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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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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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Sunn Schick did some really wonderful films and this is one
29 March 2003 | by (Greenville, GA) – See all my reviews

I strongly believe that Sunn Schick Productions did posterity a great service. This film and Deerslayer are only two of the many films they did in the 1970's. Do you remember the Life & Times of Grizzly Adams ? They made that too.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow is as clear to Washington Irving's story as I can tell and they kept it in tact without this SDFX mess that so many newer films use now. Jeff Goldblum shines as Icabod and the cast are all favorites, including Mr. Woodman from Welcome Back Kotter as the elderly helper who looks after the school building.

I would rank this and all the Sunn Schick films a 10++ See if whenever you can get a copy.


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