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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 ... Singer
John Sylvester White ... Fritz Vanderhoof
Michael Witt Michael Witt ... Jan Van Tassel
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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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For its original network broadcast, Steve Allen and Gary Coleman performed hosting duties, appearing in skits at the commercial breaks. See more »

Quotes

Ichabod Crane: [discovers who's been chasing him] Brom Bones?
Brom Bones: [rides off] Every man for himself, schoolmaster, it's the real Headless Horseman!
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Good Fun in Sleepy Hollow
11 July 2009 | by daisybtoesSee all my reviews

I've been a Sleepy Hollow affectionado ever since i saw the animated Disney classic as a kid, and I suppose I've seen pretty much every version from TV, movies, and cartoons since the 1950's. In many ways, the Disney one is still my favorite. I loved the Tim Burton film with Johnny Depp, but something about it wasn't right. In a world where Biblical names were commonplace, "Ichabod" is a most unflattering name, meaning "the glory has departed" - but Ichabod Crane, originally NOT the nicest of men, has become a hero over the years. Depp's Ichabod was too handsome and brave, and there were no NYC police in 1799, let alone forensics specialists. And so Jeff Goldblum remains probably the best-cast Ichabod Crane of all time. He has a look similar to the Disney one, but he has a much more pleasant manner, Burton's film, is ghostly and mysterious and well done. The subplot with a brutish Brom Bones (wasn't Bram the hunky one?) and a girl friend (NOT Katrina)ain't that great - but the overall film is very enjoyable, and seems to have quite a fan following. A good Halloween tale for all ages.


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