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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)

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

All the horses used in the production were trained by the Jaipur Polo Club. 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

Patrick Harper: Come on now lads... three to one? That's not fair odds.
Richard Sharpe: They don't want fair odds, Pat.
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Connections

Follows Sharpe's Company (1994) See more »

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Heart of Oak
Lyrics by David Garrick
Music by William Boyce
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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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Release Date:

14 April 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Missão de Sharpe See more »

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