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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Washington Irving (story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"), Kevin Yagher (screen story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Ichabod Crane
Christina Ricci ... Katrina Van Tassel
Miranda Richardson ... Lady Van Tassel
Michael Gambon ... Baltus Van Tassel
Casper Van Dien ... Brom Van Brunt
Jeffrey Jones ... Reverend Steenwyck
Richard Griffiths ... Magistrate Philipse
Ian McDiarmid ... Doctor Lancaster
Michael Gough ... Notary Hardenbrook
Christopher Walken ... Hessian Horseman
Marc Pickering ... Young Masbath
Lisa Marie ... Lady Crane
Steven Waddington ... Killian
Claire Skinner ... Beth Killian
Christopher Lee ... Burgomaster
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Storyline

The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Spearheaded by the eager Constable Ichabod Crane and his new world ways into the quagmire of secrets and murder, secrets once laid to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he too, holding a dark secret of a past once gone. Written by Cinema_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Heads Will Roll. See more »


Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

6 April 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La leyenda del jinete sin cabeza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,060,467, 21 November 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,071,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$206,071,502
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Walken (Hessian Horseman) played a Hessian Jägr in Valley Forge (1975). See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Ichabod Crane is talking to the men about the Headless Horseman, he sets his cup of coffee on the edge of the table. The preacher drops a Bible on the same table, and the coffee cup is close to the middle of the table. In the next shot, it is again at the edge of the table. See more »

Quotes

Ichabod Crane: We take the Indian Trail to the Tree of the Dead.
Young Masbath: How will we recognize it?
Ichabod Crane: Without difficulty, I rather fear. Then climb down to the Horseman's resting place.
Young Masbath: His camp?
Ichabod Crane: His grave.
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The opening credits - shown over Ichabod's travel to Sleepy Hollow - interact with the landscape: if Ichabod's coach is near a river, the words are reflected on the surface of the water; if he's in a forest the letters drift away like dead leaves, and so on. See more »

Alternate Versions

To get a "Not under 12" rating the German version was cut for violence. The uncut version was released on video/DVD and is rated "Not under 16". See more »

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References The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) See more »

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The True Story Of The Conception Of Sleepy Hollow
22 October 2006 | by conspracy-2See all my reviews

One day, a board of movie studio executives were gathered around a big, big table. One of them burst out: "Guess what! I just signed a deal to make the Sleepy Hollow story into a movie!"

  • "Get out!", said the others, "that cool story with the headless knight?"


  • "The very same", the first one said, "and guess who will be writing the screenplay? Andrew Kevin Walker!"


  • "No way!", the others shouted, "the guy who wrote Se7en and 8MM? That guy is a true master of the dark and the suspenseful! He'll make that story into the true underbelly of sleaze and grit it deserves! WOW!"


  • "Wait a second", said one of the others, even though he was as excited as the rest, "won't the story lose the essential storybook feel if a realist like Walker is writing the screenplay?"


  • "Never fear!", proclaimed the first, "because to direct this movie, I have none other than... Tim Burton! Complete with Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman, as always!"


  • "Fantastic!", screamed one of the others, knocking his chair over backwards in excitement, "That's simply perfect! Burton's off-beat style will complement the story and Walker's gritty take on the story and make this the movie of the year!"


  • "The decade!", screamed another.


  • "The century!", shrieked a third.


  • "Marvellous!", they cried. "Splendid! Wonderful! How did you do it?"


But one of the others, a reedy little man with spectacles, said: "I don't think it will be that good after all."

  • "Not that good?", exclaimed the others, furiously, "weren't you listening? Burton! Walker! Depp!"


  • "Furthermore", the reedy man carried on, "I think the end result will be disappointingly tame. There will be no sparkle, the actors will look like they don't really care about anything, and the whole thing will feel like a made-for-TV movie with a special effects budget."


  • "Ridiculous!", hissed one.


  • "Preposterous!!", seethed another.


But the reedy man was absolutely right.


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