R | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.
In the novel, the Headless Horseman was a Hessian who lost his head due to a cannon blast in an unknown battle of the American Revolutionary War.
Lady Van Tassel:
The Horseman comes, and tonight he comes for you.
(at around 55 mins) The rifle Brom uses to shoot the Headless Horseman has a scope on it. Scopes were not invented until the 19th century. The first documented telescopic rifle sight was invented between 1835 and 1840.
The opening credits - shown over Ichabod's travel to Sleepy Hollow - interact with the landscape: if Ichabod's coach is near a river, the words are reflected on the surface of the water; if he's in a forest the letters drift away like dead leaves, and so on.
To get a "Not under 12" rating the German version was cut for violence. The uncut version was released on video/DVD and is rated "Not under 16".
$30,060,467 (USA) (21 November 1999)
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