Sleepy Hollow

Tag: Movie

Title: Sleepy Hollow
AKA: Sleepy Hollow
Year: 1999
Character: Burgomaster
Director: Tim Burton
Cameraman: Emmanuel Lubezki
Screenplay: Washington Irving, Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker, Andrew Kevin Walker
Runtime: 105
Country: USA | Germany
Genre: Fantasy | Mystery | Thriller
Studio: Paramount Pictures, Mandalay Pictures, American Zoetrope, Karol Film Productions, Tim Burton Productions
Classification: R

Language: English | Latin
Audio: DTS  | Dolby Digital
Colour: Color
Tagline: 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?



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.


Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane
Christina Ricci as Katrina Van Tassel
Miranda Richardson as Lady Van Tassel / Crone
Michael Gambon as Baltus Van Tassel
Casper Van Dien as Brom Van Brunt
Jeffrey Jones as Reverend Steenwyck
Richard Griffiths as Magistrate Philipse
Ian McDiarmid as Doctor Lancaster
Michael Gough as Notary Hardenbrook
Christopher Walken as Hessian Horseman
Marc Pickering as Young Masbath
Lisa Marie as Lady Crane
Steven Waddington as Killian
Claire Skinner as Beth Killian
Christopher Lee as Burgomaster
Alun Armstrong as High Constable
Mark Spalding as Jonathan Masbath
Jessica Oyelowo as Sarah
Tony Maudsley as Van Ripper
Peter Guinness as Lord Crane
Nicholas Hewetson as Glenn
Orlando Seale as Theodore
Sean Stephens as Thomas Killian
Gabrielle Lloyd as Doctor Lancaster's Wife
Robert Sella as Dirk Van Garrett
Michael Feast as Spotty Man
Jamie Foreman as Thuggish Constable
Philip Martin Brown as Constable One
Sam Fior as Young Ichabod
Tessa Allen-Ridge as Young Lady Van Tassel
Cassandra Farndale as Young Crone
Lily Phillips as Girl 2
Bianca Nicholas as Little Girl
Paul Brightwell as Rifleman rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Layla Alexander as Widow (uncredited)
Kelley Costigan as Townswoman (uncredited)
Sean Cronin as Prisoner (uncredited)
Martin Landau as Peter Van Garrett (uncredited)
Nic Main as Red Coat (uncredited)
João Costa Menezes as Aristocrat (uncredited)

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