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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)

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... See full summary »

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Tom Clegg

Writers:

Charles Wood, Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Patrick Harper
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Jane Sharpe
Alexis Denisof ... Rossendale
Cécile Paoli Cécile Paoli ... Lucille
Hugh Fraser ... Wellington
Paul Bettany ... Prince William of Orange
Oliver Tobias ... Rebeque
Neil Dickson ... Uxbridge
Nicholas Irons Nicholas Irons ... Harry Price
Martin Cochrane Martin Cochrane ... Macduff
Jason Salkey ... Harris
John Tams John Tams ... Hagman
Martin Glyn Murray Martin Glyn Murray ... Doggett
Owen Brenman ... Witherspoon
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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. Written by Derek Relf

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharpe végső ütközete See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Despite being shot by Hakeswill in 'Sharpe's Company', Mr. Price returns alive and well (He is also portrayed by a different actor). See more »

Goofs

There had been heavy rain in the day and night before the Battle of Waterloo and the ground was very muddy. This actually protected many of the British as French shells landed in deep mud which absorbed much of the blast. The episode depicts the ground as dry and dusty. See more »

Quotes

Witherspoon: [taking out a notebook] What time?
Richard Sharpe: What?
Witherspoon: What time did it stop? The cannonade. I have it as ten minutes of midday, but the Duke likes it accurate, you see.
Richard Sharpe: What time is it now?
Witherspoon: Oh, uh...
[fumbles with his pocketwatch]
Witherspoon: Four minutes after midday, save a few...
Richard Sharpe: You'd best write down that they're coming, then.
Witherspoon: Coming?
Richard Sharpe: The French are advancing.
[...]
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Connections

Follows Sharpe's Honour (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Hills and Far Away
Traditional
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams and Jason Salkey
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27 October 1998 | by NEFARlOUSSee all my reviews

If you haven't seen the Sharpe series - you're either not from this country or you made the mistake of watching something else or going out on a Wednesday night! This series is based on a number of books set in the Napoleonic era from the Penninsula wars through to Waterloo itself. Richard Sharpe, the central character, is a professional soldier, promoted from the ranks to a commissioned officer. Blunt, honest, heroic, honorable and sarcastic (and god forbid - from Yorkshire!!!) he earns the admiration of his men and the distain and scorn of the upper classes that traditionally formed the Officer class. Throughout the series, he travels with a close knit bunch, from his Sargeant, Harper to Danny, one of his privates "...over the hills and far away" If you are interested in this period, track these 2-hour specials down. If not, check it out anyway - it's worth it! Sharpe's Waterloo was the last of the series and held to the generally excellent standard of its prequels, and in some cases even exceeded it (The Prince of Orange two fingers scene for example) - unfortunately, the budget could not stretch to a more convincing depiction of the battle in general - unsurprising considering the scale. Nevertheless - I'd certainly give it another viewing!

Dan Marcus


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