The Count of Monte Cristo

Other mistake: After the knife fight and the Captain giving Edmond the name Zatarra, the scene cuts to the ship entering a port and the words "three months later" are shown on the screen. By the movie timeline it should have said "Three Years Later." (01:05:20)

Visible crew/equipment: While Edmond is Fighting Fernand in the dining room there is a crew member that is in one of the mirrors for a second.

Character mistake: After Edmond changes his identity to become the Count of Monte Cristo, he is addressed several times as "Your Grace." "Your Grace" is a term of address used when addressing dukes and duchesses. He should have been addressed as "Your Excellency", which is the address given to counts and countesses.

Continuity mistake: When Edmond Dantes is being swung back and forth to be thrown over the cliff the seams of the body bag are on top. However they show him looking through the seam as the bag is swinging as if the seam is on the side. He would have only possibly been able to see at the furthest point away from the keys yet the view of the keys is clear as the bag is swinging closest to the keys. On top of this the angle of the view of the keys would mean his head would have to be in the middle of the bag to be lined up with the keys. In the next shot his hand is lined up with the keys.


Fernand: You pleased me some of the time.
Mercedes: You never pleased me.

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Trivia: Director Kevin Reynolds shot two versions of the scene with Villefort and Monte Cristo, one in which the pistol is loaded and one with the pistol not loaded. The original cut of the film had the loaded pistol, but it was changed after test audiences expressed their preference for an unloaded pistol scenario, thus having Villefort be forced to go to prison and suffer as Edmond had.

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Question: In the jail cell, as Richard Harris dies, he tells Jim Caviezel not to commit the crime he now serves. What's the point of this? Telling him not to be an honest man and have a good life and be framed for high treason?

Answer: That's not what he was telling him; Jim Caviezel did not do what he was imprisoned for. Richard Harris is telling him not to do that thing after he gets out. Harris was trying to keep him from trying to get revenge because it would consume him and make him even more bitter.

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