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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)

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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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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Harper and Sharpe are standing next to each other on the rafters in the barn during the first big battle. Sharpe is surprised by a dead soldier and swears. Harper then comes into the barn and warns him of the gate. See more »

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Wellington: [to the retreating Dutch troops] My lads, you look blown from your run. Come, do take breath a moment. Then we will go back and try if we can do better. Take heart, soon have some guns up. Uxbridge!
Uxbridge: Wellington?
Wellington: When?
Uxbridge: Oh, they do come, I assure you. What of the Prussians. Any word at all?
Wellington: I told the Prussians we'll support them but only if not attacked here. They'll have to fight without us today.
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Follows Sharpe's Enemy (1994) See more »

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La Marseillaise
By Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Why does this have to be the end?
28 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Certainly the acting and photography are excellent. The in depth character development was something to admire. I now have the whole series, and as far as I can tell, it's historically accurate. But I would dearly love to get a French movie depicting the same war...since History is a tale told by the winner.

Shall I say anything about Bean's wife now turning into the villain. Wonder if it was about the time their marriage was breaking up. He and the author are mates, it appears. The fact that he physically favors my brother-in-law who lost a leg in Korea has nothing to do with my admiration for the series. But I must say that seeing "Essex Boys" made me wonder if that title came from him leading the South Essex contingent in the movie. I really don't like seeing him as a villain, but you can tell the English don't mind having their heroes be unfaithful to their girlfriend. That made me rather squirm, as he beds his old girlfriend while married....and elsewhere, does the same while betrothed. But we do have a different style here: serial polygamy, but no screwing around while you're married....plus a healthy heaping of hypocrisy.

Great series. Somebody make them make some more.


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