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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 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

Originally, it was a character named Robert Knowles who is shot by Hakeswill. The TV series changed it to Price being the victim. See more »

Goofs

When Wellington is surveying the dead after the siege, on a wide shot Clayton has his head tipped back over a ledge. When Wellington bends down to him his head is flat in the ground. See more »

Quotes

Richard Sharpe: That rifle's loaded and rammed, Sergeant.
Hakeswill: Sir?
Richard Sharpe: Did you know, Sergeant?
Hakeswill: Me, sir? No, sir, never, sir!
Richard Sharpe: This yours, Sergeant?
Hakeswill: No, sir. Not me, sir. Him, sir. Private 'Arper, sir!
Richard Sharpe: Well how many more are loaded?
[puts rifles under Hakeswill's chin, pulls trigger, nothing happens]
Richard Sharpe: Harris!
[throws him the rifle]
[...]
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Connections

Followed by Sharpe's Sword (1995) See more »

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Psalm 104
Traditional
Performed by John Tams
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Another good episode of the Sharpe series
14 December 2002 | by John_DaveySee all my reviews

Third in the Sharpe series , Sharpe's Company introduces Sharpe's nemesis , Sergeant Obidiah Hakeswill ( Peter Postlethwaite ) .

Hakeswill is a thoroughly nasty piece of work , having had Sharpe flogged when he was a young soldier , and starts with the same tricks again.

This film gives some idea of the tribulations of the ordinary Redcoats , at the whim of sometimes hopeless Officers whose commissions were bought , and who wanted NCOs who kept order , and didn't mind how it was done.

As with many of the Sharpe series , this is based around a historic battle . In this case it is the battle of Badajoz , where Hakeswill gets up to even more mischief .

Another great Postlethwaite performance !


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