Leprechaun in the Hood (2000)




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Everyone's favorite bloodthirsty Irish gnome invades the world of hip-hop in the fifth film in the Leprechaun series. Stray Bullet, Butch, and Postmaster P are three young rappers trying to raise money for their first record. They break into the studio of powerful producer Mack Daddy (Ice-T), hoping to steal something salable or do some recording. Instead, they discover the secret behind Mack Daddy's multi-platinum success: a magic flute. The rappers take the flute with them, and their careers take a dramatic upswing; but Mack Daddy wants the flute back, and he has reinforcements: the Leprechaun (Warwick Davis), who has an agreement with Mack Daddy and isn't happy when people cross him. Leprechaun in the Hood was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, who also directed the third and fourth Leprechaun films.
R (for strong violence and gore, pervasive language, drug use and some sexual content.)
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Warwick Davis
as Leprechaun
as Himself
as Mack Daddy
Anthony Montgomery
as Postmaster P.
Rashaan Nall
as Stray Bullet
Red Grant
as Butch
Lobo Sebastian
as Fontaine Rivera
Ivory Ocean
as Rev. Hamson
Jack Ong
as Chow Yung Pi
Bebe Drake
as Post's Mother
Donna M. Perkins
as Jackie Dee's Wife
Daya Vaidya
as Waitress No. 1
Chloe Hunter
as Waitress No. 2
Lori J. Jones
as Waitress No. 3
Eric Mansker
as Bodyguard
Steven M. Porter
as Berry Grady
Dan Martin
as Jackie Dee
Chrystee Pharris
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Leprechaun in the Hood

All Critics (6)

It's not a very good film in any way, but it manages to be average, and that alone makes it a franchise standout.

Full Review… | March 28, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Such a title tells you all you need to know about the story.

Full Review… | January 4, 2007

yeah, that's what the hood needs, a leprechaun and coolio

June 14, 2006

Coolio's finest moment.

October 21, 2003

Fast forward through most of the movie, and check out the Leprechaun's rap video at the end. That alone is worth the price, and merits a three star review.

January 9, 2003

This insipid horror icon sure gets around, doesn't he?

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for Leprechaun in the Hood

Fifth entry in this dreadful series really makes you wonder how can the filmmakers can stretch their "creativity". Well, this entry is just as bad as when they did the Leprechaun in space flick. Just when you thought they already the four most appalling films in Horror Comedy history, the film makers gives us this crap. This in a nut shell, is simply an awful film with no redeeming quality, the film is terrible, the script sucks and the actors seem bored, and are not even doing a half decent job, if you suffer from insomnia, this film may cure you. I don't even know what was the inspiration for this dreadful unnecessary sequel. The film was terrible and had no redeeming qualities. Come to think of it, this series has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. This film was yet another dreadful sequel in a series where all the films are horrible. The film like all the others, suffers from a poorly written script, bad cast, bad directing and cheap production value. This films premise is stupid and this is one of those films that doesn't even belong on a so bat it's good list. This film is plainly bad, and it proves that the filmmakers were really scrapping the bottom of the barrel on this one. This film is a pure waste of time, and if you enjoy a good, cheesy horror comedy, pass up on this one, as it doesn't offer anything good. This film was horrible, and should be avoided.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

This is hilarious; more of a spoof than an actual horror movie. The film is one half "Friday" and one half Leprechaun. The "getting out of the hood" story could actually stand on its own and be a decent little flick, but throw in the Leprechaun and you instantly have a cheesy B-style romp. The effects disappoint, so there are no cool kills, but there is plenty of rhyming and intriguing minor characters to satisfy the viewer. And it does even better than I expected - I expected a rap song about the leprechaun - instead at the end, the Lep does hid own rap including his own music video hos and bling references. I'm not surprised a second Lep in the hood was done, but I am unsure if I will watch it (both currently available on FEARnet web viewing).

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

Another enjoyable installment. Mainly because it takes a very cliche story and shoves the Leprechaun right in the middle. We have a struggling rap group that fail often as they are trying to send out a positive message. In a desperate attempt they decide to rip off a local record executive/gangster. Add to this our green Oirish friend for some bizarre kills and laughs. The film sort of has a message about the negative connotations of rap music and the affect it can have on youths. The more they try to succeed, the more questionable their actions become, becoming no better than the leprechaun himself. The acting is better than usual, which is lucky as everybody is so serious it could have failed miserably. The filmmakers make a clever move of playing their best hand last. Let's face it, we were all waiting for Warwick Davis to rap.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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