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The Luck of the Irish (2001)

A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

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Reilly O'Reilly
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Russell Halloway
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Kate O'Reilly Johnson / Kate Smith
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Seamus McTiernen
Dane Stevens ...
Patrick (as Duane Stephens)
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Ashley Chapman ...
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Drake Whitley
Emberson Bill ...
Native American Boy
Thurl Bailey ...
Mr. Holloway
Dustin Harding ...
Boy #1
Curley Green ...
History Teacher
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A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

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A Sorte dos Irlandeses  »

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At about 15 minutes into the movie one of the Graphic Designers who worked on the movie gave himself secret credit by adding his name to the yearbook. See more »

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During the last quarter of the championship basketball game, the camera shows the scoreboard ticking down to 50 seconds, when the camera pans back later, the scoreboard shows 30 seconds and counting. However, a few seconds later when the camera pans back again, the timer has jumped back up to 50 seconds. Later on, the scoreboard shows 23 seconds. About 10 seconds later it shows the scoreboard again at 30 seconds. See more »

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Reilly O'Reilly: Well, I'm a leprechaun so don't be telling me about rainbows!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Written by Stanley A. Smith, J. A. Manges & Leonard Stevens
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The Vidiot Reviews...
18 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Luck of the Irish

The reason the Irish are so lucky is because they bathe in the blood of Leprechauns.

And while it is unfortunate that this family-comedy doesn't address the issue of exploiting wee folk, it does speak to their inexplicable good fortune.

When Kyle (Ryan Merriman)–star basketball player and luckiest kid in school–loses his lucky coin, he finds himself reverting into a leprechaun.

Informed by his mother that he is of little people linage, and that losing the charm means no more luck or human guise, Kyle and his grandfather (Henry Gibson) set out to reclaim the family heirloom from the impish faerie that stole it.

While this Disney Channel Original Movie is reminiscent of others like it, i.e. horrible acting, ridiculous dialogue and infantile plot, its shrewd manipulation of Irish stereotypes and fey folklore sets it apart.

Besides, becoming a leprechaun isn't so bad – who needs all their limbs? (Yellow Light)


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