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During the Peninsular War in Spain against the French, Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington and is promoted to Lieutenant. In order to pay the troops Wellesley needs a money draft from the banker Rothschild, but fears he has been captured by the French and sends Sharpe behind enemy lines to find him. Sharpe is given command of a platoon of crack riflemen, led by the surly Irishman Harper and including Hagman and Harris, who resent Sharpe as not being a 'proper officer'.

  1. Tom Clegg

    Director

  2. Bernard Cornwell

    Novel

  3. Eoghan Harris

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Bean

    Sean Bean

    Richard Sharpe

  2. Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    Major Michael Hogan

  3. Daragh O'Malley

    Daragh O'Malley

    Patrick Harper

  4. Assumpta Serna

    Assumpta Serna

    Comandante Teresa Moreno

  5. David Troughton

    David Troughton

    Sir Arthur Wellesley

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Sharpe's Rifles
Sharpe's Rifles

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 5, 1993
    TV

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

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