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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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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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horseman | headless | head | ghost | murder | See more »

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Watch your head! See more »


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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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19 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La leyenda del jinete sin cabeza  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,848,933 (UK) (7 January 2000)

Gross:

$101,068,340 (USA) (5 May 2000)
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The gown of patterned gray muslin worn by Jessica Oyelowo (Sarah) is the same costume worn by Billie Piper (Fanny Price) during the play rehearsal scene in Mansfield Park (2007), and by Thandie Newton (Sally Hemings) in Jefferson in Paris (1995). Sally's gown is made from the fabric selected by Thomas Jefferson and Mrs. Cosway. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie Crane says, "The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and home is this way." What's now the Borough of the Bronx did not exist as a community in 1799, but the Bronx River, which it was named after, did. Crane is referring to two landmarks, not one landmark and one district as in the 20th century song. See more »

Quotes

Baltus Van Tassel: [to Ichabod] Young sir, you are most welcome, even if you are selling something.
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Crazy Credits

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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Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: Sleepy Hollow (2012) 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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