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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:
Great Movie Even If You're Not Historically Inclined 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)
Nikolay Pavlyuk .... stunt performer (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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sharpe's 95th Regiment and its green jackets are fact based. The 95th was a direct ancestor of the modern Royal Green Jackets (in 2005 merged with other regiments to form The Rifles).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
Teresa:If you were French, I would take a knife and you would tell me all I wanted to know.
Richard Sharpe:But we are allies.
Teresa:Allies? Do allies keep secrets from each other?
Richard Sharpe:Lovers keep secrets from each other, yet they still make love.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pride & Prejudice (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Here's Adieu to All Judges and JuriesSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie Even If You're Not Historically Inclined, 26 September 2001
Author: Taurin (taurin50@hotmail.com) from Ottawa, CANADA

The Napoleonic Wars are not typically my historical period of interest. A friend of mine had seen some of the Sharpe's movies on Public Television, bought the first set of videos and basically browbeat me into watching them. We watched Sharpe's Rifles, the first of the series, one night when I was over for dinner, and he gladly let me borrow the rest of that first set when I left. I was greatly, and pleasantly impressed. Sean Bean is, of course, a spectacular actor, and he brings a realistic personality to a character of the period. Richard Sharpe is a hero that's not always behaving quite like a hero, but when one realises that he was a commoner from a world where if he didn't join the army, he would've ended up a criminal, one can at least appreciate his behaviour, even if one doesn't always agree with it. The supporting cast also does a wonderful job. The series puts Sharpe in the forefront of actual historical events, specifically battles, and one is tempted to believe that he was a real person. If you're a fan of Sean Bean, if you're a fan of period movies, or Hell! if you're a fan of movies...period, you should check out at least the first set of Sharpe's movies, starting with this one.

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