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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980)

A TV adaptation of Washington Irving's classic ghost story. Humor is the drawing card in this version, with Jeff Goldblum a nerdish Ichabod Crane, Dick Butkus an appropriately nasty Brom ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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A TV adaptation of Washington Irving's classic ghost story. Humor is the drawing card in this version, with Jeff Goldblum a nerdish Ichabod Crane, Dick Butkus an appropriately nasty Brom Bones, and Meg Foster as spirited Katrina van Tassel. Angered that Katrina has grown fond of schoolmaster Crane, Brom Bones determines to scare off the interloper by filling his head with spooky tales of a Headless Horseman. Crane pooh-poohs the legends, until one fateful ride home in the dark of night. Written by Ørnås

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31 October 1980 (USA)  »

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La leggenda di Sleepy Hollow  »

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Brom Bones did not have a close companion named Frederic Dutcher in the original novel, but he did have a gang who assisted him in playing on tricks on Ichabod throughout the town. See more »

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Ichabod Crane: [discovers who's been chasing him] Brom Bones?
Brom Bones: [rides off] Every man for himself, schoolmaster, it's the real Headless Horseman!
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Version of Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (1896) See more »

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Jeff Goldblum!
9 August 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This version with Jeff Goldblum is pretty good.It is one of them films where nothing spectacular happens until the end but the end is worth waiting for!Some of the scenes are very similar like the cartoon.Goldblum was the perfect choice to play Ichabod Crane as he is tall and thin!That's all I'll say but if you like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow story and the new film and are able to check this out do so because it is a very rare film and it is a good watch for the mystery and horror fan!


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