A police constable called Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to find a murderer who has already beheaded three people. He learns that a headless ghost is comitting the murders, but he has to find out who is telling the ghost to do it. On the way, he meets a beautiful girl whose boyfriend is conveniently killed, and Ichabod subsequently falls in love.
Continuity mistake: In the flashback to the death of the headless horseman, when the horseman's steed gets shot and falls to the ground, the blood and the wound are on the right side of the horse...later in the scene when the horse is seen again, the wound is on the left side of the horse. (00:16:45)
Trivia: When Crane starts chopping the Tree of the Dead and he gets blood in his face, this was a joke from the directors as they knew he wasn't expecting the blood. You can see the look of surprise on his face. It was well-known among the cast and crew that Johnny Depp (who played Crane) hated anything being sprayed in his face.
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