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.
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To save money and time in filming, separate events at the farms of Houguomont and La Haye Sainte were conflated in the film; thus the closing of the gates of Hougoumont - a critical moment in the Battle of Waterloo - takes place at La Haye Sainte instead. See more
Hagman is shot in the head, and he falls on his front with his head facing the left. When Harris crawls over to grab his hand one last time, his head is now turned to the right. See more
Prince William of Orange
It's the French. Oh my god. Now they have guns.
Oh, they've always had guns, your royal highness. What they haven't always had is you as a target.
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