Based on the book 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo is the story Edmond Dantes who although not rich has almost everything a person could want; a beautiful fiance, many friends, a loving father and the promise of a captaincy. However his jealous best friend, with a lot of help conspires to destroy him. Edmond is then locked away for the rest of his life in the Chateau d'If. After a miraculous escape and with a lot of help from a priest, Edmond tranforms himself into The Count of Monte Cristo in order to uncover and face those responsible for his false imprisonment.
Another noteworthy performance to watch out for in the film are those of Richard Harris who played the influencial, wise priest and also that of James Frain who played Villefort.