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Director:
Writers:
Charles Wood (script)
Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
14 May 1995 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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(2 articles)
Pete Postlethwaite obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 3 January 2011, 4:00 PM, PST)

Pete Postlethwaite obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 3 January 2011, 4:00 PM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Bean ... Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Harper

Hugh Fraser ... Wellington

Michael Byrne ... Nairn

Pete Postlethwaite ... Hakeswill

Assumpta Serna ... Teresa
Clive Francis ... Windham

Nicholas Jones ... Fletcher
Michael Mears ... Cooper
John Tams ... Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Lyndon Davies ... Perkins

Scott Cleverdon ... Price
Robert Morgan ... Collett
Louise Germaine ... Sally Clayton
Soo Drouet ... Mrs. Grimes
William Mannering ... Matthews

Marc Warren ... Rymer
Peter Gunn ... Clayton
Peter Birrel ... Don Moreno

Tat Whalley ... Hope
Jérôme Pradon ... Reynier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Rutherford-Moore ... Rifleman Moore (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Clegg 
 
Writing credits
Charles Wood (script)

Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Ted Childs .... executive producer
Malcolm Craddock .... executive producer
Simon Lewis .... producer
Muir Sutherland .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dominic Muldowney 
John Tams 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Wooster (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robin Sales 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Lisa-Anne Porter 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Mollo 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Elton 
Cliff Robinson 
 
Costume Design by
Robin Fraser-Paye  (as Robin Fraser Paye)
 
Makeup Department
Fiona Clegg .... makeup assistant
Charmaine Gruhn .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christian Abomnes .... unit manager
Clive Hedges .... production supervisor (as J. Clive Hedges)
Tom Lasica .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Craddock .... second assistant director
Marc Jenny .... first assistant director
Alex Sutherland .... third assistant director (as Alejandro Sutherland)
 
Art Department
Alison Stewart-Richardson .... prop buyer
Colin Thurston .... props
 
Sound Department
St. Clair Davis .... boom operator
Peter Lennard .... dubbing editor
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Christian Wangler .... sound recordist
Richard Spooner .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Goby Evitsky .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Sasha Philatov .... stunt coordinator
Dinny Powell .... stunt coordinator
Aleksandr Baranov .... stunts (uncredited)
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Connor .... focus
Martin Hume .... camera operator
Philip Jones .... grip
Eddie Knight .... gaffer
Yuri Nugis .... gaffer
Helen Williams .... clapper loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen Kharmova .... wardrobe mistress
Steven Kirkby .... wardrobe supervisor (as Steve Kirkby)
Gerald Moulin .... military costume consultant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Clayton Lonie Jr. .... on-line editor
Richard Milward .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Liz Bunton .... production coordinator
Gina Cronk .... script editor
Pavel Douvidzon .... associate: East-West Creative Association (as Pavel Douvidson)
Andy Hennigan .... production accountant
Tom Lasica .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Elaine Matthews .... script supervisor
Tom Moriarty .... armorer
Igor Nosov .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Stepan Pojenian .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Dinny Powell .... horse master
John Raymond .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Richard Rutherford-Moore .... military advisor (as Richard Moore)
Tatyana Shakhgeldyan .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Cindy Winter .... contact: London
Zinaida Kravchenko .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Richard Sharpe:That rifle's loaded and rammed, Sergeant.
Hakeswill:Sir?
Richard Sharpe:Did you know, Sergeant?
Hakeswill:Me, sir? No, sir, never, sir!
Richard Sharpe:This yours, Sergeant?
Hakeswill:No, sir. Not me, sir. Him, sir. Private 'Arper, sir!
Richard Sharpe:Well how many more are loaded?
[puts rifles under Hakeswill's chin, pulls trigger, nothing happens]
Richard Sharpe:Harris!
[throws him the rifle]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Followed by Sharpe's Peril (2008) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Psalm 104See more »

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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Sharpe firmly established, 2 April 2004
Author: unbend_5440 from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sharpe's Company really marked the beginning of what the series would become. It was bigger than the previous two entries, and everyone involved in the series seemed to be settling in. Sean Bean seemed to really slip into his own comfort zone with the character here, and Tom Clegg seemed to be comfortable as a Director as well. And Daragh O'Malley stepped right up and made Harper a major player in the franchise.

I saw it mentioned in another review that Sharpe's Company is the one movie of the series that can really stand on it's own. I have to say, even though it's not my very favourite, I totally agree. This was my introduction to Sharpe, and it is the perfect place to start. In fact, I didn't even see the first 2 movies, Rifles and Eagles, until much later on. Maybe the reason why this is so good as a stand alone movie is because everything seemed to really begin here. Like I said, Company was the beginning of what the series would become. Rifles portrayed Sharpe as a very different character in very different circumstances. Eagles kind of set up him as a leader of the Riflemen. Here in Sharpe's Company, Sharpe has become a leader and has softened up a bit as a character. He's very trusting and sympathetic to his men, he takes the role as a mentor to a young boy, and he's about to become a father. But of course we still get several great scenes of Sharpe the arrogant bully, tormenting his enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill. The way Sharpe does torment Obadiah would normally set him up as a despicable guy in most movies, but thanks to Pete Postlethwaite's performance as Obadiah, you can't help but cheer Sharpe on as he constantly lays into him. And Pete Postlethwaite's performance is phenomenal. It's insane and mad, while just sitting on the right side of being over-the-top. Not many people can mumble their way through a movie and talk into their hat, and not be a laughing stock to the audience. Instead, Postlethwaite develops himself as a menacing villain. He's despicable and entertaining at the same time.

The final siege is where Sharpe's Company really shines. Instead of filming it like an action piece, Tom Clegg directs the sequence in a very personal way. All you see for most of the Siege is close up shots of the Red Coats charging forward. Since he focuses right on the soldiers the whole time, the explosions and gunshots around have more effect. You're not seeing the enemy firing on them, so there's more suspense. It's a powerful sequence full of soldiers marching and dying right on camera. If it had been shot like most War movies, the scene would have no impact. To Tom Clegg's credit, not showing us a lot of the mayhem around is really what made the end of this so worth watching. And then of course there's the long awaited showdown between Sharpe and Obadiah (which is an especially long wait when you consider the India series that was never made into movies). Although it's brief, there's enough pure energy between Sean Bean and Pete Postlethwaite to end with a bang. I think it's unlikely that someone can watch Sharpe's Company and not enjoy it. I think it's downright impossible to watch Sharpe's Company and not be interested in seeing what happens next in Sharpe's Enemy. This movie was the perfect launching point for the series, and it sets up the next movie while still giving the audience closure. Every time I see the end of Sharpe's Company, I immediately make plans to see Sharpe's Enemy. I suggest everyone else check that one out as well.

And a final message to Tom Clegg. If you're reading this, and you've never considered it, I urge you to get to work on a new Sharpe movie. PLEASE! There's still so much more to do.

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