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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 »

Director:

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:

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English | Hindi | French

Release Date:

14 April 2007 (Spain) See more »

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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

There is a Continuity error which was addressed by Sharpe TV Series Director Tom Clegg and writer Russell Lewis as being Non Canon. Sharpe's wife Lucille who's erroneously reported as deceased in Sharpe's Challenge is in fact still alive and married to Sharpe living at their house in Normandy with her son Patrick Henri while he was away in India at the time of Sharpe's Challenge. See more »

Quotes

Mohan Singh: Mr. Harper! Well, it would appear we have been premature in our prayers at your passing.
Patrick Harper: Luck of the Irish, captain. You can't beat it!
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Follows Sharpe's Rifles (1993) 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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