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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

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The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Spearheaded by the eager Constable Ichabod Crane and his new world ways into the quagmire of secrets and murder, secrets once laid to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he too, holding a dark secret of a past once gone. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Rated R for graphic horror violence and gore, and for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,060,467 (USA) (19 November 1999)

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$101,068,340 (USA) (5 May 2000)
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Tim Burton and the crew of the movie built the small town Sleepy Hollow complete with rooms, floors, and stairs. The town was dismantled after filming was completed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) The film opens showing New York in 1799. Two US flags are shown at the beginning of the film depicting old glory with the familiar 13 stripes (one in New York city and one in Sleepy Hollow). In 1799, the flag contained 15 stars and 15 stripes after Vermont and Kentucky joined the union in 1791 and 92 respectively. The flag was in this configuration from 1795 through 1818 and was the only time in American history when the flag had additional stripes beyond 13. Afterwhich, the flag was reduced to 13 stripes and only stars were added to the flag with each new admission to the union. See more »

Quotes

Young Masbath: Is he dead?
Ichabod Crane: That's the problem. He was dead to begin with.
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The opening credits - shown over Ichabod's travel to Sleepy Hollow - interact with the landscape: if Ichabod's coach is near a river, the words are reflected on the surface of the water; if he's in a forest the letters drift away like dead leaves, and so on. See more »

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References Pit and the Pendulum (1961) See more »

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Tim Burton has again proved his worth with a masterpiece of gothic horror. The whole way the film is made is excellent, from the way the special effects are used to enhance the story, rather than sell the movie, to the superb acting of the entire cast. I must confess I was a little reluctant at first to see Johnny Depp in the lead role, but from the outset my mind was changed as he threw himself enthusiastically into the part with exactly the right mix of assumed self confidence tempered by a realistic portrayal of a man hopelessly out of his depth in the situation in which he finds himself.

The story, the sets, the special effects and most of all the cast and director make this a film well worth seeing, definately the best thing out of Hollywood in a very long time. Other directors take note..it's not how big the budget, it's what you do with it. A turkey stuffed with gold is still a turkey, but this film is pure gold, without a hint of poultry.

Why are you still here? Go and see this film immediately.


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