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Leprechaun 4:: In Space

A platoon of earth marines seeks to rescue a princess on an alient planet from an evil leprechaun who seeks to rule the universe.

Genre - Genre Classics

Director(s) - Brian Trenchard-Smith

Writer(s) - Dennis A. Pratt; characters created by Mark Jones

Cast - Warwick Davis and Rebekah Carlton

Blue Rider's Role - Producers

Distributor(s) - Trimark Pictures, Vidmark Entertainment (laserdisc)

Release Date - 1996

Synopsis - In this fourth installment of the classic Leprechaun horror series, a power-hungry Leprechaun on a distant planet holds a beautiful alien princess hostage in order to marry her for her royal title. With her title and his beloved gold, he'll be able to rule the universe. While making his maniacal plans, he doesn't count on an invading platoon of marines from Earth seeking to save the princess and foil his plans. An accomplished trickster, the Leprechaun stows himself away on the orbiting spaceship and wreaks havoc on the crew in an attempt to recapture his bride.

Critics’ Quotes
“The best movie about a leprechaun in space I have seen in years.”
--Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
People, Awards and Major Credits
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith’s 56 other credits include The Siege of Firebase Gloria, BMX Bandits and 10 episodes of Tarzan.
Writers: Dennis A. Pratt (8 other credits include Britannic, Kickboxer 3 and Depth Charge) and Mark Jones (Leprechaun 1, 2 &3, 8 episodes of The A Team and 16 episodes of What’s New, Mr. Magoo?).
Actors: Warwick Davis (4 nominations for Willow, LEPRECHAUN IN THE Hood and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; his 76 other credits include Star Wars: Episode VI, Life’s Too Short and The New Adventures of Pinocchio), Jessica Collins (one win and 3 noms for The Young and the Restless and Loving; her 36 other credits include Catch Me if you Can, Tru Calling and Beverly Hills, 90210), Brent Jasmer (Hot Times at Montclair High, An American Vampire Story and The Bold and the Beautiful)), Gary Siner (43 creits such as 85 episodes of ‘allo ‘allo, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Ironclad) and Rebecca Carlton (Baywatch, Hidden Agenda and A Match Made in Heaven).

Executive Producer: Mark Amin’s 88 other credits include Frida, Eve’s Bayou and Pinocchio’s Revenge.
Producers: Walter Josten (won Emmy for the Incredible Mrs Ritchie; 63 credits including Rescue Dawn, Holes, Around the World in 80 Days, Imprisoned, Replicas, The Flock and The Groomsmen) and Jeff Geoffray (LAbrynth, Under the Silver Lake and Spinning Man).
Cinematography: David Lewis 3 Emmy noms for Pee-wee’s Playhouse; his 42 other credits include Night of the Demons, Shergar and Killer Bud.
Production Design: Deborah Raymond and Dorian Vernacchio both nominated for Emmy for The Fresh Beat Band; Raymond’s 40 other credits include Meatballs 4, 25 episodes of 100 Things to do Before High School and 59 episodes of Big Time Rush;
Vernacchio’s 7 other credits include 7 episodes of Babylon 5, 21 episodes of 100 Deeds for Edde McDowd and 13 episodes of Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.
Makeup: Darren Perks (2 noms for In Search of Dr. Seuss; 27 credits such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Pinocchio’s Revenge and Black Robe) and Marlene Stoller (Emmy nom for The Bold and the Beautiful; her 27 credits include Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Darkman and 26 episodes of Deadwood).
Special Effects: Gabriel Bartalos (3 wins for Brain Dead and Bad Biology; 31 other credits for Gremlins 2, Godzilla and Dolls) and Frank Ceglia ( 2 wins and a nom for The Lawnmower Man, Une Liberation and The Signal; 148 credits include The Sum of All Fears, 43 episodes of Rosewood and 56 episodes of Prison Break).
Visual Effects: won Oscar for Technological Threat; 32 credits include Man on Fire, Scary Movie and Grumpier Old Men.















Links:
Internet Movie Database entry for Leprechaun 4: In Space

Review of Leprechaun 4: In Space at X-entertainment.com

Ficky's Leprechaun Page (Fan Site)

Lots of Leprechaun 4 photos (screen captures)

Director's blog discussion of Leprechaun 3 and 4

At TFH director Trenchard-Smith discusses the Leprechaun films

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