Leprechaun (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  8 January 1993 (USA)
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An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex (as Robert Gorman)
John Voldstad ...
William Newman ...
Raymond C. Turner ...
Dispatcher (as Raymond Turner)
Heather Kennedy ...
Tim Garrick ...
Customer (as Timothy Garrick)
Little Girl's Voice (voice)


When Dan O'Grady returns to the U.S. after stealing some Irish leprechaun's pot of gold, he thinks he can settle down and enjoy his newfound wealth. He thought wrong. The leprechaun followed him and O'Grady barely gets away with his life, having locked the little monster in his basement. Ten years later, J.D. and his spoiled daughter Tory move in. By accident, the leprechaun is released and almost immediately the annoying creature starts to look for his gold, not displaying any respect for human life. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Лепрекон  »

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$900,000 (estimated)


$8,556,940 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed between 28 October 1991 - 3 December 1991, but not released until 8 January 1993. See more »


In the scene in the coin shop, the shop owner's suspenders go back and forth from being hooked in the back and not being hooked. It starts after Alex and Ozzie leave for the restaurant. See more »


Deputy Tripet: Say, aren't we a little young to be out this late?
Leprechaun: No, I'm 600 years old.
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Written by Andrew Keresztes
Produced by Kevin Kiner and Andrew Keresztes
Publisher: KAY & EM MUSIC/BMI
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24 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I found the original Leprechaun the best and its not even that great which should tell you about the multiple sequels. I see Leprechaun 6 is coming out which doesn't amaze me one bit, 10 years 6 sequels and one bad series of films. I would watch this one the original, but I wouldn't waste time watching those sequels unless you really want too. Robert Gorman a very underrated child actor does a great job along with Mark Holton another actor who has flown under the radar. Leprechaun has a lot of stupid, crude, and silly things, but I think you would like this original.

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