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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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Brom Bones did not have a close companion named Frederic Dutcher in the original novel, but he did have a gang who assisted him in playing on tricks on Ichabod throughout the town. See more »

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Ichabod Crane: [discovers who's been chasing him] Brom Bones?
Brom Bones: [rides off] Every man for himself, schoolmaster, it's the real Headless Horseman!
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Jeff Goldblum fantastic! Do we have a DVD yet?
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jeff Goldblum is simply a supreme actor. He has the talent of drawing the audience into the role he is playing at the time and that is a rare thing indeed! This move is a wonderful example of the Headless Horseman story. I wasn't even aware there were VCR copies of the movie. Hopefully the studio/production company will become aware of the need for a DVD of this movie. Considering all the DVDs out there at this time, this DVD would be a step in the right direction of quality home entertainment. Plus, it is not just a seasonal type of movie. The story was very interesting and creative. Definitely worthy of year-round appraisal. See it, it's great!


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