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Sharpe's Regiment (1996)

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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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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Differences from the original novel:
  • Isabella (Ramona in the TV movies) accompanies Sharpe and Harper to England, along with Lieutenant Harry Price and Captain Peter d'Alembord


  • A young prostitute warns Sharpe about his impending assassins while in St. Giles Rookery


  • The cadet fatigues are light blue with grey trousers instead of all white


  • Sergeant Lynch beats Charlie Weller's dog to death instead of shooting it.


  • Colonel Girdwood and his cronies pursue Harper in the dark of the night


  • Jane Gibbons meets with Sharpe before the presentation in front of the Prince Regent


  • Sharpe is directly arrested after interrupting the presentation


  • The enmity between Sharpe and Girdwood is slightly expanded near the end


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Goofs

In 'Regiment' we see the French Eagle that was taken by Sharpe in an earlier episode called 'Eagle'. The one in 'Regiment' paraded before the Prince Regent has remnants of a French Tricolour on the staff, but go to the episode of 'Eagle' when the Eagle is taken by Sharpe, there is no sign of the Flag - it is totally bare. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Lynch: [sees the fat sergeant running after his men] They too fast for ya?
Sgt. Horatio Havercamp: Piss thy britches!
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Followed by Sharpe's Peril (2008) See more »

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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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