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In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company. The classic television series, chock full of smartly written action and adventure showcases the award-winning Sean Bean's most enduring role in all its timeless glory! Richard Sharpe – a British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars who finds himself face-to-face with numerous challenges as he combats adversity on and off the battlefield. 3 ½ hours on 1 disc. SDH
Meet Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean), a maverick British army officer fighting against Napoleon in 19th century Spain. In Sharpe's Rifles, the first movie of the series, Sharpe saves Sir Arthur Wellesley's life and is promoted to lieutenant. But when he's put in charge of a company that doesn't respect him, his dangerous mission behind enemy lines could be compromised. This historical military drama is based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell.
Sean Bean is bold, ruthless British Officer Richard Sharpe, fighting hard against Napoleon in 19th-century Spain. A lot of action and romance follow Sharpe as he and his war-hardened riflemen risk their lives. This time out, set around the Talevera campaign of July 1809, Sharpe -- put in charge of a battalion of soldiers who have never been in battle -- vows to save the regiment's honor by capturing a French Imperial standard.
|Run Time:||240 mins|
|Number of Discs:||2|
|Cast:||Sean Bean (The Martian, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, Troy, Goldeneye), as Richard Sharpe, Brian Cox, Daniel Craig, James Purefoy, Mark Strong, Elizabeth Hurley, Emily Mortimer, Julian Fellowes
|Episodes:||Disc One: Sharpe’s Rifles, Disc Two: Sharpe’s Eagles|