When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
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Regicidal Reunion: In this movie, the 'Irish Company' (which is actually the Spanish King's personal bodyguard, sort of like the Swiss Guard for the Pope) becomes Major Sharpe's (Sean Bean) new command, by personal order from Wellington (Hugh Fraser). When Major Munro (Hugh Ross) asks Sharpe if he ever dealt with a Royal bodyguard before, Sharpe tells him that back in India he 'dealt' with a sultan's bodyguard 'all right' (by killing them all and the sultan himself), whereupon Munro, delighted, declares, 'Capital! We're sending a regicide to take on a Royal bodyguard!' (See Quotes) - Previously, in "Patriot Games" (1992), that same Hugh Ross had played Barrister Atkins, the defense attorney of the Irish terrorist Sean Miller, played by Sean Bean, who is on trial for the attempted murder of a member of the Royal Family, Lord Holmes, whose secretary, Watkins, was played by none other than Hugh Fraser. Both these movies deal with the issue of 'the Irish Troubles' (especially current in 1990s when these films were shot), the topics of loyalty and treason, and the question of who fights for whom or what. See more
Around 43m30s there is a crew member wearing a white shirt and blue shorts visible on the left hand side of the shot watching the fight scene. See more
[Harper has dragged out the two Frenchmen captured whilst raping women and killing children
Put them up against the wall. I want a fireing squad ready.
[In responce, all of the riflemen and members of the South Essex form two lines as the squad
Followed by Sharpe: Sharpe's Regiment
Over the Hills and Far Away
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams See more