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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brent Carver ...
Ichabod Crane
Mr. Van Tassle
Kathleen Fee ...
Paul Lemelin ...
Michel Perron ...
Mr. Van Ripper
Mrs. Van Ripper
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Mrs. Van Ecke
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 ...


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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23 October 1999 (USA)  »

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La légende de Sleepy Hollow  »

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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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Washington Irving's version.
22 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Not as good as the Disney animated version, but much superior to both the Jeff Goldblum and Johnny Depp versions. What makes any live action adaptation of Washington Irving's classic is the choice of Ichabod Crane (The Disney version is judged based on it's narrator, Bing Crosby, who's self-mocking "hip" style, carries the story). Certainly Brent Carver dominates this role from the start when we see him perched upon a hill looking like a scarecrow, it is a startling shot by the director. In the early TV film version, Jeff Goldblum certainly looked the part, but he was too dull. In Tim Burton's spoofy version Johnny Depp (a favorite of mine, especially in Tim Burton films) is just poorly cast (as was Wednesday Adams as Katrina, give me a break puleeeze!). This version is the closest to capturing the flavor of the classic short story. If you want to see Disney's Sleepy Hollow or Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow then the choice is obvious, however, if you want to see Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow check out this obscure cable channel version.

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