Down 333 this week

Sharpe's Company (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | History  -  14 May 1995 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 1,588 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 1 critic

Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »



(script), (based on the novel by)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
a list of 23 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
a list of 46 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
a list of 46 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
a list of 41 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sharpe's Company (TV Movie 1994)

Sharpe's Company (TV Movie 1994) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sharpe's Company.
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Woman's Guide to Adultery (TV Series 1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The story of three women who are involved in adulterous affairs - and Rose, who believes that anyone who sleeps with another's husband is committing a crime against womanhood. Ah, but how ... See full summary »

Stars: Theresa Russell, Sean Bean, Amanda Donohoe
Extremely Dangerous (TV Mini-Series 1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Sean Bean, Anthony Booth
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A dramatized speculation of what happened in November 1983 when Micky McAvoy and some of his mates planned a heist and were surprised when they discovered they'd stumbled across a large ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Winsor
Stars: Sean Bean, Trevor Byfield, Larry Lamb
Bravo Two Zero (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Steve Nicolson, Rick Warden
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Director: Andrew Grieve
Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner
Crusoe (2008–2009)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 17th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations -- and a hero who will bear a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Neill, Philip Winchester, Tongayi Chirisa
Jacob (TV Movie 1994)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless hunter with a... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall
Stars: Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Bean
Essex Boys (2000)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon, Essex, UK. On 6th December Patrick Tate, Craig Rolfe and Tony ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Winsor
Stars: Charlie Creed-Miles, Sean Bean, Gareth Milne
Sharp (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Airborne (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Bill McNeil heads a black ops team called "Mach 1" called in to retrieve a cannister of deadly viral agent which was stolen from the government by an arms dealer. The team retrieve the ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Grant
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Kim Coates, Torri Higginson
Windprints (1990)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A South African video journalist is sent to neighboring Namibia to do a story on a man who has been going around and killing black laborers. The killer, Nhadiep, has an almost mythical ... See full summary »

Director: David Wicht
Stars: John Hurt, Sean Bean, Marius Weyers
The Bombmaker (TV Movie 2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A former IRA bombmaker is forced to resume her craft when her daughter is kidnapped.

Director: Graham Theakston
Stars: Dervla Kirwan, Mark Womack, Ciara Lyons


Cast overview, first billed only:
Daragh O'Malley ...
Clive Francis ...
Michael Mears ...
John Tams ...
Jason Salkey ...
Lyndon Davies ...
Robert Morgan ...
Louise Germaine ...
Sally Clayton


Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along with the murderous Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill, an old enemy of Sharpe's from India days. But a new commander means a captain trying to turn the Rifles into red-jackets, and Sharpe's only hope to command his company again is the Forlorn one. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »


Official Sites:



| |

Release Date:

14 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Scharfschützen - 3. Kommando ohne Wiederkehr  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Originally, it was a character named Robert Knowles who is shot by Hakeswill. The TV series changed it to Price being the victim. See more »


When Sharpe kills the French men by a firing squad, one of the men falls with his head to the right. In another shot, his head is to the left. See more »


Lt. Harry Price: [Drunk] Oh! He looks dead to me! Did you slice off his arm? Thought you did, thought I saw.
[Grins, and quickly runs off as fast as he can]
See more »


Followed by Sharpe's Peril (2008) See more »


Over the Hills and Far Away
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Aspects are Overrated
18 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I regret that I must strike a discordant note here. All the other reviews of 'Sharpe's Company' are highly positive, but the film left me feeling uneasy.

It certainly has many strengths. The photography is good, as are the action scenes. The period feel is effective, and the history accurate. Sean Bean provides an impressive screen presence, ably supported by a good cast.

And yet...Several things stick in the gullet. How does the evil Sgt Hakeswill character get away with so much? Sharpe is an officer, and so can outrank him at every turn, but he only seeks to thwart Hakeswill from time to time, when it suits him. This allows Hakeswill to get away with - literally - murder, several times.

Why didn't Sharpe make more effort to protect the charming and likable Sally Clayton (Louise Germaine)? Hakeswill made his designs on her clear from an early stage, but no-one stopped him raping and murdering her at the end.

I realise that it is only fiction. Nonetheless, drama like this requires belief, empathy with the characters and a sense of poetic justice - and none of this was fulfilled by the Hakeswill parts of the plot.

Allowing Hakeswill to get away with so much also resulted in enormous holes in the plot. Why was Hakeswill not punished for shooting the boy ensign in the back? There were no French around at the time whom he could have claimed to be shooting at, and the weapon used could be easily traced to him, as it was an unusual weapon used by very few.

How did Hakeswill manage to rape and murder Sally Clayton when the camp would be full of other camp followers and sentries? Why didn't Sharpe chase after him after their fight in the city house at the end? (and thus prevent him from going on to commit the rape and murder). The film shows Sharpe giving up because a few redcoats were in the way - but they didn't stop him racing up to save his 'wife' moments before. He just barged them out of the way then - why not again?.

Since Hakeswill was shot and wounded by Harper, why did the last scene of him by Sally Clayton's body - chronologically very shortly after - show him fully fit and unwounded? And so on.

These aspects could easily have been resolved with a bit more thought and attention to detail - and a bit more compassion and desire for poetic justice from the writers.

It may not have spoilt the film for the other reviewers - but it did for me.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No blood on Hakeswill head after been headbutted simon_tt
Marching song in the beginning lrah177
Action sequences : More blood please. hetvenegyes
Lipstick on your collar? rsd201
Rifleman Harris - New Interview with Jason Salkey lechmyr
Nairn Vs. Hogan Hitikori
Discuss Sharpe's Company (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: