A young boy gets a wish from a leprechaun, and wishes for all the money in the world. He then learns about the real-life ramifications of such a wish.



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Episode credited cast:
Robert Carnegie
Kim Hamilton ...
Mrs. Stowe
Nyles Harris ...
Quentin Stowe
Mrs. Trussker
Banker Sedgewick
Vincent (as Bradley Schachter)
Laura Tubelle ...
David Wiley
George Stowe
Dick Beals ...
Harry Blackstone Jr.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Willie Tyler ...
Himself - Host


A young poor boy comes across a leprechaun and rescues him. He is granted 3 wishes. He wastes the first two, so really ponders the third one, and eventually wishes for all the money in the world. We see money flying from all over the world into a gigantic stack. The boy goes and gets his friends to show off the money. They ask for some. He tries to give it to them, but it just flies right back into the stack. His friends get mad at him thinking he is being greedy. The president comes and tries to tell the boy that he must give the money back. He then tries to take it by force, but to no avail. The leprechaun is present telling everyone to give it up, the money stays with the boy. The president then tries to circumvent the wish by handing out Monopoly money and calling it real. The monopoly money then flies into the stack as well. The leprechaun explains that it doesn't matter if they change what money is, all money is the boy's. The boy is finally able to reverse the wish by rescuing ... Written by Jeffrey Woodward

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19 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Finally, I have found it.
10 July 2007 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

For years I have asked friends, family and strangers if they ever saw this 'ABC Weekend Special' and have only had one person even acknowledge it existed. This person made this acknowledgment only after seeing it air at the same time I did and even she forgot it later on. I knew I did not dream this show/movie. As it turns out it was an ABC Weekend Special per the IMDb. It was shot on video and is about a boy who wishes for "all the money in world" after he catches a leprechaun. When he does this, the doors of a nearby barn fly open and currency of all kinds comes flying out. I really don't think any barn could hold all the money in the world, but it did in this case. The money soon turns out to bring nothing but misery for the boy as he can not spend the loot because "it is his". He tries giving some to his friends but it flies right back out of their hands. The leprechaun tells him, "You didn't wish for friends..." I really don't recall him not wishing for friends either. Maybe I was too young to understand whatever lesson ABC wanted me to learn but I recall learning nothing back then and being very disappointed with the story of the boy who wished for all the money in the world.

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