DVD 105 mins IMDB 7.4 (49,023 votes)
R
Sleepy Hollow
Paramount Pictures (1999)
In Collection
#100

My Rating:
8

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(2003 )
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA  /  English

Johnny Depp Constable Ichabod Crane
Christina Ricci Katrina Anne Van Tassel
Miranda Richardson Lady Mary Van Tassel/The Western Woods Crone
Jane Galloway Heitz Baltus Van Tassel
Casper Van Dien Brom Van Brunt
Jeffrey Jones Reverend Steenwyck
Christopher Lee Burgomaster
Richard Griffiths Magistrate Samuel Philipse
Ian McDiarmid Dr. Thomas Lancaster
Michael Gough Notary James Hardenbrook
Michael Gambon Baltus Van Tassel
Marc Pickering Young Masbath
Lisa Marie Ichabod's Mother
Steven Waddington Mr. Killian
Christopher Walken The Hessian Horseman
Claire Skinner Midwife Elizabeth 'Beth' Killian

Director Tim Burton
Producer Scott Rudin; Adam Schroeder
Writer Washington Irving; Kevin Yagher; Andrew Kevin Walker
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Musician Danny Elfman
User Credit 1 Chris Lebenzon; Joel Negron
User Credit 2 Colleen Atwood

Washington Irving's tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman gets a few new twists in a screen adaptation directed by Tim Burton. In this version, Ichabod (Johnny Depp) is a New York City detective whose unorthodox techniques and penchant for gadgets make him unpopular with is colleagues. He is sent to the remote town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of bizarre murders, in which a number of people have been found dead in the woods, with their heads cut off. Local legend has it that a Hessian ghost rides through the woods on horseback, lopping off the heads of the unsuspecting and unbelieving. Ichabod refuses to believe in this legend, convinced that there must be a logical explanation for the murders. In time, Ichabod becomes smitten with a local lass, Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci), who is the sweetheart of the burly Brom Bones (Casper Van Dien), and he becomes determined to capture the murderer to prove his bravery and win her heart. Christopher Walken, Jeffrey Jones, and Christopher Lee highlight the supporting cast; Lee's appearance is particularly apt, since Burton has cited the Hammer films of the 1960s as a major influence in making this film. Andrew Kevin Walker and Tom Stoppard contributed to the screenplay. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 097363296249
Region Region 1
Chapters 19
Release Date 5/13/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Graphic horror violence and gore, and for a scene of sexuality.
User Text 2 Heads Will Roll.
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Notes
Trivia: Casper Van Dien in real life is related to the Van Tassels (Christina Ricci's character's family; she is his love interest in the film). (more)

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: When the Headless Horseman is chopping up the floor to decapitate Thomas, a foot can be seen on the floor walking to the left, this can be seen while Thomas is covering his eyes. (more)

Quotes: Ichabod Crane: Villainy wears many masks, none of which so dangerous as virtue... (more)

Awards: Won Oscar. Another 21 wins & 26 nominations (more)