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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  31 October 1980 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Frederic Dutcher
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Thelma Dumkey
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Squire Van Tassel
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Winthrop Palmer
Karin Isaacson
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Ted Dumkey
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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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For its original network broadcast, Steve Allen and Gary Coleman performed hosting duties, appearing in skits at the commercial breaks. See more »

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Vanderhoof: [about Brom Bones] He catches you around Katrina, he's going to tie all your arms and legs together... or maybe worse.
[points to a tombstone]
Ichabod Crane: R.I.P? Brom Bones killed the school master?
Vanderhoof: Just for reading poetry to her.
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Goldblum as Crane? Hole in One!

I loved this one! Icabob Crane is here and Brom Bones (Dick Butkus) is angered that Katrina Van Tassel, his "girl" is taking a fond interest in Crane. When poltergeists appear, Crane still doesn't believe until one fateful night... My only problem with this is that it does not remain trueful to the book by Irving.


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