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Director:
Writers:
Eoghan Harris (written by)
Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
5 May 1993 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
An enjoyable action/adventure t.v. series out of the UK. See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Bean ... Sharpe

Brian Cox ... Hogan
Daragh O'Malley ... Harper

Assumpta Serna ... Teresa
David Troughton ... Wellesley
Simón Andreu ... Vivar
Michael Mears ... Cooper
John Tams ... Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris

Paul Trussell ... Tongue
Lyndon Davies ... Perkins

Julian Fellowes ... Major Dunnett

Tim Bentinck ... Captain Murray
Richard Ireson ... Sgt. Williams
Martin Jacobs ... Lawford
Malcolm Jamieson ... Colonel de L'Eclin
Anthony Hyde ... Man in Black
Jack McKenzie ... Mr. Parker
Kerry Shale ... James Rothschild
Karen Tungay ... Louisa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Slava Burlachko ... French Dragoon (uncredited)

Zed Korshoonoff ... French Cavalryman (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Clegg 
 
Writing credits
Eoghan Harris (written by)

Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Ted Childs .... executive producer
Malcolm Craddock .... producer
Muir Sutherland .... executive producer
Neville C. Thompson .... associate producer (as Neville Thompson)
 
Original Music by
Dominic Muldowney 
John Tams 
 
Cinematography by
Ivan Strasburg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robin Sales 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Mollo 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Elton 
Vladimir Litvinov 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Sano De Perpessac .... chief hairdresser
Margarida Miranda .... chief makeup
 
Production Management
Christian Abomnes .... unit manager
Chris Thompson .... production manager: Portugal
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Craddock .... second assistant director
Marc Jenny .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Irina Sapozhnikova .... set dresser
Alison Stewart-Richardson .... set dresser
Colin Thurston .... props
Tiago Albuquerque .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Colin Chapman .... dubbing editor
David Lis .... boom operator
Colin Martin .... sound mixer
Christian Wangler .... sound recordist
Richard Spooner .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Viktor Voronoy .... special effects supervisor (as Victor Voronoy)
 
Stunts
Oleg Korytin .... horse stunt coordinator (as Oleg Keratin)
Sasha Philatov .... stunt coordinator
Greg Powell .... stunt coordinator
Aleksandr Baranov .... stunts (uncredited)
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Lloyd .... grip
Yuri Nugis .... gaffer (as Georgy Nugis)
Richard Philpott .... camera operator
Mark Strasburg .... focus
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen Kharmova .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Rutter .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Adam Boome .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
David Barry .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lesley Broderick .... production accountant
Slava Burlachko .... horse master
José Correia .... associate: Animedia Audiovisual
Gina Cronk .... script editor
Pavel Douvidzon .... associate: East-West Creative Association (as Pavel Duvidson)
Caroline McManus .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Irene Meldris .... assistant to director
Igor Nosov .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Stepan Pojenian .... associate: East-West Creative Association (as Stefan Pojenian)
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
John Raymond .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Richard Rutherford-Moore .... technical advisor (as Richard Moore)
Tatyana Shakhgeldyan .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Patricia Vieira .... associate: Animedia Audiovisual
Cindy Winter .... assistant to producer
Winnie Wishart .... production coordinator
Zinaida Kravchenko .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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USA:102 min
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Trivia:
Bernard Cornwell, author of the Richard Sharpe novels on which the TV series was based, was so happy with Sean Bean's portrayal of his hero that he changed the physical description of Sharpe in his later books to more closely resemble the actor.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the abandoned cottage, Harper bends and reacts to Sharpe's kick to his groin a split second before Sharpe's foot actually connects, even though Harper's face is turned away looking behind him.See more »
Quotes:
Major Hogan:Surprised to see me, Richard? Well you've done a grand job, a grand job. But now, at dawn tomorrow, with the help of my agent Commandante Teresa, who I believe you've met, I want you to seize the chapel at Torre Castro and hold it against all comers until Major Vivar has raised the gonfalon of Santiago over the chapel roof.
Richard Sharpe:Seize Torre Castro? With six men and a straggle of Spaniards? Can't be done! May I remind you of our main mission, sir? To find a missing gentleman?
Major Hogan:Not now, Richard. Our mission is Torre Castro. Spain is a sleeping tiger! If the people of Torre Castro rise up, even for an hour, the shock will shake the whole of Spain. Carry on, sir.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pride & Prejudice (2005)See more »
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Oranges and LemonsSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An enjoyable action/adventure t.v. series out of the UK., 1 September 2003
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"Sharpe's Rifles" is the first in a series of about 14 teleplays with Sean Bean playing the rough, tough commander of a motley bunch of sharp shooters who fight for Britain in the Peninsular campaign (circa 1808ish). The film is an enjoyable action/adventure romp with Sharpe as much a ladies' man as a man's man who must prove himself to both in this foray into Spain on a somewhat ambiguous mission. Not to be taken seriously, "Sharpe's Rifles" is just fun stuff for anyone into adventure flix set during the Napoleonic Wars. Note: the video quality on the bare bones DVD I watched was no better than I would expect from broadcast and there were no CC's, subtitles, or extra features. (B-)

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