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
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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
[as the French advance on La Haye Sainte, beating their drums and shouting "Vive L'Empereur!"
In all the years that I've been fighting the French... I have become sick and bloody tired of that shite music that they play.
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