Sharpe's Siege (1996 TV Movie)
[Anticipating battle, Harper hands Sharpe a cup of tea]
Sharpe: Thanks, Pat.
Harper: I was thinking. Things could be an awful lot worse, you know.
Sharpe: How the bloody hell could things get worse, Pat?
Harper: We could be without the cup of tea.
Catherine: The cellar. It is full of oyster shells. Burn them.
Sharpe: Oyster shells?
Harper: [Referring to a specific soldier] Sir, he's got the...
[whispers 'pox' in Sharpe's ear]
Sharpe: Pox! What are you whispering for Harper? I think I've seen plenty of pox in my time!
Sharpe: What happens when you burn oyster shells?
Capt. William Frederickson: You get ash I suppose.
Capt. Neil Palmer: I was born in a fishing village sir. The fishermen used to burn oyster shells all the time.
Capt. Neil Palmer: To whitewash their houses sir. When you burn oyster shells, you get lime. Get that in the eyes you go blind.
Catherine: If I were a soldier, I would have sworn an oath of loyalty to my Emperor!
Sharpe: I understand.
Catherine: But I am not a soldier.
Capt. Neil Palmer: [Limps into Wellington's tent on a crutch - Sharpe follows] Sir, Under the provisions of the Army Act, I would like to charge Colonel Bamfylde with cowardice in the face of the ememy, abandoning the wounded, consorting to abandon his position, conspiring with the Compte De Maquerre - a spy in the service of Bonaparte and throwing the blame on Major Sharpe. I further wish to report that Major Sharpe tended to the wounded, successfully repulsed an attack by General Calvet's brigade and brought us all safely back here.
Lord Wellington: Is that all Captain Palmer?
Capt. Neil Palmer: Almost sir.
[Limps two feet to his right, and knees Colonel Bamfylde in the groin]
Capt. Neil Palmer: My Lord
Sharpe: You make your bed, Marquerre, and then you lie in it.Without complaining.Trouble with you is you wanted it every way.You wanted to be a spy for years, then you want to come back home, want everybody to gather round and say what a big hero you've been.The world's not like that, Marquerre.You made your bed with Bonaparte. Well, maybe he'll give you a medal.Maybe not.Me-next time you're in my sights and outside a flag of parlay, I'll shoot you.