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Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

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Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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Zach Lipovsky

Writers:

Scott Salter, Harris Wilkinson (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Dylan Postl ... The Leprechaun (as Dylan 'Hornswoggle' Postl)
Stephanie Bennett ... Sophie
Andrew Dunbar ... Ben
Melissa Roxburgh ... Jeni
Brendan Fletcher ... David
Garry Chalk ... Hamish
Teach Grant ... Sean
Bruce Blain ... Ian
Mary Black ... Mary
Emilie Ullerup ... Catherine
Adam Boys Adam Boys ... Francois
Gary Peterman ... Irish Farmer
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Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality. Written by Lionsgate

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ireland | legend | cabin | irish | vacation | See All (55) »

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Duende: As Origens See more »

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WWE Studios See more »
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Trivia

Star Dylan Postl stated that he had never seen any of the previous Leprechaun (1993) films, and he has since chosen not to view any, as he wanted his performance to be his own creation, without the influence of the prior films. See more »

Goofs

When the four are tied to the tree, the leprechaun chooses to pull the surgical steel bar from Jeni's tongue instead of pulling her other gold earring or her gold necklace. Since the leprechaun is after gold, this makes no sense except for the shock and gore. See more »

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David: Did He Just Call Me a Nancy Boy?
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Follows Leprechaun 2 (1994) See more »

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Terrible Movie with Awful Story
18 February 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The college students and friend Sophie (Stephanie Bennett), Ben (Andrew Dunbar), Jeni (Melissa Roxburgh ) and David (Brendan Fletcher) are spending vacation traveling through Ireland. They stop in a bar in a small village in the countryside and are convinced to visit a remote area by the local Hamish (Garry Chalk) and his son Sean (Teach Grant) drives the group to the spot. The two couples spend the night in an old cabin and soon they discover that Hamish has locked them inside. Further, a Leprechaun (Dylan 'Hornswoggle' Postl) is hunting them down to feed.

"Leprechaun: Origins" is a terrible movie with an awful story. It follows the old formulaic plot of slash movies with a group of youngsters reaching a remote area and taking stupid decisions and attacked by a creature that kills one by one. The worst is that the invincible monster is easily defeated by a clumsy young woman. The writer Harris Wilkinson challenges the viewers' intelligence with this story. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "O Duende: As Origens" ("The Leprechaun: The Origins")


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