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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.

Director:

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Bean replaced Paul McGann in the role of Richard Sharpe after McGann was injured. See more »

Goofs

After Teresa has helped Sharpe and his men to gain access to Torrecastro she appears to pull down a zip fastener to remove the skirt she was wearing over her trousers. A functional version of this type of fastener was not perfected until 1913 by Gideon Sundback in the U.S.A. See more »

Quotes

[Sharpe is asking his men about their pasts]
Sharpe: Well?
Harris: Harris. From Wheatley in Oxfordshire.
Sharpe: And previously?
Harris: A courtier to my lord Bacchus and an unremitting debtor.
Sharpe: You're a rake and a wastrel, Harris. Is there anything you *can* do?
Harris: I can read, sir.
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Followed by Sharpe's Mission (1996) See more »

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Great! all the series
3 September 2011 | by perrycommodoreSee all my reviews

This is one of the best series I have watched, Sean Bean is excellent, as well as the gal in the beginning, Darragh is great also, fine acting, I wish there were more series like this made in the USA. I didn't realize the guy singing was the actor also, I love the theme song it stays with you. I like the history, I don't mind if its not completely accurate. I don't think anyone else could have played this part, it was made for Sean Bean. Some of the actors I have seen at present on TV or in movies, older now but still fine actors. Sean Bean is in HBO's Game of Thrones, good series, I may just have to subscribe to HBO again to watch the 2nd series.


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