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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 »
First Sharpe film to feature Sir Henry Simmerson (played by Michael Cochrane), who would go on to be one of the main recurring characters and antagonists in the series, including the final Sharpe film, Sharpe's Peril (2008) in which Sir Henry has a change of heart regarding Richard Sharpe but this may be due to him losing his mind after being staked out in the Indian sun for days rather than him being saved by Sharpe from that torture.
Sharpe, I can make you a captain, but I cannot keep you a captain. There is talk of an imperial eagle, Sharpe. There is talk of a promise made to the late Major Lennox. Swear to me on oath that the talk is just idle gossip, Sharpe, or by God, sir, ...
The Battle of Talavera was fought in July 1809. Actors are frequently shown dressed for cold weather (heavy overcoats and such) and their breath is visible in several closeups, revealing that filming took place in cold weather.
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