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Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996)

Video  -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  25 February 1997 (USA)
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Our deadly leprechaun is in space to woo a beautiful princess who is impressed with his gold and desires to separate him from it.

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Princess Zarina (as Rebekah Carlton)
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On a distant planet, a power hungry Leprechaun kidnaps a Dominian princess, Princess Zarina, and plans to make himself king, but not if a bumbling brigade of space marines have anything to say about it. Their commander is a mad scientist by the name of Dr. Mittenhand, who's half machine thanks to one of his "experiments". Once on the planet, Leprechaun is blown up, but quickly is reborn through one of the marines (ala Alien) and wreaks havoc aboard the ship, meanwhile Dr. Mittenhand plans to use the princess for his experiments to make himself whole again. But now, after many of the marines are killed, Leprechaun turns Dr. Mittenhand into a grotesque monster and plans to blow up the ship. The remaining marines have to stop his evil plans and blow *him* up. Written by Dylan Self <Robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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leprechaun | princess | planet | monster | gold | See more »

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One small step for man. One giant leap of terror!

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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Trivia

According to Dave Tripet, the executive in charge of production for the first three movies, this film originally started out as a spoof of Apollo 13 (1995). A senior Trimark executive saw the promo art for Apollo 13 and immediately had artwork made up replacing Tom Hanks's face on the poster with the Leprechaun's face, and this is what started the script work for the movie. See more »

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The cut that Dr. Mittenhand puts on Tina's thigh is viable before he attacks her. In fact it is first seen when her pants are taken off her in the crawlspace. See more »

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Dr. Mittenhand: If you disobey my orders and refuse to carry them out. You will be tried for mutiny and I guarantee you,
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Dr. Mittenhand: you will be shot! On the other hand, if you are successful in killing that creature. I will arrange a very generous bonus for each of you.
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Sticks: I'm in.
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References Little Shop of Horrors (1986) See more »

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Crazy for the Guy
Written by Jeff Robert, Andrew Milukoff and Frankie Blue
Performed by the Deborah Holland Trio
Courtesy of CSG Music and Pony boy Music
Music supervision by Cinema Sound Group
Recorded at Siberia Sound
Engineered by Clifton Young
Mixed by Michael Smith
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Exquisite
27 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Leprechaun 4 is that rare film that takes you to a place you never knew existed. In this case it's the world of everyone's favorite leprechaun who has somehow ended up roaming around in space and decides to terrorize some unsuspecting travelers.

The acting is horrendous, the special effects are ultra cheesy, and the story, well, what story? And that's why this film is so great! My favorite part is the decline of Dr. Mittenhand. It creates a parallel to the life of one man, his struggles, his torments, and his eventual transformation into some sort of demented spider/human hybrid. Who hasn't dealt with that same trama and those same pains in their own lives? When his metamorphosis is complete, and he declares his new identity in the heart-wrenching line, "I am no longer Mittenhand, I am Mittenspider!" it is a true milestone reached in cinema.

And of course the Leprechaun represents the antagonist in us all. Big evil comes in quite the small package. The leprechaun, in his quest for his gold, is simply a puppet of capitalism and corporate greed. I think we could all learn a big lesson from this little fellow.

So, to summarize, I give this film a 7, because it is slow at points, but the occasional leprechaun in the pants scene redeems it all. Bravo!


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