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The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Comedy | Family  -  7 November 1999 (USA)
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American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the ... See full summary »

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King Boric
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Seamus Muldoon
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Barney O'Grady
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Mary Muldoon
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Mickey Muldoon
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Kathleen Fitzpatrick
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Princess Jessica
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Father Daley
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Queen Morag
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American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the fairies' costume ball and Muldoon's son falls in love with fairy Princess Jessica. Their love re-ignites a feud between the leprechauns and the fairies, which escalates into a war. The Grand Banshee warns of terrible consequences and Jack Woods is chosen to make peace. Woods interrupts his own romance with an Irish beauty to help, and becomes involved in a strange and wonderful magical adventure. Written by Anonymous

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When Jack and Kathleen are crossing a crevice over a cliff, they are shown to have reached one half of the intended distance in an over-the-head shot, and then a shot from their side show that they are almost at the beginning of the distance. See more »

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Mickey Muldoon: It's Count Grogan, the first of the fairy fools.
Count Grogan: Muck on, Mickey Muldoon. You and that hairy mistake Sean Devine make a fine raggedy-arsed pair. Clear the path. You're the polluting the grass.
Mickey Muldoon: And what if we don't?
Count Grogan: Then I'll have to make you.
Sean Devine: You and which particular thousand Trooping Fairies might that be? I'll flatten you without raising a sweat.
Count Grogan: Oh, we're all trembling before Sean Devine... a powerful man with a powerful set of eyebrows.
Jericho O'Grady: Oh, dear, oh, dear.
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We Can Fly Away
Written by Sandy McLelland and Paul Lowin
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Charming M4TV Faerie Tale.
29 March 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

Although this does begin slowly, it picks up nicely and proceeds at a fair pace.

This is basically set as a commentary on the idiocy of war, having set the Leprechauns against the Faeries over nothing more consequential than race. Although forbidden by the Grand Banshee (Whoopie Golodberg), the fighting continues, as the Troopoing Faeries are the "natural enemies" of the Solitary Faeries. They have no pause to battle one another, as Fae Folk cannot die. Having no consequence to war, war seems a trivial thing to these folks. It is discussed with great dramatics, for to these wee ones, it is but a game of acting and playing, regardless of the caustic cause of the war. Once war is taken seriously, they still engage one another to a surprising effect, via the Grand Banshee, who is attempting to teach them to value their lives via reward and punishment.

Too bad humans do not learn from such drastic consequences.

Actually, this was quite enjoyable; featuring some great performances, an interesting story, and decent execution. The story is fashioned after a Romeo and Juliet setting, with good contrast between the two opposing sides, and a clearly defined relationship between the involved couple. Additionally, there is a simultaneous romance involving the humans Jack (Randy Quaid) and Kathleen (Orla Brady).

Endearing characters, enchanting story with solid morals, and magical execution make this a near-classic.

If you like this, you should try Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People," "FairyTale, A True Story," or "Legend: The Ultimate Edition."

This rates an 8.4/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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