Trivia / The Count of Monte Cristo

The 1973 animated series

2002 film

  • Fake Nationality:
    • None of the principal cast is French.
    • Jacopo is supposed to be some kind of Mediterranean sailor, but his actor is Puerto Rican.
  • Follow the Leader: Was a part of a wave of modern swashbuckler films that updated classic stories following the success of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and a little more directly by the even more recent success of The Mask of Zorro, which notably shared a number of similarities in its story with the book by Alexandre Dumas. Notably though Monte Cristo actually wound up having the same director as the former of the two films with Kevin Reynolds.
  • He Also Did: Scriptwriter Jay Wolpert is more noted for having produced a handful of weird, yet fun, game shows.
  • Retroactive Recognition: A 19 year old Henry Cavill played Mondego's son.