Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned to the Prince of Orange's staff, and is rejoined with Sgt. Harper (retired) and riflemen Hagman and Harris at the famous battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Not only must Sharpe deal with incompetent orders from the Prince of Orange, that lead to slaughter, he confronts his wife's lover, Lord Rossendale, in the midst of battle. The film climaxes as Wellington's small army 'holds the line' against Napolean's veteran Imperial Guard. Written by
Did You Know?
Hagman's death is different in the novel than from the film. In the novel, Hagman is shot in the lung with the South Essex Regiment, and dies with Sharpe at his side. In the film version, he is shot in the head, outside the farmhouse. See more
When marking the map indicating the route of Napoleon's soldiers, Sharpe uses a modern-looking, "golf"-sized pencil. See more
[to the Prince of Orange
You, sir, are a silk stocking full of shit.
Followed by Sharpe's Peril
Over the Hills and Far Away
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams
and Jason Salkey See more