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Sharpe's Rifles (1993)

In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

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Tom Clegg

Writers:

Eoghan Harris, Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Sharpe
Brian Cox ... Hogan
Daragh O'Malley Daragh O'Malley ... Harper
Assumpta Serna ... Teresa
David Troughton ... Wellesley
Simón Andreu ... Vivar
Michael Mears Michael Mears ... Cooper
John Tams John Tams ... Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Paul Trussell Paul Trussell ... Tongue
Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies ... Perkins
Julian Fellowes ... Major Dunnett
Tim Bentinck ... Captain Murray
Richard Ireson Richard Ireson ... Sgt. Williams
Martin Jacobs Martin Jacobs ... Lawford
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Storyline

Portugal 1809, the Peninsular War in the age of Napoleon. A British sergeant in the 95th Rifles saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, and finds himself promoted to Lieutenant and in charge of a company of Rifles that do no respect him, to carry out a dangerous and vital mission. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

5 May 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Scharfschützen - 1. Das Banner des Blutes See more »

Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Sharpe's 95th Regiment and its green jackets are fact based. The 95th was a direct ancestor of the modern Royal Green Jackets (in 2005 merged with other regiments to form The Rifles). See more »

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When Teresa is helping Sharpe and his men to gain access to Torrecastro, she slashes a French soldier across the stomach, killing him. A fraction of a second later we see her sword, and there isn't a drop of blood on it. See more »

Quotes

Richard Sharpe: [glares at his riflemen] Now listen. I'm in charge here. Not them, not Harper; I'm in command. You follow me.
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Fun adventure, but too many discrepancies
20 December 2012 | by djhscanSee all my reviews

I love the books, although it was the films that I first discovered. The films are still great stories, but I think there are too many discrepancies compared to the books.

Sean Bean is excellent as Richard Sharpe, but some of the other characters don't match the description in the books.

Teresa did not even appear in this book and she was not the leader of Spanish resistance when Sharpe first met her. She was 11 years younger than him, not 2 years older as between the actors.

The Spanish Major was the same age as Sharpe, not his Father's age. They have mixed at least two of the books together here, which is a shame as each book is great and has a story to tell.

Otherwise it is a fun and entertaining war/adventure story.


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