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Constable Ichabod Crane of the New york police arrives in the small village of Sleepy Hollow in 1799 to solve a mystery of murders. With all the victims found with their heads missing, everybody in Sleepy Hollow is talking about the ghost of the "headless horseman". He is supposedly out in the woods seeking revenge for his murder many years ago. Crane, believing only in logic, refuses to believe the public's theory about the horseman and begins his investigations, only to find his faith shattered when he himself encounters the headless horseman. A magical tale of sense against myth.
Who will it come for next?!
Title: Sleepy Hollow
Release Date: November 17, 1999
Runtime: 105 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery
Languages: English, Latin
Country: USA, Germany
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Buried.com Rating: 8.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for graphic horror violence and gore, and for a scene of sexuality.
Johnny Depp ...Ichabod Crane
Christina Ricci ...Katrina Van Tassel
Miranda Richardson ...Lady Van Tassel / Crone
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
Alun Armstrong ...High Constable
Mark Spalding ...Jonathan Masbath
Jessica Oyelowo ...Sarah
Tony Maudsley ...Van Ripper
Peter Guinness ...Lord Crane
Nicholas Hewetson ...Glenn
Orlando Seale ...Theodore
Sean Stephens ...Thomas Killian
Gabrielle Lloyd ...Doctor Lancaster's Wife
Robert Sella ...Dirk Van Garrett
Michael Feast ...Spotty Man
Jamie Foreman ...Thuggish Constable
Philip Martin Brown ...Constable One
Sam Fior ...young Ichabod
Tessa Allen Ridge ...young Lady Van Tassel
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Francis Ford Coppola
Celia D. Costas
Larry J. Franco
Andrew Kevin Walker
Andrew Kevin Walker
Andrew Kevin Walker
Sleepy Hollow Horror Film Trailer 1
Sleepy Hollow Horror Film Trailer 2
Sleepy Hollow Horror Film Trailer 3
"The Swallow/The Colly Flower"
More Movie Taglines:
- Who will it come for next?!
- Watch your head!
- Köpfe werden rollen ! (Heads will roll.)
- Heads Will Roll.
- Close Your Eyes. Say Your Prayers. Sleep If You Can.
- You can lock the doors. You can bolt the windows. But can you survive the night?
- Ichabod Crane: Villainy wears many masks, none of which so dangerous as virtue...
Brom Van Brunt: We haven't heard your name yet, friend. Ichabod Crane: I have not yet said it.
Lady Van Tassel: Watch your heads.
Katrina Anne Van Tassel: I have shed my tears for Brom... and yet my heart is not broken. Do you think me wicked? Ichabod Crane: No... but perhaps there is a little bit of witch in you, Katrina. Katrina Anne Van Tassel: Why do you say that? Ichabod Crane: Because you have bewitched me.
Ichabod Crane: It is truth, but truth is not always appearance.
- The scene where Ichabod Crane crosses the covered bridge and hears the frogs underneath croaking "Ichabod" and "Headless Horseman" is a tribute to Disney's 1958 animated version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958) (featured in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)), in which Ichabod Crane, crossing a bridge, hears the frogs croaking the same words. Director Tim Burton, a former Disney animator, has cited the Disney version of the tale as his main inspiration for the look and style of his film. The scene of Ichabod Crane riding the Horseman's horse backwards is also taken from the earlier film.
Christopher Walken, who plays the Headless Horseman, played a schoolteacher in The Dead Zone (1983), in the beginning of which he tells his class to read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
The town Sleepy Hollow was created from the ground up in three months. At the time of filming, it was the largest set built in England and was put up in record time. The last set that held this record was built for Billy Elliot (2000).
The Western Wood was built on a sound-stage so everything, the weather, light, could be controlled.
The Windmill was too large to be constructed on a sound-stage because it was over five stories high. The sails alone weighed over 2 tons.
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