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Sleepy Hollow is a UK VHS/DVD release by Pathé! on 24th July 2000.


JOHNNY DEPP stars as Ichabod Crane, a man who has to confront the legend of the axe-welding headless horseman in order to win the heart of Katrina Van Tassel (CHRISTINA RICCI).

Set in 1799, “Sleepy Hollow” is based on Washington Irving’s classic tale THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, Faithful to the dreamy custom-bound world that Irving paints in his story, the film mixes horror, fantasy and romance and features an extraordinary cast of characters who dribble in the supernatural.



  • Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane: Crane is a quirky, yet sympathetic constable Infatuated with integrating modern science into police procedures (early forensic science), but is squeamish at the sight of blood and bugs.
  • Christina Ricci as Katrina Van Tassel: Ichabod’s love interest and the only heir to one of the town’s richest farmers, Ricci described her character as “a princess-y character, very one-sided, no emotional depth.”
  • Miranda Richardson as Lady Mary Van Tassel (née Archer; she falsely uses “Preston” as her maiden name): The Aloof wife of Baltus and stepmother of Katrina, who is revealed to be a vengeful witch, Richardson Also portrays the Crone Witch, Lady Mary Van Tassel’s sister,
  • Michael Gambon as Baltus Van Tassel: Katrina’s father and the richest man in the town, After Peter Van Garrett is murdered, he is placed as the leader of the town until his death by being harpooned by a fence post, dragged out of the church, and decapitated with a sword by the Headless Horseman.
  • Casper Van Dien as Brom Van Brunt: A strong and arrogant aristocratic man who is romantically involved with Katrina.
  • Jeffery Jones as Reverend Steenwyck: The austere, corrupt town pastor.
  • Christopher Lee as the Burgomaster.
  • Richard Griffiths as Magistrate Samuel Philipse: The drunken town magistrate.
  • Ian McDiarmid as Dr. Thomas Lancaster: The town doctor and surgeon.
  • Michael Gough as Notary James Hardenbrook: The wizend, cowardly town banker.
  • Marc Pickering as Young Masbath: An orphan who looks towards Ichabod as a father figure after his father is slain by the Horseman.
  • Christopher Walken and Ray Park as the Headless Horseman: A brutal and sadistic Hessian mercenary sent to America during the American Revolutionary War who loses his head during battle, Walken portrays the Hessian while Park performs the Headless Horseman.
  • Claire Skinner as Beth Killian: The town midwife.
  • Steven Waddington as Mr. Killian,
  • Sean Stephens as Thomas Killian,
  • Alum Armstrong As The High Constable,
  • Mark Splanding as Jonathan Masbath,
  • Lisa Marie as Lady Crane (in flashbacks): Ichabod’s mother who practiced benign witchcraft, for which she was killed by his strict religious father.
  • Peter Guinness as Lord Crane (in flashbacks): Ichabod’s devoutly religious father who tortured and killed his wife for practicing witchcraft.
  • Martin Landau as Peter Van Garrett: Sleepy Hollow’s chief citizen until his death at the hands of the Headless Horseman, Landau’s role was uncredited.


  • Opening:
  • Mandalay Pictures Presents
  • A Scott Rudin/American Zoétrope production
  • A Tim Burton film
  • Johnny Depp
  • Christina Ricci
  • Miranda Richardson
  • Michael Gambon
  • Casper Van Dien
  • Jeffrey Jones

Trailers and info[]

Original Rental 2000 Release[]

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  2. The Beach
  3. Toffee Crisp Clusters (UK TV Advert)
  4. Topsy-Turvy
  5. Lake Placid
  6. Love Labour’s Lost
  7. The Virgin Suicides
  8. Dr. Pepper (UK TV Advert)
  9. Chicken Run
  10. X-Men
  11. Metz (Judderman) (UK TV Advert)