Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.
Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its ... See full summary »
Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
Hornblower captures the French vessel, Le Reve, and is asked by Pellew to sail her back to England so that she can be outfitted for the English navy, and also, as a favor, to convey the unusual Duchess of Wharfedale back home. Unfortunately, Le Reve, Hornblower, the duchess and the crew are captured by the Spanish and imprisoned. There, Horatio finds Kennedy, wasted and hopeless from months in solitary. Against the odds, Horatio must find a way to escape with Kennedy, against Hunter's protests, and with the growing suspicion that the duchess may not be who she appears.Written by
The lines that Kennedy quotes when he wakes up and sees Hornblower and the Duchess are taken from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (Act4; scene 15). They are spoken by Cleopatra when she realizes Antony has died. See more »
Hornblower is released from his solitary confinement in the underground cage, where he has been (presumably) for several days, yet he is clean shaven when returned to his shipmates. See more »
[Horatio stopped Hunter from shooting the French]
We're here to fight them aren't we?
No, Mr. Hunter, we're here to defeat them.
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This movie, as well as the other three in the series, is "a refreshing drink of water in a drought stricken land." The hero of the story is the truest of men. A man who knows right from wrong and is willing to do anything to stand by the right. This particular movie has one up on the first two in that it has a touch of romance in it where the others are lacking. They all are characterized by plenty of mystery, adventure and very strong character development.
My only complaint is that the movies all tend to leave out important points which left me sometimes wondering what was going on. This is hardly noticeable though when you lay this short-coming up against its list of strengths.
A must see!
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