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Leprechaun in the Hood

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Leprechaun in the Hood

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
performer:
Warwick Davis, Coolio, Ice-T, Anthony Montgomery
director:
Rob Spera
author:
Doug Hall
genre:
musical, Horror

We gave it a B+

Back from the cosmos (surely you remember Leprechaun 4: In Space), everyone’s favorite demonic elf finds himself in South Central L.A., resurrected by three aspiring hip-hoppers who then swipe some of his lucky (read: gold) charms so as to finance a trip to Las Vegas. Once revived, the Gaelic gargoyle becomes a blunt-smoking, boot-knocking playa with a couple of grudges to settle. Ice-T costars as Mack Daddy Onassis (”own asses,” get it?), who’s also got a beef with the rapping wannabes. Bloody, broad, and comically brutal, it’s blaxploitation at its best. B+

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