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Leprechaun (1993)

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An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

Director:

Mark Jones

Writer:

Mark Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warwick Davis ... Leprechaun
Jennifer Aniston ... Tory
Ken Olandt ... Nathan
Mark Holton ... Ozzie
Robert Hy Gorman ... Alex (as Robert Gorman)
Shay Duffin ... O'Grady
John Sanderford John Sanderford ... J.D.
John Voldstad ... Shop Owner
Pamela Mant Pamela Mant ... Mrs. O'Grady
William Newman ... Sheriff Cronin
David Permenter ... Deputy Tripet
Raymond C. Turner Raymond C. Turner ... Dispatcher (as Raymond Turner)
Heather Kennedy Heather Kennedy ... Waitress
Tim Garrick Tim Garrick ... Customer (as Timothy Garrick)
Alexandra Sachs ... Little Girls Voice (voice)
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Storyline

When Dan O'Grady returns to the U.S. after stealing some Irish leprechaun's pot of gold, he thinks he can settle down and enjoy his newfound wealth. He thought wrong. The leprechaun followed him and O'Grady barely gets away with his life, having locked the little monster in his basement. Ten years later, J.D. and his spoiled daughter Tory move in. By accident, the leprechaun is released and almost immediately the annoying creature starts to look for his gold, not displaying any respect for human life. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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Her luck just ran out [DVD] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Shooting occurred over three weeks, beginning at Valencia Studios, where Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) had recently finished production. Several violent scenes were filmed at Big Sky Ranch, where Little House on the Prairie (1974) and The Waltons (1972) were shot. Warwick Davis later said it felt "a little blasphemous". See more »

Goofs

When Tory visits the hospital she first finds the sleeping security guard, she takes the folder detailing room numbers from under the note pad placing the note pad back on the desk in a central position. However when Tory places the room number list back on the table the notepad has moved to the left of the desk. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leprechaun: [the Leprechaun talks to himself while sitting over his pot of gold] Ah! Try as they will, and try as they might, who steals me gold won't live through the night.
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FOUR LEAF CLOVER
Written by Andrew Keresztes
Produced by Kevin Kiner and Andrew Keresztes
Publisher: KAY & EM MUSIC/BMI
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Forget about Willow!
29 August 2005 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

One of the most popular Horror flicks from the 90's. It's as bad as you have heard but accomplishes on the entertaining factor for B-movie lovers. If you're a Horror fan you might have not seen this one, but for sure you have at least heard of it. It's cheesy, yes but it's entertaining. At least there's some gore, and a likable villain in the style of Freedy Krueger. The plot is cheesy but easy to follow. You have the ingredients to spend 90 minutes of popcorn fun.

Now, this one could work as an actual regular PG-13 low budget Horror movie. The Slasher genre was dead by then but Leprechan remains as one of the efforts to generate life to the genre.

Watch out for a young and very, very cute Jenifer Aniston and a devilish performance by Warwick Davies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leprechaun See more »

Filming Locations:

Saugus, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,493,020, 10 January 1993

Gross USA:

$8,556,940

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,556,940
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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