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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has played two characters in the Sharpe TV series. One was the Prince of Orange and he also makes a brief appearance as a common soldier. See more
Near the start of the battle Rossendale is issued with a new, straight-bladed sword (a 1796 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Sword, the same as Sharpe's). However, during the cavalry charge in which he participates soon afterwards, he appears - at least in long shots - to be using a sword with a curved blade. See more
[to the Prince of Orange
You did it again! Colonel Sharpe said you would do it again, and you did! All those men dead because you wanted to get out? You coward!
Doggett! His Royal Highness cannot be called a coward.
No, dammnit. No, not cowardice, not that. Just so he can dance and prance, and make high cockalorum, while men die? Horribly? It is too much, I declare, too much! I shall say it!
[after a second
You sir, are a silk stocking full of shit!
Follows Sharpe's Honour
The Girl I Left Behind
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