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Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 Tim Burton film, loosely based on Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".


Ichabod Crane is a police constable from New York City who is sent to the small town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of grisly murders which the local people have blamed on the ghostly Headless Horseman. A young boy named Masbeth volunteers to help Ichabod in his investigation. Although there is a sequence in which Brom Bones frightens Ichabod Crane by pretending to be the Horseman and throwing a jack-o-lantern at him, the Headless Horseman is revealed to be a real ghost. The ghostly Horseman is controlled by a witch who is the step-mother of Katrina Van Tassel, Ichabod Crane's love interest. Ichabod, Katrina, and Masbeth manage to return the Horseman's head. He returns to Hell and takes Lady Van Tassel with him. Ichabod and Katrina become a loving couple and go to New York together.


  • Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane
  • Christina Ricci as Katrina Van Tassle
  • Miranda Richardson as Lady Van Tassle
  • Michael Gambon as Boddes Van Tassle
  • Casper Van Dean as Brom Bones
  • Jeffery Jones as Reverent Steamwick
  • Christopher Lee as the judge
  • Christopher Walken as the Headless Horseman

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