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Sharpe's Company (1994)

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 »

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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

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14 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Die Scharfschützen - 3. Kommando ohne Wiederkehr  »

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Differences with the original novel:
  • Prior to the main story, Sharpe had been in England.
  • At the Battle of Ciudad Rodrigo, Sharpe and Harper take out a French gun within the city walls. Here Colonel Lawford is wounded.
  • Matthews is killed by Hakeswill while Sharpe is assisting Major Hogan's engineers with destroying a dam in the river in front of the walls of Badajoz.
  • During the Storming of Badajoz, Sharpe's riflemen are still wearing South Essex uniforms, not 95th Rifles jackets.
  • Captain Robert Knowles is killed defending Teresa and Antonia.
  • Harper threatens to scratch the eyes of the picture Hakeswill hides in his shako and pretends is his mother.
  • Sharpe and Teresa get married on the morning after the Seige of Badajoz.
  • Sally Clayton is not killed by Hakeswill in the end.
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When Wellington is surveying the dead after the siege, on a wide shot Clayton has his head tipped back over a ledge. When Wellington bends down to him his head is flat in the ground. See more »

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[while talking to Harper on sentry, Sharpe hands him a bottle of whiskey]
Richard Sharpe: Here. St. Patrick's Day.
Sgt. Patrick Harper: God save Ireland... you're a grand man.
[takes a pull]
Sgt. Patrick Harper: For an Englishman.
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Psalm 104
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Performed by John Tams
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Another good episode of the Sharpe series
14 December 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Third in the Sharpe series , Sharpe's Company introduces Sharpe's nemesis , Sergeant Obidiah Hakeswill ( Peter Postlethwaite ) .

Hakeswill is a thoroughly nasty piece of work , having had Sharpe flogged when he was a young soldier , and starts with the same tricks again.

This film gives some idea of the tribulations of the ordinary Redcoats , at the whim of sometimes hopeless Officers whose commissions were bought , and who wanted NCOs who kept order , and didn't mind how it was done.

As with many of the Sharpe series , this is based around a historic battle . In this case it is the battle of Badajoz , where Hakeswill gets up to even more mischief .

Another great Postlethwaite performance !


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