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Sharpe's Regiment (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | History  -  22 July 2006 (USA)
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Sharpe is horrified to be told that his regiment,the South Essex,is to be disbanded and discovers a plot whereby corrupt war minister Fenner and other high ranking militarists auction off ... See full summary »

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Lord Fenner
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Maj. General Ross
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Colonel Girdwood
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Horatio Havercamp
John Tams ...
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Charlie Weller
Henry Woolley ...
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Sharpe is horrified to be told that his regiment,the South Essex,is to be disbanded and discovers a plot whereby corrupt war minister Fenner and other high ranking militarists auction off soldiers privately,keeping the profits but still claiming on paper that the regiments exist. Having gained the ear of the eccentric Prince of Wales who orders Fenner to give him a new regiment Sharpe is now in danger from Fenner and he and Harper survive an attempt to kill them. Putting it about that they are dead they enlist,using assumed names,in the South Essex,falling foul of vicious Sergeant Lynch and paranoid Colonel Girdwood who abuse the naive young recruits. After Harper is ordered to be shot he and Sharpe escape,helped by Jane Gibbons,whose sadistic,corrupt uncle Simmerson,who also benefits by the auction scam,intends to marry her to Girdwood. Jane knows that her uncle keeps a ledger containing all the illegal transactions,which Sharpe must obtain to bring down the miscreants. Just when it ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Die Scharfschützen - Das verschollene Bataillon  »

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When Sharpe is entering the armoury with Sgt Ted Carew, Sgt Carews foot can be seen strapped up behind him. (He is wearing a wooden leg;e supposedly lost his leg at the battle of Talevera). See more »

Quotes

Major General Ross: Bloody day, Sharpe, bloody day.
[hands him a flask]
Major General Ross: How many have you lost?
Major Richard Sharpe: [over the cannon fire] Thirty today sir.
Major General Ross: And how many have you got left?
Major Richard Sharpe: Hundred and twenty can still do duty. Eighty six still in strength. But maimed or sick, though, they'll be made to go to hospitals.
Major General Ross: You're expecting replacements of course?
Major Richard Sharpe: Yes sir.
Major General Ross: From the Second Battalion, Chelmsford?
[Hands Sharpe a letter]
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Among my favorites of the series
7 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best episodes of a brilliant series of films. It's a brief departure from the usual battle hackenslash of the other films and instead shows another side to Sharpe's personality, including his terrible intuition when it comes to the pathetic and deceptively fragile Jane.

But Sharpe isn't the main highlight of this installment. For me, the head attraction is Harper, played by the impressive and easy-on-the-eyes Daragh O'Malley. His revenge on a brutal sargeant with the simple words, "God Save Ireland" is a moment to be cherished and rewatched over and over. Just delicious.

There are few TV movies that I simply adore, and the Sharpe series is right at the top. It was a grand discovery.


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