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?
Hougoumont was indeed a location at Waterloo. The character of Macduff is based on a similar character in the Coldstream Guards who closed the doors on the French invaders. See more
When the French are climbing up the ladders, one British soldier falls over without being shot. See more
[on the Prince of Orange
He did it again. How many more men will he kill? That's my commission gone to the blazes I dare say, but it had to be said.
[choking with grief
Daniel Hagman... Harris... He won't kill anymore!
Oh now you have caused trouble!
[rides after Sharpe
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