The story of a lazy man who falls asleep in the Catskill mountains for twenty years.

Writers:

,
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
Brom Dutcher
...
Derrick Van Bummel
...
Little Rip
...
Mayoral Candidate
...
Peter Vanderdonk
...
Nicholas Vedder
...
Harpoon Crew Member
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Will Tussenbrook (as Christopher Penn)
...
Hendrick Hudson / Narrator
...
Wilma Van Winkle
Edit

Storyline

The story of a lazy man who falls asleep in the Catskill mountains for twenty years.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 1987 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although not the final of Faerie Tale Theatre to air, Rip Van Winkle was the last to finish production. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fairly good adaption of the great American classic
20 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ignore all the negative reviews. This adaption of "Rip Van Winkle" may just as well be considered the "black sheep" of Faerie Tale Theatre, but I digress. Having watched this at a younger age, I thought it was fun, but looking back now, I understand how much more low-budget it was compared to the rest of the series. True, the visual effects are relatively cheaper in this production, but pretty much everything else makes up for it. Harry Dean Stanton is a perfect Rip Van Winkle, and Talia Shire makes a Wilma Van Winkle we all love to hate. All the other actors in this version are a very good choice for their roles (Ed Begley, Jr. as Brom Dutcher, Roy Dotrice as Peter Van Derdonk, Tim Conway as the Mayor, etc.). Of course, the sets are where this version really shines, particularly the forest and the hollow where Rip meets the ghostly sailors and falls asleep for 20 years. As zigzagging between cheap and more elaborate as they may be, they're definitely eye-catching. In conclusion, this is definitely an adaption of "Rip Van Winkle" you might want to check out.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Your favorite and least favorite out of the series? musicalfreakgurl
Nightingale.. weirdo blonde music master? KKShimmer
KOCH FTT Re-Release! sanremo8927
Time For A Remake? justaminutemydearfellow
The new Koch Vision boxed set episodes look horrible!!! doctorwily
EW Review of 'Faerie Tale Theatre' sanremo8927
Discuss Rip Van Winkle (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?