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Leprechaun in the Hood (2000)

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When three rappers want to get even with a pimp, they accidentally unleash a leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in the 'hood.

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Rob Spera

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Mark Jones (characters), William Wells (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warwick Davis ... Leprechaun
Ice-T ... Mack Daddy
Anthony Montgomery ... Postmaster P. (as A.T. Montgomery)
Rashaan Nall ... Stray Bullet
Red Grant ... Butch
Dan Martin ... Jackie Dee
Lobo Sebastian ... Fontaine Rivera
Ivory Ocean Ivory Ocean ... Reverend Hanson
Jack Ong Jack Ong ... Chow Yung Pi
Barima McKnight ... Slug (as Bleu DaVinci)
Bebe Drake ... Post's Mother
Donna M. Perkins Donna M. Perkins ... Jackie Dee's Wife (as Donna Perkins)
Daya Vaidya ... Waitress #1
Chloe Hunter Chloe Hunter ... Waitress #2
Lori J. Jones Lori J. Jones ... Waitress #3
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Storyline

He's been in the country side, he's been downtown, he's been to Las Vegas, he's even been in space, now that evil Leprechaun is in DA HOOD! Three young rap artists are looking for a break. They need money to buy some music equipment so they can go to Las Vegas and enter a contest. They meet up with a local pimp named Mack Daddy who agrees to "hook them up", but later declines. The rappers want to get even with him so one night they break into Mack's place and steal a lot of his jewelry, gold, and even the medallion from an ugly looking statue. Shouldn't have done that! Because without the medallion, the statue transforms into the Leprechaun, who goes on a killing spree looking for his missing gold, once again! And the song says it all, "there's nothing' scarier than a Lep' in the hood!" Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Evil's in the house. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, pervasive language, drug use and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leprechaun 5 See more »

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Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the fifth movie in the Leprechaun series, although the number "5" doesn't appear anywhere in the title or credits. See more »

Goofs

If the Leprechaun was turned to stone in the 1970s and was not reverted to normal until present day, that would make the events of Leprechaun, Leprechaun 2, and Leprechaun 3 impossible, as the Leprechaun would still have been stone (this time line error does not affect the events depicted in Leprechaun 4: In Space, as that movie took place in the future). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leprechaun: Death to he who sets a Leprechaun free. Steal his gold, it will corrupt your soul, you see. For many a moon the legend has grown, death toll increases, solution unknown. Beware the evil wanderer in search of his loot, lest you suffer the wrath of his golden flute. Flee while you can, the future's not good- for no one is safe from a Lep in the Hood!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Leprechaun sings a rap song entitled "Lep in the Hood". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Leprechaun (2009) See more »

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Let The Game Begin
Performed by Big G, aka Mr. Rain
Written by Big G, aka Mr. Rain
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"Lep' in the Hood Come to Do No Good"
2 April 2000 | by dirkvegaSee all my reviews

I rented the original "Leprechaun" when it first came to video, and got lots of laughs- some of them intentional, many of them not. Who could forget the image of the evil Lep tearing ass in the go-cart, or what must be the only death scene in the history of cinema to involve a pogo-stick? The first sequel was god awful in just about every respect, but was made bearable by the Lep's rhyming one-liners. The third made decent use of its Vegas location and had some ok death scenes. I have never had the (dis)pleasure of seeing the fourth installment, which took place in space. That brings us to "Leprechaun in the Hood", which jumped off the shelf at me with its sharp cover art, hilarious title, and marquee value of Ice-T (ha). The flick unfolds just like the other sequels, with no explanation of how the Leprechaun got to his location, or even a reference to the other movies. The three lead characters are a trio of Compton rappers- Postmaster P, Stray Bullet, and Dutch, who are trying to avoid the gansta scene of hip-hop by preaching a positive message. Greed gives in when they loot the house of Mack Daddy Onassis (Ice T), the local crime lord/record mogul. They happen to swipe the lep's stolen magical flute, and before they know it are being stalked separately by Mack Daddy and the now awakened Lep. Along the way we see the Lep smoke weed ("What a curious aroma"), go to bed with a drag queen, and make a few pop culture references ("Come hand me gold you thieving hoods, You've got more loot than Tiger Woods!!"). Sadly the death scenes are lame, with a few victims just being strangled, some even killed off screen. Effects wise, glowing green eyes and dry ice seems to be the extent of what the low budget would allow, but the movie is always entertaining with its campiness. For every bad effect we get a good line like "From the depths of the neverworld, I summon my zombie fly girls") A worthy rental, especially on DVD- it has the trailers for Lep 1 and 2.


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