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Leapin' Leprechauns! (1995)

A man tries to build a theme park on top of land that's secretly the home to friendly Leprechauns.

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Ray Bright ...
Andrew's Father
Jeremy Levine ...
Surveyor #1
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John Dennehy
Sharon Lee Jones ...
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Mikey Dennehy (as Gregory Edward Smith)
Erica Hess ...
Melanie Dennehy (as Erica Nicole Hess)
Mihai Niculescu ...
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A man tries to build a theme park on top of land that's secretly the home to friendly Leprechauns.

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Rated PG for some frightening moments and mild language | See all certifications »
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26 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Was filmed back to back with Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns (1996). See more »

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Followed by Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns (1996) See more »

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two titans of genre entertainment bring you...a cute l'il movie
9 July 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I remember being rather embarrassed about requesting this movie at the local video store; not exactly a macho title, is it? But really, how could I resist a team up between Ted "Subspecies" Nicolau and Sylvester "Doctor Who" McCoy? What an inspired combination.

Of course, both of these entertainment titans have done better. It's a shame that Nicolau hasn't been picked up by mainstream Hollywood, or at least TV (HBO, maybe?), because he can direct really moody movies and squeeze some decent imagery out of tremendously low budgets. I'd like to see him cut loose on a production that actually has money in it. As for McCoy, well, he's perfect to play a leprechaun (he's often described as "puckish"), but this is a far cry from starring in his own BBC TV series. He's not the greatest actor in the universe - he gets by on personality more than talent - but I'd still like to see him do more.

As for the movie itself, it's fun family stuff. Some clever effects, some duff ones (the leprechauns are pretty obviously puppets in many shots). Though it's ostensibly taking place in Ireland, the castle is actually Romanian - the same location from Subspecies! Gotta love those cost-cutters at Full Moon.


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