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Bernard Cornwell (novel)
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Release Date:
21 May 1995 (USA) See more »
Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Pete Postlethwaite obituary
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  (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

Jeremy Child ... Sir Augustus

Elizabeth Hurley ... Lady Farthingdale
Helena Michell ... Sarah Dubreton

Tony Haygarth ... Pot Au Feu
Michael Mears ... Cooper
John Tams ... Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Lyndon Davies ... Perkins

Philip Whitchurch ... Frederickson

Féodor Atkine ... Ducos
François Guétary ... Dubreton

Nicholas Rowe ... Gilliand

Vincent Grass ... Chaumier
Diana Perez ... Ramona
Morgan Jones ... Kelly
Iain Glass ... Rossner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Zed Korshoonoff ... French Officer 'Godin' (uncredited)
Edsel Kragg ... Injured solder (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Clegg 
Writing credits
Eoghan Harris (written by)

Bernard Cornwell (novel)

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 
Costume Design by
Robin Fraser-Paye  (as Robin Fraser Paye)
Makeup Department
Fiona Clegg .... makeup assistant
Charmaine Gruhn .... makeup artist
Penny Smith .... makeup supervisor
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
Colin Chapman .... dubbing editor
David Lis .... boom operator
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Christian Wangler .... sound recordist
Richard Spooner .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Goby Evitsky .... special effects supervisor
Sasha Philatov .... stunt coordinator
Dinny Powell .... stunt coordinator
Aleksandr Baranov .... stunts (uncredited)
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunts (uncredited)
Nikolay Pavlyuk .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Brown .... clapper loader
Sean Connor .... focus
Martin Hume .... camera operator
Philip Jones .... grip
Yuri Nugis .... gaffer
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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90 min
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Did You Know?

The yellow Spencer worn by Helena Michell (Sarah Dubreton) is the same costume worn by Abigail Cruttenden (Jane Sharpe) at the Cricket match in Sharpe's Waterloo (1997) (TV).See more »
Ducos:Come, Colonel. We've wasted enough time in Adrados. It was a fool's errand in the first place.
Richard Sharpe:Fool's errand? That man's wife is held hostage, sir! What is he to do?
Ducos:Find another.
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Movie Connections:
The Bird in the BushSee more »


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39 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Obadiah Hakeswill, the name just oozes villainy!, 30 November 2002
Author: grendelkhan from Xanadu

This is my favorite of the Sharpe series. Why, you may ask? Obadiah Hakeswill; it's the perfect name for the most foul of villains. Pete Postlethwaite is wonderful as the evil deserter, rapist, thief and all-around bad egg. From his guttural language to his head twitch, he exudes the greatest villainy this side of Ian Mckellan's Richard III.

Sean Bean is the swashbuckling Sharpe, with Daragh O' Malley as the faithful Sgt. Harper. We have the "Chosen Men" and Captain "Sweet William" Frederickson. What's not to love? OK, Elizabeth Hurley doesn't distinguish herself, but the rest of the principles do, including Feodor Atkine as Major Ducos.

The whole series captures the flavor of the Cornwell books, although some of the battles are fought on smaller scales. Still, the productions make the most of their budgets and score points for character. If you like historical adventure, romance, swashbuckling, or just great character acting, watch these films.

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