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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980)

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 disparages ... See full summary »

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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 disparages 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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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 »

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Ichabod Crane: What happened to my predecessor, Winthrop Palmer?
Vanderhoof: I TOLD YOU! Didn't have the grit of a short chicken after Brom Bones thumped him. Looked over his shoulder one dark night, saw the Headless Horseman coming after him. Galloped his horse straight away over the Palisades and right down into the Hudson River. Fred Dutcher saw it first hand, bad currents in the Hudson hereabouts, Old Palmer never had a chance. If the jump didn't do it, the river did.
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Version of The Headless Horseman (1922) See more »

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Good Fun in Sleepy Hollow
11 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

I've been a Sleepy Hollow affectionado ever since i saw the animated Disney classic as a kid, and I suppose I've seen pretty much every version from TV, movies, and cartoons since the 1950's. In many ways, the Disney one is still my favorite. I loved the Tim Burton film with Johnny Depp, but something about it wasn't right. In a world where Biblical names were commonplace, "Ichabod" is a most unflattering name, meaning "the glory has departed" - but Ichabod Crane, originally NOT the nicest of men, has become a hero over the years. Depp's Ichabod was too handsome and brave, and there were no NYC police in 1799, let alone forensics specialists. And so Jeff Goldblum remains probably the best-cast Ichabod Crane of all time. He has a look similar to the Disney one, but he has a much more pleasant manner, Burton's film, is ghostly and mysterious and well done. The subplot with a brutish Brom Bones (wasn't Bram the hunky one?) and a girl friend (NOT Katrina)ain't that great - but the overall film is very enjoyable, and seems to have quite a fan following. A good Halloween tale for all ages.


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