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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | History  -  14 April 2007 (Spain)
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Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes ... See full summary »

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Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands... Written by Picture Palace Productions

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Die Scharfschützen - Das letzte Gefecht  »

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The character of Mohan Singh is based on the recurring character of Syud Sevajee in the Indian novels (except for the first one). He plays a similar kind of character, but with a much more personal vendetta than is displayed in the movie. See more »

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They have forgotten all of Sharpe's scars from previous battles in the previous movies. See more »

Quotes

Richard Sharpe: [grabs Bickerstaff while the sergeant is beating an Indian soldier] Damnit! Stand off!
Sgt Shadrach Bickerstaff: Mind your damn business!
Richard Sharpe: I'm not going to tell you again.
Sgt Shadrach Bickerstaff: Who in the bloody hell are you to give me orders? You're no company officer!
Richard Sharpe: No, Sgt. Bickerstaff, I'm not. I'm from a proper army, that knows how to deal with bullying bastards like you!
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Follows Sharpe's Gold (1995) See more »

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A worthy return to form
24 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This one needed a few changes, since (unlike the books) this Indian outing is set *after* the Peninsular war and blends several of the "Indian" Sharpe books. This is of course unavoidable, partly because the cast are all ten years older but also because the first Sharpe film skipped over the Indian books and had Sharpe obtaining his field commission in Spain rather than in India. Thus they need another horrible sergeant to replace Hakeswill, for example. That is only relevant for obsessives and the whole thing is a proper dose of Sharpe- all the usual elements of the formula are well serviced. Some truly excellent moments and clearly with a higher budget that the originals. India provides a spectacular backdrop and the attention to detail is as impressive as ever (even if, as ever in the films, the cannon shot continues to explode inappropriately). Enjoy!


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