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Leprechaun (1993)

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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 ...
Sheriff Cronin
Raymond C. Turner ...
Dispatcher (as Raymond Turner)
Heather Kennedy ...
Tim Garrick ...
Customer (as Timothy Garrick)


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:

O Duende  »

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Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,493,020, 10 January 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Warwick Davis appears without his leprechaun makeup as an extra in the cafe scene sitting beside his wife. The other extras in this scene are crew members including writer/director Mark Jones, sitting at the counter with a trucker's hat on, and special makeup effects creator Gabe Bartalos, in the booth behind Jennifer Aniston. See more »


Near the beginning of the film in which Jennifer Aniston's character first meets and talks with the character Nathan Murphy, he is alternately behind the jeep and resting his arms on the extra gas cans on its bumper. See more »


[first lines]
Leprechaun: [the Leprechaun talks to himself while sitting over his pot of gold] Ah! Try as they will, and try as they might, who steals me gold won't live through the night.
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Written by Andrew Keresztes
Produced by Kevin Kiner and Andrew Keresztes
Publisher: KAY & EM MUSIC/BMI
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I'm still laughing on the floor!
24 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Leprechaun is actually, in my opinion, a fun horror movie with great comedy and some spooky scares. I know that this movie is beyond silly, but I think sometimes you need a villain that doesn't take himself too seriously, this movie made fun of leprechauns along with making it into an interesting horror movie. Come on, you have got to admit that that little leprechaun was one scary looking creature! Warwick Davis is just so awesome, I don't get how you could not love him, or be scared of him as the Leprechaun.

Leprechaun is about a daughter and a father move into an old house where the previous owner has gone insane and trapped a leprechaun in the house they moved into. The one thing that is keeping the leprechaun in the box is a four leaf clover. Jennifer Anniston in one of her earliest roles is a prissy Beverly Hills girl who meets Nathan, a hunky carpenter who is helping them out with the house, and his two friends Ozzie, a mentally challenged man and his little brother, Alex. When Ozzie goes down to the basement, he accidentally knocks the clover off the create, the leprechaun escapes! He also wants his pot of gold that Ozzie and Alex found and will kill to get it!

I know there are some major cheesy scenes, but they are just so laughable, you know, like the so bad it's good type of thing? I think that's why Leprechaun is a cult classic and a guilty pleasure for most. You just need to have fun and not take it so seriously as a horror movie. Warwick Davis is just a great leprechaun and he made it into a fun franchise!


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