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The Luck of the Irish (2001)

A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

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Paul Hoen

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Andrew Price (story), Andrew Price (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Merriman ... Kyle Johnson
Henry Gibson ... Reilly O'Reilly
Alexis Lopez Alexis Lopez ... Bonnie Lopez
Glenndon Chatman Glenndon Chatman ... Russell Halloway
Marita Geraghty ... Kate O'Reilly Johnson / Kate Smith
Paul Kiernan ... Bob Johnson / Robert Smith
Timothy Omundson ... Seamus McTiernen
Dane Stevens Dane Stevens ... Patrick (as Duane Stephens)
Charles Halford ... McDermott
Ashley Chapman Ashley Chapman ... Cheerleader
Brett Yoder Brett Yoder ... Drake Whitley
Emberson Bill Emberson Bill ... Native American Boy
Thurl Bailey Thurl Bailey ... Mr. Holloway
Dustin Harding Dustin Harding ... Boy #1
Curley Green Curley Green ... History Teacher
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Storyline

A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Luck of the Irish See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

At about 15 minutes into the movie one of the Graphic Designers who worked on the movie gave himself secret credit by adding his name to the yearbook. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle and Russell are talking in the cafeteria, Russell eats a potato chip and a second later says a line to Kyle without enough time for him to chew and swallow the chip. See more »

Quotes

Reilly O'Reilly: Well, I'm a leprechaun so don't be telling me about rainbows!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.64 (2016) See more »

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Written by Stanley A. Smith, J. A. Manges & Leonard Stevens
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Pretty Good For a Disney Original Movie
2 October 2004 | by psush_girlSee all my reviews

I've never been a big fan of Disney Channel Original Movies but after seeing 'Motocrossed' and liking it, I decided to give 'Luck of the Irish' a chance. I wasn't disappointed. While I didn't like it quite as much as 'Motocrossed', it was still a good movie. It has a great lesson for kids: You should be proud of your heritage. Ryan Merriman also did a great job in this film. I have always been a fan of his work and this movie was no different. The other actors were good as well, though some of them had less than perfect Irish accents. The actor who played his best friend (Glenndon Chatman), however, was painful to watch. His acting was stilted and unbelievable. Now, as far as the plot was concerned, I thought it was pretty creative. It held my attention, anyway. I thought some scenes were a little silly and some of the Irish stereotypes were a little over the top, but I'd have to say that all-in-all, the movie did what I expected it to do. I especially like the ending; it was quite touching. But I won't spoil it for you. I recommend this movie for families to teach their children about being proud of their heritage and wanting to learn about their ancestors. I give this movie 7 out of 10.


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