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The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns 

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An American spends his holiday in Ireland, where he is introduced to the world of magical creatures like leprechauns and fairies. In a subplot, a forbidden love story blossoms between leprechaun Mickey and fairy Jessica.




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Series cast summary:
Randy Quaid ...  Jack Woods 2 episodes, 1999
Whoopi Goldberg ...  The Grand Banshee 2 episodes, 1999
Roger Daltrey ...  King Boric 2 episodes, 1999
Colm Meaney ...  Seamus Muldoon 2 episodes, 1999
Kieran Culkin ...  Barney O'Grady 2 episodes, 1999
Zoë Wanamaker ...  Mary Muldoon 2 episodes, 1999
Daniel Betts ...  Mickey Muldoon 2 episodes, 1999
Orla Brady ...  Kathleen Fitzpatrick 2 episodes, 1999
Caroline Carver ...  Princess Jessica 2 episodes, 1999
Frank Finlay ...  General Bulstrode 2 episodes, 1999
Phyllida Law ...  Lady Margaret 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Williams ...  Father Daley 2 episodes, 1999
Harriet Walter ...  Queen Morag 2 episodes, 1999
Danny Babington ...  1st Fairy 2 episodes, 1999
Christopher Benjamin ...  Troll Manager 2 episodes, 1999
Tony Bluto ...  1st Troll Assistant 2 episodes, 1999
Neil Conrich Neil Conrich ...  Pooka Captain 2 episodes, 1999
Arthur Cox ...  2nd Farmer 2 episodes, 1999
Tony Curran ...  Sean Devine 2 episodes, 1999
Fercal Fay Fercal Fay ...  Irish Dancer 2 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Firth ...  Count Grogan 2 episodes, 1999
Simon Greiff Simon Greiff ...  Chief Grococh 2 episodes, 1999
James Hayes James Hayes ...  Innkeeper 2 episodes, 1999
Eric Jorrin Eric Jorrin ...  Flying Fairy 2 episodes, 1999
J.D. Kelleher ...  1st Oakshee / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Clive Kneller Clive Kneller ...  1st Fairy Flunkee 2 episodes, 1999
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ...  Dunlang the Dullahan / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Conor McDermottroe Conor McDermottroe ...  John Fitzpatrick 2 episodes, 1999
Edward A. McDermottroe Edward A. McDermottroe ...  Fergus Flynn 2 episodes, 1999
Kevin McKidd ...  Jericho O'Grady 2 episodes, 1999
Nula McMannican Nula McMannican ...  Irish Dancer 2 episodes, 1999
Clive Merrison ...  Chamberlain 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Moore ...  Jentee 2 episodes, 1999
Anthony O'Donnell ...  Bert Bagnell 2 episodes, 1999
Christopher Schönning Christopher Schönning ...  Fairboy 2 episodes, 1999
Peter Serafinowicz ...  George Fitzpatrck 2 episodes, 1999
Owen Sharpe ...  Harry Fitzpatrick 2 episodes, 1999
David Shaw Parker David Shaw Parker ...  Leprechaun Captain 2 episodes, 1999
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American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the fairies' costume ball and Muldoon's son falls in love with fairy Princess Jessica. Their love re-ignites a feud between the leprechauns and the fairies, which escalates into a war. The Grand Banshee warns of terrible consequences and Jack Woods is chosen to make peace. Woods interrupts his own romance with an Irish beauty to help, and becomes involved in a strange and wonderful magical adventure. Written by Anonymous

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The majority of cast were struck with a virus and had to take a couple of weeks off filming. See more »


When Jack and Kathleen are crossing a crevice over a cliff, they are shown to have reached one half of the intended distance in an over-the-head shot, and then a shot from their side show that they are almost at the beginning of the distance. See more »


Seamus Muldoon: [glancing at Jack's photo of Kathleen] Ah, isn't she a magnificent woman?
Mary Muldoon: She's pretty enough - in an ugly, human kind of a way. They'd make a fine couple.
[they laugh]
Jack Woods: OK, OK, *thank* you...
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References Waterloo (1970) See more »


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Charming M4TV Faerie Tale.
29 March 2007 | by FiendishDramaturgySee all my reviews

Although this does begin slowly, it picks up nicely and proceeds at a fair pace.

This is basically set as a commentary on the idiocy of war, having set the Leprechauns against the Faeries over nothing more consequential than race. Although forbidden by the Grand Banshee (Whoopie Golodberg), the fighting continues, as the Troopoing Faeries are the "natural enemies" of the Solitary Faeries. They have no pause to battle one another, as Fae Folk cannot die. Having no consequence to war, war seems a trivial thing to these folks. It is discussed with great dramatics, for to these wee ones, it is but a game of acting and playing, regardless of the caustic cause of the war. Once war is taken seriously, they still engage one another to a surprising effect, via the Grand Banshee, who is attempting to teach them to value their lives via reward and punishment.

Too bad humans do not learn from such drastic consequences.

Actually, this was quite enjoyable; featuring some great performances, an interesting story, and decent execution. The story is fashioned after a Romeo and Juliet setting, with good contrast between the two opposing sides, and a clearly defined relationship between the involved couple. Additionally, there is a simultaneous romance involving the humans Jack (Randy Quaid) and Kathleen (Orla Brady).

Endearing characters, enchanting story with solid morals, and magical execution make this a near-classic.

If you like this, you should try Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People," "FairyTale, A True Story," or "Legend: The Ultimate Edition."

This rates an 8.4/10 from...

the Fiend :.

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