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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 »

Company Credits

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

Last entry to be released by Trimark. 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 »

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Followed by Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2003) See more »

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Ride Or Die
Performed by The Boom Brothers featuring Show Down
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What you'd expect from Green Lep #5.
16 October 2003 | by jaywolfenstienSee all my reviews

Not the greatest in the series, not the worst either. Not the greatest series in the world, but not the worst either. The Leprechaun films have always been silly horror movies that never try to take themselves too seriously (In Las Vegas? In Space? In the Hood?); unfortunately, none of them have ever excelled at that . . . but they've always been watchable.

Leprechaun in the Hood falls somewhere in the middle in terms of quality. Like the latest trends of just about any franchise, the film takes its audience for a bunch of a morons and feels the need to shove overused and no-longer-funny jokes down their throats. Some of these gags, granted, still manage to have a chuckle-value; most, like the fruit, could if it was handled better. Unfortunately, finesse is not part of Lep 5's vocabulary. No, instead let's throw the crap on the screen and wrap on the shoot ASAP. So, typically, the humor spills more out of sheer chance than talent. After all, if you throw 100 gags into a film one of them has to be funny . . . sooner or later.

It's not as bad as say Leprechaun 4 in terms of going overboard with the humor in a dramatic over-the-top fashion. We're still stuck with archtypes and a group of aspiring morons we'd rather see get killed than survive. Kill them, Warwick! Kill them all!

After the 'safe' scene, things got too wacky for my taste in dark comedy. The plan to catch up with the Leprechaun was plain retarded even by modern sitcom standards. `Leprechauns for Dummies?' Old joke that's painfully not funny anymore.

So that leaves Warwick Davis, himself, who once again steals the show as the title character. He still remains charming in the role of the Leprechaun in his own sick and demented way. Something about the irony of dangerous demonic nature in a creature so small makes the Leprechaun films a guilty pleasure in a way that most Child's Play films are lacking. Not since the Gremlins has any Hollywood Creature had so much fun causing death and destruction. Most of the humor in this film that does work does so directly because of Davis' involvement.

So, at sequel number five, I think it's safe to say fans know what they're getting into with a rental and whether or not they'll find it enjoyable. Leprechaun still has enough moments to get my rental at least for one more film. Have a ball, my little green friend.


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