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Sharpe's Rifles (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | History  -  5 May 1993 (UK)
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In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

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During the Peninsular War in Spain against the French Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley,the future Duke of Wellington and is promoted to Lieutenant. In order to pay the troops Wellesley needs a money draft from the banker Rothschild but fears he has been captured by the French and sends Sharpe behind enemy lines to find him. Sharpe is allowed to pick his own platoon of crack riflemen,led by the surly Irishman Harper and including Hagman and Harris,who resent Sharpe as not being a' proper office'r and mutiny,though they eventually come to respect him. Sharpe's group meet up with a band of Spanish partisans,led by a woman Teresa,with whom Sharpe is deeply smitten. Eventually they rout the French and rescue a trio of Methodist missionaries,one of whom, a woman,is actually Rothschild in disguise. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Die Scharfschützen - 1. Das Banner des Blutes  »

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Trivia

Sean Bean replaced Paul McGann in the role of Richard Sharpe after McGann was injured. See more »

Goofs

When on the roof of the chapel at Torrecastro, Cooper indicates a Frenchmen (who had shot at him) with the words "Left - three o'clock". This is a phrase which would only be used by someone familiar with a clock face (which Cooper may not be) and three o'clock indicates 90 degrees to the right (not left). He then actually aims slightly towards the right of the square (more like one o'clock). See more »

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Wellesley: What do you do when you're short of cash, Sharpe?
Sharpe: Do without, sir.
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Followed by Sharpe's Revenge (1997) See more »

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Fun! Now Go Read the Book!
2 June 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

What red-blooded girl could argue with 102 minutes of a mud-smeared Sean Bean swashbuckling in tight breeches? (Excuse me while I have an attack of the vapors...) It's a fun movie with a lot of action and great costumes, acting, and production values. BUT. . . I think the strong point of this series of movies is that it's likely to make you want to read the series of novels by Bernard Cornwell. Even for people who don't normally like to read historical/military fiction, they're a rollicking great read and packed with fascinating detail and character development. The movie is a tasty appetizer; the book is a satisfying meal. In this case, watching the movie won't ruin the book for you, and vice versa. Differences aside, they're done in the same spirit.


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