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Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow
  • 1999
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Griffiths, Ian McDiarmid, Michael Gough, Christopher Walken, Marc Pickering, Christopher Lee

During the final days of 1799, ambitious young policeman Ichabod Crane (Depp) is sent to the fog-shrouded village of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of decapitations, but his scientific beliefs are shaken when he comes face to space with the Headless Horseman. Burton gives Washington Irving's Gothic folktale a distinctly British colouring, as he borrows merrily from the Hammer films of the 50s and 60s, while Depp brings the right note of comedy to the dark proceedings.

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