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Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996)

R  |  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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Danny (as Michael Cannizzo)
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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 <>

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


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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25 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leprechaun IV - Lost in Space  »

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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 »


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 »


Staff Sergeant Brooks Malloy: I am not defensive and I will shoot anyone who says I am defensive.
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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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Arrrr, I want me gold!
7 June 1999 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Most film critics will tell you that sequels are, as a rule, inferior to their predecessors. By there very nature they are derivative, the bastard child of what was once a good idea. Sequels, especially ones of highly successful films, are almost necessarily cursed with a dearth of creativity, made simply to make money, a cynical perversion of the "art" of moviemaking.

That's why you have to see Leprechaun 4: In Space. A fearless fourth in the Leprechaun horror series, In Space breaks rules that either aren't written yet, or simply could not be broken by celluloid alone. A completely original feat, it was borne not from a good idea, but a very, very, very bad one. It succeeds a highly unsuccessful film, and if there's anything it doesn't lack, it's creativity. And trust me when I say this, L4 (as I like to call it) was definitely not out to make money. Rent it now! Rent it today!

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