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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980)

Angered that Katrina has grown fond of schoolmaster Crane, Brom Bones determines to scare off the interloper by filling his head with spooky tales of a Headless Horseman. Crane disparages ... See full summary »

Director:

Henning Schellerup

Writers:

Malvin Wald (teleplay), Jack Jacobs (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeff Goldblum ... Ichabod Crane
Paul Sand ... Frederic Dutcher
Meg Foster ... Katrina Van Tassel
Laura Campbell Laura Campbell ... Thelma Dumkey
Dick Butkus ... Brom Bones
James Griffith ... Squire Van Tassel
Michael Ruud Michael Ruud ... Winthrop Palmer
Karin Isaacson Karin Isaacson
H.E.D. Redford H.E.D. Redford ... Karl
Tiger Thompson ... Ted Dumkey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Coulter Jean Coulter ... Singer
John Sylvester White ... Fritz Vanderhoof
Michael Witt Michael Witt ... Jan Van Tassel
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Storyline

Angered that Katrina has grown fond of schoolmaster Crane, Brom Bones determines to scare off the interloper by filling his head with spooky tales of a Headless Horseman. Crane disparages the legends, until one fateful ride home in the dark of night. Written by Ørnås

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La leggenda di Sleepy Hollow See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original story there was no widow Thelma Dumkey that was Katrina Van Tassel's rival for Brom Bones. See more »

Quotes

Thelma Dumkey: You and me just naturally seem cut out for a double harness, Brom Bones.
Brom Bones: Now Thelma, you gotta stop talking like that. You know I'm fixing to get hitched up with Katrina one of these days.
Thelma Dumkey: You've been saying that for years, and there ain't none of us getting any younger.
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Connections

Version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1972) See more »

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An older but better Sleepy Hollow
1 June 2000 | by carolandrobbieSee all my reviews

Ever since I saw this on tv many years ago, it has been my favorite Sleepy Hollow. I've seen 3 other Sleepy Hollows, including the most recent one with Johnny Depp, and I still prefer this one. One of the elements I love most is its authenticity. I think it is very true to the original story that everyone knows, and so many of the actors and actresses are perfectly suited for their characters. Jeff Goldblum is excellent as Ichabod Crane; besides his tall and gangly appearance, he has an amazing ability for playing quirky characters. I have yet to see someone do a better performance. Dick Butkus gives a great supporting performance as the coarse, insensitive Brom Bones as well. This is a movie that I wish would be shown every year at Halloween; I think it could become a tradition just like The Grinch at Christmas. If you come across it in a video store, it's definitely worth seeing.


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