During the American War of Independence, insurgent Ichabod Crane, an English-born professor and civil rights pioneer, is among the pile of victims of a headless, ax-wielding Redcoat. Two centuries later, both are resurrected when their graves are disturbed. Sheriff August Corbin, whose county includes Sleepy Hollow village, is among the latest axed victims. However he leaves notes which are found by his headstrong deputy, lieutenant Abbie Mills, and the arrested, fascinating Ichabod, whom captain Irving orders to be evaluated in a psych ward. Ichabod gets visits from the ghost of his wife Katrina, who reveals being a good witch from an order fighting the evil one in league with the four riders of the Apocalypse, which includes Death, in the shape of the Redcoat. Written by
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When the headless horseman is attacking the priest in the churchyard, the priest uses magic to wrap the horseman in chains. The horseman uses his broad axe to sever the chains, one of which lashes back and slices the top off a street sign. When the sign is seen from the front later, it is a horse rider warning sign which now has the rider's head sliced off. See more
Abbie is shown to be subordinate to Captain Irving. However, upon the death of Sheriff Corbin, Abbie (as his second in command) would become acting Sheriff until the next election. Sheriffs outrank police captains within their own counties. Even if this is not true in Westchester County, police and sheriffs are two different entities and one cannot give orders to the other (although Irving could tell Abbie to butt out of his investigation, as he often does). See more
Now tell me your name and where you're from.
My name is Ichabod Crane. I was a professor of history at Merton College, Oxford, when I was enlisted in the Queen's Royal Regiment and sent to the American colonies to fight the patriots. It didn't take long for me to have a change of heart and I defected.
You're saying you're a... spy?
I'm saying the rule of tyranny betrayed the weight of my conscience and I couldn't allow myself to give my life for anything less. So, yes, I became a spy under the ...
Sympathy for the Devil
Written by Mick Jagger
and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones See more