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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Mystery  |  23 October 1999 (USA)
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Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel, and blissfully fantasizes about how can marry her, ultimately, ... See full summary »

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John Carradine narrates the Washington Irving story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.

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Mr. Van Tassle
Kathleen Fee ...
Mrs. Van Tassle
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Mrs. Van Ripper
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Mrs. Van Ecke
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Mr. Van Ecke
Samuel Holden ...
Ernest Van Ecke
Michael Rudder ...
Pastor Van Der Veen
Danette Mackay ...
Mrs. Van Der Veen (as Danette MacKay)
Brendan McClarty ...
Brom Crony
Martin Kevan ...
Aaron
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Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel, and blissfully fantasizes about how can marry her, ultimately, inherit her father's rich estate. Her suitor Brom Bones, the blacksmith, wants to scare him away and dresses up as the legendary Headless Horseman. During the prank, the real ghost appears and drives Ichabod off. Written by Betty Palik

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The headless horseman rides again.


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Brom Bones: [about Katrina] I love her more than life itself. I don't believe he loves her. Not like I do.
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There is still room for faithful adaptations
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I'll warn you that, in some cases, when motion pictures tread into the territory of faithful adaptations, the modern day audience will find the result slow, but in this case, not altogether ponderous. In order to enjoy this film fully, I would recommend that you go back to the original novel, and read it's wonderfully descriptive characters and carefully crafted New England world of spooky surroundings. Washington Irving's masterful work has been carefully reproduced here, but in doing so, the producers have painted a very rich and colorful world that lacks that ever so intangible spark that gives a motion picture good pacing and story appeal. I'll give it an eight simply because they made such an energetic effort to remain true to Irving's vision. Despite its strictly bookish feel, this film is worth an evening with the kids curled around Mom, Dad, the TV, and an explanation of why this version doesn't bleed all over the couch.


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