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FULL SYNOPSIS

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, Rovi

  • Release date:November 19, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rick Heinrichs Best Production Design 1999 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Rick Heinrichs Best Production Design 1999 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Heinrichs Best Art Direction 1999 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Peter Young Best Art Direction 1999 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Colleen Atwood Best Costume Design 1999 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Colleen Atwood Best Costume Design 1999 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Emmanuel Lubezki Best Cinematography 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Emmanuel Lubezki Best Cinematography 1999 Nominee

Cast

Johnny Depp
as Ichabod Crane
Christina Ricci
as Katrina Van Tassel
Miranda Richardson
as Lady Van Tassel
Michael Gambon
as Baltus Van Tassel
Casper Van Dien
as Brom Van Brunt
Jeffrey Jones
as Reverend Steenwyck
Christopher Lee
as Burgomaster
Richard Griffiths
as Samuel Philipse
Ian McDiarmid
as Dr. Lancaster
Michael Gough
as James Hardenbrook
Christopher Walken
as Hessian Horseman
Marc Pickering
as Masbeth
Lisa Marie
as Lady Crane
Steven Waddington
as Killian
Claire Skinner
as Beth Killian
Alun Armstrong
as High Constable
Jessica Oyelowo
as Sarah
Ray Park
as Headless Horseman (stunts)
Orlando Seale
Peter Guinness
as Icahbod's father

Crew

Tim Burton
Director
Adam Schroeder
Producer
Scott Rudin
Producer
Andrew Kevin Walker
Screen Story
Andrew Kevin Walker
Screenwriter
Kevin Yagher
Screen Story
Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematographer
Conrad L. Hall
Cinematographer
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
Editor
Rick Heinrichs
Production Designer
Les Tomkins
Supervising Art Director
Ken Court
Art Director
John Wright Stevens
Art Director
Andrew Nicholson
Art Director
John Dexter
Art Director
Kevin Yagher
Co-producer
Mark Roybal
Associate Producer
Larry Franco
Executive Producer
Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer
Peter Young
Set Designer
Debra Schutt
Set Decorator
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Tony Dawe
Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Alper
Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin Yagher
Special Effects
Rob Inch
Stunts
Susie Figgis
Casting
Ilene Starger
Casting
Joss Williams
Special Effects Supervisor
Washington Irving
Short Story Author
Skip Lievsay
Sound Editor
Nick Gillard
Stunts Coordinator
Richard L. Anderson
Sound Effects Editor
Conrad W. Hall
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Ray Park
Fights Choreographer
Celia Costas
Line Producer
Alan Munro
Second Unit Director
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