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Sharpe's Enemy (1994)

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Eoghan Harris, Bernard Cornwell (novel)
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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
Jeremy Child ... Sir Augustus
Elizabeth Hurley ... Lady Farthingdale
Helena Michell Helena Michell ... Sarah Dubreton
Tony Haygarth ... Pot Au Feu
Michael Mears Michael Mears ... Cooper
John Tams John Tams ... Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies ... Perkins
Philip Whitchurch ... Frederickson
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Storyline

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket troop, as well as his majority to rescue the women. But while Sharpe may be able to deal with his old enemy, he has yet to face a newer threat, the French Major Duclos. Written by Kathy Li

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Scharfschützen - 4. Armee des Schreckens See more »

Filming Locations:

Ukraine

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to author Bernard Cornwell, Pot-au-feu was a real person; a renegade French sergeant acting as marshal of a group of English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese deserters. However, in the end he was captured by the French, not the English as seen in the novel and movie. See more »

Quotes

Rifleman Perkins: [Perkins is being disguised as a woman for the night attack] Why can't Harris where the dress, sir?
Richard Sharpe: Harris doesn't have the figure for it!
[the others jeer]
Rifleman Perkins: I must protest it's not fair, it's not fair! It's always me!
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Connections

Followed by Sharpe's Challenge (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bird in the Bush
Traditional
Performed by John Tams
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Another classy performance
6 February 2000 | by Paul Chambers (WileE)See all my reviews

Oncer again, Sharpe's Enemy allows our hero Richard Sharpe, along with his Rifles in support, to save the day.

A somewhat contrived plot does not help, but some excellent acting saves the day. Not, one might add, from a certain Liz Hurley! The tragic events towards the end add a poignancy to the Sharpe series that had not really been present before, although this is superbly counter-balanced by the humour of Sharpe's promotion.

Not the best episode, but definitely up there as a strong showing, before the ravages of Jane beguiled our hero.


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