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Sharpe's Mission (1996)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Adventure, History  |  5 August 2006 (USA)
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Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

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Three years previously Sharpe has been on a scouting party with Major Brand whose heroics found him promoted to Colonel. Now Sharpe is reunited with Brand,leader of a commando force,to go behind enemy lines and destroy a French gunpowder store. Also along are Major-General Ross,Wellington's head of intelligence,the disfigured explosives expert Major Pyecroft and Pyecroft's gypsy lover Zara,whom he rescued when a band of masked men killed her family. In fact Brand is leading them into a trap to capture Ross as he is a French spy and traitor,responsible for the deaths of Zara's family. Sharpe and Ross have their suspicions,which are confirmed after Brand's sergeant Pope tries to kill Zara.The fort is taken and Brand court-martialled and killed in a fight with Sharpe. The store is destroyed,thanks to Pyecroft. Back at camp a pretentious war reporter Shillington tries,unsuccessfully, to impress Jane with his poetry,though his sketches inadvertently help Sharpe to trap Brand. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Die Scharfschützen - 11. Der Verräter  »

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Trivia

Pyecroft's (Nigel Betts)first name is Septimus. Brand is played by Mark Strong, who appears in Stardust as a character named Septimus. See more »

Goofs

When Sharpe rolls over a dead Frenchman he blinks. See more »

Quotes

Harper: I wouldn't want to be caught dead in the same grave as you.
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Follows Sharpe's Siege (1996) See more »

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Over the Hills and Far Away
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Sharpe Rides to the impossible finish again
20 June 2002 | by (london england) – See all my reviews

A brilliant film in which Tom Clegg had no book to base the film on, yet still manages to make a film worthy of the quality of the books. A great epic once again pitting Sharpe against the odds. Using spectacular scenery (especially Harper's fight with Pope in the lake). Culminating in an exciting end to the film. A must see for any who have even thought of reading the books.


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