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Sharpe's Company (1994)

Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Charles Wood (script), Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Harper
Hugh Fraser ... Wellington
Michael Byrne ... Nairn
Pete Postlethwaite ... Hakeswill
Assumpta Serna ... Teresa
Clive Francis ... Windham
Nicholas Jones ... Fletcher
Michael Mears Michael Mears ... Cooper
John Tams John Tams ... Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies ... Perkins
Scott Cleverdon ... Price
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... Collett
Louise Germaine Louise Germaine ... Sally Clayton
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Storyline

Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along with the murderous Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill, an old enemy of Sharpe's from India days. But a new commander means a captain trying to turn the Rifles into red-jackets, and Sharpe's only hope to command his company again is the Forlorn one. Written by Kathy Li

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

14 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Scharfschützen - 3. Kommando ohne Wiederkehr See more »

Filming Locations:

Ukraine

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Obadiah Hakeswill has been in five of the Sharpe books, making him, along with Pierre Ducos, the most frequently recurring Sharpe villain. See more »

Goofs

When Hakeswill gets head-butted by Harper, his head is bleeding above his left eye. But when he goes out and gets knocked to the ground the cut and blood are gone. See more »

Quotes

Hakeswill: [Watching Cooper dig in a muddy trench] Dig! You don't dig, you don't eat!
Rifleman Cooper: [Notices Sharpe] Officer coming, Sarn't.
Hakeswill: That ain't an officer I know Mr. Leftenant Sharpe
[holds his hands according to speech]
Hakeswill: when me and Sharpe was like that! And that is me on top!
Rifleman Cooper: [Sarcastic] Oh yes, oh yes...
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Followed by Sharpe's Gold (1995) See more »

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15 August 1999 | by BahorelSee all my reviews

The wonderful thing about Sharpe's Company is that it can be viewed alone, and without knowledge of the novels, or it can be viewed in the series, or it can be viewed after reading the novel. Most of the other films, if one is familiar with the novels, seem to be "view at your own risk." Sharpe's Rifles springs to mind as one of those. But they got it right with Sharpe's Company. The plot is the same, just less time spent setting it up. Accuracy is a key element to this one (accurate to the novel, not the history). For historical purists, the reader's note Bernard Cornwell puts at the end of the novel is a necessity if one is familiar with the siege of Badajoz. As for the plot, fully formed, it actually makes sense, and, of course, the hero and his sidekick will have to live to fight another day. It's part of a series, and that always makes you feel good, since you know Sharpe and Harper aren't going to die. As for the rest, Hakeswill's first appearance is a delight, and Pete Postlethwaite outshines the rest of the cast. Sean Bean is, of course, in perfect character, but out acted by Daragh O'Malley. In short, Sharpe's Company is an excellent introduction to the Sharpe series, even though it is not meant to be the first, and a fitting addition wherever it belongs in the real order of things.


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