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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 »

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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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31 October 1980 (USA)  »

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La leggenda di Sleepy Hollow  »

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A Squire is man of high social standing who owns and lives on an estate in a rural area, especially the chief landowner in such an area. See more »

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Vanderhoof: Remember that big fellow you met this morning?
Ichabod Crane: Brom Bones.
Vanderhoof: He figures Katrina's his girl. He catches you looking sideways at her, he's naturally going to tie knots in all your arms and legs... or worse.
[nods to memorial stone]
Ichabod Crane: R.I.P? Brom Bones killed the previous schoolmaster?
Vanderhoof: Might just as well have. Palmer was never the same after Brom Bones thundered the poor fellow halfway across the country.
Ichabod Crane: Brom Bones assaulted the schoolmaster just for looking at Miss Van Tassel?
Vanderhoof: A-salted, a-peppered, ...
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A great movie
31 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

The TV movie version of Washington Irving's classic American story diverges from the book in many ways, however this is a great movie. Jeff Goldblum is great as Ichabod Crane, with his tall, skinny frame storking throughout the movie (although for some reason he's constantly licking his lips). Fritz VanderHoff, his patron and introduction to Sleepy Hollow's supernatural side, is amazing comic relief and really gets into the historic side of his handyman character. Paul Sand is also quite good as Fred Dutcher, Dick Butkus' sidekick. I grew up with this movie and still love it, from the period clothing and locations to the close ups of Palmer in the barn. Every time that I watch it I come away with something new. The picture quality is lacking, as it is a reproduction of a 1980 TV movie, so its just itching for a DVD release. This is truly an American classic and Jeff Goldblum; et.al. should be petitioning for it's re-release on television, if not a theatrical release.


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