted them many times.
Abbe Faria: But have you named them yet?
Luigi: Oh, and by the way, Jacopo is the best knife fighter I have ever seen.
Edmond: Perhaps you should get out more.
Edmond: Why? In God's name, why?
Fernand: Because you're the son of a clerk, and I'm not supposed to want to be you!
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