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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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Bob Johnson / Robert Smith
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Seamus McTiernen
Dane Stevens ...
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Drake Whitley
Emberson Bill ...
Native American Boy
Thurl Bailey ...
Mr. Holloway
Dustin Harding ...
Boy #1
Curley Green ...
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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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On its premier, it was the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie ever. It is also considered one of, if not the best, DCOM of all time and is usually shown on or in the coming days of St. Patrick's Day. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle's alarm rings, the close-up of the clock shows a time of 7:01. When he stops the alarm in the far camera angle, the time is 5:10. See more »

Quotes

Kyle Johnson: You mean I'm a leprechaun, too?
Kate Johnson: What else would ya be?
[in Irish accent]
Kyle Johnson: Oh, saints preserve us!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Take A Leap
Written by Stanley A. Smith, J. A. Manges & Leonard Stevens
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Ouch.
17 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie was almost painful for me to watch, and I have a pretty strong tolerance for bad movies (I own a copy of "The Beast of Yucca Flats" on DVD). Aside from accents that almost made my ears bleed, an absurdly stupid plot, and a villain so clichéd he makes Snidely Whiplash look like a complex character, this film has a healthy dose of nauseating pablum. Furthermore, anyone who claims that "The Quiet Man" reflects unfair stereotypes about the Irish will completely change his mind if he sees this moronic mess of leprechauns, gold, third-rate "oirish" accents, really awful step-dancing, and other assorted nonsense.

This being said, I can't give this movie a score too low. The plot, however stupid, is at least logically coherent, the production values are decent, and there doesn't seem to be any great level of technical incompetence here. I suppose I should give the Disney Channel credit for even attempting to do something like this, results notwithstanding.


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