6.4/10
459
17 user 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Frederic Dutcher
...
Laura Campbell ...
Thelma Dumkey
...
...
Squire Van Tassel
Michael Ruud ...
Winthrop Palmer
Karin Isaacson
H.E.D. Redford ...
Karl
Tiger Thompson ...
Ted Dumkey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Fritz Vanderhoof
Michael Witt ...
Jan Van Tassel
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La leggenda di Sleepy Hollow  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Unlike Washington Irving's original novel, the story ends with Ichabod arriving at Katrina's house. The Headless Horseman rides back into the dark forest afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Thelma Dumkey: You and me just naturally seem cut out for a double harness, Brom Bones.
Brom Bones: Now Thelma, you gotta stop talking like that. You know I'm fixing to get hitched up with Katrina one of these days.
Thelma Dumkey: You've been saying that for years, and there ain't none of us getting any younger.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Headless Horseman (1922) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Available on DVD?? lucylucuk
up on youtube arnazjr
Who did the music? jysEXP
Interesting Variation. thegalaxybeing
Vote for a new video release! Sk8erSkeeze
copy nccomet
Discuss The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?