Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket troop, as well as his majority to rescue the women. But while Sharpe may be able to deal with his old enemy, he has yet to face a newer threat, the French Major Duclos.
Did You Know?
Author of the Sharpe books, Bernard Cornwell
has stated that a popular idea among the cast was that the next film would open up with Obadiah returning from the grave. Cornwell has also stated that he has long regretted killing off Hakeswill, for as he puts it, 'Useful villains are hard to come by'. See more
Mark me close, Colonel. What do you think the supreme virtue, sir? To the Frenchman and his recent revolution, it is liberty. To the Whig, puffing in Parliament, it is license to do anything, provided it do not disturb his pleasure. But to the common soldier, it is anarchy, to do whatever he want and be damned to his fellow. But to me and Bonaparte, the supreme virtue is order. We are not Whigs. We know that a man may love his neighbor over Monday, and massacre him over Tuesday, unless society ...
Followed by Sharpe's Waterloo
Performed by John Tams See more