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Sharpe's Eagle (1993)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Adventure, History  |  12 May 1993 (UK)
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The South Essex regiment arrives in Spain,led by the cowardly,stupid Simmerson with his nephew Gibbons and friend Berry to whom Sharpe takes an instant dislike. Due to Simmerson's ... See full summary »

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The South Essex regiment arrives in Spain,led by the cowardly,stupid Simmerson with his nephew Gibbons and friend Berry to whom Sharpe takes an instant dislike. Due to Simmerson's incompetence on a mission to blow up an enemy bridge the British standard flag is captured by the French. Simmerson tries to blame Sharpe but Wellesley learns the truth and promotes Sharpe to captain. After Sharpe has caught Berry and Gibbons trying to rape a Spanish girl he challenges them to a duel. Berry accepts but tries to kill Sharpe during a night patrol and is himself killed by Harper. Sharpe and his men pursue the French and succeed in capturing their standard,an eagle belonging to Napoleon. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Die Scharfschützen - 2. Der Adler des Kaisers  »

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Historically, there was no Eagle taken at the battle of Talavera, though it was a victory for the British. See more »

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A number of the South Essex are equipped with French rather than British muskets. Both sides would often pick up equipment from the enemy if it was of better quality, for example weapons and packs. See more »

Quotes

Sir Henry Simmerson: Do YOU know what makes a good soldier?
Richard Sharpe: Yes, sir.
Sir Henry Simmerson: [pause, then] And what makes a good soldier?
Richard Sharpe: The ability to fire three rounds a minute.
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Followed by Sharpe's Sword (1995) See more »

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Over the Hills and Far Away
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Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams
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An accomplished second outing
6 February 2000 | by (Gloucester, England) – See all my reviews

In his second outing Sharpe is promoted captain, but can he keep this new rank? With a solid storyline about an incompetent regiment, bigoted colonel, and the quest for the titular Eagle, Sharpe excels in everything that makes this series - namely playing it fast and loose with rules, regulations and, it has to be said, women. Even the romantic interest retains the plausibility of the first episode, before the advent of the disastrous Jane.

An excellent performance by Sean Bean, ably supported by the Rifles, in particular Daragh O'Malley and Assumpta Serna, this is definitely a must see for any Sharpe fan, or indeed anybody interested in the Napoleonic Wars.


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