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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | History  -  26 August 2006 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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 Derek Relf

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Sharpe végső ütközete  »

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In historical truth, the Prussians were indeed late to the battle, though that may have made all the difference. According to author Bernard Cornwell, if the Prussians had arrived on time, then Napoleon would most likely have backed out and would have fought another day. The way it happened, his army was far too involved to be pulled out, and Napoleon was utterly defeated. See more »

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When marking the map indicating the route of Napoleon's soldiers, Sharpe uses a modern-looking, "golf"-sized pencil. See more »

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Wellington: Your Regiment, Sharpe!
Richard Sharpe: Prince of... South Essex! ADVANCE!
[regiment walks off towards the French]
Richard Sharpe: South Essex Charge!
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Follows Sharpe's Regiment (1996) See more »

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Over the Hills and Far Away
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Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams and Jason Salkey
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it was OK
22 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sharpe's Waterloo is average. Thats all that can be said. It was an unfitting climax to an excellent series. Not to mention many historical discrepancies. One of most impressive features of Sharpe's Waterloo is the music by Dominic Muldowny. The alterations made to the "Over the Hills" tune were fitting for the supposedly last Sharpe. Also i would like to respond to the Americans who have claimed that the British actors should not have used accents that they could not understand. If I wrote a comment on an American film and said i could not understand it i think you would no what to say: "either use subtitles or don't watch it" .

I am glad that itv has chosen to rectify the shortfalls in Waterloo by commissioning Sharpe's Challenge.


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