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.
Did You Know?
This movie introduces the recurring theme of Voltaire ('not on the side of the big battalions but of the best shots') and poetry (here, Alexander Pope). In addition, there's an allusion to Shakespeare's 'Scottish Play' when Nairn, on horseback on the cliff, calls his horse 'Macduff'. See more
If you were a man I would call you out, force you to fight a duel, and kill you.
Followed by Sharpe: Sharpe's Battle
Over the Hills and Far Away
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams See more