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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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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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Palmer: I'm not alive, I'm not dead, I'm both, and neither!
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An older but better Sleepy Hollow
1 June 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Ever since I saw this on tv many years ago, it has been my favorite Sleepy Hollow. I've seen 3 other Sleepy Hollows, including the most recent one with Johnny Depp, and I still prefer this one. One of the elements I love most is its authenticity. I think it is very true to the original story that everyone knows, and so many of the actors and actresses are perfectly suited for their characters. Jeff Goldblum is excellent as Ichabod Crane; besides his tall and gangly appearance, he has an amazing ability for playing quirky characters. I have yet to see someone do a better performance. Dick Butkus gives a great supporting performance as the coarse, insensitive Brom Bones as well. This is a movie that I wish would be shown every year at Halloween; I think it could become a tradition just like The Grinch at Christmas. If you come across it in a video store, it's definitely worth seeing.


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