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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)

Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Patrick Harper
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Jane Sharpe
Alexis Denisof ... Rossendale
Cécile Paoli Cécile Paoli ... Lucille
Hugh Fraser ... Wellington
Paul Bettany ... Prince William of Orange
Oliver Tobias ... Rebeque
Neil Dickson ... Uxbridge
Nicholas Irons Nicholas Irons ... Harry Price
Martin Cochrane Martin Cochrane ... Macduff
Jason Salkey ... Harris
John Tams John Tams ... Hagman
Martin Glyn Murray Martin Glyn Murray ... Doggett
Owen Brenman ... Witherspoon
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Storyline

Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned to the Prince of Orange's staff, and is rejoined with Sgt. Harper (retired) and riflemen Hagman and Harris at the famous battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Not only must Sharpe deal with incompetent orders from the Prince of Orange, that lead to slaughter, he confronts his wife's lover, Lord Rossendale, in the midst of battle. The film climaxes as Wellington's small army 'holds the line' against Napolean's veteran Imperial Guard. Written by Derek Relf

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharpe végső ütközete See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Trivia

Despite being shot by Hakeswill in 'Sharpe's Company', Mr. Price returns alive and well (He is also portrayed by a different actor). See more »

Goofs

When the French are climbing up the ladders, one British soldier falls over without being shot. See more »

Quotes

Rebeque: [Rebeque is talking to Sharpe about the Prince of Orange and his whores, when there is large bang] That's his boots!
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Connections

Follows Sharpe's Enemy (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Hills and Far Away
Traditional
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams and Jason Salkey
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it was OK
22 April 2006 | by richardwalters1990See all my reviews

Sharpe's Waterloo is average. Thats all that can be said. It was an unfitting climax to an excellent series. Not to mention many historical discrepancies. One of most impressive features of Sharpe's Waterloo is the music by Dominic Muldowny. The alterations made to the "Over the Hills" tune were fitting for the supposedly last Sharpe. Also i would like to respond to the Americans who have claimed that the British actors should not have used accents that they could not understand. If I wrote a comment on an American film and said i could not understand it i think you would no what to say: "either use subtitles or don't watch it" .

I am glad that itv has chosen to rectify the shortfalls in Waterloo by commissioning Sharpe's Challenge.


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