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Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket troop, as well as his majority to rescue the women. But while Sharpe may be able to deal with his old enemy, he has yet to face a newer threat, the French Major Duclos. Written by Kathy Li

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Die Scharfschützen - 4. Armee des Schreckens  »

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Tony Haygarth makes the first of his two appearances as two different characters in the Sharpe chronicles. He becomes the first and only actor to portray two different leading "baddies" in the series with his second outing in Sharpe's Justice (1997) when he played the corrupt industrialist, Parfitt. See more »

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Kelly: [about Sharpe] I stood with him for a few seconds at the battle of Talavera when he took an Eagle off the Frogs. Not that he'd remember. Officers don't see lower ranks.
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Followed by Sharpe's Peril (2008) See more »

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Over the Hills and Far Away
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Another classy performance
6 February 2000 | by (Gloucester, England) – See all my reviews

Oncer again, Sharpe's Enemy allows our hero Richard Sharpe, along with his Rifles in support, to save the day.

A somewhat contrived plot does not help, but some excellent acting saves the day. Not, one might add, from a certain Liz Hurley! The tragic events towards the end add a poignancy to the Sharpe series that had not really been present before, although this is superbly counter-balanced by the humour of Sharpe's promotion.

Not the best episode, but definitely up there as a strong showing, before the ravages of Jane beguiled our hero.


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