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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)

Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends... See full summary »

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Tom Clegg

Writers:

Bernard Cornwell (novels), Russell Lewis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley Daragh O'Malley ... Harper
Toby Stephens ... Dodd
Padma Lakshmi ... Madhuvanthi
Aurélien Recoing ... Gudin (as Aurelien Recoing)
Lucy Brown ... Celia Burroughs
Michael Cochrane ... Simmerson
Alyy Khan ... Mohan Singh
Hugh Fraser ... Wellington
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ... Bickerstaff
Thierry Hancisse ... Bonnet
Karan Panthaky Karan Panthaky ... Khande Rao
Nicholas Blane ... Crosby
Michael Elwyn ... Rawlinson
Diana Perez Diana Perez ... Ramona Harper
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Storyline

Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The fate of an empire and the life of a general's daughter lie in one man's hands. Written by Picture Palace Productions

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Country:

UK

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English | Hindi | French

Release Date:

14 April 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Missão de Sharpe See more »

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Trivia

Sergeant Bickerstaff is a creation based on the character of Mary Bickerstaff in the novel 'Sharpe's Tiger'. Mary is a half Indian, half white woman that is the love interest for Sharpe. She eventually marries a wealthy Indian noble at the end of the novel. See more »

Goofs

They have forgotten all of Sharpe's scars from previous battles in the previous movies. See more »

Quotes

Davi Lal: [Sharpe is asking him to steal from two merchants] But that would be stealing sahib. How am I to be a good British soldier if you make me into a thief again?
Richard Sharpe: It isn't thieving when you're hungry, Davi. That's the first thing any soldier learns. Now go on.
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Follows Sharpe's Battle (1995) See more »

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A very watchable amalgamation
23 June 2006 | by howies001See all my reviews

Reminiscent of the film "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World", this feature takes aspects of several of the earlier Sharpe novels and combines them to create a new plot/storyline. Fine acting by both the main and supporting casts (Toby Stephens is perfect as Dodd), with sets and effects that show a more lavish budget than previously-issued Sharpe installments, this movie may puzzle and maybe irritate devoted readers of the Sharpe novels. At the same time, it addresses the earlier (chronologically in the series, if not in order of publishing) exploits of Private/Sergeant/Lieutenant Sharpe during the Indian campaigns.


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