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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 »

Director:

Pierre Gang

Writers:

Washington Irving (story), Joe Wiesenfeld
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Ichabod Crane
Rachelle Lefevre ... Katrina Van Tassle
Vlasta Vrana ... Mr. Van Tassle
Kathleen Fee ... Mrs. Van Tassle
Paul Lemelin Paul Lemelin ... Brom Bones
Michel Perron ... Mr. Van Ripper
Dawn Ford ... Mrs. Van Ripper
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Mrs. Van Ecke
Richard Jutras ... Mr. Van Ecke
Samuel Holden Samuel Holden ... Ernest Van Ecke
Michael Rudder Michael Rudder ... Pastor Van Der Veen
Danette Mackay Danette Mackay ... Mrs. Van Der Veen (as Danette MacKay)
Brendan McClarty Brendan McClarty ... Brom Crony
Martin Kevan Martin Kevan ... Aaron
Paul Hopkins ... Knickerbocker
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Francois Gauthier performed as The Headless Horseman in a "Legend of Sleepy Hollow"-themed episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990). See more »

Quotes

Katrina Van Tassle: There goes Brom Bones and his gang on another night of carousing.
Mrs. Van Tassle: Will that boy ever grow up?
Katrina Van Tassle: Not in my lifetime.
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Version of Sleepy Hollow (2013) See more »

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Don't bother with this junk; watch Tim Burton's version instead
25 January 2004 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

I saw this on TV, as I thought it was Tim Burton's version, which I've seen a year ago and was going to watch again sooner or later anyway; now I feel like watching it more than ever; this junk doesn't do the myth justice, it's way too slow and boring. I don't know how faithful it is to the original story, but Tim Burton's version of the story is a lot more entertaining, accurate or not. I think one of the main problems is, that the main character is not the least bit likable; he seems snobby, greedy and pretentious. Throughout the movie, he was the laughing stock of the town, and he's too stupid to notice it. I hated his character with a passion, and hoped he would be killed off by the headless horseman; I won't reveal here if I was that lucky or not. Overall, this is just your average, bad, made-for-TV movie version of a somewhat well-known story. I know I've praised Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow a lot in this review, but I just need to do so one more time; this movie is nowhere near as good, scary, atmospheric or entertaining as Tim Burton's version. Go watch that instead, and avoid this junk. 5/10


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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