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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.

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Mark Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warwick Davis ... Leprechaun
Jennifer Aniston ... Tory Reding
Ken Olandt ... Nathan Murphy
Mark Holton ... Ozzie
Robert Hy Gorman ... Alex (as Robert Gorman)
Shay Duffin ... Dan O'Grady
John Sanderford ... J.D. Reding
John Voldstad John Voldstad ... Shop Owner
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 Girl's 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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Taglines:

The Luck of the Irish..Just Ran Out! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One scene required the leprechaun to find and eat Lucky Charms cereal. General Mills gave them permission, but they were so upset when they saw the finished film that they revoked their permission. The filmmakers re-shot the scene, replacing the brand name with an obvious spoof. They also changed the kid's line at the end from "Your luck just ran out!" to "Fuck you, Lucky Charms!" See more »

Goofs

The explosion in the well is totally out of proportion for the amount of gasoline used, and much bigger than it should be. 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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Soundtracks

FOUR LEAF CLOVER
Written by Andrew Keresztes
Produced by Kevin Kiner and Andrew Keresztes
Publisher: KAY & EM MUSIC/BMI
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Not as bad as some make it out to be
4 April 2008 | by YellowJacketYJSee all my reviews

I used to call Leprechaun a guilty pleasure of mine. Sure, I didn't mention it to many people, for the fear of being pointed and laughed at, while I hear people yelling "He's the guy that liked Leprechaun!" So, I kept it a secret. Until now! Why now, you ask (I don't care if you didn't ask, I'm going to tell you anyway)? Simply put, you can all still ridicule me, but I won't be able to hear you laugh or see you pointing at me.

Despite the fact I declare Leprechaun a guilty pleasure, the more I watch it, the more I hate it. Yes, I still find redeemable qualities (though, nowadays, that's becoming quite a task). But, the smell of crap is starting to fill the room anytime I put Leprechaun on.

First and foremost, the main cast (excluding Warwick Davis as the Leprechaun) is idiotic and annoying. How am I supposed to care for these people when they're in danger, when all I keep thinking about is "I hope that house collapses on all of them"? The answer: I can't! That's where the problem lies (cheats and steals?). Without a likable round-up of people, then the story itself falls flat on its face.

The main cast itself is bad, but nobody, and I mean nobody, was more annoying than Robert Gorman, who played the young kid Alex. Talk about your annoying kid actors. For the love of God, couldn't somebody have smacked the kid and threw him into the well that was in the backyard? I've seen some annoying child actors in my day (surprisingly, not including Dickie Roberts. Mainly for the fact that a grown man as a child actor is kind of creepy. I'm talking about you Christopher Knight). I would rather walk onto burning hot magma while having fat little trolls stab me with pitchforks, with House of the Dead (the crappy Uwe Boll movie, not the fun video game) playing simultaneously.

Overall, Leprechaun is like having a fun night out on the time. At first, you're living it up with your buddies, laughing your asses off, and shining people's shoes (this is what happens when you party with Warwick Davis). Then, a bunch of morons join in the fray, ruining your night. Then, you pass out in the bathroom and wake up the next morning with a horrible hangover that makes George W. Bush's presidential run seem tolerable compared to the immense pain your in. Basically, this was just my way of saying that Leprechaun has its moments, but has many flaws that smacks it in the face with a bullwhip.


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