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Sharpe's Sword (1995)

Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Eoghan Harris, Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Harper
John Tams John Tams ... Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Emily Mortimer ... Lass
Patrick Fierry Patrick Fierry ... Leroux
James Purefoy ... Spears
Stephen Moore ... Berkeley
Hugh Ross ... Mungo Munro
Michael Cochrane ... Sir Henry Simmerson
John Kavanagh ... Father Curtis
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Don Felipe
Diana Perez Diana Perez ... Ramona
Pat Laffan ... Connelly
Walter McMonagle Walter McMonagle ... Father O'Sullivan
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Storyline

Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

15 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharpe kardja See more »

Filming Locations:

Portugal See more »

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Trivia

When Sharpe tells Harris to go home and write a book with lots of shooting in it and he will become a rich man. This is a direct reference to what some of the 95th Soldiers did do after the wars were over, and some did indeed become rich, due to the hero status that riflemen had at the time. One of those was Rifleman Benjamin Harris, who the character is loosely based on (though he is not actually meant to be the real Harris). An audio-book version of Benjamin Harris's 'Recollections' has been recorded by Jason Salkey, who plays his fictional alter ego in the Sharpe films. See more »

Quotes

Richard Sharpe: [Leroux claims he can't speak English] See if you understand this, on the count of three I'm gonna kick you in the crotch!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Oft in the Stilly Night
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By Thomas Moore
Performed by John Kavanagh
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A bit off, but still good.
7 November 2004 | by jrichards2-1See all my reviews

Sharpe's Sword has three main faults.

1. The dialogue. Not as good as in some of the others. Unrealistic at times, even leaning towards slapstick. The scene where Sharpe is being briefed by Munro is funny, but not in line with the more strained relationship we see in Sharpe's Battle. Equally, Pat's relationship with Sharpe seems inconsistent.

2. The woman. OK, I've got used to a lot of other women lusting after Sean Bean by now, but this one is oh-so-annoying. The only time she's good is when she rejects Sir Henry Simmerson's disgusting offer so well, but other than that I find her infuriating. She just mopes around, whimpering, feeling sorry for herself and trying to get Sharpe to fall in love with her, which thankfully he does not.

3. The bad guy. By this I mean the Frenchie, not Sir Henry. You see a lot of him pretending to be good, but not much of him actually being bad; he's not a figure I ended up hating all that much. There was good swordplay in the last fight scene, and the injuries of both him and Sharpe added excitement and desperation, but it wasn't as intense as, say, the priest's encounter with Simmerson.

The good things were the priest (naturally), and Sean Bean's all-redeeming presence. Watch it, by all means, but it isn't the best. 7 out of 10. Ko, Izzy.


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