Leprechaun is a 1993 horror film directed by Mark Jones. It features one of the first roles for Jennifer Aniston, before she became known for her role in Friends. The film was shot in Saugus, California.
An evil and violent leprechaun (Warwick Davis) is sealed away by Daniel O'Grady, who had stolen his bag of one hundred gold coins. Ten years later, J.D. Redding (John Sanderford) and his daughter, Tory Redding (Jennifer Aniston) move into O'Grady's now vacant house. Three painters also accompany them. One painter hears the Leprechaun's cries for help in the basement and unknowingly releases him. Later, two of the painters discover the gold coins that O'Grady had taken from the leprechaun and plot to keep the treasure to themselves.
After his release, the leprechaun goes on a killing spree and terrorizes the four friends, trying to get his missing gold coins back. Finally they learn the only way to destroy it is to touch a four leaf clover to the leprechaun's skin. They eventually find one and kill the creature.
This film opened in 620 theatres taking in $3,279,000 its opening week. Domestically, the film has made $8,556,940 on a $900,000 budget. It was a commercial success, and since its release it has gained a strong cult following among fans of the slasher genre.
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