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Sharpe's Rifles


The ordinary soldier Richard Sharpe is doing his duty as Sergeant with the "95th Rifles" The "Riflemen" or "Sharpshooters" are a sort of elitist troup, equiped with the progressive Rifles. Rifles have a rifled barrel, that clearly improves the accuracy of a shot.

Sharpe saves the life of the officer Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) and due to this Wellesley gets him a promotion to Lieutenant. Unheard-of at a time, when more or less only noblemen could become officers!

The newly made officer has problems coming to terms with his new position and is also not accepted by his subordinates.

Only when meeting the (female) Guerilla leader "Commandante Teresa" during a special mission under his command, he and his Men learn to fight together (and not against each other)

From now on, he and the small troup of Riflemen, the "Chosen Men" will go through their adventures together.

Production 1992, Greatbritain  
Running time app. 101 minutes  
Languages English (Original Language)
German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Yiddish
Original Airing TV UK ITV / 5. May 1993  

UK: Format: PAL - Region: 2
Sharpe's Rifles/Sharpe's Eagle, (2 Discs Set), 2002
Sharpe, The Complete Series (15 Disc Box Set), 2005

USA: Format: NTSC - Region: 1
Sharpe's Rifles, (1 Disc) 2000
Sharpe's Rifles - Collection Set (5 Discs), 2005
Sharpe's Complete Collection (15 Disc Box Set), 2006

Germany: available, look here


Sharpe's Rifles
Sharpe's Eagle

Sharpe's Company
Sharpe's Enemy
Sharpe's Honour - Long Version

Sharpe's Gold - Long Version
Sharpe's Battle - Long Version
Sharpe's Sword - Long Version

Sharpe's Regiment
Sharpe's Siege
Sharpe's Mission

Sharpe's Revenge
Sharpe's Justice
Sharpe's Waterloo

Sharpe's Challenge
Sharpe's Peril

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